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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
Jun 01, 2002 (5:30 am)
Other than the commercial of the guy dancing in front of a gas station I remember one other commercial and that one wasn't very memorable. I think that perhaps Toyota was marketing the ECHO to the wrong age group. It seems like most of the people I've seen driving them are the over 40 crowd, which includes myself.
I finally got my ECHO back from the body shop. The cost of repair - rear-end accident was over $3,440. I am so glad to be driving my car again.
I have a 2000 and have just over 16,000 miles on mine.
#3143 of 5820 Heads up!
Jun 03, 2002 (2:58 pm)
The Town Hall is about to take on a new look in an effort to make content more easily searchable and accessible.
Have you seen the Letter from the Town Hall Manager on the Town Hall Welcome page? If not, you might want to follow that link to have a look.
And hang on to your seats. Change is never easy - for any of us - but resolving the Search problems we've had will be worth the pain.
Jun 04, 2002 (5:12 am)
My law school son let me drive "our" 2001 Echo. It still gets a curious glance every now and then. He let me fill it up with gas, wash and wax it. I had the wipers locked away from the windshield and tried to lift the hood. Oops, the wipers must be placed back on the windshield before the hood is completely up. Also had to put glue on the loose rubber gasket that seals the back of the hood to the car. The son has driven the Echo so much that when he had a chance to drive my old Cressida (his car for years, we swapped cars last year) he said it felt funny.
I think the Echo manual says to use 5W30 oil but the last time it was changed the manager of a convenience lube recommended 10W30 during hot summer weather. Is he right?
#3146 of 5820 Load rating
Jun 04, 2002 (11:09 am)
for 81 is 1019 pounds. You'll be fine.
#3147 of 5820 QUESTION?????
Jun 05, 2002 (9:35 pm)
i have had a 2000 and currently a 2002 echo. so in a nutshell i know all the operations and how to work the controls. question is this. my brother bought a used 2000 echo 22k 4 dr auto w/ air and aftermarket cruise installed. the car runs like new and i am quite picky---but i do notice that when i run the fan,plain air(hot and cold both) and the a/c as well, and also outside air or recirculation mode, in a specific setting, for example front vents only, the "air" comes out of the front vents and floor. when i use the defrost mode i get defrost mode and FULL front vent mode---not just the 2 end front vents.
here is the biggest kicker---when i run floor only----it is by far the weakest on the floor but puts plenty air out to all 4 front vents and the defrost mode.
what the heck is taking place???? the a/c works fine--just as good as my 2 echo's. if anyone has any idea please let me know so i can take it to the local dealer b4 the 3yr/36k mile runs out.
one last thing---i want to get any tsb's(technical service bulletins) and/or recalls completed on his lil echo b4 the warranty is over---other than hubcaps--any other tsb's or recalls u may know of?? thank you so much in advance for any help---i love this board--and i love "our" echo's.
#3148 of 5820 Child safety restraint tethers -
Jun 06, 2002 (8:14 am)
which were upgraded, and a recall on the brakes- I think it was for a brake booster(?)- they replaced the front brake pads. Apparently only a few cars actually had this problem, but they did all 2000 models, to be certain.
#3149 of 5820 ventilation controls
Jun 06, 2002 (9:40 am)
You may want to have someone check to see if the control dial corresponds with the setting indicated. When I had an aftermarket stereo installed in a previous car they had reconnected the wires wrong.
#3150 of 5820 "Cool car!"
Jun 06, 2002 (9:43 pm)
That's what a couple of twentysomethings just said about my Echo in a UC Berkeley parking lot tonight. They were amazed that it's (reportedly) being discontinued after next year. Like micweb earlier, I like the idea of it being discontinued and becoming more of a rarity/cult car. I also have almost never seen or heard an Echo advertisment; these guys tonight weren't sure what it was--thinking it might be "battery powered", etc. (It does look like the Prius which also comes in Seafoam Blue or close to it from what I've seen on the street.) Like kneisl1 I'm still amazed that the Edmunds Echo review hasn't been completely revised (haven't looked at it lately but I'm taking his word for it). I don't care if they don't like the looks--that's fair. But to comment negatively about the safety/danger aspect because of the Echo's small size and then saying nothing about the half dozen other cars in the same weight range, including the flimsier, even lighter Suzuki Swift (Edmunds: "We like the Swift" [can you beat that?]) really exposes the reviewer's lack of professionalism. It's tough belonging to a cult.
Jun 06, 2002 (11:57 pm)
Last night, I approached my car to find a man in his 30's circling my Echo. He said, "cute car"!
He then told me his neighbor liked the Echo so much they bought two! The man that was admiring my car was driving a Mercedes 450SL.