1999 Toyota Camry Solara User Reviews

1999 Toyota Camry Solara Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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jedegruiter writes:
1999 Toyota Camry Solara 2 Dr SE V6 Coupe Review
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3

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Fuel efficient, reliable, CD player, leather seats, moon roof

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body damage, tears in the front seats, driver side door/lock issues

jedegruiter
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Toyota Solara — Love to use for commuting to work or even traveling for the great gas milage. However, the driver side door and lock issues have been troublesome. Doesn't appear pretty on the outside due to the body damage on the rear bumpers.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rodder98 writes:
1999 Toyota Camry Solara 2 Dr SE Coupe Review
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5

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Great quality  I love this car.  The A/C is great and it gets good gas mileage.  (23 in town and 30 on the highway)

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2.2L engine has not much power but runs flawlessly.

rodder98
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Best Car I Have Ever Owned. — The best car I have ever owned. It seems like a luxury car, VERY quiet and smooth driving. It does everything very well, and gets great gas mileage, in a mid size car. I love it and plan to keep it for a LONG LONG time. The 2.2L engine could use a little more power, but I have learned to adapt. (My previous car was a V-8 Mustang GT.)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joseph writes:
1999 Toyota Camry Solara 2 Dr SLE V6 Coupe Review
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4

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sporty look on a luxury vehicle

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needs a few more horses under the hood

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All Around Great Car Like Any Toyota, But Nothing Amazing. — A weak 6, but it is a V-6 wich is always better than a 4. some of the dash panels get sun bleached and then start peeling up a bit. Air/Fuel mixture sensor went bad after 110, 000 miles about a 200 dollar part can install yourself. Other than that no unscheduled maintenance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
1999 Toyota Camry Solara 2 Dr SE V6 Coupe Review
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He looks and drives like a boss

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Needs battery cables

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Glad I Only Got It For 1500 — Great acceleration, with the 20 inch rims handles like a smaller car on tight corners. Has abs stops very well. getting an upgraded interior package the SLE gold edition. Has a very nice stock radio system one of the best I have heard for complete stock no amp or subs.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Edward writes:
1999 Toyota Camry Solara 2 Dr SLE V6 Coupe Review
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Decent gas mileage for a V6, reliable

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Not much aftermarket support.

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Best Car I've Ever Owned — This car... It's built like a tank. Dependable (NEVER broke down or stalled on me ONCE), a big plus considering my last car was bought brand new and brought/towed to the dealership MANY times, and my first car was just a random clunker just so I didn't have to take the bus.

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Henry writes:
1999 Toyota Camry Solara 2 Dr SE V6 Coupe Review
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It's a Toyota (build quality, ride quality, and relability), leather, stick, sunroof, JBL speaker system, V6 (acceleration)

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It's a Toyota (not that fun to drive, and  bland exterior styling), and V6 (gas mileage)

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My First Car — Performance - strong acceleration, smooth engine pulls especially strong at high rpms. 4 wheel disc brakes provide excellent stopping power. handling is ok, suspension provides a good compromise between comfort and handling. I wish there was a little less body lean though. huge turning radius. Build Quality - no squeaks or rattles. car is well insulated and is extremely quiet when windows are up and sunroof is closed. all electronics work perfectly. spare tire improperly secured in trunk. one of the rear cup holders broke. small hole in passenger seat. clutch throw out bearing died 97,670. no doubt the previous driver rode the clutch. Appearance - distinctive, but conservative (read: bland) exterior. beautiful tan interior. supple leather. tasteful faux wood trim. Cost of Ownership - decent gas mileage, mid 20s. 18.5 gallon tank makes me cry every time i fill up, but gets 400+ miles per tank. Fun Factor - Not the sportiest car in the world. Car feels heavy through turns. 5 speed manual is smooth but isn't as precise as mazdas. Extremely comfortable car to cruise around in, windows down, sunroof open, 200watt jbl speaker system blasting. Also very quiet at highway speeds. Can drive at 100+ with little wind or road noise. Overall - It's a very refined car, more suited for the older driver. Younger buyers would be better off with a compact, which are definitely more fun to drive, especially on backroads.

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Toby writes:
1999 Toyota Camry Solara 2 Dr SLE V6 Coupe Review
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It's reliable...

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Not a sports car, it was wrong from the beginning and still is.

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Again, I Ask, Why Does Toyota Make This? — Performance: from what i understand, the older solara's have more HP than the re-designed / newer engine for the '04 - current model year. i don't understand the reasoning. you can't design a true sport inspired car without a heritage. this car is an insult to any real driver. there are plenty of other things wrong with the general approach to the design. Build Quality: like any toyota, you can set it on fire and it will keep on going. i only wish mine were scorched to death, it would add character for the how-ever-many-years i will have to drive this awful shopping cart through college. Appearance: mine is actually in very good condition, with one previous owner & purchased new (still has new car smell). but if we're considering overall general appearance of the design - i can tell you i wouldn't even notice one passing by me on the roads. Cost of Ownership: barely anything. parts can be found in a wal-mart if you needed. Fun factor: unless you find saving the environment and sipping fuel to be equivalent to a frat party, no wait... whoever finds that previous statement to be true needs to hang themselves. there is no excitement in my balls when i drive this embarrassment. the two-wheel drive is in the wrong place, the battery is in the wrong place, the front end is too heavy, ergonomics are nowhere to be found (except for the tilt-wheel opt. i guess), the roar of an engine for a proper sports sedan has been silenced to a gentile exhale - i seriously had to open my driver's door to verify i had actually turned my car on. wtf.... Recommendations: certainly a smart option for any practical person wanting a reliable car with a hint of sport. but that's the problem - you pay for only a hint. if you've driven anything german-tuned before, this will be an insult to the driving experience.

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Hassan writes:
1999 Toyota Camry Solara 2 Dr SLE V6 Coupe Review
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Everythinge except for reliability

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Very costly to repair and find parts, could use stiffer and longer lasting tires and shocks, could use a turbo.

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Sexy Solara — I absolutely love this car. The car performs better then most vehicles on the road due to powerful acceleration and high end torque and horsepower. Brakes are quite soft, therefore more time must be given while braking at higher speeds. The car handles beautifully, soft and smoothly. TOO DAMN LAZY TO WRITE MORE LOL

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Kaitlin writes:
1999 Toyota Camry Solara 2 Dr SE V6 Coupe Review
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Amazing car fun to drive, love the 5 speed!

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Needs louder exhaust!

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Awesome! — This car is awesome, it is soo much fun to drive! V6 has soo much power and accelerates quickly. 5sp is awesome and easy to shift! Love the deep black color and sleek look of the car! Awesome stereo with JBL speakers and built in amp, sounds amazing!

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Aleksandar writes:
1999 Toyota Camry Solara 2 Dr SLE V6 Coupe Review
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It's a Toyota.

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Get It, It's Sweet. — Performance: Decent acceleration, good braking, and responsive handling for a non-sports car, steering is also responsive. Build Quality: it needed work on the front end, but that was because of the previous owner, the suspension works well now, it squeeks when the doors are opened, might be sagging from old age Appearance: leather on seats is wearing and it shows, the hood and front bumper are scratched(previous owner), the styling still looks good, even if it's 10 years old

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2000 Toyota Camry Solara Reviews

I'm Retired And This Feels Like The Luxury Car I Always Wished I Had By hawkspiral

Haven't had to do any maintenance yet so I don't know how expensive that will be. Right now I'm getting 22 mi. in the city. Great acceleration, braking and handling. So quiet I sometimes don't real... Read More

Awesome By skullkz

i hate that its a coupe.......im more of a Sedan lover... just that i hate about it inside space it pretty good large trunk space though. i dont know what to dislike ore than than if it had 4 doors i ... Read More

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2001 Toyota Camry Solara Reviews

Solara Perfect Choice If Looking For Reliable And Comfortable Car By Toyota_Solara

The car was outstanding choice taking into consideration that I was in States for just few months and looked for reliable and trustworthy car. Gas consumption is very good, no technical problems at al... Read More

Perfect Car For A New Driver Or Commuter By cayman922

I have found this car is typically what you expect from a four cylinder toyota, good on gas and pretty peppy when it needs to be, you will enjoy the JBL radio as well as the very cold a/c power featur... Read More

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2002 Toyota Camry Solara Reviews

Great Car By Tim

I've owned MANY MANY MANY cars over the years & surprisingly the Solara made my top 5 best list. Bought it 5 and half years ago w/ 83,000 miles & just recently sold it with 140,000 miles on it & r... Read More

Loved Owning This Car By MontaukHarv

Think this is a quality car that looks great. I'm tall (6'2") and I have no problems getting in or out. Comfortable to drive with lots of power. Leather interior looks and feels great. Lot's of truck ... Read More

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2003 Toyota Camry Solara Reviews

Impressive By Kevinfinni

Like most everything about this car. The comfort,style,performance,quality. I was impresses with this car the first time I drove it. I commute 150 miles one way and it performs incredible for a 10 yea... Read More

Looks Good , Runs Good By fiexcoinc

Car runs good, has good power and is very stable ride. Interior is leather and has a lot of room for a 2 door coupe. Car is 4 cylinder and is good on gas. Car runs and drives good and is very stable o... Read More

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2004 Toyota Camry Solara Reviews

I Love This Car..one Of The Best Ones I've Ever Had. By Tiffany_McCall

The dark midnight blue color looks nice especially at night along with the sparkle of the shiny rims & tenant windows adds a better appeal to the eye. Easy to clean seats if it gets dirty. Sporty & Fu... Read More

Best First Car! By samosho

Awesome car all around. Bought the car new and had the car for almost 10 years! and hasn't given me any issues whatsoever. The only thing that's a problem is the interior cracking after a few years of... Read More

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