2000 Toyota ECHO Consumer Review: Endearing little machine
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2000 Toyota ECHO - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (1.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Endearing little machine
By James and Joanna on

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2000 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan

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This car has won me over. Despite the awful center-mount gauges and ugly styling, Toyota did its homework. Interior space is larger than its subcompact rating would suggest, as is its trunk. The interior materials, while not much on a quality impression, are extremely hard wearing. Few rattles are to be heard. The ride is comfortable for a car with such a short wheelbase, but handling can be squirrelly especially at higher speeds or in crosswinds. The motor isn't exactly refined but even saddled with an automatic transmission it moved the car with surprising swiftness and equally impressive fuel economy - low 30's on my short commute with a/c and near 40 on long trips.

Favorite Features

Economy, durability, comfort, room, power

Suggested Improvements

Regular gauges, less forward rake on styling, bigger gas tank, better highway stability
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