Used 2006 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe

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2006 Toyota Camry Solara

Pros

  • Unsurpassed build quality, smooth and efficient drivetrains, stylish interiors, high-quality materials throughout, extensive safety features.

Cons

  • Average performance credentials, middle-of-the-road styling, can't get the V6 with a manual transmission.

Used 2006 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe for Sale

Toyota Camry Solara 2006 SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
65,813 miles
Used 2006
Toyota Camry Solara
SE
List$7,490
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Dealer Notes
Clean CARFAX. Silver 2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE FWD 5-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 2.4L I4 SMPI DOHC Clean Carfax!. Located right next to Dulles International Airport on Route 50 in Chantilly, Fairfax VA. Odometer is 2396 miles below market average! 33/23 Highway/City MPG All prices exclude taxes, title, license, freight, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only.
Toyota Camry Solara 2006 SE Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
24,057 miles
Used 2006
Toyota Camry Solara
SE Sport
List$8,994
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Toyota Camry Solara 2006 SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
54,884 miles
Used 2006
Toyota Camry Solara
SE
List$8,500
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Toyota Camry Solara 2006 SE V6 2dr Coupe (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
112,524 miles
Used 2006
Toyota Camry Solara
SE V6
List$5,585
Est.Loan: $114/mo
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Dealer Notes
Happy customers, Quality cars, Better prices, That is Hampstead Pre Owned. We eliminate all the anxiety and frustration of purchasing a used car by following the golden rule of treating others the way we would want to be treated. This company was founded on three simple principles: The first and and most important is that we never put profits before our customers. We have always and will always put our customers satisfaction before anything and everything else, no exception. Second, We put every car through a rigorous pre-sale check which far surpasses any state inspection required by law to absolutely ensure that you always get a safe and reliable vehicle , also every pre owned vehicle here comes with a complementary warranty, and our unprecedented 7 day exchange. Third, we use the most current pricing applications and programs to analyze each vehicle and compare them to the current market price to ensure you never over pay. Please take a moment to read our reviews and see what our customers have to say about us. We are a pre owned dealership with old fashioned values, building an amazing reputation one deal at a time.
Toyota Camry Solara 2006 SE Sport V6 2dr Coupe (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
130,894 miles
Used 2006
Toyota Camry Solara
SE Sport V6
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Toyota Camry Solara 2006 SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
124,633 miles
Used 2006
Toyota Camry Solara
SE
Flow Volkswagen
86.5 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Setting the new standard for elegance, refinement and value in the midsize coupe and convertible segment, the 2006 Toyota Camry Solara is best enjoyed from the inside.

vehicle overview

First introduced in 1999 as a more sophisticated sister to the Camry family sedan, the Toyota Solara coupe and convertible have quietly enjoyed the reputation of most Toyota cars -- reliable, well built and inoffensive-looking. For most types of vehicles, such qualities would be considered desirable, if not optimal, but when it comes to coupes and convertibles, you would hope that sporty, stylish and fun would figure in there as well.

With the debut of the second-generation Solara in 2004, Toyota attempted to bring some of those more desirable elements to its midsize coupe and convertible. The suspension was retuned for better handling, a larger V6 offered more power and, although the looks were still cut to appeal to a wide-ranging audience, there were enough new lines to separate it from the slab-sided Camry sedan on which it is based. The Toyota Solara convertible has its own body this time around, instead of being a "chop top" conversion of the coupe. This allowed engineers to build in extra rigidity and thus improve ride and handling characteristics.

The result is a second-generation Camry Solara that manages to add a significant measure of fun without sacrificing the traditional elements that made it so appealing the first time around. The SE Sport coupe is noteworthy, with its more aggressive suspension, larger wheels and tires and black graphite interior trim. The Solara's interior fit and finish is easily best in class. A mix of metallic and satin finishes interspersed with high-quality plastics gives these Toyota cars a more distinctive, upscale appearance than their Camry sedan counterpart. Rear-seat room is more generous than in the previous Solara, and indeed this is now one of the roomiest backseats of any midsize coupe or convertible.

Side airbags are standard on all Camry Solara models, with side-curtain airbags that protect both the front and rear passengers an available option on Solara coupes. The Solara convertible's standard power top raises and lowers in just 10 seconds and stows neatly under a tonneau cover that matches the color of the interior. If mileage is a concern, the coupe's standard four-cylinder delivers up to 33 miles per gallon, but for maximum performance, the optional V6 is essential. Although it's still not available in conjunction with a manual transmission, a five-speed automatic combined with the healthy V6 provides solid all-around performance.

With so few midsize coupes and convertibles on the market, the Camry Solara doesn't have much in the way of competition. But even so, Toyota has given the Solara everything that a buyer could ask for. It may not be the fastest, nor is it the most distinctive-looking, but when it comes to overall quality, performance and value, there are few that put it all together as well as the 2006 Toyota Camry Solara.

Trim levels & features

The Toyota Camry Solara is available as a coupe or convertible. The coupe is offered in SE, SE Sport and SLE trim levels, while the convertible comes in SE and SLE versions only. The base SE coupe is well equipped with power windows, locks and mirrors; keyless entry; cruise control; satellite steering wheel audio controls; a six-speaker CD stereo; 16-inch wheels and tires; and a multifunction trip computer. The SE Sport adds a firmer suspension, 17-inch wheel and tires, an exterior body kit, graphite-style interior trim, a unique gauge cluster and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; most of this equipment is also included on the SE convertible along with a power cloth top. Top-of-the-line SLE coupes and convertibles add automatic climate control, wood grain trim, a power-adjustable driver seat, a moonroof, a JBL premium audio system with a six-disc CD changer and, on V6 models, leather seating.

2006 Highlights

The SE and SE Sport get standard power-adjustable lumbar support for the driver seat, and the optional automatic transmission on four-cylinder models is upgraded to a five-speed unit.

Performance & mpg

The standard Camry Solara coupe engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder rated at 157 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. It's mated to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic. Optional on coupes and standard on convertibles is a 3.3-liter V6 rated for 225 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. No manual is available with this engine, but the automatic is a five-speed unit with a manual-shift gate for those who like to pick their own gears. The EPA mileage estimate for all V6 models is 20 city/28 highway.

Safety

All Solara models come standard with front and side-impact airbags and four-wheel antilock disc brakes. Side curtain airbags that protect both front and rear passengers are available on coupes as well. A combined electronic stability and traction control system is optional on SLE models with the V6 engine. Government crash testing of the Toyota Camry Solara returned a perfect five-star rating across the board.

Driving

The 2006 Toyota Camry Solara's suspension tuning delivers a well-controlled ride that's still quite comfortable. The added stiffness of the SE Sport model gives it enough capability in the turns to have some fun while still maintaining the civilized ride quality of the other models. Power from the V6 is smoother than ever, but enthusiast drivers will be left wishing for a manual gearbox.

Interior

All trim levels feature an upscale interior design with bright metallic accents and exceptional build quality. Sport models get sharp-looking graphite accents, while top-line SLE versions add premium wood trim. The front seats offer plenty of room for even the tallest drivers, but the rear seats are still better left for short trips. Buyers should note that coupes can seat three passengers in back, while the Camry Solara convertible can accommodate just two. Overall, these are some of the nicest interiors you'll find in this price range by far.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Toyota Camry Solara.

A Great Used Car
chris_s_2010,03/13/2014
This is a great choice as a used car. They aren't too expensive, they still look classy and they are very reliable. With the V6, the gas mileage is still decent. I bought this a a second car so I didn't want to spend too much. I bought it for $8500 with 166k km (103k miles) on it. Like (almost all) Camry's these cars last a long time and they have a strong reputation for reliability. It's been about 6 months since I bought it and I have no regrets. This car is comfortable to drive, pretty quiet and has power when you need it. Not a sports car but sportier than your average sedan!
Very satisfied
Bretton,11/20/2009
When I first got the car I instantly realized all the things I didn't like about it...minimal head room, seat belt is hard to reach and it is very hard to see where the bumper is when backing up. After driving it for a while though I have realized that those things don't really matter once you get used to it and it is a REALLY FUN CAR TO DRIVE! It's like a full sized sporty sedan. Highly recommend it.
Just love it!
Ben,09/09/2006
I just bought my Toyota Solara SE V6, and I am very pleased. I had a hard time finding a car that I wanted, and the more I drive it, the more I love it. The cabin is super quiet with little road, engine or wind noise. Makes those long drives very relaxing. I love having the extra power when I need it. If you buy a Camry, buy the V6, because I found the four cyl to be less responsive. Styling is beautiful! Great car, for a great price.
Best "compromise" used car I found
DaveV,10/28/2017
I was in the market for a used car that was not too big, too small, not a real expensive "luxury" model nor a real basic model with no frills. I knew I wanted leather interior, a power drivers seat, good acceleration,comfort, quiet interior and VG seat comfort so the search went on for about two months reading reviews and test driving used cars. A 2010 Lincoln MKZ caught my attention but I found that the seat was not as comfortable as I wanted and the three Ford service centers in my area stunk when it came to appointments and their attitude towards their customers. I then test drove a 2004 Solara SLE and I knew I had found the right car so the search began for the right Solara for me. I ended up driving 149 miles to a Toyota dealer in Georgia to look at a 2006 Solara SLE V6. Based on the CarFax and Autocheck reports and the overall condition of the vehicle, it seemed to have been pretty well maintained so I bought it and drove it home. (newer timing belt and water pump) I had my local Toyota dealer go over the car and it needed spark plugs and a battery. The $498 for spark plugs (mostly labor) was a shock but the irridium plugs do last for a very long time and I only put about 5,000 a year on a car so those are likely the last plugs to go in for me. The transmission felt sort of odd in the way it sometimes shifted when I coasted to a slow speed then reapplied pressure to the gas pedal so I mentioned that to the dealer and they cleared and updated the computer module to learn my driving habit and that did make a difference. The new plugs did improve the feeling of acceleration and I've been using 89 octane for the last two months then I plan on going to 87 soon to see if I feel a difference in performance. The car is comfortable, quiet inside, everything does what it's supposed to do and the styling is timeless IMHO. Driving around town is pleasurable but this vehicle really shines on the highway at higher speeds with enough reserve power to pass other vehicles that are already doing 70MPH even with the A/C on. Thank goodness I felt the 3.3 engine was mandatory for me. On a smooth road surface the car rides on a cloud and when there's a bump or rough road surface the "sport suspension" shows up but the bumps are cushioned. So if you want a big old luxury car ride or a real sports car ride this car may not be for you as it's a combination of both. There is some "road feel" through the steering wheel but not like a real sports model but overall this is a very nice vehicle and I'm not sorry that I bought it. Just be aware of the older Toyota "dashboard" problem with cracking or feeling sticky and the pulling the left on some model years that I've read about on-line. If the car pulls to the left don't rely on a wheel alignment to cure it. Find another Solara that doesn't pull to the left or that has a dashboard in better condition.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
225 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
20 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
157 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
225 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
20 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
157 hp @ 5600 rpm
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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 2006 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe Overview

The Used 2006 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe is offered in the following styles: SLE V6 2dr Coupe (3.3L 6cyl 5A), SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A), SE Sport V6 2dr Coupe (3.3L 6cyl 5A), SLE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A), SE V6 2dr Coupe (3.3L 6cyl 5A), SE Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A), SE Sport 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and SE 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe?

Save up to $247 on one of 4 Used 2006 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,585 as of09/26/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3.7 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE is priced between $7,490 and$8,500 with odometer readings between 54884 and65813 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE Sport is priced between $8,994 and$8,994 with odometer readings between 24057 and24057 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE V6 is priced between $5,585 and$5,585 with odometer readings between 112524 and112524 miles.

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