2008 Toyota Camry Solara
There are 3 user reviews for the Sport Convertible trim shown below
- Wonderful ride, almost 33 hw mpg, high quality sound system, & wife loves it
- ride a bit stiff, h2o comes in when door opens if top is wet, low gear a bit underpowered
We have only owned it for 3 months, but it is the most fun and niceset car we have had and we have usually bought new cars with xl or sle pactages. I am totally surprised by the 33 h/w mpg @ 60 mph. Hopefully it will do even better on a long drive. Disappointed they ended the model.
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- Getting 26 mpg city with a hitch and heavy duty bike rack on the back.
- The security system is a little communistic. My trunk opens and the alarm sounds. It locks itself.
This is the sharpest car on the road. With a little hypermiling, I could increase my gas mileage by another 4 miles to the gallon. I am super pleased with this car and totally excited to drive it - top up or down! This is the sexiest, most reliable car ever, and I will drive it for the next 300000 miles....read morehide
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- Overall ride, Back seat room, Exterior / interior stlying
- Nothing major, needs iluminated controls for top, rearview mirrors, MPG could be better
Nice car over-all. Interior lay-out is well done, Base sound system is nice. Top goes up/down quickly and quietly. Trunk is spacious for a convertible. There is blind spot in the back, but every convertible I test drove (over 8 different vehicles) had one... If you want a convertible, you have to expect that.
Comfortable to drive in the winter (10 degrees outside and nice and toasty inside.) Plenty of leg room, front and back (I am 6'3" and I fit in the driver's seat AND behind the driver's seat... And I am not talking just getting in.. I could sit back there for an hour or two with really no discomfort at all.)
MPG is "OK." I have had the car for about 1 month and found that I get about 19-20 MPG in "city" driving and about 24 with a combination of highway/city driving. If the on-board computer is correct (seems a tad optimistic) I may be getting about 27 - 28 MPG with all highway driving - Not too shabby for a car that can fit 4 adults comfortably with luggage.
If I have one thing I could change, it would be the handling. I like a car with a tighter feel of the road. The Sport version of the Solara provides more than the SLE model, but still lacks (I enjoyed test driving the Mini-Cooper as a point of comparison... You move the wheel an inch, the car responds...) The Solara has a little bit of "sloppiness" in the steering versus the Mini.
Overall, a keeper. I have friends that have had Solara's for years. Toyota's reputation for reliability seems to be well-founded. If you decide on this car, you will not be disappointed....read morehide
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