The whole look of the Echo is
unconventional. I have had my son note
that kids his age turn to look at it as
we pass. It is a car with a surprising
amount of pickup, manueverability and
emergency speed capabilities than I
ever expected of a 4 cylinder car.
While I have noted a slight handling
problem in high winds but didn't expect
SUV handling in a sub-compact. My tall
friends have remarked how roomy the car
is and the interior appointments are
great. I got it loaded including a
cruise control and would trade it for
nothing in a comparable range. The gas
mileage is great and helps the economy
of my 154 mile per day commute.
The center mounted instrument cluster
was a real surprise and I didn't like
it at first. But after noting how easy
it was to see I realized after some use
this was a great innovation.
Please use your influence to get them
to install armrests and a hook in the
back to hang a suit jacket or coat
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