2000 Toyota ECHO Consumer Review: Amazingly reliable

2000 Toyota ECHO - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Amazingly reliable
By n1yqh on


2000 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe


I've had this car for 4 years, just
hit 72,000 miles, and love it. I've
used it for everything from in-town
commuting (tight turning radius and
tiny spots it can fit into are
key) to driving from Boston to San
Fransisco nonstop (the front passenger
seat makes a suprisingly comfy bed).
Obviously, the 42-44mpg (highway) is
great. It has more than adequate
acceleration, and
managed the mountains on I-80 just fine
at 75-80mph (although some downshifting
was needed). The best part for me is
that since I do routine maintaince
myself, and it hasn't needed any
repairs AT ALL except for replacing a
burned-out taillight bulb, it's been
dirt cheap to operate.

Best Features

Lots of cupholders (five!) and other storage spaces, with a large bin on either side of the radio, another under the wheel, and two gloveboxes (one nice and large, one small).

Worst Features

A little more sound insulation would be nice, as road noise is rather loud at high speed. Also, better tires - the ones that came with the car were okay, but once replaced by a set of good all- seasons (and snow tires in the wintertime) the car performs much better.
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