2005 Toyota Camry Solara User Reviews

2005 Toyota Camry Solara Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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Andrew writes:
2005 Toyota Camry Solara SE Review
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5SPD manual, alloy wheels, nice interior, coupe

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rims could be bigger, no sunroof on my model

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My Comfortable 5spd Coupe — The interior of the car has a lot of space for a coupe, seats are comfortable even though they are not leather, and all controls are placed well for the driver. The outside of the car is in Lunar Mist Metallic with 16" alloy wheels. Performance is good for an inline-4, especially with the help of a manual. I rated performance slightly lower since there are obviously much more powerful cars than this. Overall, its a great car, great on gas with the combo of a 4cylinder and manual, comfortable sport tuned suspension.

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Winorlose writes:
2005 Toyota Camry Solara SLE Review
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Gas Saver,Sporty Comfort,Peppy,Reliable,Low Maintenance,Freat Value for a Coupe

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Coupe

Winorlose
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Reliable,gas Saver — The Solara was a sporty luxury car that I used to zip around town as well as take long trips for two. The 4 cylinder engine provided gas saving at 27 average on highway to 31 miles per gallon. In knew I had to buy something that would last me and this car made it possible. Great 6 in-dash JBL Premium sound system with radio,cassette and Satellite radio. In the winter the seats are heated for extra comfort and the heater was rarely used. The AC blows freezing cold air for those hot summer days stuck in traffic. Would recommend this car to anyone who needs a relaible gas saving car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mrhoades12 writes:
2005 Toyota Camry Solara SLE Convertible Review
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5

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Four passengers can comfortably ride in car.  Excellent truck space.

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Visibility out back window.

mrhoades12
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Love Driving This Car. — 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 than normal maintenance. Slight wear on top but nop leaks.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jtl10 writes:
2005 Toyota Camry Solara SLE Convertible Review
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Excellent economical car with looks and style! Great gas mileage!

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Passenger is unable to use GPS while car is in motion (Factory safety)

jtl10
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Toyota Solara — 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 fantastic, and extremely comfortable for road trips, plenty of leg room, even for back seat passengers.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mamcalexander writes:
2005 Toyota Camry Solara SE Convertible Review
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My wife wanted a convertible and I wanted reliability. This car was the best of both. Plus it had room for 4-people when needed. More room than the Mustang Convertible we tested. More reliable than the Saab 9-3 we looked at.

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Cheap carpet. 6-cylinder is 3.3L and had it been upgraded with the rest of the Camry line, it would have had the 3.5L engine and not needed timing belt replacement at 90K miles. The tall rear makes seeing out about the same as most convertibles. Which means it could be better. This is the last version of the Camry Solara convertible. Production ended after the 07' model year.

mamcalexander
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Perfect Car For My Wife. — Looks great and my wife loves to drive it. She plans on keeping it forever. Especially since they no longer make it. Smooth transmission. Quick enough and even faster if you put in premium or mid-grade fuel. Paddle shifting the floor shifter is kind of fun for a couple of minutes. Cheap seat fabric on the SE. Carpet is thin too. Dash no longer gets any Armor All because the shine reflects off of the steeply raked windshield.

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Alexis writes:
2005 Toyota Camry Solara SLE Review
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Stylish curves and contours...comfy and contemporary interior. Beautiful wood grain selection!

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Battery is garbage...but to be fair, the issues began recently.  First couple of years were greeeat! How long is a battery supposed to last anyway? :o/

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My Beautiful Baby!!! — While I love my Sexy Solara I've been having problems with the battery. Everything else is great!! Look at her...now you want one don't you?! In this you can handle any curve like a pro!

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Silver writes:
2005 Toyota Camry Solara SLE Convertible Review
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Handeling, the looks, the colour, just love it!

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My Blue Solara — I love my convertible...I might have to part with it soon! I need a 4x4 for my driveway....

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Reviews From Other Years

2008 Toyota Camry Solara Reviews

Versatile Sports, Lifestyle, And Commuting Car By austendm

Leather heated seats are a must in winter. It's easy to clean by hand since it's a convertible. It's great for a joy ride or Sunday drive. It's stylish. Maintenance costs are average. It's very fun to... Read More

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

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2007 Toyota Camry Solara Reviews

Sporty Powerful Great In The Curves By tliddle

There's nothing I don't like about this vehicle... other than I haven't owned it sooner! It gets excellent gas mileage - is fun to drive - and she doesn't stay parked long! It's a very comfortable ve... Read More

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

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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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2004 Toyota Camry Solara Reviews

Good By nwdofoh

toyota makes a good quality car and solara is one of them.gas usage is pretty good about 28 mg.huge trunk compare to other cars. It's easy and not expensive to tune up but toyota factory cars are slow... Read More

Great First Car! By jacobcovey

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 mil... 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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