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#21 of 62 Wind Screed
Oct 04, 2006 (2:27 pm)
Does anyone have any experience with the Toyota Solara wind screen?
#22 of 62 Re: 2007 Solara [cj2004]
Oct 04, 2006 (2:31 pm)
I bought a 2007 solara convert about a month ago, and it is great. There is a visibility problem when the top is up, or if you use the boot covering the convert top. I find the boot is useless. It is inconvenient, and blocks sightlines. Otherwise, rear visibility is OK.
#23 of 62 Re: Wind Screed [rmat]
Oct 06, 2006 (9:48 am)
I have a wind screen...and I love it. Have had a problem with it falling down at one point, but the dealer fixed it. Makes a BIG difference in comfort, especially on the highway, blocks both wind and noise. What were your questions?
#24 of 62 Re: Wind Screed [anniezma]
Oct 06, 2006 (11:30 am)
My only question was relative to its effectivness in blocking wind and noise, that you answered. I presume from your reply that it helps the front seat. Right? Also, how does it affect the rear seat room and visibility? Thanks for your reply!
#25 of 62 Re: Wind Screed [rmat]
Oct 09, 2006 (6:21 am)
Yes, front seat only...back seat is 'useless' when using the windscreen because it has a mesh cover that goes from the windscreen and attaches to the back of the back seat, so you can't use the windscreen with back seat passengers....I guess it would prevent stuff from flying out of your back seat, I actually have never tried that though.
#26 of 62 Re: Wind Screed [anniezma]
Oct 09, 2006 (6:48 am)
Thanks for the great input. Is the back seat affected when not "using" the windscreen? Where is the screen when not being "used"?
#27 of 62 Re: Wind Screed [rmat]
Oct 09, 2006 (9:27 am)
The windscreen is portable...you need to put it on and take it off as needed. It slides into 2 slots on the backseat side panels behind the front seats. When not in use, it fits nicely in the trunk, lies flat on the trunk floor so doesn't take up any space. The backseat isn't affected at all by not using it...just gets windy back there, not bad on a bright sunshiny day!! BTW, I happen to live in the northeast..and temps have been in the 60's here. With the windscreen up, it's wonderful on a sunny day...if it gets a little chilly, between the heated seats and the sunshine, no problem...ahhh, I love my car!!
#28 of 62 Re: Wind Screed [anniezma]
Oct 09, 2006 (1:05 pm)
Again, I thank you for the input. I live in the midwest with similar weather as you--so I'm going to get it and give it a try. I'll be driving down to Florida soon and it sounds as tho it will be great on the highway. P. S. I also love the car, except for the rear visibility with the top up. But you get used to it! The '07 made an improvement in the headrests to help a little.
#29 of 62 Re: Wind Screed [anniezma]
Nov 08, 2006 (8:04 am)
Wow!! I would LOVE to get a windscreen, for exactly the reasons you mentioned, plus stuff DOES fly out of the back, even when it's placed on the floor!
Do I have to buy it from the dealer, or is there another option?
#30 of 62 Re: Wind Screed [moms_max]
Nov 08, 2006 (4:46 pm)
The dealer is the only place I know of to get it. My local dealer says that they don't have them at this time, and it will be "some time" before they get them. If you find it elsewhere, let me know.