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2004 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 2004 Toyota Camry Solara

  • The new standard for elegance, refinement and value in the midsize coupe and convertible segment, but it's better enjoyed from the inside.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Unsurpassed build quality, smooth and efficient drivetrains, stylish interiors, high-quality materials throughout, extensive safety features.

  • Cons

    Average performance credentials, middle-of-the-road styling, can't get the V6 with a manual transmission.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Camry Solara is all new for 2004. It features a sleek new design, a larger optional V6 and a revamped interior with additional features and a more upscale look.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Unbelievable machine

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry Solara SE Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

I've owned my Solara for 4+ years now and I have nothing but positive words for this car. I currently have around 165K on the car, primarily highway miles and it still runs as soft, smooth and quietly as it did the first day I purchased it. I'm amazed at what Toyota has done with this machine. I've only had minor repair issues in the past mainly due to my excessive driving. Only had to replace driver side window regulator because it was broken into and regulator was damaged. And I have an AC leak which I hope won't be too much of a repair before this summer hits.




Good vehicle

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry Solara SE Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Pros: My 2004 still turns heads on occassion, excellent interior, big trunk, good road manners, average 33 Mpg on the highway with conservative driving. Have had a left drift problem (spring seat displaced, dealer fixed) and replaced a tie rod. The original Bridgestone tires were trash, only lasted 25,000 miles. We have used our Solara very hard, excellently engineered and easy to live with. Not a sports car, but a sporty car.




So far so good

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry Solara SE Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

After driving it for 14k miles, I'm now not so excited, but still satisfied with it. The only complaint besides the rear blind spots, is the original front tires worn out at 13k miles. It's fun, fast, stable, beautiful, and comfortable on the road. Very good for a V4. We like it.




Worst owning experience ever

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry Solara SE Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Had problems from day 1. The car had the "Left Drift Issue", rattle in dashboard, and the start of transmission problems. The car was in the shop 4 times for the pull issue and the rattles, but the dealership was never able to fix them. Eventually was told that the car is suppose to pull to the left. Completely unsatisified with this car, coming from a family that owns nothing but Toyotas. Owned the car for a total of 5 months before I had enough and traded it in on a brand new Scion tC, which has had absolutely no problems at all. I guess the plant in Kentucky should take notes on how cars are built in Japan because they sure as hell can't compete with the quality from overseas.




Beyond expectation

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry Solara SE Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

After comparing and test drive quite a number of cars in the price range, Solara turns out my ultimate winner. At this time approx. 2months / ~3kmi drive, I found the car is just well beyond my original expectation; the car is so well built, endless safety features. Extremly quiet, great rigit body and well integartion; no rattle, no squeak. Overal, it just a superior car for the price (even thousands more).




Thought i was buying quality

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Camry Solara SE Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

I bought a Toyota after only owning Hondas figuring they would be about the same in quality. I was wrong. Since buying this car in December of 03 I have experienced many small problems.First the rear speaker deck rattles at the slightest hint of bass (music or or talk radio).Second the car has small rattlings throughout the cabin.Third the manual transmision is loud, notchy and at times very hard to shift.Fourth the AC fan has a highpitched chirping sound comming from it which means another trip to the horrible dealer to complain. Finally the dealer has been no help in resolving any of the above mentioned issues. Will not buy Toyota again:)



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What's New for 2004

The Camry Solara is all new for 2004. It features a sleek new design, a larger optional V6 and a revamped interior with additional features and a more upscale look.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 30
  • highway
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