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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
#4612 of 5822 navigating to previous messages
Mar 17, 2005 (5:12 pm)
Tip #1 - the Go To Msg # box on the page bar will take you to any post if you know the number.
Tip #2 - you can easily include a link to a previous post if you'd like to do so. Just go to the post, right-click on the highlighted post number, choose "copy" (or copy link location, or whatever is similar depending on your browser). Then in your post, you just right click and paste where you want the link to show up. You'll see a bunch of gobbledy-gook but when you hit post, that will be translated to a link to the message you want folks to see.
Here is the result of me right-clicking, copying link location on post #4393, and then pasting that result into this message: kneisl1, "Toyota Echo" #4393, 11 Jun 2004 11:23 am
#4613 of 5822 Re: new echo owner [pesterkid]
Mar 18, 2005 (1:37 pm)
As an owner of a Land Cruiser and an Echo, I feel very safe in either since I spend a good deal of time riding a motorcycle. Get some guts and enjoy the drive. If you dwell on the negative, it's gonna happen to you.
#4614 of 5822 Re: new echo owner [srmark]
Mar 18, 2005 (2:33 pm)
> IF you dwell on the negitive, its gonna happen to you
#4615 of 5822 Re: what if [reba05]
Mar 18, 2005 (5:28 pm)
reba05- I live in the Twin Cities, my '01 5spd gets 47 highway summer at best, 32 city winter at worst. I still have the Potenza tires at 52K miles, they are rated for 40K... I will be buying a new set very soon. The only prob is I feel a loss of power at acceleration sometimes. I haven't checked for codes yet. I use 5w30 Mobil 1, change it at 7k, new filter and top off at 3.5k. When I bought the car used in early '03 some laughed, now the price of gas has silenced them....
Mar 21, 2005 (6:57 am)
I saw gas on TV for $3.33 a gallon. Here in NJ its still $1.90
Mar 21, 2005 (2:42 pm)
My ECHO does'nt have power steering...I love driving it anyway...
Just curious to know how much it might cost to get power steering installed?
#4618 of 5822 powersteering
Mar 21, 2005 (3:05 pm)
Well you need a belt,a pulley, a pump and the hoses and a new rack. I would guess about $2000 for the parts. I suggest calling the dealer and asking the service rep.
But you are LUCKY not to have PS. Youre getting better gas mileage than the rest of us and you probably paid a lot less for the car. If anything, youd want to REMOVE PS.
BTW, how is the car to drive without PS and how much did you pay for it? Was it the fabled stripped ECHO for $9999?
#4619 of 5822 best gas milage and dash speakers
Mar 21, 2005 (9:23 pm)
I was just wondering if someone can answer a few questions for me. I have a 2000 echo and when i clock my milage i get between 30-35 mpg on a normal sunny day. I heard this number can be higer. My check engine light came on and when i got it checked out, It said that the oxygen was too lean. They said my oxygen sensors were bad, so i replaced them. THe check engine light came on about 2 days after and still reads the same message. Help! What else could be the problem? What else constitutes so i can get better gas milage on the car? My last question is how do I install the two speakers in the dash? I see the wire when I pull off the grill, but do i need a special adapter to wire the spreaker? Thanks
#4620 of 5822 Re: $200 a month? [kneisl1]
Mar 22, 2005 (5:53 am)
A moped: I think not.
It's 106 miles round trip to work!
I mean where would I put my Lunch ?
#4621 of 5822 MPG AT vs Manual
Mar 22, 2005 (5:55 am)
I noticed something strange.
Most of the rest of the product line of Toyota
gets better MPG with the automatic vs the manual.
This is not true with the Echo.
I was also wondering if in real life the Echo
gets better MPG with a 5 speed.
I wouldn't get anything but the 5 speed
anyway. It has to do with control going up a
hill on ice and haveing AT transmissions shift
at the wrong time (wrong time means any shift!).