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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
Aug 04, 2003 (3:17 pm)
Just dropped off my 2000 Echo at the dealer - I think the left front CV joint is toast. 32,000 miles. Back in February, my wife complained about clicking - since the car was at 30,000 miles I dropped it off for a 30k check - $400! They said they couldn't find anything. Now it's nice grinding sound, they won't be able to miss it.
They also say it will take them 9 days to get around to the car (Servco in Honolulu, Hawaii). Apparently broken Toyotas are stacked up so deep they can't see over the top. What's up with this quality reputation - major repairs at 30k miles? So many dead Toyotas they can't keep up?I bought the dang thing because of the reputation - maybe I made a mistake.
Anyone else having CVs go?
#4008 of 5822 boot dammage
Aug 05, 2003 (5:45 am)
If you complained of clicking the first time and the dealer couldnt find the problem they are incompetant or theres nothing wrong with the cv joints. Did you look at them and see a torn boot? A good way to keep them honest because some people will replace perfectly good boots! Its a little unusual for boots to go that soon, but it happens. Perhaps they were dammaged by debris. I always inspect my boots at every oil change, even though my ECHO has only 18k miles on it. If you catch it early you wont have a destroyed joint. I recently caught a torn boot on my daughters Camry and Toyota charged $400 to change them all. good luck and tell us what the dealer finds out!
#4009 of 5822 Gray Echo....
Aug 05, 2003 (7:42 pm)
One of the ones I saw at Enteprise a couple weeks ago was the grey color. I like that, the blue color, and the dark and bright red colors the best.
Aug 07, 2003 (7:35 pm)
Coolguyky7, that looks like the Spanish flag next to your sign-in name. Where in Esp. do you live? Are you an American living abroad?
Aug 07, 2003 (7:37 pm)
So how do you peeps like your Echos? Any regrets? With my present car I could have bought 2 Echos w/ change to spare.
Aug 08, 2003 (5:04 am)
I'm an American in the states. I just like Spain.
#4014 of 5822 mishima8105 - post 4011
Aug 08, 2003 (7:55 am)
There's an excellent article about the Toyota Echo in todays local newspaper, The Vancouver Sun.
If anyone is interested, send me an email and I'll send you the scanned article in PDF (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) or as a JPG if you prefer (smaller).
My email is in my profile.
#4015 of 5822 pulgo
Aug 08, 2003 (1:21 pm)
Why not just post a link to the article? That way we can all enjoy it, and you don't run the risk of violating the Sun's intellectual property rights.
#4016 of 5822 Echo article
Aug 08, 2003 (1:55 pm)
Pat, I would post the link if it was an online article. It is not. I scanned the actual article from the newspaper. It contains an excellent opinion about the car. The article says that the projected sales for the next year in Canada will be 50000 cars, including the new hatchback. This would be the equivalent of 500,000 Echos sold in the US which would make it one of the most popular cars.
Since in the US small cars don't sell that well total sales would probably be much lower.