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In love
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By joanne
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2008 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SLE V6 2dr Coupe (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I love this car. It's quiet,responsive and fun to drive. Only a few things I would change. The angle of the clock etc, I wish it were slightly angled toward the driver,it's flat across the front and hard to see when driving, and the snap for the buckle is too deep by the seat,a struggle to snap the seat buckle into it, it should be a few inches longer. That's it, again, I love my car.


Best Features

Looks, handling.


Worst Features

Above


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08 Solara SE 4 Hardtop
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By Rob from Martinsburg
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2008 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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I bought this car for a great price towards the end of February. It's not the top of the line model but it has the moonroof, 6 disc, and the alarm system. Yes, there is some tranny lag and no, I haven't yet taken it in for the re-flash as I don't think that it will affect it much anyway. I've found that the slow shifts do not occur when the shifter is in manual shift mode & I'm having a blast shifting in manual through town and when merging. Gas MPG has improved @30 MPG combined with 4200 miles which is very acceptable being that my 05 XB gets 33 mpg. The Solara rides very smooth, the front strut tie bar keeps the front end flat and the trunk is huge. Headlights are great & cd display dim.


Best Features

Seat comfort, ride, handling, and MPG. I like that the gas tank is 18.5 gal for extended cruising. Headlight distance is excellent. Very quiet ride with the windows and roof closed. Lighted Gauge display is cool and 6 disc is good for road trips. LED tail lights and the exterior styling superb.


Worst Features

Dim radio display, tranny lag, and no standard power seat on the SE model. USB input for the head unit should be standard. Rear seat armrest would be nice addition. Stock Michelin MVX4 tires are middle of the road performance at best. They don't grip particularly well in hard turns but ride smooth.


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Auto Trans lags badly
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By Torx55
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2008 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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The auto trans is very very slow to downshift, in fact, there is at least a 2-3 second lag when you push the accelerator, to the power getting to the wheels. The motors revs then trans engages. Dealer loaded the new ECM software, but it made little if any difference. Dealer said he did all he could and the trans is considered fixed and normal by Toyota. Sure shocks me if Toyota engineers consider this normal. If you get one, be careful when pulling into traffic or when quick acceleration is necessary. The trans will scare you. I won't keep this Toyota for 150K miles as I did with the car I sold to get this 08. Very disappointing.


Best Features

Exterior, quiet ride, looks.


Worst Features

Badly needs a redesigned auto trans. Radio dial hard to see during the day.


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Somewhat Disappointed
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By xwxman
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2008 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Disappointed that the new engine and trans needs a TSB update (0068-08) to fix poor shifting and acceleration. Disappointed that the radio display is very weak/dim and unviewable with sunglasses. Disappointed that the brakes grab and are noisy. Disappointed with rattles and squeaks that have already cropped up.


Best Features

Looks and style, good MPG, minimal maintenance required and large trunk.


Worst Features

Make the radio display brighter. Bring back the coin holder. Turn signal flasher needs to be louder.


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Solid
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By SC
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2008 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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Awesome purchase for the money. Lots of features for cheap. Alloys, fog lights, power everything, ABS, moonroof, steering wheel audio controls. Avg. 31 mpg in mixed driving so far. I'm 6'3" and have plenty of room. Can fit in backseat no problem. Very sufficeint power with the 4 cyl.


Best Features

Gas mileage. Fun to drive. Aux input. Huge trunk.


Worst Features

Annoying seatbelt chime. No way to disable it. I wear mine but take it off early. Not anymore. Can only be fixed at dealer by hooking up to computer I'm being told.


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