A great little car... wonderful on the
highway.. perfect in the city.. able to
park anywhere with ease... just the
best for the price. I love my Echo..
and would like it better if some of the
fancy stuff was upgraded.
Better seats! my biggest complaint is
the poor seats and my poor back
Its a good car to get around town in.
gas mileage is what primarily
attracted me to it.I get an average
of about 300 miles out of a tank in
the city.The sound system is
great,and provides enough oomph
to please the ear.The car is pretty
good with roominess for what you are
getting.I'd say 4 adults can sit
comfortably inside.This car has
enough power to get up to the mid-90s
comfortably, top speed, like110mph.It
cruises on the highway pretty well,
good amount of passing power.Its not
a sports car,Handling: in a
crosswind, it feels like the car is
may want to drift.This is only at
high speeds. A/C is decent, same with
heat. LOTS of headroom.Good car!
Some design improvements, Toyota
please dont make this thing look like
its got its rear end in the air. A
little bit more power for the engine
would be great, but its pretty good
for such a light car
We purchased our Echo 5 door hatchback
from a dealer in Canada, and imported
it to the U.S. Call your nearest
Toyota dealer across the border for
the "how to do this" details. The
warranty is valid in the U.S. The
Hatchback is NOT a Scion, and is
really not an Echo. It is a European
designed car (called the Yaris) that
in Europe typically has a smaller
engine. For import to Canada they put
in the Echo engine. The performance is
fabulous. 40MPG all the time in mixed
driving. Seats 4 adults in comfort.
It's 2 inches longer than a Mini, and
has plenty of room in the trunk for
carry-on suitcases or grocery bags.
Seats fold down for bigger things.
Styling is uniquely European and very
classy. Not at all like the Echo
sedan. Great mileage. Incredible
roominess. More legroom in rear seat
than our Subaru Impreza. Very zippy
and fun to drive.
European models have option of power
mirrors and windows. I don't care
I acturaly have a 2000 Echo that I
bought used a year ago and could not be
happier with it. I filled up today and
got 34 MPG on my last tank of gas.
When gas is $1.99 a galon that is a
life saver! It is extremly reliable.
There are tons of storage compartments
inside and a very large trunk. I have
driven midsize cars with less space
than this little echo because the echo
is so well designed.
I like the instrument cluster in the
center of the dash instead of being hid
behind the steering wheel.