With its cheap interior and wobbly handling, the Echo doesn't seem like much of a bargain, especially when you consider the more capable, better-packaged offerings from Hyundai and Toyota's own Scion division.
by Amurtadi on May 4, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
I made 103K KM since I bought it new for C$13000. I had no trouble with it at all. It is the best bang for the buck. Drives and handles very well. It is not very comfortable for long distance travel but you can drive it very comfortably for 100 mile with no hassle. Excellent leg room in the back seat for 6'4" tall person.
by John Phipps on Apr 4, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
My Echo is a great little car, which I
paid $11,000 for one year ago. So far,
after driving over 80,000 miles, there
has been no unusual maintenance needed.
The only things I have done is to
replace the front tires and a pair of
new windshield wipers, plus change the
oil and filter a few times. My gas
mileage started out just under 50 mpg
and is now around 45 mpg (I need a tune
up). My Echo is a 2-door, 5-speed with
no frills. If you are looking for a low
cost simple car that gets great gas
mileage then the Echo should head you
by dickrwh on Jan 3, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
A great little car. I average high
40's fuel economy in the city even
though it is rated low 40's. My highway
mileage is somewhat lower since I tend
to drive too fast. It seems to have a
natural highway speed resonance of
about 80-85. I have sometimes found
myself over 100 mpg.
by David & Anne on Dec 13, 2003 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
Purchased as a second car for wife. The
sheet metal is like tinfoil. We have
had trouble with the paint chiping
(silver) Toyota will not do anything we
have been to arbitration and no good.
The car rattles inside, plastic. All in
all its a very poor built car will
trade very soon. Seats are very
uncomfortable. NO MORE TOYOTAS
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