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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
#4808 of 5822 Re: The Knock On The Yaris [kneisl1]
Nov 21, 2005 (7:17 pm)
Here are the specifications of the yaris 2006:
I drove the car yesterday and it is much quieter than my 2001 Echo. It gets virtually the same mileage, it is roomier, smoother and it is a HATCHBACK. It is now classified a an ULEV vehicle. Much safer too.
In my view there is not much to dislike.
Kneisl, you talk about mileage? AFAIK you mainly use the car for city driving and put very low mileage on your car.
One or 2 MPG will not make or break your yearly gas budget.
I have been accumulating miles like crazy and now reached 126k miles. Average MPG: 41 I am not complaining.
I am getting a new Yaris for Christmas!
Nov 22, 2005 (8:17 am)
If you arent having any mechanical problems Id keep the ECHO for a while yet. You want to take advantage of the money you already spent for that Toyota quality.
Yes its true 2 mpg wont break you. But what we need are cars that weigh 1700 pounds. They COULD have done that with the Yaris but chose not to. It would help immensely at least in the US if we could cut our fuel bill (balance of trade) in half. Its possible with cars like ECHO but we are too stupid to do it. I hate to see the cars going in the wrong direction.
#4810 of 5822 Re: mileage [kneisl1]
Nov 22, 2005 (2:15 pm)
Unfortunately with all the safety equipment added to vehicles nowadays they tend to become heavier from model year to model year.
By the way, I will keep my 01 Echo for at least another 5 years. What I am trading in for a new 06 Yaris is my half ton Chevy pickup truck!
I'll bet I can keep my "old" Echo for at least another 150 k miles, without the need of any major repairs. In fact it would not surprise me at all to reach 300k or more before I sell the little critter.
Nov 22, 2005 (2:50 pm)
Cheaper to keep her!
#4812 of 5822 Re: Keeper [kneisl1]
Nov 23, 2005 (10:03 am)
Even cheaper to ride a bike!
No, seriously, what is the fun in driving the same car forever? Once in a while, economics aside, it's rewarding to purchase a new car!
Nov 23, 2005 (11:37 am)
True. If they bring that hatchback ECHO with the 1.3 liter diesel here, Im sold.
#4814 of 5822 Re: a day off for interior lights [wrgraham]
Dec 05, 2005 (8:05 pm)
I HAVE SAME PROBLEMS AFTER A WET DAY. PROBLEM STILL AROUND AFTER THREE DAYS. PARK LIGHTS STAY ON AFTER KEY HAS BEEN REMOVED. HAVE TO DISCONNECT BATTERY. DID YOU FIND WHAT CAUSED YOUR PROBLEM?.
#4815 of 5822 Disconnect Battery
Dec 06, 2005 (1:58 pm)
You could disconnect the fuse in the fusebox for the parking lights. It would be a lot easier.
#4816 of 5822 Re: New Car [kneisl1]
Dec 06, 2005 (7:19 pm)
By the way it is a 1.4 liter diesel that is sold in many countries. To be very exact it's displacement is 1.364 liters, with 75 horsepower or 55 Kilowatts.
From the German Toyota website:
Anzahl Zylinder 4
Zylinderbohrung 73 mm
Zylinderhub 81,5 mm
tatsächlicher Hubraum in ccm 1364
Motorleistung in KW bei Umdrehung 55 KW/4000 upm
Motorleistung in PS bei Umdrehung 75 PS/4000 upm
Maximales Drehmoment 170 Nm bei 2000-2800 upm
Höchstgeschwindigkeit 170 km/h
Beschleunigung von 0 - 100 Km/h 12,6 sec
Dec 06, 2005 (7:59 pm)
I promise Toyota I will buy your diesel ECHO or Yaris if you bring it. Ive been especially good this year. My understanding is that the German car manufactures cant understand the logic at all behind hybrid cars. They think they are a joke on the consumer ie pay $$$$ more for a car which will save you one quarter of that in fuel costs over its lifetime. They much prefer the diesel car. But they acknowledge Americans seem to be brainwashed into hybrids so that what they have to do. Id so much rather have the diesel!