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Toyota Solara Convertible - 2004 and Newer

Wondering if anyone out there has information/pictures on the new model Toyota Solara convertible?
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  • Curious if anyone knows when the new Solara convertible will be available in dealerships?
    Is Toyota talking about it's features/options, or is it the usual "veiled secret"?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    likes to take the "keep everything secret until brochures come out" route for new cars. Don't expect anything until brochure time.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    are there any clues about a base price, colors, or what?
  • ncapponcappo Posts: 1
    The convertible colors are black and tan.I've seen it. It looks like it was designed to be a convertible.It will be in production this spring.I would expect it on the lot by march or april.Toyota never lets out any pictures until the last minute.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    the only color choices are black and tan? I always liked midnight blue convertibles.
  • I'm hoping for the cosmic blue. I also heard rumors about it being available at the Chicag Auto Show, anyone know anymore?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    with just two colors, you're going to lose customers to the Sebring Convertible.
  • I think we may have misuderstood (at least I'm hoping) ncappo about the convertible colors. I'm thinking that tan and black are the two colors for the convertible tops. I'm hoping that the convertible will be available in the same colors as the coupe. Also I have heard from a dealer that one of the trim levels may be removed from the convertible model. Anyone heard anything about this?
  • setzersetzer Posts: 127
    my Aunt is may move out here within a year or so, and she really wants a convertible. She likes the Thunderbird, but it was way out of her price range. Maybe I can talk her into a Camry Solara convertible.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I think that the SE Sport might be dropped from the convertible line.
  • Toyota just announced that the convertible will premier at the Chicago Auto Show and will be arriving at dealerships in mid-March. At that time, orders can be placed by paying a down payment that will get you the car you want.
  • ...told us this week that they thought the Solara covertible was pushed back and would be coming later in the year as an '05 model.

    Sounds like they were wrong.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    will be here in time for the summer!
  • According to the model release/press conference this morning, the car will be in dealer showrooms by the end of March, carry a sticker at or slightly lower than the outgoing model and be completely assembled in Georgetown as opposed to the old Toyota/ASC arrangement.
    Also, it will be offered in the SE or SLE trim levels with a 225hp V6 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic.
    The top is "one button" automatic with a full glass rear window.
    There should be press photos on the web by tomorrow the latest.
  • Check out Toyota's website.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    saw the launch, the convertible looks really nice.
  • Does any see this convertible as out saling the Sebring Convertible down the road? It will be good to see if the Solara Convertible can beat the next redsign Sebring Convertible, but for now, I can see the Solara Convertible beating the Sebring.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    with better build quality, better resale, better interior.... The only place you'll see Sebring Convertibles will be in the Avis Rent A Car lot.
  • Went to the chicago show today and saw the convertible for the first time today. Its a great car, obviously meant to be made as a convertible. I also have pictures that I took, if someone could tell me how to post them.
  • What you need to do is upload your images to a hosting website. Some members pointed me toward imagestation.com, and it's worked out great for me.

    After you load your images, select the one you want to display here. Put your mouse over it and right click, then select "Properties." In the properties window, you'll see the address starting with "http." Select it, and copy the address.

    Then, when you're in Town Hall, type [img src=yourURL]. Instead of the [], use <>, and where I have "yourURL," paste the link you copied. That should do it! Sorry if my instructions were too elementary, but better to include too much info than too little :)

    Need help navigating? kirstie_h@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

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