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By Hornet
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2001 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I was the owner of a Chrysler Sebring Convertible (1998) which was purchased new. I would never buy another one. I purchased this Certified 2001 Solara Convertible (SLE V6) and found it to be a superb vehicle. I have owner Audi, Mercedes, Infiniti, Volvo and Toyota automobiles over these many years. This is the best.


Best Features

Ride, seating comfort and acceleration for the type of vehicle that it is. Also, relative quite for a rag top.


Worst Features

Gas mileage and an automatic boot to cover the top when it is down.


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Luxury on a Dime
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By Goldie Dagger
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2001 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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The Solara must have been one of the most underrated cars there is. You have to go for the full SLE class to enjoy the full benefit. But I am just shocked at the value I got for such a low price. This is a semi-luxury car at a mid-price range. Anything else you get for the same feature and smoothness with a different brand will cost you at least an extra $10K. The car is an absolute beauty inside and out. There is room for everyone, front or back, and the leather quality is top notch. The engine is Lexus-like (is it?) smooth but runs like a cheetah. This is yet another major quality accomplishment Toyota provides.


Best Features

Very smooth engine and roomy backseat would be the top 2. Then it follows on to the standard stereo, semi-luxury interior panel and wood molding, leather quality, trunk space and reliability.


Worst Features

Though not bad for a V6 engine, fuel economy can get better.


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Solara V-6 Coupe sails
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By Chynadog
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2001 Toyota Camry Solara SE V6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I have a fully loaded coupe which would be an SLE if not for the manual transmission. The manual is a bit touchy in the lower gears and sometimes awkward. However, it begs to be accelerated and sails at highway speeds. It is quite comfortable on long trips. I have taken it on 3,500 mile round trips on a few occasions and this car is a dream on the freeway. The leather seats are a must, as are the v-6 engine and detailed security and safety features. If I had to do it over again, I might buy the automatic instead. This car is a classy and sporty Camry.


Best Features

The car is sleek and moves like a dream. I enjoy the prestige of the Solara and it does get a lot of looks. It feels very solid...comparable to a Trans Am I once had. However, the Solara is more classy and does not break down like the Pontiac frequently did.


Worst Features

The manual transmission on the v-6 is no longer an option on the newer models. Too bad...as this thing begs to fly through the gears. However, the manual is awkward and sometimes a pain in the you know what at lower gears. The paint chips very easily, but the car cleans up well.


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Love my Solara
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By bab
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2001 Toyota Camry Solara SE 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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No problems - I have the oil changed and get my tune ups on time and put in gas and go. I have the V6 and love the power and smooth ride. Am coming up on the 3rd year of owning it and still love this car.


Best Features

V6 power, 6 speaker system. smooth ride - slighly heavy car - but dont mind as it has 5 star crash rating roomy back seat - seats two fairly large adults comfortably, unlike many other coupes


Worst Features

larger hook for hanging dry cleaning in backseat. Wish I would have added side air bags just for piece of mind


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Great in Summer, Terrible in Winter
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By Spookieken
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2001 Toyota Camry Solara SE 2dr Coupe (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I love the car in the summer, but it is awful in the snow. The tires spin, the car gets stuck and fishtails out of control at times, even in light snow conditions. It's definitely not made for the new england region.


Best Features

Body style, stereo system, power sunroof


Worst Features

Something must be done to make it more drivable in every region, particularly where there is snow. I love the car, but I have to trade it in because it's so bad in the snow.


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