by josh_reeves on Nov 12, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)
I have only good things to say about this car. Excellent mileage; EPA estimates are LOW. I get 35 mpg easily. Small, but the interior is bigger than it looks. Cost only 11K brand new. Speedometer is in the middle, back windows roll all the way down (yea, that's right). I have 190K hard miles on mine, through some rough times, and its still going strong - an absolute trooper.
by jztoronto on Feb 8, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)
i dont agree with the edmunds review this car is a tank, 170k and NO MAJOR REPAIRS just change the oil. typical toyota best maker in the world for the money. the interior has as much space as more exp corrola. not bad in the snow with snow tires. terrific mileage and the trunk is as big as a camrys trunk. styling is def different and not for all but the build quality is solid engine and tranny is typical toyota.
if u had 170 km on an audi for example you are 12k in repairs lol.
the reviews knock the appearance but ill guarantee that the build quality is solid. def not for a single guy but if you buy this you are ok for repairs
by ebadams on Apr 16, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)
I purchased this car in '05 with about 60,000 miles on it. It now has almost 200,000 on it and is still going strong. It has had no major repairs, save a new switch for the headlights. In fact, the biggest repairs I've had to do (replacing 2 doors) were from accidents; perhaps people have difficulty seeing the car because it is on the small side.
However, I get great gas mileage; sometimes close to 40 mpg (highway)! When I do need to replace this car, I will most definitely go with the Yaris.
by ottrb on Mar 13, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)
We still own our 2001 echo. It now has 171,000 miles on it and no problems yet.
Only repair has been the downstream O2 sensor.
I replaced it myself--bought the diagnostic tool,maintenance repair manual CD and O2 sensor and came out ahead of the game.
The reliability of the Echo is outstanding.
After having owned American cars for over 30 years I now own two Toyotas--the Echo and an 03 Highlander.
And I wonder why it took so long to see the light and get rid of the American junk.
Maybe (according to Edmonds) the Echo was overpriced but after 10.5 years of reliable ownership the Echo has more than paid for itself in reliability and value.
by dngrfld on May 15, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
Have driven 19,000 miles per year for 8 years. Got 49 mpg average when I got it, get 47 now, 20% city miles. On freeway I drive 60-70 mph. With a good load such as full of camping gear and suitcases for 2 week holiday, it hugs highway at 75 mph. Excellent emergency stopping at high speeds. Just this week, first thing broke in the interior of car, one sun visor is floppy now. One wheel bearing replaced 6 months ago. Other than that just brakes, rotors and oil changes. Super low maintenance. Just did a total detailing inside and out and am amazed at how good it looks. Quality of interior parts very good. Easy to squeeze into tiny parking spots. I am 60 years old, most reliable car I have owned
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