I bought an ECHO in 2001 even after reading what Edmonds had to say about it. The car is still going strong after 176,000 miles.
Even at age ten, the ECHO has more testicular fortitude than the 2012 Hyundai Accent I test-drove last weekend.
And, with all due respect to the reviewers, I happen to like the unusal "cartoon" styling of the ECHO, especially when car companies are all turning out their own versions of the same car.
Viva la difference!
Peppy engine, ample headroom, agile, compact, fun to drive and easy to park
My only beef with Toyota is that they didn't continue to build and refine the Echo.
I won't be buying a Yaris.