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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
Oct 14, 2003 (12:08 pm)
The problem with buying a German spec car is that I will have to go through the hassle of selling the car when my 3 year tour is up. I would rather buy an American spec car, and the government will pay the shipping for one car back to the states. Anything over one car, you'll have to foot the bill.
American spec cars specially the Toyota Echo are few and far between here. I've got my heart set on buying one, and I only had the choice of one American spec Echo here, which I didn't like. So I've gotten an EXCELLENT deal on a 2000 Echo in the states, and I will pay the shipping for it (about $1500). The end cost is going to be LESS than the best deal I was looking at here for a good used car with a reasonable warranty.
I think it's better to buy the car one wants and pay a little bit extra, if that is necessary, than to settle for a car that one will "settle" for. I'm actually very excited about this purchase.
#4090 of 5821 No Rear window defroster.
Oct 14, 2003 (12:20 pm)
I'm looking at a 2000 Echo with everything I want, but without a rear window defroster. Everyone please tell me if the absence of this should be concerning to me. Thanks.
#4091 of 5821 Dean....
Oct 14, 2003 (6:46 pm)
It can be really inconvenient not to have a rear defogger, especially in colder climates. Also, I know for a fact at least one state here (NY) requires a rear defogger in every vehicle.
#4092 of 5821 trailer hitch
Oct 15, 2003 (4:24 pm)
I just ordered a trailer hitch for my ECHO so I can take my 14 foot aluminum boat about a mile down to the lake. Has anyone else pulled a trailer with their ECHO? How did you do the lights? The hitch bolts on easily enough by removing the four bolts that hold towing eyes and simply bolting he hitch on.
Oct 20, 2003 (3:00 am)
Does anyone know what the red button next to the dimmer switch on some 2000 Echos is for?
#4094 of 5821 Jackie..
Oct 20, 2003 (5:22 am)
Factory alarm. Both of my friends' 2000 Echo sedans have the red light there and an alarm on both of the cars. If you look at it, it blinks when the car's off and the alarm is set.
#4095 of 5821 Echos have factory alarms?
Oct 20, 2003 (12:14 pm)
I thought the alarm is a dealer-installed option, and they can put the blinking LED anywhere you want?
#4096 of 5821 Bodble...
Oct 20, 2003 (1:43 pm)
I can't remember if it's factory or not, but they always seem to put the light there in every Echo with an alarm I have been in. It's a little sensitive though, set off easily by high winds when we have rainstorms in both friends' cars.
#4097 of 5821 I do not believe in car reviews
Oct 30, 2003 (6:53 am)
Car reviews are political like everything else is. Car reviews are opinions Look at Edmunds review then look at consumer products review on the ECHO both are completely different review opinions.I hope they quit making the ECHO then you will see the value rise as it is the car of the century
#4098 of 5821 echo lookalike
Oct 30, 2003 (7:58 am)
If they do stop making the ECHO at least the SCION B looks exacly like the echo hatch sold everyplace else but here.