2000 Toyota Camry Solara
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great

by from LA on February 28, 2010

bought it used in 2004 w 70000 miles. right now it has 170000. total repairs in more than 6 years - $1000. sensor, radiator, 2 batteries - never been in a shop for more than half a day.
bought it used in 2004 w 70000 miles. right now it has 170000. total repairs in more than 6 years - $1000. sensor, radiator, 2 batteries - never been in a shop for more than half a day.
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Excellent all around

by from Philadelphia, PA on January 5, 2010

I bought my 2000 Solara SE used from a Honda dealer in July, 2002. It had about 20,000 miles then. It's a V6, manual transmission, with the premium JBL sound, leather, and power everything. I love thi...
I bought my 2000 Solara SE used from a Honda dealer in July, 2002. It had about 20,000 miles then. It's a V6, manual transmission, with the premium JBL sound, leather, and power everything. I love this car. It's been perfect. It's only needed regularly scheduled maintenance in the 8 years I've owned it. There was one time (in 2008) the check engine light went on because it needed a new Oxygen sensor. It was a relatively cheap repair and normal for a car of it's age. My car is not the convertible. I wonder if the person with the body flex issues has the convertible version. I also still have the original spark plugs. They still work perfectly. This car is a pleasure to drive. It looks great too. It has great pickup and handling, good gas milage for a V6, it's very quiet at highway speeds and handles great at high speed. The suspension is noticeably better (tighter) than my wife's 1999 Camry LE, as is the sound system and interior materials quality. Gotta love the leather bound steering wheel, shifter and seats. Today, 1-5-2010, the car is 10 years old and it still drives like it was the day I bought it. My wife just got a new (2009) Sonata with all the extras and I'm not in the least bit jealous. Sincerely, Michael
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LUV IT!

by from Palos Heights, Il. on June 23, 2012

I bought my car new, and 12 years later am still driving it. The "biggest" problem I have is that I must "TEACH" other drivers HOW THE CAR IS TO BE DRIVEN. It requires the maintenance, like any other...
I bought my car new, and 12 years later am still driving it. The "biggest" problem I have is that I must "TEACH" other drivers HOW THE CAR IS TO BE DRIVEN. It requires the maintenance, like any other car-nothing major!
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11 years and counting

by from Austin, TX on December 12, 2011

Now passing 100,000 miles, my Solara runs smooth and has few failures. A given for a Toyota. Still fun to drive? Well, that's another issue. The convertible has a weakness.. It's not as solid as a har...
Now passing 100,000 miles, my Solara runs smooth and has few failures. A given for a Toyota. Still fun to drive? Well, that's another issue. The convertible has a weakness.. It's not as solid as a hard top, so I feel more vibration. The Texas sun has worked its magic on the wood grain (plastic) trim, but the leather has held up well. The blindspots due to the top can be offset by adding a wide view backup camera. Nevertheless, when the temp passes 70, the excitement comes back - with plenty of room to seat 4.
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Hidden luxury + reliability

by from Jersey City, NY on August 20, 2010

Spacious, super comfortable and reliable. Fluids and regular maintenance is all it needs. Butter soft ride is definitely nice. Alot miss out on this gem since it's not very recognizable.
Spacious, super comfortable and reliable. Fluids and regular maintenance is all it needs. Butter soft ride is definitely nice. Alot miss out on this gem since it's not very recognizable.
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Verey Satisfied owner

by from Yarmouth, Maine on April 28, 2012

Bought this car in June 2000 and have had ONE problem with it. Rear strut cost $700. to fix it. Would do it all over again.
Bought this car in June 2000 and have had ONE problem with it. Rear strut cost $700. to fix it. Would do it all over again.
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16 years and Irefuse to part with her !!!

by from Sellersville, PA on June 4, 2016

I bought the loaded version of the 2000 Solara SE Gold Edition. It's been a great incredibly reliable car. Extreemly fun to drive. Handles like an indy race car, rides like a Cadillac and sips fuel li...
I bought the loaded version of the 2000 Solara SE Gold Edition. It's been a great incredibly reliable car. Extreemly fun to drive. Handles like an indy race car, rides like a Cadillac and sips fuel like a Civic !!! Since I'm a mechanic I've done all repairs myself. It's a very easy car to work on. Only a timing belt, battery, brakes, tires etc. the normal wear out items in 134k miles. Other reviews have said this is the best desinged car evey made, they'er right... Sure a couple of people may have a bad expirence, but the the Camry and Solara are truly one of the best overall designs ever built. So I bought an 06 red Solara Sport Edition. Which I now call "the Twins". Did not Trade in or sell my 2000.
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Oustanding

by from New Jersey on September 6, 2011

By far the best car I've ever had the pleasure of driving. As this was my first car, I have driven and worked on several cars in the prior to this one and I was pleasantly surprised by its durability....
By far the best car I've ever had the pleasure of driving. As this was my first car, I have driven and worked on several cars in the prior to this one and I was pleasantly surprised by its durability. The car has style, reliability, and maneuverability to say the least. It's a very enjoyable and safe car; and I would recommend it to anyone.
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WILL NEVER SHOP ANYWHERE ELSE

by from ACWORTH GA. on December 22, 2010

IT IS SO NICE TO FIND HONEST AND CARING PEOPLE TO HELP MEET YOU CAR BUYING NEEDS............... HAVE NEVER FOUND SUCH HONESTY AFTER BUYING CARS FOR OVER 30 YEARS....I WILL RECOMENT MY CHILDREN TO DO B...
IT IS SO NICE TO FIND HONEST AND CARING PEOPLE TO HELP MEET YOU CAR BUYING NEEDS............... HAVE NEVER FOUND SUCH HONESTY AFTER BUYING CARS FOR OVER 30 YEARS....I WILL RECOMENT MY CHILDREN TO DO BUSINESS HERE. THE USED CAR PEOPLE.........
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I like it so much, I am getting another

by from New York, NY on June 30, 2014

This car has been very reliable and handles like a dream on snow and asphalt. Just regular maint. I have gotten regular oil changes, rotated tires, taken it to the mechanic when a light comes on and n...
This car has been very reliable and handles like a dream on snow and asphalt. Just regular maint. I have gotten regular oil changes, rotated tires, taken it to the mechanic when a light comes on and never needed a major repair. Belts are new, tires relatively new, got a new power steering reservoir and I got a new antenna once... I love driving this car.
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