No it isn't a good car.
The words "Toyota" and "good car" should never be included in the same sentence.
Here is some info in the Solara.
Audio system: The CD player may not accept or eject CDs. (1997)
Brake noise: Original-equipment brake pads are noisy causing groaning, grinding, squeaking, and vibration. A revised lining is available. (1997-98)
Brake noise: Groaning from the rear brakes may be corrected with revised brake drums. (1999)
Doors: The fuel door does not open when the release is pulled due to weak spring. (1997-98)
Engine noise: Belt squeal and rattle on cold engine due to faulty tensioner on 2AZ-FE engine requires updated tensioner. (2001-03)
Power seats: The front power seats may chatter requiring replacement of the seat-adjuster assembly (1997-98) or manually operated seat cushion on driver's side moves. (1997)
Sunroof/moonroof: The moonroof may rattle when it is opened about four inches or the glass panel may get skewed and will not retract. (1997)
Suspension noise: Noises from the front end when driving over dips in the road are a result of defective upper strut-tower cushions. (1997-98)
Suspension noise: Groaning noise from front end when going over speed bumps etc. corrected by installing revised spring bumpers on front struts. (1997-98)
Water leak: Water leaks into trunk due to loose or missing air duct flaps. (1997-01)
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· 10 years ago