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Love my Solara
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Bet Gilbert
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2003 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Thought about updating my 2003 Solara but unable to find anything I liked as much as what I have. So, will be keeping it as long as it provides me with a comfortable ride and few repairs.


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Best buy
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By Gidi
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2003 Toyota Camry Solara SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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For life


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Mixed review!
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Alyssa
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2003 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my '03 Solara from a private party. Within the ten months I had it, I put 34,000 miles on it. When I quit driving it, it has 237k miles! My car was my daily driver, about 80-100 miles a day from school/work to home. There was a major problem with the front end, and it would shake uncontrollably around 70mph, but I would just cruise at 80 to make the shaking go away. My heater was a LEMON, It took twenty minutes to warm up.
BIGGEST PROBLEM was, I had a had on collision with a full size pickup going 65mph. My car was totaled and I walked away with only bruises after spinning 5 times and etc. MY AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. I had a head on collision, I spun, hit things, my front of my car was demolished, yet my airbags DID NOT DEPLOY. Other than that, I actually was amazed at how it sustained the crash! My windshield and back glass shattered and came in the car, and my rearview mirror shattered and flew past me, and the panel that was on my ignition fell off. other than that, the interior looked as if I hadn't even been in a wreck, while the outside was pulverized. I had to put a quart of oil in it a week.
Personally, I would not buy one again because we had a lot of maintenance but it was used with high mileage, but if you want something SAFE for a teen or young driver, definitely get a Solara. Gas is amazing. I would be on EMPTY and only pay $25 and have full tank. I'm a very short girl (4'11) and I had virtually no blind spots.


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Still reliable
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Katrina
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2003 Toyota Camry Solara SE V6 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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It is now 2017and my car is still performing well. It has 269,000 miles. Very dependable still no major issues. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone that wants reliability.


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Solara
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By glam1
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2003 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Still chugging along at 120,000 miles.
Reliable; no major repairs needed. Changed battery twice.
Needed idle valve control cleaned about 5000 miles ago.
Getting only about 20mpg, though.


Best Features

Probably burning a lot of fuel, but this car has enough power to zip me through traffic.


Worst Features

Maybe move the trunk release to somewhere outside of the glove compartment. It is safe to have it in there, but I once locked my keys in the trunk and even AAA couldn't save me then.


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