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Toyota Camry Solara, Coupe, Convertible
#2509 of 3978 Spring or Fall Release?
Jan 06, 2003 (8:50 pm)
If the 2004 Camry Solara will be out in the Spring, why isn't there a picture of it available now? I read about the release date in the Spring on the Internet too, but received a message after I inquired at the Toyota website that the pictures don't come out until around launch time and that launch time is generally in the fall!! I've checked out "notchback" mustangs, z-200's and am kind of unsure as to what the Solara will look like. What's a "proper notchback"-- I've seen some notchback pics that looked fine and others that were ugly, I sure hope Toyota doesn't screw up the Solara style!
Jan 07, 2003 (1:42 pm)
Is it going to appear on any major auto show circuits? If so, when and where?
I also hope that they remove the name "Camry" from the car (in the same fashion in which "Celica" was removed from "Celica Supra" in the early-mid '80s, leaving just "Supra.") and just become "Solara."
#2511 of 3978 Camry name on Solara??
Jan 07, 2003 (8:26 pm)
Do U.S. model Solara's have "Camry" on the car badging, because in Canada the Solara does not say Camry on the car anywhere ??? Just curious.
Jan 08, 2003 (5:35 am)
Other than on Window stickers and labeling inside of the car such as inside the engine compartment and inside the door jams, there is nothing on the outside of the Solara's here that have the name Camry on them.
Jan 08, 2003 (4:38 pm)
I think Toyota puts the Camry name on the car so that they can include two door sales in total Camry sales. That gives them a few extra sales to count towards that important "Best Selling Car" title they seem to crave.
Jan 09, 2003 (8:32 am)
Similar to why Honda doesn't have a different name for their Accord coupe. The few sales they do have of that model along with the few sales(comparatively for both models compared to sedans) the Solara has gives a little added boost to the Accord and Camry sales numbers.
Jan 10, 2003 (1:17 pm)
The Camry sedan alone is #1 in sales over both the Accord sedan and coupe. Camry was 2002's top selling car, but I don't recall the difference in sales between it and the Accord. I think the Solara's sales would just add to the Camry's lead over the Accord.
#2516 of 3978 question from a solara owner
Jan 13, 2003 (7:48 am)
hi everyone - i'm an 00 solara se owner also craving to know about the 04 model.
if the new solara will have a sportier personality, like a nissan sylvia notchback (the rumored style), will you upgrade ? and why/why not ?
seemed far-fetched at first but with the 03 accord coupe looking like a purpose-built (for performance, with a prelude personality) car, toyota might just bring us a performance-biased vehicle, which it is perfectly capable of doing.
#2517 of 3978 atlantabenny
Jan 13, 2003 (9:37 am)
Although I'm pretty sure the new Solara will be very nice, I don't see why I should trade my Solara for the new one. The current Solara has trendy yet conservative lines, which I believe won't make the car look old.
I just hope Toyota has kept the T-dash style, like the current Solara. They did away with it with the new Camry, and it just doesn't look as good anymore.
Jan 13, 2003 (10:08 am)
thanks for sharing your opinion. i'm convinced too that toyota had a styling homerun with the current gen car, which acura can't say for its cl nor honda for the last (or 03 ?) accord coupe.
it'll be interesting. again, appreciate your view.