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Toyota Camry Solara, Convertible
#260 of 1166 Camry Solara Convertible Tires
Jul 08, 2004 (4:59 pm)
I have a new 2004 Camry Solara Convertible --1600 miles(most back and forth to the dealer) and already have had two of the tires fail. Not in the tread it is ruptures in the sidewall. The tires are the 17" Bridgestone Turanza tires that came with the vehicle. It seems rather strange to me that this would happen considering my wife and I had never experienced this with our other vehicles. Has anyone heard of or experienced any problems with the tires on this vehicle. Otherwise, our SLE is fine but we are becoming weary of driving it because we fear for our safety if these failures were to happen at high speed.
Toyota has told me not their problem! I would appreciate any feedback
#261 of 1166 Re: Camry Solara Convertible Tires [diver577]
Jul 09, 2004 (4:47 am)
Sidewall failure is usually related to potholes or too close encounters with curbs etc. A co-worker had a 9-3 conv. with the sport package and this became routine for him due to harsh New England roads- or lack of them..
#263 of 1166 Re: Solara convertible windscreen [rksolara #256]
Jul 10, 2004 (9:38 am)
I have found the windscreen to be very effective in reducing wind turbulance on the driver and front seat passenger. With the windscreen up, top down, and front windows up, my 5'-1'' wife's hair is barely moved at speds up to 60 mph. With the side windows lowered, there is more air into the car, but not the violent blast I have seen on other convertibles. The windscreen removes easily and can be stored in a zipper bag provided so you have several choices based on how you use the windscreen. I believe windscreens are common on newer roadster sports cars such as the Honda S2000. The windscreen has greatly contributed to my enjoyment of the car.
The instructions indicate the windscreen should not be used if there are passengers in the rear seat.
#264 of 1166 Top Washing Procedure?
Jul 10, 2004 (9:43 am)
Does anyone know the proper way to wash the top? I don't want to use a cleaner or soap that will harm it.
#266 of 1166 Re: Top Problems [rudy331 #246] [goshawk823 #250] [tyresmoker #253] [topper] [rudy331]
Jul 11, 2004 (8:21 pm)
Dealer called us as well and said that the cables were in. We have an appointment Tuesday morning to take the car in. They said they would need the car for two days.
#267 of 1166 Re: GOOD DISCOUNT ON SOLARA CONVERTIBLE [lfm]
Jul 12, 2004 (4:55 am)
Dude, calm down & turn your caps lock off..
Jul 12, 2004 (7:38 am)
Post #267 refers to prior post deleted for spamming and soliciting, which is verboten in Town Hall forums.
Shifty the Host
#269 of 1166 Re: Solara convertible windscreen [pleng]
Jul 12, 2004 (2:30 pm)
Thanks for the comments pleng, particularly regarding the instructions advising not to use the windscreen with rear seat passengers. My main interest in the windscreen was to reduce turbulence affecting the rear seat passengers.