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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
#2361 of 5820 A question for those "in the know".
Oct 02, 2001 (4:17 pm)
Toyota uses a 5 year cycle for its sedans. Does anyone know if the ECHO will follow this cycle? The ECHO came out in 2000, 2002 will be its 3rd year. Usually in the 5 year cycle, the 4th year will see a refreshing. Then after 5 years, it gets a total makeover. Does anyone know if the ECHO will follow this cycle? If it does, do you know of any changes to its options. I wouldn't want to get a 2002, then have the 2003 have a much better look. EG the 2000 vs 2001 Corolla... and 1999 vs 2000 Camry what a difference a year makes!
#2362 of 5820 Check it out....
Oct 02, 2001 (4:18 pm)
www.echofans.net .......would love a body kit for my baby..America should have more than just cargo nets and bug deflectors as accesories, how disappointing.
#2363 of 5820 I noticed...
Oct 02, 2001 (4:33 pm)
at the Canadian toyota website www.toyota.ca that one of the accesories is aluminum dash accents does anyone have a picture of this?? I also think the striping might be a nice protectant feature, then again Ive had my echo for a year with no dents or scrapes to the doors so maybe it is not necessary....
#2364 of 5820 sunroof on your echo????
Oct 03, 2001 (3:16 pm)
I have a 2001 toyota coupe I am thinking about adding a sliding rag top which will run me about 1200.00 does any body have a sunroof moonroof sliding ragtop do you like it hate it how much did you pay...........
Oct 03, 2001 (5:03 pm)
Good question, I'd like to know too.
#2366 of 5820 Body Cladding Problem
Oct 03, 2001 (6:04 pm)
I made the mistake of letting my teenager "help" me wax my Echo for the first time with Turtle Wax Paste Wax. It got on the black bottom body cladding and has left smear marks on the cladding.
I called the dealership and they suggested using Windex to get it off. What do you think? Also had to use touch up paint to cover up nicks from rocks that hit my hood after falling off a truck.
Oct 04, 2001 (5:07 am)
Windex works great for removing wax on the black trim. I posted this about 1 1/2 years ago (after getting wax on the trim, and then experimenting on how to (easily) get it off.)
#2368 of 5820 Wax on Cladding
Oct 04, 2001 (12:40 pm)
Another way that works real good is a product that someone posted here last year, called Black Magic Total Shine which is available at WalMart. It makes the trim real nice looking.
I got wax on the trim the 1st time too, and since then I put the Total Shine on before I wax, and then just go over it with the Total Shine when I am done, and the cladding looks super!
My 5 tank MPG on the 2000 ECHO w. automatic is now at 43.2! I love my ECHO's. Driving to/from work and Church are my favorite parts of the week!
#2369 of 5820 total shine
Oct 04, 2001 (12:56 pm)
i have never put anything on my cladding, is this total shine a proctectant as well???does this make it really shiny?? I like the matte look but I also think i would like something that is safe on the cladding and also protects it...if I used it and didnt like its appearance does it just wear back to the original matte????
#2370 of 5820 Wax on Cladding
Oct 04, 2001 (4:32 pm)
I use Meguiar's Gold Class Trim Detailer...it's made to restore the original richness to discolored black plastic and rubber. In addition, it's designed to remove unwanted contaminants and wax residue. I've been using it on my ECHO's cladding since I bought my car in May 2001 and it works great. I use a sponge to apply and then wipe off excess with a cotton cloth.
My gas mileage for city driving has been a solid 36 MPG (allot of stop and go)...I haven't had the chance to do pure highway driving and the best combo driving I've had so far is 39 MPG (approx 80 city, 20 highway). Great car and fun to drive!