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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
Jun 23, 2003 (10:17 am)
Got back last night from a trip to St. Louis. Filled up here to Kansas City and then at Columbia on the way back. Total mileage was 411 miles and the Echo took 9.935 gallons to bring it back to where the fuel level was before the trip started. This means the Echo returned slightly in excess of 41 mpg. Pretty amazing when you learn that the miles to St. Louis were run at an average of 90 mph and the leg back to Columbia were run at an average of 80 mph.
I was looking through the auto section from Saturday's paper and the dealership where I bought my Echo is now offering a 10 year/100,000 mile limited power train warranty and other goodies [for no charge] on not just the 2003 Echo, but every new Toyota they sell.
No one has answered my questions about tire warranties. If a tire does not last as long as it is supposed to, are the tires replaced free of charge or do they sell you new tires at a discounted price based on the percentage of how long the tires last in the first place?
Jun 23, 2003 (10:51 am)
Majorthom, I have not made any claims for tires due to short life. I do know that many years ago the standard was certainly a pro-rata one. As you put it, based on the percentage of how long the tire has lasted. I know that because I remember reading the warranty carefully. Hence I suspect that things are the same now, although I have not looked closely at the warranty of any tires I have bought in recent years.
#3952 of 5822 Tire warranty...
Jun 23, 2003 (2:01 pm)
That person with the Dunlop SPs got a pro-rated refund for another set of the same crappy tires...
Jun 23, 2003 (6:07 pm)
Well my car must know that Im taking it in for service this Friday cuz when I started it tonite and turned my lights on the instument panel didnt light up and my back lights didnt work (although the brake light and turn signals do) Could this just be a fuse??
#3954 of 5822 Pictures Of The Echo Hatchback
Jun 24, 2003 (11:58 pm)
I was browsing another website and found this link to canadiandriver.com:
which has pictures and a review of the new Echo hatchback. My first impression was that Toyota is trying to mimic Honda. If not for the front of the vehicle, I would think it were a Honda hatchback. I think the beauty of the Echo sedan is it's uniqueness; the hatchback, in my opinion, looks like at least one other hatchback on the market now. Plus it's too low to the ground. From what I can see in the article, I don't care for it. Hopefully, in person, it won't look so Honda-ish.
#3955 of 5822 hatchback ECHO
Jun 25, 2003 (4:07 pm)
I want one!
Jun 25, 2003 (4:30 pm)
Me too! I drove a Yaris TS in Germany -similar to the North Amrican Echo- and it was also a hatchback. I loved the car. I would buy another one if they offer the diesel option (I already own a 2001 4 door sedan).
Jun 26, 2003 (1:11 am)
The hatch looks great. I'll take one too. How did the mpgs improve so much. Also, can I put 15" tires on my 2000 4 door with no negative effects. Is that all the manufacturer did, or did they make structural changes of some kind?
Jun 26, 2003 (4:22 am)
Why not buy the Echo hatchback in Canada and drive it to the U.S.? The hatchback is not being offered in the States so what stops someone from
#3959 of 5822 bootleg ECHO
Jun 26, 2003 (7:59 am)
Yes and I could use the regestration for my 2001 and who would know the difference! I could even have them inspect the 2001 and transfer the sticker to the hatchback. I also want the diesel option!