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!