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Toyota Camry Solara, Coupe, Convertible
#2 of 21 Car Covers/Other Accessories
Aug 23, 2006 (9:50 am)
Just found out that the 2007 White SLE convertible I purchased will be delivered to the Dealership later today. I have been toying with a couple of add-ons and wanted to get any opinions/advice. First of all, I'm thinking of a car cover for mostly outdoor use. I live in New England, so I wanted to be able to cover it over in the winter. I'll use an older car for the winter months. Also, looking into the Simonize process as well as the 3M Invisible Bra. Anyone have experience with either of these? I also want to have remote starter put in for when I finally have to start using it as my primary car (down the road). Someone told me that if I get a non-dealer installed starter, it will void the warrantee. My final question regards a wind deflector to go between the front and back seats. Toyota is quoting me $330.00. Not sure if there is an aftermarket site that might have a more affordable price. Ok....I'm done! Sorry for the long winded drabble. As you can tell, I'm psyched to get this car. Always wanted a convertible!
#3 of 21 Re: Car Covers/Other Accessories [3532mp]
Aug 23, 2006 (4:53 pm)
I have experience with the 3M invisible bra. GREAT!! It is nearly invisible and it works. It is also installed on door edges, under the door handles, on the paint side of the side mirrors, as well as the hood and the front bumper/chin. It can also be put on the top side of the rear bumper to protect the paint from getting stuff in and out of the trunk. This whole package is called the full body wrap and cost me about $700. I recommend it.
#4 of 21 Re: Car Covers/Other Accessories [h20randy]
Aug 25, 2006 (4:06 am)
Thanks for the info. I decided to have it done along with the Simoniz. They should be finishing today and I hope to pick up the car tommorrow! I also decided to go with the aftermarket Remote Starter. The place that I called said they get the work from Toyota anyway. Now I just have to decide on a car cover and I think I'll be set. Thanks again for the reply.
#5 of 21 Re: Car Covers/Other Accessories [h20randy]
Aug 26, 2006 (7:01 pm)
That 3M product sounds wonderful...where is the best place to get it applied? I'm sure there are 'similar but not as good' products out there - and I'd want to make sure they did a super job. What are your recommendations, h20?
#6 of 21 Re: Car Covers/Other Accessories [moms_max]
Aug 26, 2006 (7:29 pm)
I think most of what is out there now is the 3M but ask. A lot of the places that do window tint may do this as well. What you want to make sure is that the business that does the application does not cut the film on the car. The quality firms will have pre-lasercut piceces that they can apply premade to fit.
#7 of 21 Re: Car Covers/Other Accessories [h20randy]
Aug 28, 2006 (3:20 pm)
WOW!!! Thanks for that critical piece of info...I surely would NOT want them cutting on the car - pre-lasercut it is. Thanks again..
#8 of 21 Re: Car Covers/Other Accessories [3532mp]
Aug 25, 2006 (8:05 am)
I have no experience with car covers, but always heard warnings about mold and mildew problems if a car was wrapped up too well and moisture got trapped under the cover. You might want to post your question on a more general topic and see what answers you get.
#9 of 21 toyota solara remote start
Feb 24, 2007 (8:18 am)
would like to add remote start to daughters car for her birthday. already has remote keyless entry.What is good price?where to go?does it void warranty?? please help-toyotasolara gm
#10 of 21 Re: toyota solara remote start [toyotasolaragm]
Apr 06, 2007 (6:18 pm)
It's been awhile since your post but I don't see any answers to your questions and this is the first I'd seen it (just joined the forum today). I can help with one of the questions.
Adding a remote starter or any other accessory will 'not' void your warranty. In the U.S. we have something called the Magnusson-Moss Warranty act. You can Google it but in essence it says a warranty claim can not be denied unless the modification you've made causes the problem. So, if you install a remote store but some part of the drivetrain goes south or the roof won't work the warranty can't be denied. On the other hand if the remote start system causes the starter to go up in smoke 'then' your dealer wouldn't be responsible for making the repair.
Sep 01, 2009 (8:23 am)
I decided to buy the after market K&N airfilter for my 2008 Solara 4cyl. At $45 it was the price of 3 Toyo Denso filters but lasts for 100's of thousand miles with proper maintenance so I went for it. Toyota also markets a TRD high performance air filter at the same price and it appears identical to the K&N. The engine hesitation problem that late model Solaras and Camry's are noted for seems to have disappeared from my Solara. The engine does feel more respnsive and torquey with the different filter. I'll be checking the gas mpg after I fill up to measure the difference, if any. After 250 miles I'm happy with the results.