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2004 Toyota Solara

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 29/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Canada

2004 Toyota Solara Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 529 Ratings for the 2004 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.5/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

This is an excellent car!

By on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "A family car that runs almost like a sport car!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"A beautiful design; gets 30 mpg on the highway; accelerates smoothly and fast. Everyone on the road admires it. With proper maintenance, it should run 300,000+ miles. I can't understand why the model was discontinued in 2009."

ALMOST Perfect....

By on Friday, October 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, quiet engine, lots of features,"

Cons: "Abysmal transmission, acceleration, blind spots."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"2005 Toyota solara Convertible SLE V6 I'm a 22 year old college student and this is the second Solara I've owned (first was a 2004 SE convertible, not fully loaded). Overall, this is about as perfect a combination of a an affordable, quality and reliable convertible you'll ever find. Pros: -Very comfortable ride quality -Quality JBL system -Quality leather/heated seats -Excellent interior build quality. Leather everywhere! -Very quiet V6 engine -Quiet cabin while driving (city and highway) -Lots of trunk space -Seats 4 people very comfortably, even in back seat -Cheap to service yourself (if you know what your doing) -Gas mileage (I get about 25 city) Cons: -TRANSMISSION: VERY jerky going into 3rd and 4th gear, and sometimes lags a few seconds before shifting into gear. -LEAKS water where the cover for the side mirrors sits (Not much but it is noticeable when it rains. No water damage here... yet) -Sluggish acceleration for a V6 -Blind spots on convertible (small rear window, difficult to change lanes in heavy traffic) -Doesn't come with full-size spare tire (I'd NEVER use a "donut" tire on this car) -Leather on driver's side door handle tends to get VERY worn with use (Place a microfiber cloth over this) If you're thinking about buying a Solara, make sure you get one with the following: -Leather (Much more comfortable than the cloth seats) -JBL sound system (Infinitely better than the stock system in the SE Solara) -Make sure the convertible top doesn't leak or have much wear on it. -GOOD SERVICE RECORDS (Can't stress this enough. This is NOT the cheapest car to maintain. Walk away if the Owner has no service records. Spark plugs are a $650 job, though I did them myself for 60$ and 3 hours of my time. Timing belt is a 700$++ job. MAKE SURE BOTH ARE DONE AT OR BEFORE 90,000 MILES!!!!)"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Love my car. Feel safe and secure.

By on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 126,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Thought about trading it in and decided to drive it another 126000 miles. Reliable and handles like a champ. Love the leather seats, sun roof and smooth ride. Reliable. Never worry about breaking down or the car not starting."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

LOVE THIS CAR

By on Monday, October 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive!"

Cons: "Car is long, makes tight parking difficult."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I absolutely love my car. She still drives smooth at 10 years old.its cute and has never broken down."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

A+ deal, quiet, acceleration, amenities.

By on Monday, October 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 126,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Quiet, quick, quality, design."

Cons: "Mileage stop & go: 18-22; highway 26-29"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The "my Rating" above, notwithstanding, the minuses are a cheap visor:no slider, no second front visor (a la Buick Ultra), and when the driver moves it to the driver side window, it slaps you in the side of the head on left turns at intersections; the odometer reading is almost microscopic; the passenger seat bottom is too severe to set items relatively flat; front center armrest is short, and, of course, the usual 2DR annoyances. I'm curious why Toyota stopped production. It was a winner."

best vehicle ever!

By on Monday, October 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great vehicles"

Cons: "I have nothing negative to say about this vehicle."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had 2 Solaras. Both were excellent cars. Wished they were still making them. I have never had anything but a 2 door vehicle, so I am disappointed that I can't get another Solara."

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