Last post on May 28, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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Toyota ECHO, Sedan
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!
#5801 of 5807 I need two wheels for my snow tires
Jan 09, 2013 (7:09 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 5807 Re: I need two wheels for my snow tires [mnman]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 10, 2013 (10:10 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 5807 Re:Cruise control
May 10, 2013 (1:34 am)
Can you add this to the Echo's as well???
#5804 of 5807 Re:Cruise control [ztramno27]
May 10, 2013 (3:02 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 5807 Re:Cruise control [kneisl1]
May 20, 2013 (10:32 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.
May 21, 2013 (2:56 am)
Hi Nip what are you driving now? I thought I remember you sold the ECHO....
#5807 of 5807 2000 echo clicking
May 28, 2013 (7:20 pm)
Hi, my Echo developed a clicking noise under the hood. It does not speed up as I accelerate, it actually seems to go away when I am pressing on the gas pedal. It speeds up when I kick on the AC. When I start the car it takes a min before it begins to make the clicking sound. On the way home from work I noticed that the sound would come and go. Pretty annoying and not sure what to look at. Any tips?