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Safety issue-very bad blind spots
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By jeb
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2003 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible SLE V6 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

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.


Suggested Improvements

Do what it takes to give clear rear view with no blind spots.


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All flash, no dash
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By mysticwarrior
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2003 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible SLE V6 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Old Gen 1 styling, nice dead pedal even though no stick is available. Just goes to show, lavish fluff with little thought to practial excution.


Suggested Improvements

See review. The gen 2s may have addressed some of these issues but the styling of the 04 and up leaves me numb.


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great car
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By rbroesler
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2003 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible SLE V6 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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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


Favorite Features

comfortable seats, roomy trunk, sporty style, big backseat


Suggested Improvements

Bose stereo, heated seats, no blindspot


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Life's Little Pleasures
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By 22Graham22
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2003 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible SLE V6 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Great Stereo system and wonderfully comfortable seats


Suggested Improvements

Automatic roof covering system to replace the manual wind cover. Cruise Control re-sets when vehicle stops, should remain in memory until manual cancelation. Rear passengers complained of seatbelts "locking"


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My Baby
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By Wanda Lee
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Vehicle

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


Review

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


Favorite Features

In dash CD Player.


Suggested Improvements

Adjustments should be made to let no latches for the top, just the button.


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