Bought a used 2000 Echo with 33,000 miles on it. Best car I've ever owned, besides my 1990 Prizm. My Echo is zippy, peppy, handles like a dream and looks cute and sporty. Huge trunk, plenty of interio space, comfortable seats. I like the speedometer/instrument panel positioned in the middle of the dashboard, as opposed to being right in front of the steering wheel. Very easy to get used to! Great gas mileage: 35-city and 42 on highway. (I laugh at SUV owners when I go to the gas station). Great heater, AC, radio. My only complaint is that because the car is so light, it tends to get buffered around on a fairly windy day. But otherwise, I love my Echo.
Roomy interior, large trunk, peppy and very responsive; economical, great exterior design (sleek, nothing gaudy; very plain and low-key). Easy to get into and out of. I could go on and on.
Wish it was a little heavier so I wouldn't get knocked around so much on the highway on a windy day.