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#52 of 62 Re: 2007 Solara [cj2004]
May 17, 2007 (7:39 am)
I too was concerned about the visibility factor of parking but after 1 week with my new 2007 Solare SLE convertible black on black, it's no problem at all. Just turn around, back it in and watch your side mirrors. A real piece of cake to park even in tight spots.
My car is going in to service after one week to file a few complaints: steering wheel is not dead center when car is stright, (favors the right side) Car is slightly pulling to the right an straight on level roads, vibration in the front end at slow speeds is troublesome for me and driver side mirror has tarnishing along its mirror edges. (this should've seen a better polishing finish) and finally the passenger side clip to close the convertible top is impossible for me to close form the driver's seat. I have to close it from the front right passenger seat and it is still quite difficult. (the pin doesn't line up squarely) I've seen this in two of the same cars, the demo I drove and the one sold to me. Quality control here has been very careless when they released this vehicle after final inspection)
#53 of 62 Re: 2007 Solara [saxman911]
May 17, 2007 (1:46 pm)
My big complaint about visability is when backing out of a head-in angular space. When backing out I am totally blind as to oncoming traffic, whether I turn around, use the mirrros, or whatever! I have had NO car problems to date (10 months and 5K miles).
#54 of 62 Solara or Accord Coupe?
May 18, 2007 (1:07 pm)
I am interested in trading in my '02 Passat for either a Solara or Accord Coupe (w/beige cloth interior, woodgrain, moonroof). I've test-driven the 4 cyl Accord, which has a good amount of power. I haven't yet test driven the Solara (closest Toyota dealership doesn't have ANY). Does anyone have preferences between the two? With less horsepower than the 4cyl Accord, is the 4cyl Solara still pretty powerful? Also, with Solaras being discontinued, how would this affect negotiating ability, re-sale value and repair/maintenance costs (finding parts, etc)?
#55 of 62 Re: 2007 Solara [saxman911]
May 20, 2007 (9:46 am)
I also have a problem with my 2007 Solara SLE pulling to the right. The first time I brought it in, the dealer said they corrected the toe-in. This did not fix it. The second time they had it they did something to the strut. Still not fixed. The third time they had the car for 2 days and ended up putting brand new Michelin Pilot's on instead the stock tires. Guess what ???? It still pulls to the right. Any ideas on how to get this matter solved? Also, has anyone had any problems with the outside temperature sensor? Mine seems to take hours to come up to the outside temperature after being garaged.
Aug 15, 2007 (9:46 am)
Reading these issues about the much-hyped (by the press) Toyota quality, makes me chuckle. So here is OUR problem with the Solara convertible. We have had the car for about a year and the paint on the hood is chipped terribly. Dealer says its' normal wear and tear. Hardly. Toyota 800 number in California told us to speak to our service manager. They are sticking to their story.... normal-wear-and-tear.
Has anyone else had this problem on the 2007 XLE?
#57 of 62 Re: 2007 Solara [dkenward]
Aug 23, 2007 (11:53 am)
My new 2008 Solara SLE Convertible has outside temperature problems. It read between 77-82 regardless of the correct outside temps. They replaced the sensor, no luck, then they fooled around with "the pins", still no luck, allegedly Toyota told dealer they never heard of such a problem. Lately, they've cooled the temperature sensor to 55 degrees,(outside temp is around 80), and they've told me the new Toyotas, especially the Solara, take a longer time to warm up to the outside temperature, but no problems dropping down. I asked the svc manager to run the car over a few days,and I plan to pick it up tomorrow.(I get almost instantaneous correct temperature adjustments on my '99 Avalon, and '04 Mazda 3.)
#58 of 62 Re: Paint Finish [garrowhammond]
Aug 23, 2007 (1:20 pm)
I've had my '07 for just over a year now and have had no paint problems whatsoever. Are you on highways where you are getting stones tossed from trucks ahead of you?
#59 of 62 Re: 2007 Solara [nileshd]
Oct 22, 2007 (12:40 pm)
good engine and mileage, poor back visibility, shaky body (because it is a convertible!!)
#60 of 62 center console auxiliary box
Jan 18, 2012 (10:09 am)
Two small rubber pieces fell from top of auxiliary box in front of center console. Cannot determine how to fit them back on so door "snaps" open as is supposed to. Just kinda lays there now. Fortunately, if this is my biggest prob with this car, I'm doing OKAY!