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Cars > Challenges > “Sylvester” Vs “Solara”

 

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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Zanting

M–23
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

 

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

“Sylvester”

2004 Toyota Camry Solara

“Solara”

 
Photo of: 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
Photo of: 2004 Toyota Camry Solara
 

Head to Head

 

About “Sylvester”

(DISCLAIMER: The photo of this car is NOT the actual car, nor are any of the pictures in it's album. I don't think I ever bothered taking any pictures of the car)

This was just basic, economical transportation when that was what I needed. My '89 Beretta GT (Blue Jay) had succumbed to terminal engine management failure - it went through three of them over the course of eight months - so I had to find something we could afford fairly quickly. I bought this car used in mid-December 1999. It seems that the original owner decided that she really didn't want to drive a stick shift every day after all so she traded it in on a nearly identical 2000 model with an automatic. That was fine with me, because I could buy her old ride with only 7,700 miles on it for just a bit over half of it's original sticker price. The car served me well for the two years I had it. I sold it because my doctor prescribed a drug that made it impossible (or at least unwise... and ILLEGAL!) for me to drive.

About “Solara”

My mom's car.

 

Specs for “Sylvester”

Just the standard equipment: the base 4 cylinder/5-speed combination. I never timed it's acceleration; it was transportation, and that's all. It had enough pep to merge with traffic on the notorious Schuylkill (Say "School-Kill") Expressway here in the Philly area, so that was adequate for my needs.

Specs for “Solara”

- MCV-31 Platform
- 3.3L 3MZ-FE DOHC V6
- 5-Speed Shiftable A/T
- 225 hp @ 5,600rpm, 240 lb·ft @ 3,600rpm
- 192.5" - Length
- 71.5" - Width
- 56.1" - Height
- 107.1" Wheelbase
- 3,417lb Curb Weight

 

Factory Options for “Sylvester”

I'm not sure... Was the AM/FM/Cassette Stereo standard? Other than that, I can't think of anything:
NO Power Windows
NO Power Door Locks
NO Power Seats
NO Power Antenna
NO Remote Trunk Release
NO Sunroof
NO Wings, Spoilers, Scoops, etc

Factory Options for “Solara”

- 4-Wheel ABS Brakes
- Alloy Rims
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Heated Leather Seats
- Power Doors
- Power Seats
- Power Windows

 

Mods for “Sylvester”

I added a pinstripe to it, but that was about it.

Mods for “Solara”

- N/A

 

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“Solara” has no photo albums.

 

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Points for Sylvester Total Votes Points for Solara
66 28 74

 

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