2005 Toyota ECHO Consumer Review: greatly improved suspension de
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2005 Toyota ECHO - Consumer Review

2005 Toyota ECHO

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52 Total Reviews

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

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greatly improved suspension design
By richie on

Vehicle

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

Best 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.

Worst Features

Why not market Echo as a competitor to Mini Cooper?
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