Very uncomfortable, even for local commute. Boring, and gets uglier with each day I drive it. Would never buy a Toyota again. Fuel economy is less than my brothers Ford Focus, which costs less and is more fun to drive.
There is nothing at all redeeming about the features in this so-called car.
Eliminate this vehicle from the road. It is unsafe in bad weather.
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.