2006 Toyota Camry Solara Consumer Review: Elegant

2006 Toyota Camry Solara - Consumer Review

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SE Coupe (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Automatic)

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2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


I've grown out of raucus rides, so this is a very quiet change. It might just be the perfect daily driver. Maybe not the fastest, but no other coupe in its range can match its overall elegance,. That goes double for the "base" SE. Nice surprise: the Four-cylinder with the 5-speed Automatic is not unlike a smooth, small 6 in the mid-range (once the Variable Timing gets going), and I'm getting 32 MPG so far to boot (according to the well-placed mileage guage). The dedicated manual sequential shift mode (all 5 speeds) even makes you feel like Shumacher (Ralf, if not Michael), complete with the numerical display in the dash. I'm older, but not TOO old, and this fits the bill almost exactly

Best Features

The WHOLE interior, particularly the glass-like plastic trim around the gear shifter. The gaskets on the SIDE edges of the underhood (for EXTRA quietness). The huge trunk.

Worst Features

Make the Driver's side front seat slide forward (like the passenger's side), and return to original after letting rear passengers in.
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