It is now 2015 and I have had my 2003 for years. It has 230,000 miles and still performing to standards. This car has grown on me to the point I don't want to sell it or give it away. Very dependable no major issues. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone that wants a little style and reliability.
This car is awesome. Fun to drive, easy to handle. Brakes last a long time compared to my 99 Camry) Gas mileage zipping around town and freeway is 27 mpg with the 4 cyl 2.0 L has just enough power for me. I think Toyota missed the boat not offering a 4 cyl convertible anymore. I was really disappointed by this when their new convertible design came out.
I just wanted to share my experiences
with this car, it's so comfortable to
drive. My wife and I took a vacation
last year along the California
coastline, we took the scenic route with
the top down, driving this vehicle for
long periods of time was just a pure
pleasure, no backaches or problems with
I have to say it's just a wonderful fun
car to own, Toyota's legendary
reliability takes the worry away, the
depreciation is pretty low too.
Don't let the fact that the top goes down down fool you. Terrible JBL radio, lousy seats, lots of wind noise with the top up, busy HVAC controls, no stick, so so gas mileage, crappy center console is an elbow rest not an arm rest. Purchased this car for the wife cause she liked the way it looked with the top down, but after spending an hour driving it, she would rather drive her 10 year old jeep with 150,000 miles on it. This car may or not be reliable down the road, but it's a lot to put up with just for the sake of reliability.
Very easy to use convertible top.
Great handling and responsive tight
feel on the road. Feels like a Lexus.
Ok, not quite, but darn good.
Protective cover that sits on back of
convertible sometimes flies off at
higher speeds and can be dangerous if
you don't pay attention to it. One of
it's only flaws.