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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
#4402 of 5820 the right way
Jun 22, 2004 (7:34 pm)
A better value if you can come up with the money would be to snag a used ECHO. $8000 should get you a 2001 with less than 30k on it. New ECHOs are getting scarce at least in NJ. I would stay away from the Scion as they are having quality control issues, as incredible as that may seem for a Toyota. Also a new ECHO will require very expensice insurance payments a used one wont have (if you dont borrow the money)
Jun 22, 2004 (8:41 pm)
Yes buy the Echo you will love it . I still love my Echo very very much it has been a great car and for the money it's the best small car on the road .
#4404 of 5820 What type of quality control issues for Scion??
Jun 22, 2004 (11:42 pm)
Kneisl1...can you give me specifics on quality control issues for the Scion???
Note: I have an Echo and love it...however was considering getting another vehicle like the XB since it had loads of space for folks in the back and has similar mechanicals as the ECHO.
Has it been confirmed that this is the last production year for the ECHO??
#4405 of 5820 Quality Control Issues on Scion
Jun 22, 2004 (11:55 pm)
A Scion Review from a Web Posting on XA:
"I think most consumers equate Toyota with high quality, which is why we were both surprised to see some flaws in our test car. There were noticeable gaps at the top of the A-pillars and wavy rubber gaskets around the rear windows. We were also a bit dismayed by what was under the hood. Our Scion came equipped with a twin-cam 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 108 horsepower and is linked to a five-speed manual transmission. The engine is noisy, especially at highway speeds, and it's short on power, particularly when you're trying to overtake or merge into heavy freeway traffic. We both thought the suspension felt stiff and harsh, and the front bucket seats, while stylish looking, need more lateral support. Basically, you get out of the xA shaking your head and wondering how the xA and the xB, from the same brand, could deliver such different impressions."
#4406 of 5820 Re: the right way [kneisl1 #4402]
Jun 23, 2004 (6:33 am)
New Echos or just Echos period are scarce here in Mississippi. Why do you think that getting a used Echo would be a better value other than insurance? How much do think I should expect to pay for insurance new or used?
#4407 of 5820 Re: the right way [natashadt #4406]
Jun 23, 2004 (7:58 am)
Used is usally an excellent way to go...especially with a reliable car such as a Toyota. You are letting someone else take the hit on the depreciation instead of you. My first car was a 1991 Toyota Corolla back when I graduated from College. I found that car to be very reliable. I just kept up with the basic maintenance such as oil changes etc.. and it ran great. I kept this car for 9 years and had over 100,000 miles when I sold it. I think you will be happy with the Echo also because of the mpg rating.
I think the Echo is definetly a contender in value, reliability etc..
Whatever you decide good luck.
#4408 of 5820 Re: the right way [katetx #4407]
Jun 23, 2004 (11:42 am)
What do you think about getting a car from a private car auction?
Jun 25, 2004 (4:48 am)
This survey of initial quality found the Scions had a defect count of 181 per 100 vehicles, the HIGHEST of any car.
#4410 of 5820 Re: JB Power [kneisl1 #4409]
Jul 01, 2004 (4:42 am)
What was the defect count for the Echo?
#4411 of 5820 ECHO defects
Jul 01, 2004 (5:34 am)
I didnt see any defect count for ECHO. I suggest trying the Powers website, Ill look there today.