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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
Apr 18, 2002 (8:17 pm)
I RECENTLY TRADED IN MY 2000 ECHO FOR A 2001 RAV-4. I LIKED THE RAV-4---VERY NICE VEHICLE, SOLID,DEPENDABLE,PLOWED THRU THE DEEP SOUTH DAKOTA SNOW DRIFTS---BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT, I MISSED THE ECHO SO MUCH I TRADED IT BACK IT FOR A 2002 ECHO MANUAL(I MISSED DRIVING A MANUAL-KEEPS MY HANDS BUSY). I LOST ABOUT 2K ON THE DEAL---BUT NOW I KNOW I WILL DRIVE THE ECHO FOR MANY YEARS, UNLESS THE BRING THE TOYOTA SPORTIV OVER TO THE U.S. MY 2002 IS MANUAL WINDOWS(I LIKE THAT), POWER DOOR LOCKS(CHEESY),A/C,PWR STEERING,PKG 1 AND 2. INDIGO BLUE--I FORGET THE COLOR NAME---BUT DEF NOT THAT BORING SEAFOAM BLUE. WHAT A GREAT CAR----I LOVE LISTENING TO THE CAR'S ENGINE OR WHEN I SHIFT. THIS IS A AWESOME LIL' CAR AND I HAVE HAD A FEW NICE,MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE CARS BUT THE ECHO IS JUST MY STYLE. IF THEY QUIT MAKING THE ECHO---WILL PARTS BE HARD TO COME BY?? AND WHAT ABOUT THIS TOYOTA ENGINE SLUDGE LAWSUIT?? DOES IT AFFECT THE ECHO AT ALL?? I ONLU USE CASTROL 5W30 FULL SYNTHETIC OIL EVERY 5K. I JUST NEED A NAME FOR MY ECHO NOW. MY FIRST ALL PEARL WHITE 2000 ECHO WAS MISS MINNIE(AFTER MINNIE PEARL). I THINK THIS ECHO IS MORE A BOY. I JUST BOUGHT CAMOFLAUGE SEAT COVERS FOR HIM!!! I LOVE THIS BOARD! AND I LOVE SEEING FELLOW ECHO DRIVERS---I ALWAYS TOOT N WAVE---FEW N FAR BETWEEN---I LIKE THAT!!
#2994 of 5807 scale model part 2
Apr 18, 2002 (10:15 pm)
Fujimi model FUJ18624 is closest to the American-named ECHO. By the way, my silver ECHO is affectionately named "pokie."
Apr 19, 2002 (12:14 am)
I'll definitely purchase one of the scale models from the website you provided. I'm very excited and happy to finally have a model of my Echo. When I was younger, back in the early '60s, I enjoyed building AMT models. Only wish I had kept them!
Apr 19, 2002 (2:11 am)
Thanks for explaining the TARDIS also the letters stand for Time And Relative Dimensions In Space.
#2997 of 5807 scale model FUJ1624
Apr 19, 2002 (8:38 am)
Here is a link to the scale model kit available from HobbyLink Japan.
The model FUJ03482 is also a good model. However, the 82 comes with all black body and interior. Unless you have or want an all black model, a lot of painting and customizing is involved. I recommend model FUJ18624 for ECHO enthusiasts.
#2998 of 5807 RE: Horsepower and New Echo
Apr 19, 2002 (11:15 am)
I did not say that the Echo really needed more horsepower. I was saying perhaps the Echo would sell better among the younger set if it had more horsepower. Pick up any tuning mag and what do you see discussed most? How to get more power.
Welcome Mike, but could you not post in all upper case. It made your posting hard to read. Regarding engine sludge, there is a thread in either news and views or maintenance that is Toyota specific and a Toyota rep answers questions through the board. You might pose your question about the Echo there.
Got to disagree with you about the seafoam blue being a boring color. I think it is a very snazzy color. Major Tom is black sand pearl, but if my roommate gets an Echo, she wants the seafoam blue and I agree with her choice.
Apr 19, 2002 (7:12 pm)
You were gone for so long I half expected you to come back as Lieutenant Colonel ThomEcho! Welcome back!
Apr 20, 2002 (1:08 am)
I have been gone because I got hooked on a darn game and then I started a new job where I have ended up working twelve hour plus days. Thanks for the welcome back.
Apr 20, 2002 (7:54 am)
I finally figured out the best psi for my new tires (205/50/15): 29 front and 28 rear. The max psi is 35 and even when I had it at 33/32 I was getting unbelievable mileage! 40-45mpg would be easy at that psi but the ride would be very rough. The CD player is very sensitive to heat these days...the manual says to run a/c for a bit before using the CD player on hot days. I think I'm going to look into installing a CD changer with better shock protection soon.
#3002 of 5807 Fron the Times-Union newspaper, Jacksonville, Fl 4-20-02
Apr 21, 2002 (5:39 am)
Toyota Motor Sales Vice President Irv Miller said "Echo was a product ... that was successful in lowering the average age of our owner. The Celica and MR2 was an extension of that. The Matrix is a natural next step to reach out again to lower the age."
Seems that the corporate strategy is to sell to the youngest buyer possible to create product loyalty, a lifetime of buying Toyota. The Matrix is called a crossover utility vehicle that contains "the style and performance of a sports car, the functionality of a sport-utility vehicle, and the affordability of a subcompact sedan." Toyota hopes to sell about 70,000 Matrix in 2002.
I thought that the Matrix was in answer to the PT Cruiser. Will Matrix's possible success signal the end of Echo?