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Wish I could buy another
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By kag
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2003 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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My 2003 seats 5 adults, has a huge trunk, and is small on the outside. I have a manual and drive conservatively, and have averages 49 mpg on mixed driving over the last 12 years. At 246,000, I had my first age related repair - a wheel bearing. Otherwise, oil changes, battery and tires, plugs, and it just goes. Professional reviewers complain about the styling, but I love the big windows, headroom, and storage space that includes two glove compartments, two cubbies, a driver side shelf and passenger side drawer. The trunk, holding 6 suitcases plus more, is bigger than most intermediate cars. The wonderful center console is never blocked by the steering wheel and reduces nighttime glare.


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Great Value
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By cars4dummies
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2003 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I am just writing this to make a point. Bougth a brand new 2003 4 door Echo sedan. Really this and a few others were the only cars I could afford back then. No regret! Still solid. Never had any major issues. I've been up to all the regular maintenance, and changes tires for winter every year. Never had any accidents on icy and snowy roads here in Calgary. Just trying to make a point. I compare this to a brand new 2010 Subaru Forester which turned out to be a $10k more expensive garbage. I am definitely going back to Toyota.


Best Features

Basic. Cost effective. Runs well, and don't break at all.


Worst Features

Designing, but in the end who cares.


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Love my Echo…
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By bispo1
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2003 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I now have 216,000 + miles. No major maintenance required. I’ve kept up on the oil changes every 5000 miles and plugs and all the filters every 50,000 miles. I also had the transmission serviced at 100,000 and 200,000 mile marks. Mileage runs about 34 hwy and 28 city. I’m not one to baby a car, I drive it hard (that’s why the MPG is so low)… I’m 6’ tall and weight is running a little over 200 lbs. The seats have held up excellent, both in form and material. I have plenty of leg and head room… Total reliability


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Amazing Car.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By echoman2
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2003 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I inherited this little guy from my parents when i left for college, with 85,000 miles on it. I have since taken it up to 105,000 miles, because I commute every day to school. Even after 100,000 miles there has NEVER been a single maintenance issue. The thing still runs like a champ. I consistently get 40-43 mpg in the city, and 50 on highway trips. It has a decent amount of space, and can fit four people nicely. The trunk is pretty big, and i have crammed quite a bit of stuff in it. Honestly the most economical car i have ever seen or driven. Its also pretty spunky. The acceleration is decent, and she likes the higher rpms. I have beaten this car up and its still running strong.


Best Features

Gas mileage, interior, reliability, build quality


Worst Features

The only thing bad is that I wish they had sold the hatchback version in the U.S.


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Echo rocks!
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By compart
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2003 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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This little car has the room and comfort of my other Toyota...which is a Camry. It is awesome, super reliable and great gas mileage. If you a very comfortable and simple car to get you from point A to point B...this is it!


Best Features

Interior is much more roomy than I expected and nice styling. Reliability and gas are tops.


Worst Features

Rename the Yaris, Echo!


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