2002 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible SE 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Our 1st convertible & although the top down is nice I am very disappointed with the mpg which is 19 not the 22-23I was hoping for. The leather is hard and the kids need to sit on pillows because of that. It has a squeak that's annoying when driving at low speeds. and the paint quality isn't great for a white pearl color. It is peppy and the radio/cd is nice. We had it for 3 months now and only got a valet key with it and now the dealer has to replace the ecm to have new master keys programmed and made. The ecm is free, keys aren't. Overall for 7300 price its an ok deal. I just wish I got better mpg, also it does have an occasional puff of smoke on start ups, aka valve seals worn, fun car though.
Radio and CD player also conv. top and peppy
Better leather seats & steering wheel and paint that doesn't discolor easy, trunk release button by the driver, mpg indicator in dash, auto door locks & non power antenna
I bought this car new and have not had one mechanical problem (except the radio antenna replacement at 100,000 miles) thus far. The car still drives like a new Lexus, such a smooth ride at so many miles. Luxury and comfort--- I'm keeping this car as long as it allows me. No problems with convertible top to date. Had to replacement rear seat cupholder one time. Very flimsy.
The smooth, luxurious ride, of course, and the sound system rocks!
Sturdier backseat cupholders. Oh, the removable convertible cover (stylish when on) is a pain to remove, put on, and store when not in use.
Bought the SLE Convertible used with 40K miles. It has been a great car. I added aftermarket heated seats (about $350) and an XM commander radio with PIE adaptor (it plays using the CD button and not with FM modulator). Normal oil changes and maintenance - car runs great and is a blast to drive on sunny days, especially in the spring and fall. Mileage is about 24/gallon. Quiet ride with the top up.
Great radio. Power top. Homelink garage door opener. Roomy back seat for a two door car. Good trunk space.
Power convertible roof cover - the manual boot cover is a real pain to muscle into place, and the car looks unfinished with the top down when the boot cover is not in place.