2001 Toyota ECHO Consumer Review: Best value around.

2001 Toyota ECHO - Consumer Review

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

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Best value around.
By mikebean on


2001 Toyota ECHO 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


This car has been in my family since it was purchased for ~$10k in 2001.
There is currently 130k miles on it. I'm still averaging around 40mpg in the summer and 36mpg in the winter. Crazy that this car is still worth something in the neighborhood of $3-3.5k private party. You can't ask for more than that. If it weren't for the need to fit two car seats (2nd child on the way), I would never give this car up. It's just too good of a value. I should also mention that it's very fun to drive.

Work performed: computer failed at about 90k ($1100), bushings replaced (120k),
engine coil replaced (120k), catalytic converter needs to be replaced along with the exhaust (MN winters = rust + holes)

Best Features

Saving money never gets old - gas mileage = win. Why is it so hard to find a small car over 10 years later that gets the same gas mileage?

Worst Features

Ugly as sin but gets the job done.
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