1999 Toyota Solara SE V6 from North America
Good, but not perfect. Good value for the money, however
The only problem has been front end noise with the strut mounts. Had the struts and strut mounts replaced ($1500) at 105k due to sloppy ride and some minor rattling. Ever since, rides like new, but struts bang and rattle terribly.
Repairs are difficult to get firm solutions to and are costly. Other than that - plus numerous squeaks and rattles - has been a pretty good car.
Oh, there was also $800 bill for 2 new oxygen sensors. But my old '96 Civic commuter with 142k on it now rattles far less on bumpy roads than the Solara does.
It's a very lovely car and the V6 engine and A/T are very smooth. Ride is not that hot and much noisier than when it was new.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th August, 2007