2003 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0 V6 gas from North America




Full maintenance at 100,000 km.

R&R timing belt, inspect water pump.

Change brake fluid, power steering fluid, anti-freeze.

New Bridgestone Insignia tires.

Check engine light at 120,000km.

Replaced thermostat, engine wasn't warming up properly.

Brakes all around at 130,000km.

Normal maintenance, and oil changes every 5000km with high mileage oil.

Normal washing and waxing on a regular basis has this car looking and smelling like new still. Interior is always clean and shampooed, smells like new still.

General Comments:

I am overall very happy with the car. Has that Lexus feel and quality without the price. The bullet proof 3.0 DOHC is awesome, smooth and quiet, and achieves up to 36 MPG highway.

As this is my secondary vehicle, it doesn't handle as well as my 09 Accord coupe. Interior pieces aren't as solid as the Honda either. I do however, like that parts are cheaper for the Toyota, and there are less goodies to go wrong than the Honda.

Very good car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2012