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Toyota ECHO, Coupe, Sedan
#109 of 138 Re: lock [kneisl1]
Jan 30, 2009 (8:53 am)
Yeah, when I bought the Matrix it came with two plastic-headed keys, because of course they are computer-chipped keys and cost a lot to buy. I guess given the Echo's price point and the fact that keys for it are cheap to buy (not computer chipped), they figured giving the customer only one plastic-headed key would be fine. But I would like a second one, and would get one if I were going to the trouble of changing a lock.
I do have the other metal key and the valet key though. I don't have the plastic one, but that's not surprising.
Jan 30, 2009 (11:12 am)
Another advantage for the ECHO: non chipped key. BMW is currently having all kinds of trouble with failed chips in their keys. Chip fails, you dont move. Could be REAL trouble! And for what? ECHO has built in theft prevention, no one wants to steal it!
#111 of 138 Echo reverse lights
Mar 21, 2009 (9:06 am)
Both of my reverse lights are out on my 2001 Echo.What are the odds they both burned out??? Can't find which fuse controls them,as nothing is marked. What else could it be?
Mar 22, 2009 (5:59 am)
yes both light can burn out. fuses are marked on inside the fuse box cover. my wifes 04 Echo has two fuse boxes. one inside under steering wheel closer to door & one under hood buy battery!
#113 of 138 Re: Echo reverse lights [sln2112]
Mar 23, 2009 (10:03 am)
Yeah, it's most likely in the fuse box inside the vehicle, not the one under the hood. The fuse box is located behind the cubby underneath the steering wheel. If you pull the cover off, there should be a diagram on the backside of the cover. It doesn't look like there is one specifically labeled reverse lights, but there is one labeled "tail" and one labeled "brake", I'd try looking at those lower amperage ones and see if it's bad.
#114 of 138 2000 Echo questions...
Jun 05, 2009 (5:07 am)
Planning to buy a friend 2000 Echo which have 140,0000 miles on it. I'm new to echo so I don't know much about these car but is there anything particular I should be looking for with this much mileage?
One more question, I'm picking this car for only $2K....is this a good deal or not?
#115 of 138 Re: 2000 Echo questions... [fujiwara]
Jun 05, 2009 (6:52 am)
$2000 for an essentially 10-year-old Echo with 140K? I would think your friend would give you a better deal on a car whose wholesale value is basically zero.
But beyond the price, you can't go wrong buying an Echo generally speaking, and this isn't even a car with a set of "things to look for" when buying used, beyond the usual: you want a car that has received regular oil changes and other maintenance and doesn't look like it has been beaten on too hard during its life.
#116 of 138 Re: 2000 Echo questions... [nippononly]
Jun 05, 2009 (7:40 am)
My wife has a 2001 Echo that I drive, because I travel so much with my job.
That it gets 44 mpg is the most important thing...And it's paid for. Mine has right at 200,000 miles, and I just put $900 dollars in it changing hoses, spark plugs,brakes etc... With regular oil changes, I'm looking to hit the 300,000 mile mark.
$2,000 sounds a little high...Maybe $ 1,000-1,500 depending on what shape it's in.
I would let a mechanic check it out. But overall, I have been all over Texas many times in mine, and other than being small, I love it. Not very safe if you have a baby like we do...That's why I drive the Echo, and my wife drives the F-150.
Jun 05, 2009 (11:38 am)
Yeah run the engine after you test drive it. Look under the car with the engine running and see if transmission oil, coolant, engine oil etc is leakking. Is this auto or manual (better if it were manual) Everything should work. NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON! Have the brakes checked. Have the coolant changed. Change the manual trans oil. Change/inspect the air filter. Check the tie rods/CV joints/ Ball joints. Check the engine belts.
This was driven by a little old lady right?
Jun 05, 2009 (11:41 am)
Hey my $10 cruise control on my Yaris is UP AND RUNNING! Works like the factory put it in. Am I a genius or what!