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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
Aug 05, 2012 (6:57 am)
I have used zip ties to secure the plastic undercarriage on my sons 180,000 miles 2000 ECHO.
Have you looked in junkyards?
Go online used parts and ask people.
Aug 07, 2012 (12:59 pm)
just rip the thing off and call it a day - it is only there to slightly improve fuel economy, and I mean SLIGHTLY.
#5793 of 5806 Echo still reliable?
Aug 21, 2012 (4:53 am)
Am I correct to conclude that since there are no major complaints or repair postings, despite the aging of the Echo, that the reliability is still excellent?
#5794 of 5806 Re: Echo still reliable? [babyboomer]
Aug 21, 2012 (7:14 am)
Check Consumer Reports (if you don't know someone who subscribes, go to the library.)
I think you will see it is very reliable.
#5795 of 5806 Re: Echo still reliable? [babyboomer]
Aug 21, 2012 (12:45 pm)
Mine certainly has been. Other than regular maintenance (spark plugs, oil and air filter changes) and buying new tires when needed, I have spent nothing on repairs.
Aug 22, 2012 (4:34 am)
ECHOs are getting to be 10 year old vehicles now. So things will start going wrong in spite of the good vibe the car has.
Be careful cause the cars good repair record is well known and scum are selling them for top dollar. You could get scamed with car with major problems...
#5797 of 5806 Eleven years and counting
Oct 20, 2012 (6:42 pm)
I just replaced an ignition coil on my '01 (easy fix - 100 bucks for a new coil at O'Reilly's). It's the first mechanical issue since I've owned the car. Now, there are a couple of small nuisance issues otherwise. The power lock on the front passenger door no longer moves (unless you manually lock or unlock it) and the cable from the interior trunk release let go, so you have to use the key to get into the trunk.
Still, not bad considering (and the trunk issue should be fairly easy to fix).
Oct 22, 2012 (4:06 am)
Was the coil one of the four that sit atop each sparkplug?
You might consider on line junkyards they wight be cheaper than $100.
The lock and the trunk problems can be fixed but might entail doing cosmetic dammage to the car.
Or not if you are good at that sort of thing.
Since they can be worked around they are pretty much part of the ageing process and not critical like a tranmission or internal engine problem would be.
The car is flat out amazing longevity wise.
Dec 04, 2012 (10:05 am)
Hello all.. I am about to acquire a 2001 Toyota Echo 2dr 5spd for $2,000. It has around 165,000 miles on it. Currently it is in the shop getting the heater and defroster fixed. I know the owner personally and she has stated the car is great and this is the first issue she has had with it other than routine maintenance items. My father had one as well when they were new. At the time I hated the car but now that I do a lot of commuting the idea of the Echo sounds great. So here is my question. Does anyone have any tips for the Echo? Anything I should be aware of? Thanks!
Dec 04, 2012 (11:21 am)
ECHOs tend to run and run. Theres nothing specificially that goes wrong with them
if the CEL goes on the mass air flow sensor is often why. THESE THINGS ARE KNOWN TO FAIL AS THE CAR AGES.
gOOD LUCK AND TELL US WHAT HAPPENS AND YOUR IMPRESSSIONS!
sorry for caps!