2003 Toyota ECHO Consumer Reviews

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2003 Toyota Echo
4.6
Average based on 14 reviews
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My Lil Echo,Echo,Echo

by from Dubuque,Ia on May 3, 2011

Bought my Echo on vacation in Vegas to replace my van whose tranny had crapped out.Fell in love with it's small exterior size but roominess inside.It had 155k on it when I bought it.Just drove 1700 mi...
Bought my Echo on vacation in Vegas to replace my van whose tranny had crapped out.Fell in love with it's small exterior size but roominess inside.It had 155k on it when I bought it.Just drove 1700 miles from Vegas to Iowa.High of 40mpg and low of 34.This was through the mountains with the air on at 75-80 mph. Snappy little 1.5 motor is just plan fun to drive even around town.It is a bare bones car.Crank windows,no power windows,seats,or locks.Only thing I missed on 1700 jaunt was cruise.But when you add the fun factor into the equation I guess I really don't need any of them.On top of that just plain reliability. I really don't understand either why these didn't sell well in the U.S.I guess beauty is really in the eye of the beholder.
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Simply a great car

by from CT on May 2, 2009

Fabulous gas mileage. I average 35 in city and 40+ highway. Good pick-up. Overall a great car! Add weight and take time when driving in snow - it's a little car! It does handle well even in such adver...
Fabulous gas mileage. I average 35 in city and 40+ highway. Good pick-up. Overall a great car! Add weight and take time when driving in snow - it's a little car! It does handle well even in such adverse conditions.
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best car ive owned

by from sycamore, IL on May 19, 2009

this car was cheap reliable and the gas milage is great. . . this is the best car i have owned and i own the 5 speed model and it kicks butt. this is the car for anyone with a family cause i got it ca...
this car was cheap reliable and the gas milage is great. . . this is the best car i have owned and i own the 5 speed model and it kicks butt. this is the car for anyone with a family cause i got it cause it was great for my wife and daughter! safe and cheap in insurance too and im a guy that aklways owned a sports car! toyota power! rock on!
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2003 Echo

by from Cali on February 25, 2009

IDK bout your Echos, mine moves. I take Harleys, V-8 diesel SD ford trucks. V-6 fullsize trucks don't have a chance
IDK bout your Echos, mine moves. I take Harleys, V-8 diesel SD ford trucks. V-6 fullsize trucks don't have a chance
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ECHO Rocks!

by from Chicago on April 29, 2009

Nice room for a small car! Handles very well and great gas mileage! downer: Cranking the windows and hand-adjusting mirrors, but heck, this little baby is a superb vehicle and for the buck, is a toyot...
Nice room for a small car! Handles very well and great gas mileage! downer: Cranking the windows and hand-adjusting mirrors, but heck, this little baby is a superb vehicle and for the buck, is a toyota triumph. I know that they sold fast in Canada and Japan and not the U.S., home of gas hogs. If more buyers SAT in an Echo, they'd be as surprised as me. with the ample headroom. People have said they hate the dash in the center, but it is angled toward the driver and I got used to it and pretty much dig it for a very cool change. BIG trunk is great! Overdrive works great and a ice fast boost when it is disengaged. I've never loved a car like some owners do, but I do treasure my Echo!
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I love my little ECHO

by from Vancouver, WA on April 1, 2009

I own a 2003 ECHO which I bought used. The car is bullet-proof. Although I would have appreciated some additional features I still remember how to hand crank a window down. The one thing I do sorely m...
I own a 2003 ECHO which I bought used. The car is bullet-proof. Although I would have appreciated some additional features I still remember how to hand crank a window down. The one thing I do sorely miss are power side mirrors. There are few things in life as annoying as having to adjust the passenger side mirror. Overall however, the car is GREAT!! It gets incredible mileage on the highway (44 MPG) and an overall economy of around 35 MPG. The sound system works well and I've grown accustomed to the center instrument panel. Frequent long distance trips do not call for an ECHO. But if you want a solid, comfortable, economical, and reliable car to run around town with, I don't think you can go wrong with an ECHO.
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great buy

by from pennsylvania on January 6, 2013

roomy and fuel efficient.... has alot of power and drives great in the snow with the front wheel drive...
roomy and fuel efficient.... has alot of power and drives great in the snow with the front wheel drive...
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Well worth the money

by from Rochester, NY on May 11, 2007

This is the first new car I purchased for myself back in 2003. Since then I drove it up and down the west coast twice and across the US. It has 60,000 miles on it now and it still works as well as the...
This is the first new car I purchased for myself back in 2003. Since then I drove it up and down the west coast twice and across the US. It has 60,000 miles on it now and it still works as well as the day I got it new. I've never needed anything more than the regular services. Amazingly it still has the same tires and brake pads as it came with. It has lots of space too, especially in the trunk. Overall it is a solid purchase and it's so cheap.
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*required fiels

by from on January 18, 2011

Have a maunual version. Baught it because it was cheap, comfortable, and had great gas milage. A car that looks ordinary, but is great.
Have a maunual version. Baught it because it was cheap, comfortable, and had great gas milage. A car that looks ordinary, but is great.
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cute car

by from canada on January 28, 2007

great for people who want a small car and alot of room. it is a spacious car and is cute and compact. it is sad that they discontinued manufacturing the car, i would have loved to buy a 2007 echo if i...
great for people who want a small car and alot of room. it is a spacious car and is cute and compact. it is sad that they discontinued manufacturing the car, i would have loved to buy a 2007 echo if it exsisted.
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