2007 Toyota Solara Reviews

2007 Toyota Solara SLE from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carToyota Solara

Summary:

Nice... for a one time lease

Faults:

Maintenance light comes on for no apparent reason.

Tire pressure light is touchy, sometimes comes on when there's a drastic outdoor temperature drop.

Rubber "rain gutter" drips water onto the driver when the door is opened to enter or exit in rain.

General Comments:

The car has a fantastic appearance.

Convertible is fun.

Pricey for a Toyota... I was a bit shocked at the lease price, though hear they don't make this model anymore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th January, 2010

2007 Toyota Solara SE from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Previous carToyota Pontiac Sunfire

Summary:

Fantastic, Reliable, HOTT!!

Faults:

No issues thus far.

General Comments:

Solara is a great car... runs smoothly, comfortable seating, roomy, big trunk, great features, easy to drive, easily able to view blind spots and rear of car... I got my Solara 3 months ago and recently someone rear-ended the car, but I had very minor damage--only a few scrates, no dents. The other person had a huge dent. I was convinced... this car is safe and reliable. Luv it!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2007

23rd Jun 2008, 16:29

I briefly looked at the Solara when I was in the market for a sporty car last summer, but due to the fact that the Ford Mustang ranked higher in J.D. Powers rankings (it won tops in its class) than the Solara, and the fact that Consumer Reports no longer recommends the Camry (a 4-door Solara) or Tundra due to too many problems, I bought the Mustang. It is definitely faster, sportier, and after 11 months I couldn't be happier with it. Toyota needs better quality control if it is going to try to compete.

30th Sep 2010, 23:16

Love our car, but do have a few things they could fix.

The locking top latches have weak springs; you have to be careful that the hook is all the way back. Small leaks in good rain.

The wind screen is the most disappointing thing of our car. Very pricey but not durable, the metal rod pokes through the end very quickly, and the straps stretch out or break.

But this car rides very well and handles great.

Oh, and now the plastic covering the head lights is distorting some how,;you can't hardly see the road with low beams.

1st Oct 2010, 18:06

Comment 23:16 is a great example of the lengths some folks will go to to defend Japanese vehicles. If I had any ONE of the problems cited in any of my domestics before 100,000 miles, I'd never buy another one. But if it's a Toyota, it MUST be better because Toyota ad hype says so.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews