Last post on Jul 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM
You are in the Toyota Solara
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Camry Solara, Coupe, Convertible
Aug 07, 2003 (11:27 am)
Well the Camry only had a 7,000 unit lead at the end of May and the Accord beat Camry in July by about 2000 units I think. They are neck and neck and hopefully the new Solara will boost Camry's thin margin over Accord.
I wish all these new Solara pictures would be posted on wieck.com or Toyota's press website. I can't find any of them. The only ones coming up are of the red one from the initial launch back in April.
This car is absolutely stunning. The rear spoiler seems to be a mandatory option as the car is awkward without it. I think the side skirts of SE Sport don't damage the styling like on the Matrix.
Aug 08, 2003 (10:55 am)
The brochures are out. The car actually looks stunning without the rear spoiler also. There's a picture of the SE in Oceanus blue on page three which is the color we've been discussing lately. Looks like a gun metal blue. One thing that baffles me about Edmund's TMV is they are showing the 04 Solara at about $600.00 below MSRP and the car isn't for sale yet. Hmm,..
Aug 08, 2003 (11:23 am)
Could you please clear a few things up for me? Do the non-V6 models with automatic transmission have the typical shifter or is it the sporty-like one in the pictures without the sportmatic function? On the SE models...what kind of climate controls are they? Dials or are they the automatic/button ones which are shown in the SE Sport pictures?
Also, what's up with the similar mileages for the 4 cylinder and the V6? I would think there would be a much more significant advantage to the 4 cylinder's fuel consumption.
How does the Oceanus Blue compare to the Cosmic Blue? Darker? other colors/shades involved?
Aug 09, 2003 (10:28 am)
Just dropping by to say hello. Nice to see all the usual names here.
#2934 of 3978 Someone indicated (somewhere) that.....
Aug 09, 2003 (8:24 pm)
...Toyota's market research shows only about two per cent of the Solara's potential buyers would opt for a manual. Do that sound correct?
And now that you're back (Cliffy1) what say you?
#2935 of 3978 Replacement tires........
Aug 09, 2003 (10:29 pm)
I know you guys have probably answered this a thousand times, but I have 40,000 miles on my '00 SLE V6 Solara tires. They are the original Michelin tires and I was wondering what is the best recommendation for a replacement set?
Aug 10, 2003 (4:04 am)
I decided to go with the same Michelin tires, bought them at Costco.
The only drawback of Michelin is their cost and wet traction. Check out tirerack.com for user feedback.
#2937 of 3978 "SEQUENTIAL AUTOMATIC"?
Aug 10, 2003 (6:46 am)
With the 5-speed automatic in the '04 Solara, what do they mean by "sequential automatic"? Is that a manual shift mode?
#2938 of 3978 Sequential auto
Aug 10, 2003 (8:05 am)
If Toyota is using the same verbage as its other products, sequential automatic means a genuine manual shift mode. We've got it in the Celica GTS but that is only a 4 speed.
BTW, there is VERY little demand for actual manual transmissions. The people who want it REALLY want it but there are not many of those folks around.
Aug 10, 2003 (6:13 pm)
"Well the Camry only had a 7,000 unit lead at the end of May and the Accord beat Camry in July by about 2000 units I think. They are neck and neck and hopefully the new Solara will boost Camry's thin margin over Accord."
It's amazing how many people grew accustomed to the new Accord's butt-ugly styling, isn't it?
Honda thought they could beat the Camry out sales-wise with that beast. Well think again Honda! Toyota will come out on top no problem, and the new Solara should solidify the sales victory!