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.
Neat dash, nice controls, 40 MPG, change oil every 8K or 6 months, 4 adults can sit comfortably I love that.
Change the position of the rear view mirror upwards
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
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.
Fuel economy and reliablity.
Make a small pickup or a hatchback
version and all-wheel drive.