One of the most reliable vehicles I have owned
This vehicle is just amazing in many ways, the car is super economy car, the gas consumption is incredible, even it looks so small it is still has enough room inside it and it is so steady on the road in high speed
basic car, but great car
i love my little RS. light weight and 5 speed manual makes 106hp seem snappy. versatile hatchback design. super reliable AND parts are cheap.
18 years of total reliability
My wife brought our 2000 Toyota with her when I married her. The car is a bit older than our marriage, and has been a stalwart for us throughout. Only thing I've ever done to it was $1800 to get the AC fully replaced when it died after 13 years. I haven't even taken the best of care of it, to be honest, and 239,000 miles and still going, still getting >30 mpg; as much as 35 if I baby it (which doesn't happen often). No timing belt to replace every 60k miles, no tranny fluid to replace (the dipstick says it is supposed to last the life of the car, and when I told my dad that and a few mechanics they all said well, i'dve changed it at 100k, but since you have that many miles on it I'd leave it alone now". Very low maintenance, high reward car. If you can find an Echo with low miles on it that has had reasonable care taken of it, highly recommend. I will be looking that direction once I have to start putting our 4 kids into cars - and our old Echo will be going to the first kid!