Toyota Solara
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Make: Toyota
Model: Solara
Toyota Solara

Japanese automaker Toyota first unveiled the Solara, a midsize vehicle spun off its highly successful Camry model, made its first appearance as a coupe for the 1999 model year; just in time for the new millennium in 2000, an eye catching convertible version was added. The Solara has developed a growing success of its own, and is popular due to its attractive looks and exciting drivability, not to mention excellent fuel economy and an outstanding value for its price. Until the 2004 model year, two unique trim styles were available in both the coupe and convertible versions, the SE or the slightly more upscale SLE, in which a larger number of standard features can be found, such as leather seating. This SLE offers a manual transmission, where the SE is built with an automatic. Standard features in both models include air conditioning, power window and door locks, cruise control, tilt steering, AM/FM stereo with compact disc player and optional changer; a subwoofer is also standard in the SLE convertible. Front heated seats are available as an add-on feature in the coupe design, and a sunroof can be added to both styles. The 2002 model year brought with it an updated look for both styles, new engine and optional sport package for purchasers of the SE version. 2004 marked the beginning of the Solara's second generation, in which the vehicle received a makeover to give it a bold, more upscale look, as well as additional interior room. Also during this year, a third trim style was launched, the SE sport coupe. After receiving minor enhancements in both 2005 and 2005, the Solara was once again restyled for the 2007 model year, and also saw the addition of new state of the art equipment, including a Bluetooth hands free phone system, standard in all SLE trims, and an upgraded audio system. The Solara was designed to accommodate four passengers, and even those riding in the rear seat will be pleased to find generous leg and head room. In order to fit storage needs, the second row seat folds, and a cargo net is standard in the SLE styles and optional in remaining trims. Current standard safety amenities include antilock brakes, driver, passenger and front air bags, and a vehicle antitheft device. Like any car built in the Toyota brand, safety evaluations have been outstanding, including a five star frontal crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2005. The Toyota Solara offers consumers an exciting alternative from most everyday use cars on the market, with its comfortable, fun ride and host of available amenities.

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