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Toyota Camry Solara, Coupe
#11 of 62 Has the downshift lag been fixed?
Jul 21, 2006 (6:51 am)
The wife has decided on a Solara, and am just waiting for the 2007s to start hitting the lots. I read more and more complaints about Toyota transmissions not downshifting or lag in acceleration. Has this issue been corrected in the 2007 Solara? If not, I probably won't buy.
#12 of 62 Dead Car Walking
Aug 03, 2006 (1:04 pm)
This IS the LAST year for the Solara. If you like it, buy it NOW. It's G-O-N-E after the '07 model year!!!!!!!!
#13 of 62 Re: Dead Car Walking [gulfrider]
Aug 17, 2006 (1:32 pm)
What will they replace it with?
#14 of 62 Re: Dead Car Walking [preiner]
Aug 18, 2006 (9:07 am)
gulfrider is right...buy it now, cuz you won't BELIEVE what the replacement is: a cross-over/Matrix looking "thing" they call 'The Ace' or FSC
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#15 of 62 Sad in St. Louis
Aug 21, 2006 (9:37 am)
Picked up my conv. on June 13, had surgery on the 14th and couldn't drive it until recently. Maybe I'm being a bit picky, but I feel there's too much vibration when going over a bump or somewhat rough road. Talked to
Toyota about it twice, and was told that yes there was sokme vibration, but it was in the suspension and there was nothing they could do about it, it is the nature of the beast. Has anyone else out there experienced the same type problem?
#16 of 62 4 or 6 cly on 2007 solara
Aug 24, 2006 (5:34 am)
Hey there.. I am about to buy a 2007 Solara and can't decide which engine to buy. I drive approx 25k a year combination hwy and town. Any suggestions based on experience? I do enjoy driving and was thinking the V6 would be a better experience, but now I'm hearing the 4 is just fine, has better gas milage and no timing belt. Any thoughts?
#17 of 62 Re: Sad in St. Louis [dbyron]
Aug 28, 2006 (8:19 pm)
Yup...it certainly vibrates! I recently bought an '06 SLE vert, and read extensively about the 'shudder' in these forums. But people with a lot more convertible experience than I have say that, when you cut the roof off a car, you compromise the structural integrity and the rigidity of the frame is lessened. Supposedly happens to all verts - maybe not those in the $70K and up range - but the car rides so nicely otherwise that I just take the shaking in stride. I'm not sure about the 'issue' being the suspension, tho....
#18 of 62 07 Not Last Year
Sep 02, 2006 (10:56 am)
08 will be the last year for the Solara. Toyota does five year cycle runs on their cars.
#19 of 62 Re: Sad in St. Louis [moms_max]
Sep 05, 2006 (8:01 am)
I have a 2006 Solara. I've brought it to the dealer who's checked for balancing, alignment, etc. The manager told me something very similar to what's been posted here. The car vibrates as a result of the reconfiguration of the frame. It's somewhat harmonic, but should be seen as normal. I'm dissappointed, but I drove my friends Chrysler Sebring conv the other day. It vibrates a litte, too, but handles much worse.
#20 of 62 Re: 2007 Solara [dbh126]
Sep 26, 2006 (6:21 am)
I am looking to get an '07 Solara SE coupe as well and am only planning on adding the Stability/Traction package, otherwise all the standard features seem sufficient for me (coming from a 1999 basic model Corolla w/ no power anything!) I was just wondering how you like the car and if you have any issues with the visibility out of the rear view mirror? I've been reading the discussions about the rear headrests being a factor for the convertible owners, does this also affect the coupes or are the headrests adjustable? I test drove a Solara yesterday, but all they had on the lot were convertibles so I did get a feel of the visibility problem, but wasn't sure if that was exclusive to the convertible or not. I'm aware that I will have to order the car I want since they don't generally sell many SE coupes and therefore do not keep them in stock. Just wanted to know about the visibility factor and how you are enjoying your coupe. I plan on ordering within the next 2 weeks if I can see an SE in person to be sure of what I'm getting. Thanks!