But the faux wood in the 2005 Solara convertible we tested looked like plastic and some of the silver reflective material on the lower center stack was too reflective for our taste. Still, Solara is no sports car, either. Solara has a genuinely useful back seat and a good-sized trunk. Available Only in Southeast Region. Its soft suspension smoothes out beat-up city streets.
The Camry's soft suspension tuning makes for a smooth, impact-free ride on bumpy pavement. It's a more adventurous design. Available Only in Southeast Region. Husky Liners, a leading manufacturer of mud guards and related accessories, utilizes the latest advances in design and technology to bring owners of cars and trucks the best protective products possible. It's the most diverse field of contestants ever--and that creates challenges. Just below the beltline, a character line flows in a gentle S-curve from the teardrop headlamps to the teardrop taillights.
There is nothing untoward or strange about it. See product for application and installation details. And the rear seats fold down to reveal a big pass-through. The Camry presents a sculptured appearance, with slightly flared wheel arches and a distinct dual crease line in the hood, the latter leading nicely into the grille. For 2005, four-cylinder Camry sedans get the more sophisticated five-speed automatic as well. Dash Designs manufactures and distributes custom fabric accessories for the automotive industry and is considered a leader in vehicle seat and dash covers, sunshades and floor mats.
The Solara coupe looks like a stylized version of the sedan. Formula 1 racing cars, the fastest cars in the world, use drive-by-wire. It does everything just right. The current Solara offers improved torsional rigidity over the previous model, which translates into a more solid feel and a quieter ride. The outside door handles are easy to grab, much better than lever-style handles. To some extent its smooth lines camouflage its height; the current Camry stands 2 inches taller than pre-2002 models.
Req's Extra Cost Customer Paid Subscription. You never have to try to figure out how to work something. Available Only in Southeast Region. The instruments are located in a relatively small pod directly in front of the steering wheel, with a large half-moon tachometer and matching speedometer. Out back, new taillights feature trendy circular lighting elements. Available Only in Gulf States. With the top up, there's actually 2 inches more rear-seat headroom than in the coupe.
The Camry dashboard is relatively plain, with no large curved surfaces, and it is set relatively high. New Car Test Drive editor Mitch McCullough reports from Los Angeles, with John Rettie in Santa Barbara, California. Rear-seat passengers will find the Camry's accommodations quite pleasant for a mid-size sedan. The seats are relatively flat, which makes sliding in and out easy, but we'd prefer a little more side support. .
Available Only in Gulf States. Camry is the perfect transportation appliance, flawlessly performing its duties, never annoying its owner. Available Only in Southeast Region. Worked as it should in the vehicle. Optional power-adjustable pedals help shorter drivers find a safer, more comfortable driving position, moving the pedals closer to them and permitting them to move farther from the airbag-armed steering wheel.
The trunk itself is a decent size and shape. Available Only in Gulf States. Compared to the Honda Accord coupe, the Solara provides significantly more rear-seat hip room 50. The 2005 Camry gets a new grille and new headlamps that give it a bolder appearance than before up front. Available Only in Southeast Region.