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Feb 23, 6:46pm - #110313 
toyota solara

can someone tell me how much hp each solara has?

my brothers thinking about getting one

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Feb 23, 6:49pm - #110314 



The v6's have 225 hp, thumbsup and the 4 bangers have 157

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Feb 23, 6:55pm - #110315 
cool thanks!

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Feb 23, 8:06pm - #110316 
My dad has a 04 Solara, very nice car thumbsup

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Feb 23, 8:10pm - #110317 
thumbsup04 Solara~! thumbsup


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Feb 23, 8:11pm - #110318 
Originally Posted by Celicalicious
My dad has a 04 Solara, very nice car thumbsup
Yeah, the solaras are pretty cool. I'd rather take a celica, but the solara would be my second choice from toyota.

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Feb 23, 8:32pm - #110319 
they are really nice imo thumbsup


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Feb 23, 9:24pm - #110320 
Originally Posted by LostAngel
Originally Posted by Celicalicious
My dad has a 04 Solara, very nice car thumbsup
Yeah, the solaras are pretty cool. I'd rather take a celica, but the solara would be my second choice from toyota.


i agree.
the weight of a solara is anything from 3,175lbs(SE Model) to 3,439(V6)

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Feb 23, 9:30pm - #110321 
I was SOOOOO close to buying a solara! True story! They're pretty cool. thumbsup


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Feb 23, 10:24pm - #110322 
Are Solaras prety fast? confused

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Feb 23, 10:26pm - #110323 
those cars were made to go under Lexus but at the last minute they decided to slap a toyota badge on it

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Feb 23, 10:27pm - #110324 
solaras are nice, i like em.

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Feb 24, 12:36pm - #110325 
I'm sure they're nice cars, but the outside of them is ugly to me. It doesn't flow.. kinda looks like a bubble or something idunno


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Feb 24, 1:32pm - #110326 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
they are really nice imo thumbsup


Yea, they styling is real neat thumbsup

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Feb 24, 1:34pm - #110327 
Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
they are really nice imo thumbsup


Yea, they styling is real neat thumbsup
the new ones are nice

but the curve above the rear wheel reminds me of the tiburon

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Feb 24, 3:20pm - #110328 
regular solaras or the new camry solaras??


for the official camry solara webpage, visit: www.toyota.com: camry solara homepage

they come in 3 trim levels...the SE, SE sport, and SLE

as already metioned, they are two engine types that provide for either 157 horses or 225 horses. ALL 3 model types come STANDARD with the 157 horsepower engine. and ALL 2 engine types are AVAILABLE for all 3 trim levels thumbsup

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Feb 24, 4:48pm - #110329 
I like the exterior of the new Solara, but the interior looks like a G35, not a fan of metal trim interiors, I'd stick with the 1st Gen interior, in all black.

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Feb 24, 5:28pm - #110330 
I actually liked the last gen Solara a little bit. The new one: gag me.

The exterrior is HORRID! If he wants a bigger car, why not look at a Mazda 6? Or if he wants a Toyota, why not look at an Avalon? The new Solara is just... puke


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Feb 24, 5:41pm - #110331 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
I actually liked the last gen Solara a little bit. The new one: gag me.

The exterrior is HORRID! If he wants a bigger car, why not look at a Mazda 6? Or if he wants a Toyota, why not look at an Avalon? The new Solara is just... puke


the new camry solaras are not much different from the older solaras (exterior speaking).

also, i like the new design a bit more. looks more modern and along the lines of the 350z and infiniti g35 sportcoupe with the way the rear flows with the rest of the car.

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Feb 24, 5:45pm - #110332 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by RevMonster
I actually liked the last gen Solara a little bit. The new one: gag me.

The exterrior is HORRID! If he wants a bigger car, why not look at a Mazda 6? Or if he wants a Toyota, why not look at an Avalon? The new Solara is just... puke


the new camry solaras are not much different from the older solaras (exterior speaking).

also, i like the new design a bit more. looks more modern and along the lines of the 350z and infiniti g35 sportcoupe with the way the rear flows with the rest of the car.


For me, it was all the small things about the last Solara taht made it nice. The lines were slick, and it flowed, especially in the rear. I saw a sick TRD modified one around here... I swear I followed the guy for like 3 miles trying to catch up and talk with him. The new one just seems too chunky to me... the rear is overdone, the tail lights are ugly, and it just "looks bigger". All personal taste I guess.


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Feb 24, 5:59pm - #110333 
I also liked the last one better but not a fan of either even the supercharged Solara... Supercharged Solara

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Feb 24, 6:09pm - #110334 
Check out the numbers on that supercharged Solara. 14.5 1/4, and that is without any other bolt-ons. For a 3500lb full-size car, that's pretty awesome.


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Feb 25, 9:03am - #110335 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
Check out the numbers on that supercharged Solara. 14.5 1/4, and that is without any other bolt-ons. For a 3500lb full-size car, that's pretty awesome.


thats not bad at all--its 1000 pounds heavier than a celica.

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Feb 25, 9:57am - #110336 
Solaras are pretty nice cars good choice!

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Feb 25, 10:31am - #110337 
Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Solaras are pretty nice cars good choice!


yeah they are, but the solara is quieter in the cabin, smoother in the ride, and bigger

but the handling in the celi is non comparable to the sol

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Feb 25, 10:53am - #110338 
Originally Posted by beans
Originally Posted by PnOyGtS
Solaras are pretty nice cars good choice!


yeah they are, but the solara is quieter in the cabin, smoother in the ride, and bigger

but the handling in the celi is non comparable to the sol


ditto.

so many factors go into handling...

for the most part, mid engine cars have top handling
fwd cars have slightly better handling than comparable rwd cars
as a rule of thumb, less weight = better handling
as a rule of thumb, the shorter the length of the wheelwell the better the handling
as a rule of thumb, the lower the car, the better the handling
as a rule of thumb, the stiffer the shocks/springs the more precise the handling
as a rule of thumb, the less revolutions the steering wheel makes to turn its wheels from end to end the more precise the handling


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Feb 25, 12:48pm - #110339 
i like it! its curvy like a supra!

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Feb 25, 2:23pm - #110340 
Originally Posted by Shinobi
i like it! its curvy like a supra!


supra? really? I don't think so at all

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Feb 25, 2:25pm - #110341 
Originally Posted by Evan
I'm sure they're nice cars, but the outside of them is ugly to me. It doesn't flow.. kinda looks like a bubble or something idunno


i dont like them either...

the back looks like a wanna be sc430.

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Feb 25, 4:09pm - #110342 
Ouch dude. The only thing I can compare between the two is the weight. I cant say i am too much of a fan of the styling.

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Feb 25, 8:38pm - #110343 
The solara looks really nice, especially in white tasty


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Feb 25, 9:03pm - #110344 
Originally Posted by celicagirl7484
The solara looks really nice, especially in white tasty


you like white don't ya

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Feb 26, 12:52am - #110345 
its nice


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Feb 26, 2:53am - #110346 
My cousin has an '04 black. I think it's a little too bulky. pretty nice though.

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Feb 26, 2:58am - #110347 
thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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Feb 26, 3:08am - #110348 
wow that s a nice car
lol my lame country have even taken in the car thumbsdown
never seen it befor
proboply becuase the taxes thumbsdown

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Feb 26, 11:41am - #110349 
The Solara Sports are pretty quick too.


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