If rapper Ice-T were writing this entry, he'd call the Solara Convertible a "Camry with its brains blown out"— with "brains" meaning "roof"— but this droptop is anything but brainless. If anything, it's too sensible, for the motorist looking to get a little more fresh air but not really approach any kind of limits. And in this way, the Solara succeeds. The interior is Lexus quality; the ride is quiet, vibration-free and tight-feeling. The electric top folds away flawlessly. The 225-hp V6 makes more than sufficient power, and the brakes control that power with ease. Even the monetary digits will make you feel smart: $29,965 gets you into a practical, comfortable convertible with everyday driveability.

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