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2004 Toyota Camry Solara User Reviews

2004 Toyota Camry Solara Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • 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:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"price" 3 reviews
CONS
"transmission" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 16 2004 Toyota Camry Solara reviews.

Vincent writes:
2004 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 Review
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5

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Build quality, smooth power delivery, nice amenities, good value

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transmission is not quick to respond, soft suspension

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2004 Solara Sle V6 — Good looks and smooth power delivery. Suspension is a little soft, but comfortable on long trips. I imageine the resale value is not so good b/c of the deal I got on it, but it's a Toyota so the build quality is not in question and I imagine I'll keep it for some time. Great value for money in the used car world. Avg city mpg - 23 Highway - 30.

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지훈 writes:
2004 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 Review
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Great car to daily drive. Really quiet, and really comfortable for a car that starts just a little under $20,000. Can't compare daily driven comfort to other cars in this price range.

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Unlike what the name suggests, it is not a sports car. It can become a good sports car, but this requires a lot of financial dedication and time. For those who want all of what this car has to offer, start by looking at what T.R.D. has to offer.

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Good Daily Driver. — Great car to daily drive comfortably. If you are more concerned about gas mileage, get the I4 SE. If you want more power, get the SE V6 or the SLE V6 I have here. May not be everyone's favorite, but give it some time, and it will grow on you. I've added some aftermarket modifications to my own, and it's helped unlock some true latent ability hidden away in these great cars. This car is not a true sports car at first, and requires much work to make it a sport car. However, each improvement made to the car is a largely noticeable difference. It has had no major mechanical malfunctions, but small issues like fluid leaks and electrical sensor malfunctions has taken it's fair share on finances.

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Talha writes:
2004 Toyota Camry Solara SLE Convertible Review
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5

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Fun to drive, great build quality, nice looking, quick

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Throttle lag and the automanual slushbox takes hella time to shift in manual mode.

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My Car: Batmobile. — I could have done better for the price, but I thought for my first car, getting a nice, solid Toyota would be good. It's pretty quick, but of course not a rally car or anything. It also drives a bit too smoothly, there's some throttle lag, and they added another unnecessary air filter thing to dull the engine noise, which I will take out soon (doesn't damage the car, it's just a noise dampener). The automanual/tiptronic or whatever you call it is basically a slushbox - takes forever to shift, which contributes to the throttle lag. One thing I hate is that it has virtually no aftermarket support - I can't really change it besides a basic intake mod... Oil change every 2-3k miles, not a hassle at all. Mileage is pretty cool, about 28 highway if I actually drive like a normal person. I've been running it on 87 octane though it does even better on premium (it's great with both). Oh, and it saved my ass in an accident... which could have been fatal. This car is really fun to drive, especially with the top down.

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jacobcovey writes:
2004 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 Review
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4

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looks, build quality, style, power

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off the top of my head i have none so far!!

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Great First Car! — Looks great, reliable, sorta sporty but with more relaxedness to it. I get a very surprised response when telling people that its 10 years old. Most think its brand new. Mine does only have 35,000 miles on it, got it for a great price and have never regretted it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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asnow326 writes:
2004 Toyota Camry Solara SE Sport V6 Review
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The sleek look and the JBL sound system

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Terrible in the snow and lackluster MPG

asnow326
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Great Cruising Vehicle — This car is stylish and appealing on multiple levels. It's great for cruising but also has the extra power necessary to get in and out of lanes well. Because of it's large size for a coupe it can fit passengers comfortably in the back and has ample trunk space for storage. The sunroof also made it easy to enjoy on summer days driving down 95. However, in my use, gas became a problem for me and I never felt that I got enough out of a full tank. Also, when winter rolled around this car was a pain to deal with in the snow. Otherwise I would still rate this vehicle as one to own especially if gas isn't a problem or even if you have another vehicle and would just like this for your cruising pleasure.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steven writes:
2004 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 Review
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Acceleration and handling.

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No reasons

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Classic Luxury Sports Coupe — Acceleration is fantastic as well as gas mileage with the V6 engine. This engine was also used in the Lexus ES330 that year. The interior is luxurious with supple leather buckets and genuine wood trim. Exterior styling is very current and aerodynamic. Handling is superb...no body lean or sloppiness.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rdcd writes:
2004 Toyota Camry Solara SLE Review
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Great

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rdcd
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Best Car Ever!! — A Lexus in a Toyota car. Bought it new in 2004, it has been NO problem at all. Reg oil change every 3000mi, air filter,etc. I plan to get 200k mi or more out of it. No reason why we can't. We dont beat our cars!! We drive them with respect, so they last. 27mpg city and 31 highway! 4cyl 2.4 ltr.Great engine! 11-25-2009

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Wip writes:
2004 Toyota Camry Solara SE Sport V6 Review
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5

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Its easy to handle and fun to drive.

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Transmission if broken costs a fortune out of warrantee.

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Cannot Beat It For The Class And The Money. — I love this car. Not too expensive to maintain, great handling, perfect for my needs, and its sexy. The looks that people give even though its a common car its still rare enough in New England for people to look. Nothing like a Mercedes but it rocks!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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rcdobson writes:
2004 Toyota Camry Solara Review
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2004 Toyota Solara Sle — great fuel economy,quiet,smooth ride, decent acceleration,tight and no rattles etc., no repairs needed ,still feels new and stylish, quality finish, still gets looks,test drove lots and best bang 4 buck,love the heated seats in canada,only real negative is poor rear visibility shoulder checking

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J.R. writes:
2004 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6 Review
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Leather interior, sun roof, and 6 disk JBL  cd player

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Large gas tank, lol

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Toyota Solara — I love my car because it is fast and sporty. It handles great as it has seventeen inch rims and low profile tires. I costs a little to pay for as it is a 40,000 dollar car brand new. It is very fun to drive as well as reliable and worth the money!

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2008 Toyota Camry Solara Reviews

Excellent Vehicle. By toyotaroadrunner

I have owned five (5) Toyota's throughout my life and everyone of them was a excellent vehicle. I have never had any major repairs done to any of my vehicles. The paint is excellent on these vehicles.... Read More

A Great Ride Into Retirement/re-living By didymop

We had a 2004 Solara Convertible SE. Decided we loved the cars safety features and comfort so we bought this 2008 SLE to take us into our retirement/re-living years. Even picked this car over our 2010... Read More

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2007 Toyota Camry Solara Reviews

This Car Is Very Quiet And Has A Smooth Ride. By sssrrr

I drove a Honda Civic for 8 years. This car has been so much more fun to drive!! Very quiet and smooth ride! I felt extremely safe driving this car with side airbags. Lots of trunk space. High qua... Read More

2007 Toyota Solara Convertable By tliddle

This is my new ride. She's replacing my 1999 Chrysler Sebring (convertable). I had to have a drop top - and this one is in fine shape! I cannot WAIT to drive her tomorrow! Even if it is raining all w... Read More

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2006 Toyota Camry Solara Reviews

Low Mileage Sporty Convertible By judywicker47

This Solara can serve a wide range of needs spanning sporty yet economical coupe to luxurious spacious cruiser. It has a comfortable ride, is fuel efficient, and has only 30000 miles under the hood. ... Read More

Great Mileage,power To Spare. Fun To Drive By tommcmanis

It looks stylish w rakish lines, like a traffic stop waiting to happen. Rear of the car looks funky. Toyota made up for it under the hood 3.3 vvti engine coupled to a five speed automatic,sadly four c... Read More

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2005 Toyota Camry Solara Reviews

Love Driving This Car. By mrhoades12

Great car to drive. It is fun to drive. Great sound system. Adequate seating and storage which is unusable for convertible. Good gas mileage. Very reliable. Very little maintenance needed other ... Read More

Toyota Solara By jtl10

Vehicle was purchased in Miami, Florida, from a dealer with only one previous owner prior to me. Car has been garage kept, excellent paint, interior is gorgeous, and gas mileage is amazing! Handles fa... 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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