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Unstoppable, Well-Engineered Car
By sgtofmarines75 on
Vehicle2000 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe
ReviewBought this car brand new in 2000.
13 years and 220,000 miles later, I have no plans to let it go anytime soon.
Replaced the catalytic converter at about 150,000 miles, but no other repairs ever needed - routine maintenance only.
It does leak some oil now, but that's to be expected at this age.
34-36 MPG avg. combined, city and hwy.
Incredibly roomy interior and trunk, given the car's tiny exterior.
Interior features are simple and "plastic-y" but are rugged.
Engine has plenty of power and pep, but handling leaves a bit to be desired, especially when taking curves at high speed, or in stiff winds.
Hard to beat for simple, reliable, and comfortable transportation
Best FeaturesReliable, reliable, reliable. Surprisingly peppy engine with lots of power. Spacious interior. Large trunk. Love the center console display.
Worst FeaturesPower windows and cruise control would have been nice options. High-speed handling does not inspire confidence. Strong winds can push it around a bit.
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