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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
#3506 of 5822 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 5822 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 5822 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 5822 The one thing I would change about my ECHO
Oct 10, 2002 (3:33 am)
Strategically, and well-placed arm rests ;~)
#3510 of 5822 I heard...
Oct 10, 2002 (6:01 am)
...a radio commercial last night for Toyota's clearance for end of year. They said there is a $1000 rebate going on now on the ECHOs. I was surprised, because I never hear Toyota giving rebates. The offer ends on 10/14, so this might be the time to get that ECHO. Also, I heard this commercial in MD, so it might not apply to any other region.
Oct 10, 2002 (6:36 am)
$1000 rebate on a $12000 car must be the best all time deal! How about 0% for five years?
#3512 of 5822 Kneis...
Oct 10, 2002 (7:43 am)
I have hardly ever heard of Toyota giving rebates, so sales must really be slow. They did have a financing deal not too long ago, I thikn it was only 0.9% and only for 36 months though.
#3513 of 5822 Feedback on Douglas tires by slugline
Oct 10, 2002 (1:30 pm)
I bought a set of Douglas Performance GTH tires to put on an Accord and they are very good. I can't recommend the normal GT or other Douglas tires. I don't think you can get an exact size match, but 195/60/14 will fit the Echo fine.
Be sure the WalMart balances your tires correctly. I had to take my tires back twice, the first time because the balancer hadn't been calibrated in a while, and again because the technician did a sloppy job. WalMart has a good attitude, but keep your eye on them. They also overinflate your tires - 35 psi, which is liveable, but the tires only need 32 psi. WalMart overinflates them all in case the customers don't come back for a while or check their tire pressure regularly.
Oct 10, 2002 (6:36 pm)
A friend just purchased a new Echo.She drives it to work which is less than a quarter mile away.It sits in the parking lot all day until she drives it back home, where most of the time it sits until the following morning. Can this harm the engine?
#3515 of 5822 one quarter mile to work
Oct 10, 2002 (7:07 pm)
Well it would hurt the engnine in the sence that a car which is driven long distances will go farther before needing repair than one which is driven short distances. And one quarter mile to work is short distance! If it were me Id walk to work.