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I'll never understand...
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By JaLing
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2004 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Echo new in 2005. Apparently, there was a lot of flack about the placement of the instrument panel being located towards the middle of the dash board. I'll never understand why this was considered a problem. I have clear, unobstructed view forward, which I find a great benefit. As to the instrument panel being located to the right: this has never been a problem in the least. I just took the car in for maintenance, and was told I could get at least another 100,000 miles out of this vehicle (it now has approx. 114,000 miles). I love this car and I wouldn't sell it for less than $10,000. I will admit this car is not for tall or large people because it is a smaller car, and if you like bells and whistles, this car is not for you. But on a long trip, I got 37 mpgs, and average 32 in the city. This is a very reliable and strong vehicle. I wish they had continued to make them. The car has never had any problems other than regular maintenance.


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Probably one of the best cars I have owned.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By erickc
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2004 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This is the 3rd Toyota that I have ever owned. I bought it when it was 9 years old with 104000 km. (65000 mi). Changed tires, changed brakes and 100000 km later still haven't had to change a thing other than oil and filters. I installed an after market cruise control system in it as I drive approx. 1000 hwy km/week. It makes the driving a lot easier. Gas milage is unbelievable, I save enough fuel per year vs my old 1999 Corolla to cover the cost of the insurance. The car is sitting outside with 657 km on the trip meter and there is still 1/4 tank left. It sure isnt the prettiest Girl in the room, but she sure can cook. Recommend this car to anyone. Looking forward to the Yaris as my next car


Best Features

fuel economy, fuel economy, fuel economy. Interior room is most impressive for such a small car.


Worst Features

All have been delt with in the Yaris.


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The Perfect Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ltrack
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2004 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this car used 3 yrs ago now with 170,000km. I've driven it up to 230,000 km now and it still runs smooth and I get 550km to a tank in city driving.

Repairs have been very cheap compared to what it would cost in another vehicle- and I haven't had to do many!


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Better than a Prius
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By B Dub
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2004 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I feel like I won the lottery when I found this car. 2002 with 19k on it. A new car for 50% off! Since then, I average a combined 43 mpg summer/39 mpg winter at 9000 feet up in the mountains. Power to weight ratio is fantastic, especially considering the fuel economy. Acceleration good, cornering good, braking superb = great in snow. Slightly worse mpg than Prius, but no huge toxic battery! Better performance than Prius due to its much lighter weight and all at one third the price! Much less complicated mechanically and Toyota build quality should equal great longevity and reliability. I've see Echos with 400k on them. This car is the nerd that never was popular but won in the end.


Best Features

Fuel economy!!! People ask: is it a hybrid? No it is better. More reliable, better performance, way cheaper. Great power to weight ratio = great performance. Outperforms cars that use 50% more fuel. 108hp at 2050 lbs. Very, very roomy especially with folding rear seat. Rides smooth and quiet.


Worst Features

Put this drivetrain in a slightly less odd-looking package (the successor Yaris still looks a little weird) and add a few more options standard. A little less plastic in interior. I wish the hatchback would have been sold in the US, because I think it looks better. I'd definitely buy a used one.


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The best small car ever
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Amurtadi
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2004 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Neat dash, nice controls, 40 MPG, change oil every 8K or 6 months, 4 adults can sit comfortably I love that.


Worst Features

Change the position of the rear view mirror upwards


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