I bought my manual transmission equipped Echo to tow on the ground behind my motorhome because of its light weight and Toyota's known reliability and I have not been disappointed.
Ease of entrance. Good power to weight ratio. Reliabilty. Contrary to what most reviewers have written, I like the location of the instruments because I do not have to move my eyes too far from the road surface. In most other cars I find that the steering wheel obstructs my view of the instruments.
I find that I cannot see the odometer/trip meters very well due to poor lighting and reflections from the glass in front of the instruments.