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Location: SE Texas
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New Car Fever is Breaking - Without Aspirin!
So my 2000 Solara is getting on up there in years and miles so I thought I would begin shopping for another car. I already knew I didn't want to pay thirty-something grand for a brand new car with a bunch of junk on it that I have never once missed in my current car. I don't want or need backup cameras, Blue Tooth, Onstar, big screen displays, driver/navigation aids, big plastic covers to hide the engine, or who knows what else they have included in that price tag. To make matters worse, the new cars look horrific, like a bulldozer, with that huge, honeycomb grill with bigger-than-life fog light cutouts. I included a photo below for any who haven't seen it. At the risk of sounding sacrilegious, I never was really in love with My Solara's lines but the two-door style of it and a few other Camrys looked a bit more sporty.
I'm about ready to change out the valve stem seals, radiator, lower engine mounts, all the rubber bushings in the suspension, and just keep driving my current car.
Is anyone else wondering how many toothbrushes it will take to detail the new grille or am I just getting too old to appreciate the new look?
2000 Solara, SLE V6 auto, 490,000 miles
1998 Tacoma, TRD, 4WD, 101,000 miles
1998 Camry V6, standard, sold @240,000 miles