My parents (i'm a high school student)
were happy to get this car: cheap,
slow acceleration, small, fuel-
efficient. I like this car b/c I can
easily pass someone, it's weird-
lookin. Ppl can always tell where I
am, b/c not too many ppl drive this
car. The only prob: It's missing all
the "basics". you're going to end up
puttin a buttload of options in the car.
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.
The car is cute on the outside, maybe
moreso for girls, and the inside is
very comfortable. I like the way the
guages are set off to the side. After a
couple days driving it, it actually
becomes easier to glance sideways to
see the speedomoter and the gas mileage
is great. My only problem is
on the interstate the wind from a semi
will blow it sideways. Other than that,
I love my echo.
The placement of the guages and the
roomy interior and the cheap gas.
Maybe making it more stable and with
more standard features.