2003 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible Review | Edmunds.com

2003 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible

We didn't find any results. You can try changing your zip code, or check another model year.

We found matches for you!

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
ADVERTISEMENT
Toyota Camry Solara Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 157 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/28 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.

ADVERTISEMENT
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 28
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Awesome

by on
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.




Safety issue-very bad blind spots

by on
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

by on
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

by on
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



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Life's little pleasures

by on
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.




Love my convertible!

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

I had always wanted a convertible, but I wanted one with a back seat that had some style. I looked at a few, and fell in love with the Camry Solara as soon as I saw it. It is so much fun to drive, and a year later, I'm so glad I bought it. I'm just sad that they discontinued the model!



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Full 2003 Toyota Camry Solara Review

What's New for 2003

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

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Talk About The 2003 Camry Solara

2003 Toyota Camry Solara Discussions See all Started By

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...



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific