by SnoopBman on Jan 27, 2009 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.
by ppp on Mar 24, 2006 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.
by SC on Aug 23, 2005 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.
by Eric S on Jan 5, 2005 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.
by Solara2749 on Aug 25, 2004 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).
by NrTsT on Mar 11, 2004 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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