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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
#3500 of 5820 46 Years Old and Counting...
Oct 08, 2002 (9:31 pm)
44 when I bought my 2000 4dr auto, around the average buyer age at the time I recall. Around here--Berkeley, Bay Area--I see all kinds of Echo drivers, no particular pattern. Haven't checked mileage in some time but last found about 36mpg around town, 40 on the highway. Re: last survey item, I liked the weird looks first time I saw (a gold) one on the street, love the high seating position, figured a Toyota would be reliable, etc...Would definitely buy it again, though my ideal would be to rotate colors and have a different color every month. I like the sfoam blue but see silver, green, dark blue ones I also like.
#3501 of 5820 I'm Also In The Age Range
Oct 08, 2002 (10:48 pm)
of the average Echo driver, 47 yrs old (or should I say young). I love many things about my Echo, the roominess, ease of handling, problem-free, etc., but what I love most is her looks...her personality shines through.
#3502 of 5820 Kneis...
Oct 09, 2002 (6:15 am)
The Bridgestone Potenzas wear out VERY quickly. They come on the Proteges as well, and the people in that discussion had to replace them my 30K or less, from reading there. Also, someone had their tires go bald at 28K, and they hydroplaned into another car. So be careful with those tires. They have a very low treadwear rating.
#3503 of 5820 Survey...
Oct 09, 2002 (6:15 am)
What I like most about the ECHO is the car's interior room coupled with its small size and economy. The interior is huge in this car! I was able to sit in the back seat of it when I went out with a couple of friends the other night (the friend with the ECHO drove), and I am 6'3 and weigh in at about 270lbs.! I can't even sit in the back seat of my own Jetta!
Also, my friend is always saying how much money he saves in gas with this car compared to his previous one. And how much more peppy the car is as well.
Oct 09, 2002 (9:34 am)
A major weekly magazine would like to talk with recent Toyota buyers who are under the age of 35. If you fit this description and care to share your story, please respond to me at jfallonedmunds.com with your name, daytime phone number and city/state of residence before Wednesday, October 16, 2002.
#3505 of 5820 share my story
Oct 09, 2002 (4:08 pm)
What about us owners older than 35?! Dont we count for anything?
#3506 of 5820 Kneisl1 and Potenzas tires
Oct 09, 2002 (6:15 pm)
Kneisl1- Thank You for the kind words. I really believe that Toyota missed a good bet. My wife's car is a 99 Avalon. We have enjoyed it, but I really enjoy my 2002 Echo too. It is a 4 speed with A/C. I have about 5700 miles on it. This summer, at 70 MPH with A/C, the car averaged 45.3 MPG round trip for 330 miles. I had a cross wind coming and going. Around town, about 41-43 MPG.
About the Bridgestone tires, the Avalon's factory Bridgestone tires were replaced at 35,000 miles, because they were torn out. When I picked up My Echo, it had Potenzas on it and I had the dealer replace them with Goodyears. I'm not sure they are better than the Potenzas, but they couldn't be any worse. My 2 cents worth
#3507 of 5820 Take the Survey: Change?
Oct 09, 2002 (6:40 pm)
If you could change one thing about your ECHO what would it be? I would want a turbocharged diesel engine of 1.3 liters.
#3508 of 5820 Take the Survey - What I like best about my echo
Oct 10, 2002 (3:31 am)
>It has less impact on the environment and because it uses less gas leaves us less vulnerable >to foreign sources of oil.
Ditto! I couldn't have said it better.
It doesn't take much to humor me, but when I pull away from the gas pump with a total of 11.00 showing plus a full tank, then pass huge SUV's still sucking up petrol with their pumps approaching 40.00 I am so thankful for my ECHO. (in all likelihood they will be visiting the gas station again before me
#3509 of 5820 The one thing I would change about my ECHO
Oct 10, 2002 (3:33 am)
Strategically, and well-placed arm rests ;~)