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2002 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe

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Thoughts On My Solara
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By solara28
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2002 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased my Solara used; it was a
year old with 28K miles on it. I have
enjoyed this car since taking ownership
of it. The ride is comfortable, the
design pleasing on the outside,
ergonomically logical on the inside.
This car is like getting a Lexus for a
bargain price. For a coupe, the
interior is quite roomy, even the back
seats. Despite being a used car, I have
had not one problem with this vehicle
(which is why I chose Toyota).


Best Features

Being able to turn my DRLs on or off. Some shifting from the 4-speed auto, plenty of power from the 2.4L 4-banger engine. The seat belt holder attachments are a nice touch. Rear spoiler makes a huge difference in the appearance of this car. Seats are very comfortable.


Worst Features

Should have made 4 wheel disc anti-lock brakes standard on all trim lines (they listened with the redesigned model). There is still some body flexing and rolling, needs to be more rigid. Should have made 16-inch wheels standard on all trim lines (the SE get 15 inch wheels).


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Not as good as my wife's Accord
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By kmeister1
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2002 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I had driven a Honda Accord but thought
they were a bit pricey when I went
shopping for a new car. I bought the
2002 Solara during the big sales in
June, 2002, when the dealer wanted to
make room for the incoming 2003's. I
was looking for a reliable, roomy,
safe, 5-speed, 4 cylinder vehicle with
decent fuel economy. I got all of those
but the car handles poorly in wet
weather (left turns are especially
sloppy) and the thing is too noisy on
the highway. Next time I'm in the
market for a new car I'm going back to
Honda.


Best Features

Good stereo, safe, comfortable interior, not bad on gas


Worst Features

Better tires, reduce interior noise, improve handling in wet weather


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Sporty, economical and FUN!
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By DAVESQWIKTOY
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2002 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE V6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

The Solara SE-V6 is a great vehicle.
It has crisp power and acceleration,
responsive handling through tight
curves, minimal roll and good
braking. The Solara is fun and easy
to drive and the controls are easy to
access and operate. There is plenty
of room for four and it is a great
road car. I get lots of complements
on its looks, comfort, power and
smooth ride. The only downfall I can
think of is the amount of road and
wind noise you hear when the rear
seats are folded down.


Best Features

Visibility from the driver's position is good, it has a great factory- installed sound ststem, a smooth ride at higher speeds and great styling. for a car its size, it has a huge trunk!


Worst Features

More horsepower and even quicker acceleration! It sometimes shifts a little too soon from first to second, but it has great throttle response at higher speeds.


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Love this Ride
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By Badjura
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2002 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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All the reliability of the Camry, all the looks
of a sports coupe, and all the luxury of a
Lexus. It gets great gas mileage and the
2.4L engine has enough get up and go to
satisfy. Big enough back seat to accomodate
two adults in comfort and has a large trunk.
You will not be disppointed if you choose to
buy this car.


Best Features

The looks, the reliabilty, and the interior comfort.


Worst Features

The 2004 is really really fugly. Gone upscale and the front end looks like the Camry :-(


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2002 Hot Momma Solara
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By AngelaM
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2002 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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VERY fun to drive. Unless a super need
for speed, I see no point in buying a
V6. The 4-cylinder has LOTS of pick-
up. I frequently drive 80 mph on
interstate and there is not the shaking
of every imaginable part of the vehicle
that I was used to before I bought the
Solara. Car brakes very well (have
avoided several wrecks by quick
stops). Although this car was a little
beyond my means (I'm a college
student), I'll buy yet another red
Solara when it's time. LOVE IT.


Best Features

Sunroof, color, stereo system, back seat comfort, large interior for such a sporty-looking car.


Worst Features

The alarm could be improved. Mine goes off ALL THE TIME. That may be something I need to take care of myself, and not necessarily a defect in every car. Bottom line, I've had trouble with mine. My neighbors don't like it to well, either.


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