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2005 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

2005 Toyota Solara Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 531 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 the best car I have ever owned,

By on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "all the above in the complete review"

Cons: "none"

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

"I have averged at times 20,000 miles a year. keeping my car serviced at the times when its needed has kept my car running like new. I still get about 36-38 avg miles a gallon on the freeway, about 26-29 abg in town. I believe the sleek style of this car is still in style. Keeping good care of this car I believe will keeping it running well into the 200,000 mile range. Anyone who would like a great 2dr cpe car, this one is one of the greatest, it even has pleanty of room in the back seat and a large trunk. I wish they still made this car"

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

I Love My Solara!

By on Friday, November 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,200

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
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Acceleration, Handles very well on the Road"

Cons: "Doors Open Wide"

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

"I can truly say this car is very reliable, I get a lot of compliments on this vehicle, maybe one day Toyota will bring it back I live in the town where the Camry is made, the only thing is you have to watch your doors they open wide, I love my Toyota's, I also have a 1994 Celica that has 289,433 miles on it and still drive it enough said!"

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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!!!!)"

6 people out of 11 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."

4 people out of 7 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."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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