2005 Toyota ECHO 1.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - greatly improved suspension design
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2005 Toyota ECHO - Consumer Review

2005 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

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Base Coupe (1.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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greatly improved suspension design
By richie on

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2005 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

These comments apply to 3 identical new Echos purchased from July-October 05,equipped with 15" wheels,175 section tires. Fine road grip. Heavy duty roll bars completely eliminate body roll. Corners flat. Nimble power steering, very precise, goes where pointed. Crosswind stability vg- etc. Very firm ride, no float on heaving road, a little rough on bad pavement (See my "8" rating for Comfort.)(Would rate it "10" with 2 or more people,or on good roads). Shifting easy, but downshifts from 5th to 4th take a little aligning. Stoplight Grand Prix acceleration a blast,shocks the unwary.Recommended tire inflation shows up small bumps...Reducing to improve ride gives PRONOUNCED understeer on fast turns

Favorite Features

No competition in US as a small high quality sports sedan.Worth every cent.Long distance driving very quiet and relaxing in spacious interior wih fine visibility. Thank God no power locks and windows..a big encumbrance. No excess width or length.VVT-I valve timing gives real power over wide range.

Suggested Improvements

Why not market Echo as a competitor to Mini Cooper?
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