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2003 Toyota Camry Solara

Toyota Camry Solara Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 198 hp @ 5300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 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

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Safety issue-very bad blind spots

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

I love the car but do not drive it as much as I would like because of the safety issue. Extremely bad blind spots in trying to see what is behind you because of tall rear head seat supports and because of view from narrow rear window.




All flash, no dash

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

Don't let the fact that the top goes down down fool you. Terrible JBL radio, lousy seats, lots of wind noise with the top up, busy HVAC controls, no stick, so so gas mileage, crappy center console is an elbow rest not an arm rest. Purchased this car for the wife cause she liked the way it looked with the top down, but after spending an hour driving it, she would rather drive her 10 year old jeep with 150,000 miles on it. This car may or not be reliable down the road, but it's a lot to put up with just for the sake of reliability.




Great car

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

This car is a blast. You cannot believe how much car for the money. Only complaint-lotsa problems with the stereo. It was recalled for too much base. They replaced the radio twice- still sounded bad. Now they disconnected the subwoofer and it is tinny and not good. The dealership has been wonderful but they dont know what else to do. Also the hood paint chips easily and the interior noise is I guess somewhat typical of a convertible. The car has a rear blindspot too. If anyone has a solution for the stereo problem please post!! Or email me at Rbroesle@esboces.org



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Life's little pleasures

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

I just wanted to share my experiences with this car, it's so comfortable to drive. My wife and I took a vacation last year along the California coastline, we took the scenic route with the top down, driving this vehicle for long periods of time was just a pure pleasure, no backaches or problems with driver fatigue. I have to say it's just a wonderful fun car to own, Toyota's legendary reliability takes the worry away, the depreciation is pretty low too.




My baby

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

This car was the only car in a pile up accident to survive, with minor damages.




Love my convertible!!!

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

I can't find one thing I do not thouroughly enjoy about this car. It is smooth running, heavy feeling, great power and makes me feel good to drive. I always wanted a convertible and am so glad I choose this one.



Full 2003 Toyota Camry Solara Review

What's New for 2003

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

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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