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Toyota, Toyota Camry Solara, Coupe, Convertible
Jul 15, 2003 (7:28 pm)
The car will be at dealers lots first week in August. There is no green (sorry i_luv_toyota) for 2004, and there are two blues. The Cosmic blue that's on the Matrix and a new one called Oceanus blue which I gather from the paint code (8R4) is a dark blue. Colors available for 2004 are: Absolutely red (same as MR2 and Celica) Desert sand (same as Camry) Lunar Mist (same as Camry) Arctic Frost pearl which replaces Diamond white pearl and is the same as on the new Sienna LTD (very nice color! should look great on Solara) Super Black (not Blacksand pearl) Cosmic blue and Oceanus blue.
#51 of 672 I like gold (Desert Sand), dark or medium blue(Oceanic Blue or Cosmic Blue)
Jul 15, 2003 (7:47 pm)
shiny green (sadly not available on the 2004), and a pretty cream or off-white.
#52 of 672 Missed a Color
Jul 16, 2003 (3:08 pm)
The 2004 will also be available in Phantom Grey Pearl which is like a charcole grey
#53 of 672 In Edmunds 2004 Buying Guide
Jul 16, 2003 (9:01 pm)
The Sebring is recommended and the Solara is not.
Jul 17, 2003 (6:14 am)
I've decided to wait until March and get the '04 convertible. (SE Sport, prob V6, in Lunar mist metalic) But I am interested if anyone here is seriously considering buying the coupe in aug/sept. I would like to know what you think of the car, any problems, etc.
Jul 17, 2003 (9:10 am)
There will be no 2004 convertible; at least not until 2004 but that will probably be a 2005 model. The Sebring is now on the top ten list for 2004 by Edmunds and the Solara is not. Have you gone to a dealership and looked at the Sebring?
#56 of 672 libertycat
Jul 17, 2003 (9:26 am)
How would expect the Solara conv. to make the list when it will not even be available to the press at least next year????
Why does Edmunds have a list out for 2004 already when half of the 04s arent out yet? How can the Solara coupe be expected to make the list? Is this list make or break for a vehicles sales success or overall indication of quality and performance? Hardly.
#57 of 672 They wouldn't have brouht out the 2004 Car Buying Guide
Jul 17, 2003 (9:28 am)
if they didn't know about every 2004 model. So they must know about the Solara. If you want to see it, go to www.edmunds.com , look at the front page (some people are SO annoying) and click on the 2004 Car Buying Guide.
Jul 17, 2003 (11:16 am)
Look at the top of the page, it says "PREVIEW". Read the text; it is indicated that information relayed in this article is from the vehicle's introduction at NYIAS.
If edmunds.com is picking vehicles to recommend without first driving them, that is a sorry way to operate an automotive journalistic piece, and furthers my impression that is a second rate source of new car review information.
I've said it before- the Tools (TMV, TCO, etc) are outstanding, as are these boards. Road, Comparison, and Long-term tests... not so much.
PS-Libertycat, I sincerely hope that you were not calling me annoying.
Jul 18, 2003 (5:58 am)
I would have to agree with most of your opinions. Where else have you found information on the solara ('04)? rather than more message boards, I have gone to those, and much prefer edmunds, but I agree with you on your opinion of the testing.