I couldn't be in more disagreement with the
"professional" review for the ECHO (which
came complete with an egregious spelling
error.) My ECHO is red, and it looks like a
rocket from the side. It handles very well in
city traffic and on the highway. I love the
roomy interior, I like the high seating the car
affords, and I think the central location of the
speedometer is pretty cool. The car has great
pickup, it's fun to drive, and the price was
right. The Edmunds review of the ECHO smacks
of snobbery and elitism. If you want a cool,
reliable, reasonably -priced auto, you can't go
wrong with this car!
I like the car's appearance and the high
seating--not to mention the gas milage!
The figures on the odometer could be bigger,
and access to the rear on the driver's side
could be improved. The rear of the seat just
tilts forward when released--it would be nice
if the entire seat slid forward--as it does on
the New Beetle.