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Solara Conv Poor Quality
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By Dr. Joseph Lanfresch
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2005 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 2dr Convertible (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The car looks great but with the top up and the fixed rear headrests its impossible to see out the rear window. The fit and finish of the body has panel and paint flaws where the plastic meets the metal,which the dealer refused to repair. The Conv top stitching was coming apart by the rear window, again no dealer help. The seat belts do not retract and the rear belts flap in the wind with the top down. The car has no side guard protection so you accumulate parking dings on the doors. The front slope of the car does not allow you to see the distance to the car in front when parking or entering a garage. The cover for the Conv top requires two people to install. Very disappointed


Favorite Features

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Suggested Improvements

Copy the BMW 3 series Conv


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great car!
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By hamilcar
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2005 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 2dr Coupe (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I've never been in a car with as efficient of an air conditioning system as this one. Cools down almost immediately after you turn it on. It is very stylish on both the inside and outside, while also being quite comfortable. The back seats are less comfortable than the front, though. Visibility can be a little bit rough because of the way the rear and side/back windows are styled. Back seat headrests also kind of get in the way. Terrific gas mileage and a very smooth ride.


Favorite Features

Great AC. Very stylish exterior and pretty nice interior. Great gas mileage. Lots of trunk space. Very comfortable seats. Very quiet inside. Smooth (and pretty fast) ride.


Suggested Improvements

Rear/side visibility needs to be improved somehow... with perhaps slightly larger windows. Rain pools above door frame and splashes on seat when opening door. Transmission is a little sticky at times. Cup holders should be smaller (or possibly variable in size). Rims are a bit boring-looking.


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Hot Fun in the Summertime
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By Daddy cool
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2005 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 2dr Convertible (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

An outstanding overall vehicle. Superb ride, comfort and performance. Luxurious yet sporty. Room for 4 adults, luggage and golf bags. Convertible top operates flawlessly and is quiet when up. Put it down and it's hot fun in the summertime.


Favorite Features

Great looking vehicle that draws tremendous attention and comments.


Suggested Improvements

Add DUAL climate control


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A great looking car!
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By Stephen
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2005 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 2dr Coupe (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This car has everything someone who needs space, but wants a sporty look, could want. Assume it is a great car, except for the following: 1.What really bugs me is that the transmission balks on re-acceleration after slowing down to about 6 m.p.h. (say you are slowing for a traffic light and it turns green just before you get there.) It jerks forward when you apply the gas in this situation. There is no way to avoid this without slowing traffic behind you while you gingerly nurse the gas pedal. 2. Forget trying to back out of a driveway with confidence. The beautiful lines that we love to look at from the outside hamper the visibilty from the inside - back and sides.


Favorite Features

The bold styling, trunk space (3 sets of clubs easily), gauges (white lit), acceleration, interior finishes, Toyota reliability.


Suggested Improvements

Paint is very thin and scratches easily - very noticeable on black. Not well painted. Would like to see the drivers seat slide forward further and more quickly. Can't load a passenger in that side- not enough space and you'd get soaked in a rain waiting for it to get there.


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Great Car!!!
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By Rob Powers
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2005 Toyota Camry Solara SLE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Overall, an excellent car.First toyotal and we are very pleased.ONE major complaint is that the posterior design creates a huge blind spot for the driver.You better be a driver who uses your mirrors very well otherwise you might have problems.Fuel economy is oustanding,34mgp/highway at 75mph. Blind spot may make us sell car, my wife cant see very well with the blind spots. 4cyl engine gets the car out of its own way very nicely so we decided no need for V6 and save few bucks on gas.


Favorite Features

Loaded interior is wonderful. Love the radio controls on the steering wheel, nice leather seats, lots of space.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the major blind spots for the driver and remove the center hump from the back seat so 5 people can sit in this car comfortably.


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