2003 Toyota Echo
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The car never quits.

by from Appleton, WI on August 10, 2017

Love my Echo - I bought it used in 05, and we're up to 200k miles with no engine issues. Air conditioning quit last summer but I live up north so only miss it for about 8 weeks a year. The only "maj...
Love my Echo - I bought it used in 05, and we're up to 200k miles with no engine issues. Air conditioning quit last summer but I live up north so only miss it for about 8 weeks a year. The only "major" repair I've had to do is a complete rebuild of the exhaust - Again, 6 months of snow and salt per year may have contributed. Mine is the bare bones base model - the speakers and audio in the car are not great. Perfect car if you want to buy a car and not spend thousands making payments or doing constant repairs. Great gas mileages too - always more than 35mpg.
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Own the car

by on July 10, 2017

I t drives well but this model needs cruse control on it and needs CD player in it it drivers me crazy too use a portable CD player and charge my CE!k phone in there .
I t drives well but this model needs cruse control on it and needs CD player in it it drivers me crazy too use a portable CD player and charge my CE!k phone in there .
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Excellent daily commuter, but nothing more.

by from Lakeville, Minnesota on February 14, 2017

The toyota echo is a wonderful car for city driving and daily commuting short to medium distances, but with it's lack of cruise control, and it's demanding accelerator, it's best left to city driving ...
The toyota echo is a wonderful car for city driving and daily commuting short to medium distances, but with it's lack of cruise control, and it's demanding accelerator, it's best left to city driving and commutes 30 minutes or shorter.
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Awesome Little Car

by from Houston Texas on February 26, 2014

bought it new in 2003 - everything manual!! I will hit 318,000 miles by next week and it stills runs great. Starting to eat oil and the gas mileage has dropped a little it around 28 mpg on the highway...
bought it new in 2003 - everything manual!! I will hit 318,000 miles by next week and it stills runs great. Starting to eat oil and the gas mileage has dropped a little it around 28 mpg on the highway. The front hood has taken it share of dings and it's starting to show some age. Still has plenty of "get up and go". It has conquered many Houston summers!!!
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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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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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*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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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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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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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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