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The Solara: Sporty look with Camry reliability

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE

I purchased my 2006 Solara 2 years ago with only 42,000 miles on it. Quiet ride, interior space of a regular sedan (but with only 2 doors). It had only a CD player and no AUX in cord, so I had a Bluetooth installed to play music from my phone. Engine doesn't feel super sporty. Seats are not very comfortable. There is an electric back support adjuster on the driver's side, but it's too high up for my 5'4' frame. Besides replacing the car battery, it's had no major problems so far. Sometimes there is a slight lag in acceleration after an idle at a light. That said, this is NOT a sports car - it runs like the 'Camry Solara' sedan it is. I purchased it because I wanted the reliability of the Camry engine (which it has), with a bit of a sleeker look - which I'm thoroughly pleased with! I still admire the looks of the car - it seemed a bit ahead of its time in design. For me, the reliability and looks of the car outweighed any negatives. I'm going to keep this one for as long as I can!

- Anne H

My 2006 Toyota Red Solara

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SLE V6

One problem for me is that there is not a key entry on the passenger side. The engine is solid and runs well. The inside is good for 4 people comfort wise. Tilt wheel is nice and pulls and pushes for adjustable comfort. It comes with a standard cassette and CD player that will load 5 CD's. The moonroof is nice for hot days. It is comfortable for long trips. It passes smog every time with no problems. Tune up are real pricey and run about $400 - 500 dollars. I have had this car for 4 years with no real problems. It is a good car for my wife to drive. The gas mileage is not bad and get about 27 mile to the gallon.

- Bruce L

My highlights of the Toyota solara.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE

I love my car because of speed performance. If you keep up with the maintenance, this car is extremely reliable in all seasons. The computers work great at alerting when tire pressure is low, oil changes, an any engine problems. It has an alarm system, child locks, air bags, cruise control, place to put glasses, 2 compart middle piece, lock glove compartment, door lock when car is in movement, and stylish (sporty look).

- Maria A

My vehicle performs well and has some good features like the sun roof.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE

My vehicle performs well. It performs well. I love the sun roof! The only problem I have found is when needing to do repairs it can be difficult to find the parts or they are too expensive. Otherwise I have found I like the turn radius and features like cruise control and buttons on the steering wheel to control the stereo system. I wish there was more than one way to get into the trunk other than just by the key.

- Alex L

It is very reliable and requires little more than preventative maintenance.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

The Solara rides nicely and quietly. The only issue I've had beyond basic maintenance is having to replace the water pump recently. It is spacious with a large trunk. The only negative is that the passenger seat does not return to its previous position when moved forward to let someone out of the backseat. It goes to a very upright position uncomfortably close to the dashboard.

- Cory M

Poor service at Toyota service shop.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I love my Toyota, however when I have a problem with my car I feel like I am wasting money for my services. As a woman I feel like I get taken advantage of when dealing with Toyota service mechanics. The last time I got my car fixed it broke down on me after two days. I ended up financing for a new Toyota car and never got the money back from the previous car that broke down.

- Monica S

The Solara is a reliable and sporty vehicle.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE V6

2 doors can be a challenge but it's a very reliable and durable car. Great gas mileage! There is more trunk space that meets the eye so packing for trips is actually quite easy. The sunroof is a great add on and certainly adds to the sporty feel of the car. Some minor issues with the dashboard quality. This car is also easy to work on so it can be taken to a variety of shops.

- Logan M

Toyota Camry Solara best car I've ever owned. Comfy convertible, looks nice

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE

Convertible Camry by far the best car I've ever owned . 2006 bought used in 2016, never had a problem, mechanically or otherwise. Comfortable and nice, I would buy another if necessary. Streamlined, attractive smooth on side streets and highways. Gets around great in the snow and heavy enough to control on icy streets.

- Mary S

A very nice ride for the money!

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I bought it used in may '18. It is a very solid vehicle. The convertible top is automatic and very easy to put up and down. The trunk space is quite generous for a convertible. There is also plenty of passenger space in the back seat. I love my car! The pearl white paint is beautiful next to the tan rag top.

- Kathy S

It's very functional and easy to maneuver.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE

The car is still in great shape and works like a pro. While it is small and seating may feel cramped at times, it's very functional. Parking is also easier to find since it's a small car. The roof opens up which is awesome in the summers. I do wish that the ability to recline seats would be a better option.

- Mete K

Heated seats! And great sound system, also a sunroof!

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

My vehicle has heated seats which I love during the winter time. The car also has a great sound system that I enjoy having. However my transmission is starting to slip so sometimes it does not drive that great, also the car windows are not sealed correctly so water gets in a little bit but not too bad.

- Tiffany G

A fun, reliable, and dependable convertible!

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

Very easy car to drive. Handles well for an everyday car and has been very reliable & dependable. Is a convertible, stays warm in the winter. There is no noise from it being a convertible. Is a lot of fun to drive with the top down. Very glad I purchased the vehicle, plan on keeping it for a long time.

- Debra V

It is easy to get my son in and out of his car seat for a 2 for vehicle.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

My two door 2006 Toyota solara has a beautiful and clean interior, as well as exterior body. Smooth driving and breaking. It is an extremely safe, durable, and reliable vehicle with much engine power for a small, had efficient car. I feel extremely comfortable driving around with my 9 month old child.

- Divinity V

2006 Toyota convertible. Unique blue taupe top, interior, out of production.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

My retirement car. It is a beautiful blue with taupe convertible top. On the road, still gets 28 to 30 mpg. Ride is quiet and smooth. It now has about 111, 300 miles. Will need cosmetic work next year, new top, paint job and trim. Mechanically I have taken care of it, and they no longer mfg. it.

- Mary A

My 2006 Toyota Solara Coupe is a very dependable car and was built really well.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I like my 2006 Toyota Solara Coupe because it drives fast, has a sunroof and is a very dependable car. The two things that I dislike are I don't like that it's a two door and it makes it harder on me to get my kids in and out of the car. I also dislike that my car wasn't built with a backup camera.

- Heather C

My Camry solara se is a excellent coup car for 2006.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE

I have Toyota Camry solara se 2006 my car has a good motor capacity. Suspension is great. However, I do not like 2 doors car. Next time I will definitely buy a four doors car. Seat capacity is great for a sports car. Gear system is excellent. I can drive as a manual gear inside city traffics.

- Joe O

Reliable car even with high miles

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE

Very reliable, do not like that it's a coupe, I like 4 doors vehicles better. I personally think that it is too large and the interior is not the most comfortable. The wheels, always seem to be an issue. As far as the motor goes it seems to be working just fine even with high miles on it.

- Cynthia suarez S

Fuel efficiency! I love that my car is not extremely expensive to drive, especially with rising gas prices.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I find my car to be decently fuel efficient, but it is small and seems to break a lot. It is perfect for me who is short, but my significant other (who is 6'2") barely fits. My car has needed two seperate $600 repairs in the last three months which has been very trying on my bank account.

- Molly A

It is bad. A lot. More than you could guess.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

It is had a lot of problems with the axel and the starter as of recent. I have had to take it to the mechanic and all of the problems that it has are the most expensive ones. Also, the gas gauge is not true to what it says. It says I have 50 miles left in the tank and it will die on me.

- Angelina A

it reminds me of a English bus, the shaping which is very square, very cute car

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE V6

I love my car because it is good mileage for gas, plenty of sitting room, no blind spots, very comfortable to sit and drive, the car I have the prior owner put something to make it very low to the ground, special shading on the from window that give me issue to pass inspection

- Helene G

My solara need some help.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE

It has some issues with shocks and its too small. I prefer a 4 door to a 2 door. Also 8 wish it had better gas mileage. I wish it had Bluetooth. I wish it had a CD player. I think overall the car is too small and too old for my liking. I wish to buy a bigger car or a van.

- Teresa B

Toyota Solara- good and reliable cars, can last for years.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

No major engine problems in the past, still drives well even though mileage is almost 193000. Good on gas.. Stylish both inside and outside.. Only downfall is not good on snow. Easy to maintain and no accidents. I have been doing it for 13 years and will keep driving it.

- Mai M

Reliable and mechanically sound.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

Fun to drive, peppy, enjoy convertible top, not too expensive to insure or maintain, reliable mechanic close by, girls like to ride and be seen in it, worst thing is rear head restraints block too much of small rear window--the reason why I rated a 4 instead of a 5.

- Rick G

Fun to drive with lots of pep!

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

Fun to drive good gas mileage and performance. Only problem is poor visibility out of rear window due to large rear seat head restraints. Convertible top is expensive to replace. Car has lots of pep with the v6 engine. Previous owner maintained vehicle very well.

- Rob B

Toyota Solara are the best

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE

It's a great car, good mpg, runs smooth. CD player, cold ac, heat blows hot, comfortable seats, sunroof, power windows, remote start. Starts up every day. Great for road trips across the country, great on gas with highway mileage. This is all around a great car.

- Erin H

All around a great car to own!

2006 Toyota Camry Solara SE V6

One of the best cars I've ever owned. It now has 190,000 miles and I've Never had any problems, it's still going strong. Rides smooth, engine is quiet, relatively good on gas, ac works great blows cold. I love the convertible top. All around a very good car!

- Theresa B

The car was used when I purchased it and so it has some issues. currently, it has been overheating a lot.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I absolutely love the convertible top, that is my favorite thing about my car. I also like that its a v6 so it goes pretty fast and the gas mileage is pretty good. the only thing I dislike is that she's getting old and malfunctioning recently.

- Arinne S

reliable, comfortable, safe

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I love my car! granted it has some issues like the detailing starts to peel off and crack when in the sun for long periods of time and the drop top seal slets water in but other than that it's a very reliable car and looks like a barbie car.

- sydney e

It is incredibly reliable. I would buy another Toyota in a heartbeat.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

The Solara has been an amazing car. It handles well, has superior engine performance, and it relatively low cost to maintain. Over its 12 year life span, there have been relatively few issues outside of standard maintenance.

- Jessica M

2 door versus 4 door vehicles

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

Nice car. It is durable. I have the 2 door and I should have gotten the 4 door model. The seats are comfortable and the color is nice. I have seen many on hr road. I would suggest to others to purchase the same vehicle.

- Rochele M

Blind Spots in inclimate weather which could cause me to inadvertently come into your lane.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

The car has kept running with little maintenance. What I don't like about it is the hesitation it can have and the blind spots especially in bad weather. All in all it has been a good investment.

- David T

The one thing is that I have no problems mechanically and never had,

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

My Solara is comfortable. It is very reliable. It is good on gas. It has a roomy interior. The Solara's trunk is huge, it has a comfortable smooth drive. I have no complaints at all.

- Sandra L L

Me and my Solara. We have been together on our journey.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

My Solara has been extremely reliable, comfortable, and easy to maintain. I have never had issues with the engine or transmission. I feel that the car is safe for me and my family.

- Toni M

Stylish, most dependable, low maintenance & reliable.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I love my car. I chose a Toyota for it's dependable, longevity, low maintenance ratings. But a convertible makes me feel I'm driving a lil more higher end stylish car.

- Tarryn P

It has been entirely attractive, reliable, and economical.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

It has been completely reliable, pleasurable, beautiful and comfortable. Maintenance has been only routine, making it very economical and reliable.

- judith k

It is small but it is good on gas

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I love the style, and the color however it is a two door so every time we have a passenger it is hard for them to get in and out of the back door

- Marie J

Toyota Solara has a Huge trunk even with the top down

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

It is a convertible. It has a huge trunk even with the top down which is uncommon in convertibles. It is reliable and easy to drive.

- amy R

How well I maintain my car is job one it's kind of like having a child.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I love my Solara, it is a beautiful car. I take very good care of it and it runs very smooth. It is a very nice ride. Very classy.

- Tina B

Great Car minus the Blindspot

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I enjoy my car a lot. The only real issue I have with it is the major blind spots in the back. Other than that it is great.

- Brooke H

I have had it for almost 6 years.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I like that it is different, it does not look like every other car. I do not like that its old and keeps having problems.

- Natasha C

165000 miles A/C leather seats

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

Toyota solara model 2006,with functioning A/C and leather seats.Has a total of 146000 miles has functioning cd player

- jude k

It's a great car. Very little mechanical issues. Only preventative things Great ride

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

Love the ride Love the convertible Love the blue color Hate the visibility. Headrests obstruct the small back window

- Delourde S

That it comes with problems with the interior pressure gauges.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I love my car. Everything about it is what I was looking for. The only thing I would like is it to be a four door.

- Evelyn B

Mom's SUV can be fun to drive.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I prefer an SUV. Cars are low to the ground. I like that it has 4 doors, good on gas, reliable, has backup camera.

- Michelle S

It's really best for a single adult with no children.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I love that my car is fast and fun, and that it is 12 years old with a 150,000 miles and has given me no problems.

- Kate T

Best ever. Will keep buying Toyota

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

Reliability is the best we have every had with a car. It just keeps going as long as you do regular maintenance.

- Gary L

It is very dependable and fun.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

Convertible, handling power and gas mileage.. Do not like the material of the dashboard and width of the doors..

- Norman I

It used to be my granddaughters. I love the red color

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I love the ride. I like how I can turn corners. It's difficult to buckle seat belt. Difficult to get in & out.

- Betty P

My car is affordable, and is a great expression of who I am.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

My car has amazing gas mileage. My car also runs very smoothly. I have absolutely no complaints about my car!.

- Sarah M

it is a dependable vehicle with low miles and good gas mileage

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

it is a dependable vehicle, but it does not have the high-tech bells and whistles like gps or satellite radio

- Cheriese V

Very dependable and gets you where you have to go without problems.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

The ride and handling of the automobile is very comfortable. Mechanically sound and no problems with repairs.

- Allen L

It is smooth and it had very low mileage.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

Like how smooth it drives. I love two door cars. I hate that it is so old but my mileage on it id amazing.

- Julie J

It does not look as old as it is.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

I love it because it is very comfortable. I like a two-door car which it is. It gets fairly good mileage.

- Rita G

it's a convertible for living in Florida

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

lt has a large trunk. It is a convertible. Gets good gas mileage. Well built. No major problems.

- amy S

It always works when I start it up. It gives good gas mileage, A/C works. It's comfortable

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

It's reliable when I start up in the morning. it works in all kinds of weather.

- corinne r

My vehicle has last quite a long time without much issues

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

My vehicle is black. It is very reliable. My vehicle is 12 years old.

- Shannon C

It's always been reliable and is basically a Lexus with a Toyota body.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

Looks and runs great. Very smooth ride. Very few problems with it.

- Robert M

reliable and low maintenance , rides well and looks great

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

looks 7& runs great with good gas mileage and low maintenance ..

- ray f

The car has had little maintenance in the past years. It is a great commuter car and is great on gas.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

It is reliable and worth every penny you spend to buy it.

- Rachel M

Quality is really high. Over 12 years old and still runs like new.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

Runs really well with almost no maintenance required.

- Robert H

It's a great car to drive and fill up takes a while.

2006 Toyota Camry Solara

It drives smooth like a babies butt and short on gas.

- Kathy F