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Toyota Solara 2007

emaleemale Posts: 1,380
edited December 2013 in Toyota
gang,

now that the new 4 door camry is out...when is the solara due? have an accord going back to honda in june and am looking at my options. also, has anyone seen any pics of the new solara?? thanks...
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  • solara31solara31 Posts: 14
    Go to solaraguy.org, they have scanned pics of the restyled Solara on their site. Major change is the rear. LED tailights, clear turn signals, and the reverse lights are now integrated into the bumper. On the inside, a pic shows that the green lighting for the climate control is now blue.
  • I saw on Toyota.com website that 2007 Solara apparently is out and Edmunds has some information, but have not found any at dealerships. Does anyone know when Solara's will be at dealers? I did not locate an email that would be answered by a person at Toyota.

    Frank
  • nileshdnileshd Posts: 7
    Frank,

    I am in touch with a Toyota dealer for SE Convertible car in black color. According to the dealer, 2007 car should be in market within next couple of weeks (by June 24th).

    --Nilesh
  • dbh126dbh126 Posts: 7
    Just bought a 2007 Solara SE today. Bare bones as far as options...Power Drivers Seat (PEAT), Carpet Mats & Trunk Mat (PV50),Special color (Blizzard Pearl) (PCAT), Toyoguard Plus Protection Group (XY70). MSRP $23,616... paid $21,598.98. Pick it up on Monday. This is my second Solara, first was 1999 and was good except for the Beige Interior. It showed signs of wear way too early. My second car is a 2004 Camry LE and this one will be better... many more standard features. Purchased at David Maus Toyota, Sanford, FL.
  • nileshdnileshd Posts: 7
    How is Solara 2007? Any good / bad experiences to share?
  • What can you BUY a 2007 SLE convertible at the dealers with XM radio and mats?

    Anyone ever used a broker to buy a car? The price I was quoted was 2% but not over $660. He stated he could save much more than that at the dealers. I have never done this but it might be worth a try if he get below invoice a good bit.

    Frank
  • dbh126dbh126 Posts: 7
    Only have 700 miles on the car but it is getting the mileage advertised for both city (25) and highway (34). Very quiet rather soft ride, kind of like the Lexus ES. Love the standard features that are lacking on my '04 Camry. On board computer is great and the standard 6 Disc CD player works fine. I guess the thing I like best beside the mileage is the RIDE. Car really looks good too. :)
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 975
    Bluegrass5, the best place for you to ask is in the Solara: Prices Paid & Buying Experience discussion.

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  • chris512chris512 Posts: 6
    The wife has decided on a Solara, and am just waiting for the 2007s to start hitting the lots. I read more and more complaints about Toyota transmissions not downshifting or lag in acceleration. Has this issue been corrected in the 2007 Solara? If not, I probably won't buy.
  • This IS the LAST year for the Solara. If you like it, buy it NOW. It's G-O-N-E after the '07 model year!!!!!!!!
  • preinerpreiner Posts: 2
    What will they replace it with?
  • moms_maxmoms_max Posts: 62
    gulfrider is right...buy it now, cuz you won't BELIEVE what the replacement is: a cross-over/Matrix looking "thing" they call 'The Ace' or FSC :cry:
    Go to the following page:

    http://www.solaraguy.org/viewtopic.php?t=20972
  • dbyrondbyron Posts: 4
    Hi everyone,
    Picked up my conv. on June 13, had surgery on the 14th and couldn't drive it until recently. Maybe I'm being a bit picky, but I feel there's too much vibration when going over a bump or somewhat rough road. Talked to
    Toyota about it twice, and was told that yes there was sokme vibration, but it was in the suspension and there was nothing they could do about it, it is the nature of the beast. Has anyone else out there experienced the same type problem?
  • Hey there.. I am about to buy a 2007 Solara and can't decide which engine to buy. I drive approx 25k a year combination hwy and town. Any suggestions based on experience? I do enjoy driving and was thinking the V6 would be a better experience, but now I'm hearing the 4 is just fine, has better gas milage and no timing belt. Any thoughts?
  • moms_maxmoms_max Posts: 62
    Yup...it certainly vibrates! :( I recently bought an '06 SLE vert, and read extensively about the 'shudder' in these forums. But people with a lot more convertible experience than I have say that, when you cut the roof off a car, you compromise the structural integrity and the rigidity of the frame is lessened. Supposedly happens to all verts - maybe not those in the $70K and up range - but the car rides so nicely otherwise that I just take the shaking in stride. I'm not sure about the 'issue' being the suspension, tho.... :confuse:
  • 08 will be the last year for the Solara. Toyota does five year cycle runs on their cars.
  • I have a 2006 Solara. I've brought it to the dealer who's checked for balancing, alignment, etc. The manager told me something very similar to what's been posted here. The car vibrates as a result of the reconfiguration of the frame. It's somewhat harmonic, but should be seen as normal. I'm dissappointed, but I drove my friends Chrysler Sebring conv the other day. It vibrates a litte, too, but handles much worse.
  • I am looking to get an '07 Solara SE coupe as well and am only planning on adding the Stability/Traction package, otherwise all the standard features seem sufficient for me (coming from a 1999 basic model Corolla w/ no power anything!) I was just wondering how you like the car and if you have any issues with the visibility out of the rear view mirror? I've been reading the discussions about the rear headrests being a factor for the convertible owners, does this also affect the coupes or are the headrests adjustable? I test drove a Solara yesterday, but all they had on the lot were convertibles so I did get a feel of the visibility problem, but wasn't sure if that was exclusive to the convertible or not. I'm aware that I will have to order the car I want since they don't generally sell many SE coupes and therefore do not keep them in stock. Just wanted to know about the visibility factor and how you are enjoying your coupe. I plan on ordering within the next 2 weeks if I can see an SE in person to be sure of what I'm getting. Thanks!
  • rmatrmat Posts: 12
    Does anyone have any experience with the Toyota Solara wind screen?
  • rmatrmat Posts: 12
    I bought a 2007 solara convert about a month ago, and it is great. There is a visibility problem when the top is up, or if you use the boot covering the convert top. I find the boot is useless. It is inconvenient, and blocks sightlines. Otherwise, rear visibility is OK.
  • I have a wind screen...and I love it. Have had a problem with it falling down at one point, but the dealer fixed it. Makes a BIG difference in comfort, especially on the highway, blocks both wind and noise. What were your questions?
  • rmatrmat Posts: 12
    My only question was relative to its effectivness in blocking wind and noise, that you answered. I presume from your reply that it helps the front seat. Right? Also, how does it affect the rear seat room and visibility? Thanks for your reply!
  • Yes, front seat only...back seat is 'useless' when using the windscreen because it has a mesh cover that goes from the windscreen and attaches to the back of the back seat, so you can't use the windscreen with back seat passengers....I guess it would prevent stuff from flying out of your back seat, I actually have never tried that though.
  • rmatrmat Posts: 12
    Thanks for the great input. Is the back seat affected when not "using" the windscreen? Where is the screen when not being "used"?
  • The windscreen is portable...you need to put it on and take it off as needed. It slides into 2 slots on the backseat side panels behind the front seats. When not in use, it fits nicely in the trunk, lies flat on the trunk floor so doesn't take up any space. The backseat isn't affected at all by not using it...just gets windy back there, not bad on a bright sunshiny day!! BTW, I happen to live in the northeast..and temps have been in the 60's here. With the windscreen up, it's wonderful on a sunny day...if it gets a little chilly, between the heated seats and the sunshine, no problem...ahhh, I love my car!!
  • rmatrmat Posts: 12
    Again, I thank you for the input. I live in the midwest with similar weather as you--so I'm going to get it and give it a try. I'll be driving down to Florida soon and it sounds as tho it will be great on the highway. P. S. I also love the car, except for the rear visibility with the top up. But you get used to it! The '07 made an improvement in the headrests to help a little.
  • Wow!! I would LOVE to get a windscreen, for exactly the reasons you mentioned, plus stuff DOES fly out of the back, even when it's placed on the floor! :cry:

    Do I have to buy it from the dealer, or is there another option?

    Thanks!
  • rmatrmat Posts: 12
    The dealer is the only place I know of to get it. My local dealer says that they don't have them at this time, and it will be "some time" before they get them. If you find it elsewhere, let me know.
  • Brand new 2007 SLE Convertible and from day 1 the steering wheel is off center by about 1/4 inch. The alignment is actually fine, just the steering wheel is off center. This is making me CRAZY, the dealer had the car on the alignment rack twice and it is the same problem. I go back next week to have a "master technician" look at it. Has anyone had a similar experience and what were the results. What is my recourse if they can not correct this problem.

    Thanks
  • rmatrmat Posts: 12
    I've had mine for almost 3 months, and it is perfect. I am not having the problem you refer to. Try calling Toyota directly.
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