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Toyota Camry Solara, Coupe, Convertible
Apr 17, 2001 (4:04 am)
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#827 of 3978 While on Subject of Maintenance..........
Apr 17, 2001 (11:14 am)
My girlfriend has a Cougar and just got her 30K mile work done. Her book said something about a Transmission Flush (I figure this includes a new filter and the such). But our book doesn't say anything about it. The only place (correct me if I'm wrong) that talks about transmission fluid changes is under "Special Operating Conditions". I even looked under the 45K, 90K and 120K checks. Maybe I just missed it but my questions is when should transmission fluids/filters be changed??? How long do they usually last???
#828 of 3978 checking car before signing
Apr 17, 2001 (3:37 pm)
My solara sle arrived today and I will go in tomorrow to drive it and check it out before signing. As this is my first new car what should I be looking for other than the obvious scratches. Also, is it possible to determine the build date from the vin number and if so how thanks.
Apr 17, 2001 (4:17 pm)
Look inside the door on the driver's side and you should be able to find the manuf. date.
Definetly take an EXTENDED test drive of the vehicle. Make sure the vehicle will hold a straight line on a flat road. The car should not pull to one side. Trust me (and many others), if you have one that shows this tendency, you will go through many trips to the dealer to get it fixed (and you may never get it fixed).
Outside of this problem, you should have an extremely enjoyable car to own.
#830 of 3978 phatnastycat
Apr 18, 2001 (2:58 pm)
Thanks, this was my second solara test drive and it was the same as the first. Steering was a bit dead on center but no drifting or pulling either way not quite as linear as the accord coupe, but still good. It has the michellin tires and from what Ive read the potenza's may have been part of the problem. Hope you've been able to get your steering problem taken of, it really is a great car.
Apr 18, 2001 (5:18 pm)
Glad to hear everything checks out well with the way your Solara drives. You have a good one. The Solara can be a great car to own.
I too have the Michelin tires. Unfortunately, my cars problem has been unable to correct and at this point with just 4 months left on my lease, I'll just live with it. World Omni is throwing all kinds of offers at me to try and tempt me to buy my car at end of lease. I told them, I wouldn't buy if they gave it to me for half price.
Besides, even if my Solara was trouble free, I'd still want a new car. That's why I lease. So that I can get a new car every 2-3 years and let the bank deal with the depreciation. I could never buy a car, because the thought of a $500+ monthly payment for 5 years just doesn't appeal to me.
Best of luck and enjoy your Solara.
Apr 18, 2001 (8:37 pm)
Just follow the maintenance schedule in your owne's manual. Anything else is just dealer BS.
#833 of 3978 Not meaning to be rude....
Apr 19, 2001 (11:40 am)
But if you would have read my whole post (#819) you would have seen that I have checked the manual and I can't seem to find anything about Transmission Fluid being mentioned except for "Special Operating Conditions". If I am wrong please correct me, but that's why I am trying to find out about when or if we should change out the transmission fluid.
Apr 21, 2001 (9:27 am)
I didn't mean to be rude either (I thought I was being helpful).
Once again -- if your owner's manual doesn't say to change it, don't worry about it. Simple!
#835 of 3978 airbags
Apr 21, 2001 (5:18 pm)
I seem to recall that the side airbags in the Solara only protect the torso right? I can't find any documentation of this anywhere though...anyone know for sure? Has anyone been in a side impact that triggered the side airbags? Anyone know the cost of replacing the front and/or side airbags?
Also, I recall someone posting a message previously that they disconnect the sensor to the passenger seat that tells the car whether someone is sitting in it or not. If the passenger front airbags are similar to other cars, I would think it has a sensor to tell whether someone is sitting in the passenger seat or not and will then decide whether to deploy the passenger front airbag (and probably the side airbag, too?). I have no documented evidence of this, but I would strongly suggest that no one disconnect the sensor to the passenger seat's 'occupant sensor' just to prevent a little light from flashing on the dash everytime you have something heavy on the seat - and potentially compromising your passenger's safety in the event of a crash.