Last post on Dec 23, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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Toyota Camry Solara, Convertible
#1157 of 1166 2008 mileage
Jan 18, 2009 (8:49 am)
Just took out my SLE convertible after not using it in awhile and went on a 150mile journey some side roads some highway and the trip out had the mileage average 40+ and back at 37+(pretty windy too). That's hybrid territory from the 3.3l engine!!! I got better gas mileage than in the summer. Cold crisp but dry conditions in upstate NY. (Maybe it would have been even better if I had put the top up!!!) LOL
I am amazed.
#1158 of 1166 Re: Loose steering wheel when turuning [dpeisic]
Aug 18, 2009 (6:16 pm)
I also own a 2004 early model convertible. There is a service bulletin out on this. Take it to the dealer, they will replace steering components. I had this done while it was still under warranty, but I suspect if you argue with the dealer, they will still do it for you no charge even if you are out of warranty.
#1159 of 1166 Re: 2008 mileage [gened1]
Aug 18, 2009 (6:18 pm)
Did you actually check mileage with a gas station refill or are you trusting the dash mounted MPG read in the mulit-function computer. I find that to be off by 2-4 MPG on my '04 (the mileage is overstated.)
#1160 of 1166 Re: SLE vs SE [h20randy]
Aug 18, 2009 (6:29 pm)
Also 17" wheels and wider tires + upgraded stereo. Tilt and telescope steering wheel and multi-funcction trip computer.
#1161 of 1166 Re: Hesitation problem [oicjkj]
Sep 23, 2009 (6:07 am)
I have the same and have reported it to toyota manf. But the tech says there is nothing wrong with it when they put it on the machine. When they drive my car they drive it slow and then it won't happen. Toyota says they have never had any complaints on the solora v6 2 door coupe it is not a convertible. I am going to see if I can trade it in I only have 11,000 miles on it.
#1162 of 1166 Excellent 2006 Convertible Solara
Sep 24, 2009 (1:10 pm)
I have a 2006 convertible toyota solara and it is the best car ever. The convertible top is great and still in excellent condition. No leaks or tears after 3 years. I drive 250 miles a day for work and I have 100,000 miles and car stills runs as good as the first day. I take good care of my car and my car takes good care of me. If I were to purchase another vehicle, it would most definitely be another new Convertible Toyota Solara. This is the perfect car for me.
#1163 of 1166 Re: Excellent 2006 Convertible Solara [deluvlydre]
Oct 08, 2009 (9:19 am)
Just purchased a '06 Solara conv last Saturday and I love this car. Got for good price and opted for the Platinum Extra Care plan. Only one thing worries me about the conv. There seem to be a curring problem with corrosion of one of the battery cables. They cleaned it up but still concerned. Is anyone else having the same problem?
I heard the top should not be wasked at a high pressure delivery system car wash. Damages the sewing and can cause leaks. What do you all think?
#1164 of 1166 Solara Cruise Control
Oct 16, 2009 (1:52 pm)
Wondering if anyone is experiencing issues with Solara cruise control. Mine is not maintaining desired speed going downhill
#1165 of 1166 Question about Solara SLE steering components
Feb 23, 2010 (6:38 pm)
Does anyone know if there was a Toyota service bulletin regarding steering components on the 2004 Toyota Camry Solara SLE? We just bought one and are experiencing a "looseness" in the steering. Anyone else have problems or have had problems with it?
#1166 of 1166 Re: Rear Window defroster on 2008 Solara convertible
Dec 23, 2011 (7:28 pm)
we came across your message on the Edmunds website about having problems with your Solara rear defrost. We own a 2008 convert Solara and have problem with the rear defrost that doesn't work. Toyota claimed that we broke the wiring by storing things in the rear panel...which we never did. We had a 2005 convertible Solara and had the same problem. Then Toyota suggested that we put the repair compound on the wires but we don't want that on a 47000$ car. We truly beleive that this is a problem of the rear window manufacturer. And we also think that it's an engineer's bad design that the window has to be replace along with the top.
Now we try to have the whole thing replace by Toyota.
Did you had any success dealing with Toyota solving the defrost problem ?