Used 1999 Toyota Camry Solara Consumer Reviews

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Best Car Ever Built

kwn1237, 10/20/2012
SLE V6 2dr Coupe
25 of 25 people found this review helpful

My Toyota Solara just hit 220,000 miles and still has the ORIGINAL alternator, motor, transmission, radiator, hoses, A/C compressor, and much much more. All the car ever needs is gas and oil to run for an infinite amount of miles. There is no rust at all and the interior still looks as if it is brand new. I recently had the car in the transmission shop because the rubber seal had cracked from age, he was absolutely astounded that most of the parts are original, especially the transmission which he claims if the oldest highest mileage one he has seen in his career. He said the car, if taken care of, will EASILY see 350,000. I will never own a better car in my life, truly on a level of its own

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This car is BULLETPROOF

x1mjp1x, 10/18/2015
SLE V6 2dr Coupe
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

I've racked up over 300,000 miles on this thing and the engine still starts and runs as quiet as the day I bought it back when it had 70K miles on it. The only mistake I've ever made was a valve repair job at the Toyota dealership that cost me $1300. Could've taken it anywhere else for half that price. Outside of that, for a car to be this old, replacing parts is normal, but infrequent. It's ridiculously over-powered and has higher horse power, torque, and towing capacity than some brand new SUVs. Why Toyota decide a car this size needed this much power in it's class, who knows. I've never towed a damn thing with it. I love this car. I talk to it and tell it so. I believe it loves me too.

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The best car for the money!

AnthonyDunn, 07/07/2010
SE 2dr Coupe
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

I purchased this Solara in 2002 and it had 75,000 miles on it. It now has 200,000 miles and has been Uber Reliable. I put one timing belt on it and a starter that I got off eBay for 60 bucks. This car has never failed me and is as smooth today with 200k as it was with 75k. I plan to drive it another 200k and I think it will make it just fine.

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Sex on Wheels

toyotasolara, 04/16/2011
SLE V6 2dr Coupe
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

I have owned this car since it was new and I have never had a moment that I couldn't share about it. I driven far and wide, through North America and I would definitely consider it to be the best car I have ever driven. It's smooth, quiet, luxuriously appointed, yet sporty and great to look at. The drive quality is above average, the performance is great, though over-time it's best to use Amsoil Synthetic Motor Oil to retain the original performance of the car. The car handles great after I added a custom 2002 Solara suspension to the car and slightly tuned the new shocks to give it a bit more grip and feel to the road! Overall an amazing car that I recommend to anyone that loves cars!

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The only car I'll ever own!

Kat Valance, 11/05/2019
SLE V6 2dr Coupe
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

My brother bought me a red 1999 SLE for my 19th birthday and paid $3500 for it. I never dreamed that my first car would be so classy and sleek! It had 126,000 miles on it when I got it, and I've put 15,000 on it in the 11 months I've had it lol. Previous owner put custom MKW rims and a remote start on it. Came with some rust on the wheel wells and near the trim, but after 20 years, I'm amazed there was nothing more than that wrong with it. Incredible value for the price that was paid for it. I feel like my brother practically stole it from the dealership, it's that good! I learned some bodywork basics and repaired the rust damage and the exterior looks good as new! I also put a new frontal exhaust system on it, as the flex pipe finally rusted out. Not surprising bc of the age, but a relatively inexpensive fix. Oil needs changed frequently and with synthetic to retain performance. Runs smoothly, love the steering feedback I get from the wheel. It's a zippy, sporty, and comfortable car. My leather seats are in excellent condition still and everything on the car works! Ac/heating functional, power windows, radio, power seats, brakes, you name it. Only thing that will need replaced in the near future is the alternator and belt, bc the alternator pulley has started to squeak some. Parts for this Toyota are crazy cheap and easy to find, engine is wide set and simple to work on. Only thing I hate is that the oil filter sits horizontally and spills all over the exhaust when you remove it oof. Enough trunk space to store anything you can think of. I've hauled dresser drawers, tables, chairs, and delivered pizza with this car and it's more spacious than you'd think a coupe would be. She's never failed to start (except that one time I left the lights on with the key in the ignition and it died lmaoo) and she's reliable on roadtrips. In fact, she loves long drives. You can also lay the front seats completely flat and sleep in them, they're so cozy lol. I just feel like this car has so many neat features for a 99, and I wouldn't trade her for anything. I'll be devastated if anyone ever runs into her, she's my baby. I've gotten so many compliments on this car, I just fluff up with pride that I get to own such a snazzy ride. If you're lucky enough to find one, I'd totally recommend snatching it right up! You won't regret it :3

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