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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
#4654 of 5822 Re: No Echos in South Florida [backy]
Apr 02, 2005 (11:41 am)
Not having any luck. Might take your advice and simply wait until 2007 Echo and buy first new car. I hate making payments which is why I buy cheap.
Best care ever owned was 93 Hyundai Excel ---123,000 miles never a problem However, when traded in (how stupid was I) dealer gave me $200
Geo Metro paid $5000 3 cyclinder... traded for 2000 Acura Integra in two or three months..Metro was frighteningly slow in merging traffic...then I bought for $900 a 1987 Toyota Tercel...sold w/in two weeks.
I need a commuter car desperately..I own a Kia paid $1700 but man does it eat gas!
Have also owned Mazda Protoge and Toyota Tacoma...loved the Tacoma
Have owned several cars since then and I do NOT like car payments. I hate them in fact but might do one for three years for an Echo.
Can't find one in Florida!
Apr 03, 2005 (11:05 am)
Does anyone know if I can get a mirror adjustor for my car?
I have to manually adjust it from outside everytime, and it is a hassle...I dont want power windows, I want to get the ones that you use to manually adjust from inside the car.
How much would it cost if it is a possibility?
#4656 of 5822 ECHO availibility
Apr 04, 2005 (7:21 am)
As far as I know you cant get them in NJ either. Looks like if you want one youre going to have to travel to someplace that sells them.
BTW on a 500 mile trip to up state NY and back this weekend, my four year old ECHO got 44 mpg for the whole trip! That included driving through a monsoon the entire way home.
#4657 of 5822 Re: Check Engine Light redux [simonize]
Apr 05, 2005 (2:06 pm)
I also have a 2000 Echo with only 42K miles. The warranty is out at 3600 miles and I now have a check engine light on. I was told to reseat the gas cap, but it did not work. Did you ever find a solution?
Apr 05, 2005 (2:53 pm)
You will need to take the car to a dealer or a repair shop. They will connect a scan tool to the car and read the error code. Then they will tell you what is wrong and what needs to be done to fix it. Hopefully they get it right the first time. Usually it is an EGR valve or oxygen sensor or a coolant temp sensor or the like. MAybe a loose hose you might check in the engine compartment. You were correct in your advice to check the gas cap. Take a look at the gasket though and see if its dammaged. See if any hoses are loose around the gas tank. Good luck and tell us what happens!
#4659 of 5822 Re: Check Engine Light redux [mk4uls]
Apr 06, 2005 (7:59 am)
hey man, just disconnect the negative off your battery for about 30 sec. and you should be fine. make sure you diagnose your car first to what the problem is..
#4660 of 5822 Newbie Here...
Apr 12, 2005 (4:46 am)
I just purchased a 2003 with 31000 miles. I've changed the oil to Mobile 1, new NGK iridium plugs, a fresh air filter, added injector cleaner to fuel, washed and waxed. I'm gonna like this car I'm sure. I'm still on my first half tank of gas and logged 212 miles since the purchase which was for $8800.00.
I'm considering changing to synthetic transmission fluid in the automatic X-mission, any thoughts? Thanks, John
Apr 12, 2005 (11:48 am)
Synthetic oil = total waste of money. You arent getting ANYTHING FOR YOUR MONEY AT ALL. The only reason to go to that is if you live in a REALLY cold place in winter.
Apr 12, 2005 (3:10 pm)
with kneisl1 about synthetic oils. I live in a cold area myself (southern CT) and have used regular oils on all the cars that I have owned, and I have never had a problem with any of them. I have a 96 Avalon with over 165K miles with no problems, all with regular oil and 4-5K mile changes.
And not to be the grammar police or anything, but "Mobile" is a city in Alabama, not an oil/gas brand. Next time you drive by your local "Mobil" gas station you will see this...
#4663 of 5822 Re: OIL [kneisl1]
Apr 13, 2005 (8:26 pm)
I completely disagree with you kneisl1. But of course, this is just my personal opinion.
If you want to learn about the pros and cons of synthetic oils and fluids you might consider this website to obtain a wealth of information, stuff you probably had no idea about: www dot bobistheoilguy dot com. I am a big believer in synthetic oils. Just because the average american car owner has been brainwashed into believing that he must change oils every 3k miles does not mean that that is correct.
Who is making money doing (mostly) unnecessary oil changes every few months? The big oil companies, of course.
What about the waste of valuable resources? In Europe synthetic oils are the norm and typically oil change intervals are every 15.000, 20.000 or even 30.000 kilometers.
In my vehicles oil changes are done every 15k miles (Toyota Echo) and 20k miles (Chevrolet K1500). My previous Caprice was sold after 10 years and over 300k miles on a synthetic diet (only 15 oil changes in total). There was no increase in oil consumption over the entire life of the vehicle. The present owner (neighbour) is now at 410k miles and still doesn't have to add more than 1 qt of oil between changes (he does them every 15k).