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You are in the Sedans
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Toyota ECHO, Chevrolet Aveo, Kia Rio, Nissan Sentra, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Kia Spectra, Suzuki Forenza, Sedan
#359 of 3871 Got a real up close and personal comparison
Jul 22, 2001 (11:14 am)
between my Sephia's rear end and the Toyota Echo's rear end. Yes, the Echo is so homely that I think Toyota engineers have a pretty good sense of humor. Similar to Pontiac Aztek. I know it's an SUV but homely is next to....whew! No, I'll take the aesthetically pleasing lines of the Sephia and it's good attention to design over any Japanese 4-door sedan. That goes for German(except Jetta)and all American sedans. The Protege is my favorite looking Japanese sedan available as I type this. A sporty look and good positive appeal to it. Corolla's hopefully changing starting in 2003 though word is they're not going to sell the design they're now selling in Hong Kong but the Corolla Altis design http://altis.com.my
If this is true it's off of my future consideration list. Too Corolla-typical for me.
#360 of 3871 They won't be selling the Altis here.
Jul 22, 2001 (1:42 pm)
They'll be selling a version developed specifically for the US market by Calty. We haven't seen it yet, so I have no idea what it's going to look like -- but enough people have hollered over the styling of the home-market car that hopes are high it will be much edgier and sportier.
#361 of 3871 The link to the Corolla
Jul 22, 2001 (3:51 pm)
The link to the next style Corolla that we will be getting can be found in the Corolla thread. It is a site for Toyota of Japan, but from what I have seen of pictures and renderings this is the model we will be getting.
As I have said before, it has the tall greenhouse, sloping hood, and back end is higher than the front end look of the Echo.
The next Camry will be sportier and edgier.
#362 of 3871 People who think ECHO is ugly have never driven one
Jul 22, 2001 (5:07 pm)
We thought the ECHO was ugly until we sat in one and drove it. ECHO has good performance, great fuel economy, is easy to get in and out of, has a comfortable seating position, feels large inside, and the list goes on and on and on....
#364 of 3871 carleton you still did not address the styling
Jul 22, 2001 (7:32 pm)
I dated an ugly girl once and your defense of the Echo's looks echoed my defense of her.
Jul 23, 2001 (9:18 am)
As long as you were happy, that is what mattered.
#366 of 3871 YES...The ECHO is not the sexiest sedan on the market
Jul 23, 2001 (4:37 pm)
But the comfort, performance, reliability, fuel economy are living proof that real beauty is more than skin deep.
#368 of 3871 The buffalo-job continues.....................
Jul 24, 2001 (9:13 pm)
as long as there are subjects, dumb wannabe car magazines like Clodsumer Retorts will continue to rake in American bucks. Like I've said before, Kia is supposedly the newcomer in America but they have the fat veterans Toyota beat BIG time in styling. Mazda too. If Protege is the best styling Mazda can come up with in a smaller 4-door sedan, there probably is something then to the fact that the Japanese car companies poo-poo spending any time and money with small cars that don't make them big money. Kia designers decided to stop and think first. Hey, if we style our cars with a nice looking design we'll sell them to an American public STARVED FOR NICE LOOKING SMALL CARS. Rio, Spectra and Sephia are pulling away Civic, Corolla and Protege shoppers when the people get a look at the body styles. No problem, Toyota's got the Calty Corolla on the books and up for sale in 2003. Gotta get a look at that thing. I KNOW TOYOTA can still design a nice looking small 4-door sedan.