I am looking at a 1999 Toyota Camry Solara SE V6. It has all the options EXCEPT for leather seats. The advertised price is only $13,995. The catch: it has 87,000 miles! I'm wondering if I should buy this car! Please I wish to have your feedback on this deal. I've been told from my friends that Camry's go 200,000 without any problems, given it is taken care of well. I'm not going to drive it much (probably less than 4000 miles a year) but is 87,000 miles too much? Also the KBB trade-in value is $11,910. What do you think about offering $12,500 for the car? Much appreciated...
Hello all, I was wondering if anyone on this board has driven both the Solara and the Sebring and what your impressions on them were? I was very interested in the Sebring but I have been doing some thinking about the Solara and now I don't know what I should do!!! The one concern I have with the Solara is that its handeling is not as tight as it could/should be. Owners, what do you think? Thanks for the info.....
Is a Car and Driver rating of a few ragtops: Sebring, Mustang, Solara, Camaro... and the Solara came in dead last. The Camara was tops! Shows you how much faith one can put in motor rag reviews. Use them as an opinion - not the Bible of what is best. Drive whatever cars you want to look at, and drive them on your own roadways - not some dealer-designated path for smoothness and no jiggles.
After researching and driving several cars, I narrowed my choice down to the Solara and the Sebring. While the Solara is more expensive, a major deciding factor for me was the Sebring has already had four recalls. None of them were major; nonetheless, it does point to some quality issues. As to handling, I guess that is personal preference. I don't do much tight cornering, so I am totally happy with the smooth and quiet ride of the Solara. 1,000 miles of pure driving enjoyment so far. 2001 Solara SE V-6
This sounds like a great deal if the car is is good condition. It's not the number of miles, it's how they were driven. If you drive a LOT, this may not be a good deal, but if you drive only a few thousand miles per year, this can be a GREAT car for a few years. Be sure that you have all the service records, and that the timing belt was replaced on schedule.
mag reviews -
Any magazine that takes ads is held captive by their advertisers. This is true of car mags, hi-fi mags, photo and computer mags, etc. - When have you ever seen a BAD review? Only Consumer Reports and a very few others are unbiased by their advertisers. Ya gotta take it all with a large grain of salt!
I have a 2000 Solara and am loving it. No pulling, coin tray is no problem and the shine with the Zaino polish is great. I even got stopped by a road repair crew today to ask how I liked my car. That never happened in my Taurus!! Back to my reason for writing. I plan on keeping my Solara for 8-10 years and should put on over 200,000 KM (120,000 miles). Should I switch to Synthetic oil. I am coming up to my second scheduled service at 16,000 KM (10,000 mi) and the cost of an oil change with Syn is double regular Oil. Could I stretch my servicing out with Synthetic? What would be the benefits of SYN over regular oil. Any preference on the type/brand of Synthetic.
i dont know if anyone of u guys have noticed before....but if u look at the driver side door and the dash (concentrate on the fake wood trim), you will notice that they arent flsuh with eachother.....is anyone else's car like mine or do i have a defect??
The article in which the Solara finished last was a comparison of convertibles. The Solara convertible is not one of Toyotas best efforts. I believe they contracted the installation of the convertible out to another company and had some problems with loose fitting tops, etc. I would only be concerned about this if you're planning to get a convertible. I think the Solara coupe compares very well to other coupes. The Auto Pacific review on the Kelly Blue Book website said it was number one in customer satisfaction among twenty sporty cars.