by No name on Aug 28, 2010 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.
by jeb on Sep 19, 2006 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.
by mysticwarrior on Aug 3, 2006 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.
by rbroesler on Oct 31, 2004 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
by 22Graham22 on Mar 5, 2004 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
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.
by buckeyegirl on Dec 29, 2003 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!
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