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I may make the foreign car leap...
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By rcfk
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2000 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe


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Just got this little car so I can park my big ol' Ford F-150 gas guzzler for a while. Was not expecting much- but it is surprisingly fun to drive. It feels much larger than it's subcompact size, and the trunk is rather roomy. The check engine light was on when I got it, and like everyone else, it's O2 sensors. It is by no means a sports car, but with 198,000 miles on it- there are NO rattles and it feels solid. The interior is in remarkable condition considering the age and miles. It was filthy when we got it- we gutted the interior and cleaned everything and it is very close to new looking now- proving the durability of the interior. I don't think I will regret this purchase.


Best Features

Fun to drive, economical (!), quirky design, nothing to break (no power windows or locks)m sturdy, durable.


Worst Features

Can't really think of any.


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From high school to adulthood and beyond!
15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By kitteh
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2000 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan


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One day my dad got a call from a dealership saying my desired 4door sedan in seafoam blue Echo came off the truck and on the lot!! We were there in a heartbeat and bought the car without me test driving it! I just somehow knew that I would love this funny weird little car at first sight!

11 years later, I still have it and love as much as I did the day I drove it home with my dad from the lot. I showed it off to everyone I met and people laughed at me saying I have an ugly car. Well I laughed at everyone when the gas crunch came and still laughing now as gas is over $4!! Who needs a silly high maintenance ego boosting Prius when I get 40mpg city and 50mpg on the highway going 100? MUAHAHAHA


Best Features

paint job, pep, vroom, super awesome gas mileage, roomy interior, weird looking exterior, super reliability


Worst Features

bring back the Echo!!


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Amazing Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Echo
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2000 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan


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I bought my Echo new in 1999. I have been driving it now for 11 years and I never had to turn the key twice. I'm at 140K now and other than the oxygen sensors triggering the check engine light, this car has been amazing. I want to keep driving it to see how many miles I can get on it. My last good car was a 1989 Toyota extended cab which I loved.


Best Features

Some pep in its step and roomy interior.


Worst Features

The Yaris I guess.


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Endearing little machine
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By James and Joanna
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2000 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan


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This car has won me over. Despite the awful center-mount gauges and ugly styling, Toyota did its homework. Interior space is larger than its subcompact rating would suggest, as is its trunk. The interior materials, while not much on a quality impression, are extremely hard wearing. Few rattles are to be heard. The ride is comfortable for a car with such a short wheelbase, but handling can be squirrelly especially at higher speeds or in crosswinds. The motor isn't exactly refined but even saddled with an automatic transmission it moved the car with surprising swiftness and equally impressive fuel economy - low 30's on my short commute with a/c and near 40 on long trips.


Best Features

Economy, durability, comfort, room, power


Worst Features

Regular gauges, less forward rake on styling, bigger gas tank, better highway stability


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Great little car that will last forever
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By Michael
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2000 Toyota ECHO 4dr Sedan


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One of the best little cars I have ever owned, the power of the little motor is very surprising, all features are great only one thing no cruise control, otherwise gas mileage and no timing belt makes this an excellent choice. easy to tune up yourself as well.


Best Features

fuel economy, spunk of the motor, ease to park anywhere, and yes no timing belt to change.


Worst Features

Cruise control, would love to have one, might buy the aftermarket one instead.


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