Recieved as my first vehicle for my 16th birthday, and it has been incredible. Amazing gas mileage, comfortable for long or short drives, spunky acceleration, and cruises like a champion. Can't say anything bad about this car, it is a dream. Drove it all the way to Louisiana from California, 75 the whole way, and it returned 40-42 miles to the gallon! Carried all my junk too, completely packed down with stuff. Buy this car if you are in need of an economical vehicle!!!
Looks (bold from the front at least), handling (I have the 15 inch rims), MPG, tons of space to pack stuff, big trunk, comfortable front seats.
No cruise control, gets pushed by high winds, no power when it comes to steep grades, and needs some better aerodynamics. Back seats feel lumpy at times. But these are all VERY minor complaints.
This is one of the most reliable, economical and fun cars that I have ever owned and I am 55 years old and have owned everything from Cadillacs, Chryslers to Ford falcons and Honda Civics. The Echo out does them all in one way or another, more economical than the Cadillac, more dependable than the Ford and more fun than the Honda. Why in the world would toyota quit making them? Especially now with gas prices soaring.. STOP, Reconsider these are affordable fun vehicles for those of us who NEED dependable affordable transportation and like to drive.
Placement of the instrument panel, really really like it.. Love the mileage of this great handling lil car.
WOW! is the first thing I want to say about this little car. I'm a car nut with a lot of them, I am also a power freak, but when the gas prices began to raise I had to get me a gas econo car, and that means little 4 banger car, YUCK!! I thought. I did my research on the best gas econo cars and the little Echo seemed to be it, so I bought one - WOW!! was I wrong, this car is the best thing I ever bought, I tell people its like a go-cart on crack, it's so fun to drive, you don't want to get out of it. The gas mileage is super, 2 trips from Miss. to Minn with the AC on I got 43 to 45 MPG on the HWY in town I get 35 probably because I got a heavy foot. You can't go wrong with this car.
GAS MILEAGE!!, Huge trunk, Easy to get in and out (I'm 6' tall & 38 yrs old), center dash is cool, power of the 4 cyl. engine - one heck of a passing gear even a HIGH speeds even at 95 mph this baby flys!! I've been 105 mph still handles great!!, all the storage compartments are handy. Great car!!
Can think of much, but some sort of a center arm rest, cruise control, more gauges. (But I guess its a Econo car what can people exspect, I know Toyota made a believer out of me.)
This is my third Toyota. which I purchased as a Certified vehicle. It's quirky looks and smallish exterior are more than made up by the excellent interior room and outstanding fuel economy. My Echo is pretty basic, manual everything except transmission. To date, I've been very please with the quality and economy. I'd recommend the Echo to anyone looking for a fun, reliable commuter car.
Impressive interior room and storage areas. The performance from the 1.5 liter engine is robust.
With the small size, I'd suggest daytime running lights as a standard feature.
If you are looking for a dependable, fuel efficient vehicle this is the car for you! I have owned my ECHO for nearly 3 years and never had a problem! While all my friends were driving gas-guzzlers, I could easily get buy without filling up for 10 days! The ECHO is fun to drive, not overly complicated, and simply a wonderful car!
Propped up seating, 5-speed, large trunk, fuel efficiency, eclectic design