Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 2:58 AM
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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
Aug 22, 2012 (3:34 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 5822 Eleven years and counting
Oct 20, 2012 (5:42 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 (3:06 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 (9:05 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 (10:21 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!
#5801 of 5822 I need two wheels for my snow tires
Jan 09, 2013 (6:09 pm)
I'm looking for a deal on two stock wheels for my 01 sedan. 14- 5 1/2 is the size I think. My zip is 54896 if anyone has some spares to sell. I'm unemployed 2 1/2 years now so scroungin'
#5802 of 5822 Re: I need two wheels for my snow tires [mnman]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 10, 2013 (9:10 am)
Since this forum has people from all over the US and other parts of the world, it's not really a good venue to buy/sell parts. To target a local audience, your best bet is craigslist.org.
#5803 of 5822 Re:Cruise control
May 10, 2013 (12:34 am)
Can you add this to the Echo's as well???
#5804 of 5822 Re:Cruise control [ztramno27]
May 10, 2013 (2:02 am)
No the ECHO uses a mechanical/electrical cruise control and the accelerator is connected to the throttle by a cable. The CC for the YAris (and probably everything else made recently) is contained in the ECM that runs the engine and the throttle is connected to the gas pedal electronically. Basically the CC is on every car with this feature whether its sold with cc or not. You would just have to add the stalk.
The good news for ECHO owners is the cable allows a smooth transition from standing still to moving. Like at a light or stop sign. The fly by wire of the Yaris has a very jerky and uneven transition.
#5805 of 5822 Re:Cruise control [kneisl1]
May 20, 2013 (9:32 pm)
Indeed the throttle by wire pretty much wrecks what would otherwise be a very decent little driver's car, with the SE trim in the new model. I like so much about it I might consider keeping it at the end of the lease even though the throttle is so awful.