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2003 Toyota Camry Solara

   
 
Toyota Camry Solara Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 157 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2003 Toyota Camry Solara

  • Still based on the old Camry platform, the Solara coupe offers little when compared to the '03 Camry and its modern features, unless you want a convertible.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Roomy cabin, convertible version, reliable Camry genes, smooth engines.

  • Cons

    Expensive, two less doors but little added excitement, no manual offered with V6.

  • What's New for 2003

    For 2003, the manual transmission is no longer available with the V6 engine.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (73 total reviews)


Solara

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Still chugging along at 120,000 miles. Reliable; no major repairs needed. Changed battery twice. Needed idle valve control cleaned about 5000 miles ago. Getting only about 20mpg, though.




Awesome

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry Solara SE 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

This car is awesome. Fun to drive, easy to handle. Brakes last a long time compared to my 99 Camry) Gas mileage zipping around town and freeway is 27 mpg with the 4 cyl 2.0 L has just enough power for me. I think Toyota missed the boat not offering a 4 cyl convertible anymore. I was really disappointed by this when their new convertible design came out.



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Bad blind spot & sound,

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Don't take me bad, I really like the car for both performance and exterior design. However, blind spot is really big problem, you should buy extra blind spot mirror. Don't trust advertised JBL sound system, I give a 6 on 10 scale. No trunk release inside the car, very inconvenient. Also, you can't read the sound system face plate when there is sunny because of the weird angle.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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Full 2003 Toyota Camry Solara Review

What's New for 2003

For 2003, the manual transmission is no longer available with the V6 engine.

Talk About The 2003 Camry Solara

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sbell4
sbell4
07-08-2003
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc., and Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC are pleased to provide you with pricing for the 2004 Camry Solara which goes on sale in mid-August. Pricing for Solara will be ...


greenbelt
greenbelt
07-26-2005
Here's some data from Toyota re productioin. All available at:...


lesbaer45
lesbaer45
02-25-2004
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the all-new 2004 Camry Solara Convertible, the 2004 MR2 Spyder mid-engine sports car and the 2...