2005 Toyota Camry Solara Review

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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Unsurpassed build quality, smooth and efficient drivetrains, stylish interiors, high-quality materials throughout, extensive safety features.
  • Average performance credentials, middle-of-the-road styling, can't get the V6 with a manual transmission.

The new standard for elegance, refinement and value in the midsize coupe and convertible segment, but it's better enjoyed from the inside.

2005 Highlights

A leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle are now standard on the SE convertible.

Consumer reviews

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4.88 out of 5 stars
Best Car I've Ever Owned!
dla77,06/05/2011
SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I have a 2005 Solara with 105,000 miles on it and I absolutely love it! I've had the car for 5 years now and it's a true head turner, there is nothing on the road that looks like it. I've also had no major problems with the car. I'm 6'5" & about 290 lbs and there is plenty of head room and the most leg room of any car I've ever driven. This is without a doubt the most comfortable car I've ever driven; including BMW, Mercedes and Lexus. The car comfortably seats 4 and maybe 5 if the three in the back are smaller people. It is great on gas mileage and the upkeep is next to nothing. The only issues that I've had are the alignment and balancing issues with the tires that others have stated
4.5 out of 5 stars
My 2005 Toyota Solara SE Convertible
Gary Green,05/09/2005
SE V6 2dr Convertible (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
Driving the 2005 Toyota Solara was a new experience for me as I had been driving a 1989 car. The convertible with the 3.3liter V-6 is smooth, quiet and has plenty of power. The interior and exterior are pleasing and modern. The rear seats actually hold two adults comfortably. The red exterior with black leather and trim causes this car to stand out in a crowd. Some of the things that I do not like are: the drivers seat speed; much too slow, the rear view is mostly blocked by the huge rear head rests, and the instruments atop the dash are difficult to see in bright light. The convertible top is simple to lower, and raise.
5 out of 5 stars
Awesome car
Melissa Boyle,02/25/2010
SE Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Great car, this is my second Toyota I love it. My first Toyota was a 1998 Camry. This is a great sports car. It is roomy and the trunk is huge. Love it. If you are ever looking for a great car that is built to last this is the car for you.
5 out of 5 stars
Great Car!
Great Convertible!,04/26/2008
SLE V6 2dr Convertible (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
Beautiful car. I've had a lot of cars, mostly imports, from Audis to VW and this is my 3rd Toyota and I think this Solara SLE is the best import I've had yet. A perfect buy for someone looking for a sporty, yet luxurious, front wheel drive (a must for me for winter) convertible with a non-manual top (what a pain the manuals are!), a large non-claustrophobic cabin with luxurious leather and well appointed and ergonomically designed controls, comfortable back seats and surprisingly large trunk. Good gas mileage at 23 mpg and good power for this v6. I looked at lots of convertibles, Audi TTs Saabs, Volvos, etc. but the Solara was the best for the money and I get compliments galore on it too!

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Used 2005 Toyota Camry Solara Overview

The Used 2005 Toyota Camry Solara is offered in the following submodels: Camry Solara Coupe, Camry Solara Convertible. Available styles include SLE V6 2dr Coupe (3.3L 6cyl 5A), SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A), SE Sport V6 2dr Coupe (3.3L 6cyl 5A), SLE V6 2dr Convertible (3.3L 6cyl 5A), SE V6 2dr Convertible (3.3L 6cyl 5A), SLE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A), SE Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A), SE V6 2dr Coupe (3.3L 6cyl 5A), SE Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned Toyota Camry Solara models are available with a 3.3 L-liter gas engine or a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 225 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2005 Toyota Camry Solara comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed shiftable automatic, 4-speed automatic.

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Toyota Camry Solara?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Toyota Camry Solara trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 is priced between $9,991 and$9,991 with odometer readings between 98024 and98024 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Toyota Camry Solara?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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