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#33 of 914 Get rid of the OEM Tires...
Jan 16, 2004 (3:11 pm)
You must have Bridgestone Potenza RE92 (High Performance All-Season) for your 2004 Toyota Echo Sedan Load Rating: XL These are below average in snow and only average in wet conditions...get these...
Get the Michelin Harmony for all season ( I have these and love them...wet snow dry great tire and smooth riding...
Michelin Harmony (All-Season) for your 2004 Toyota Echo Sedan
Size: 175/65SR14 Blackwall
SR Speed Rated Price: $69
If your worried about just snow and ice..then get snow tires for winter use...but I hear they wear out fast
Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50 (Winter) for your 2004 Toyota Echo Sedan Load Rating: XL
Size: 175/65QR14 Blackwall
QR Speed Rated Price: $72
Toyota needs to give people a tire option based on where they live and type of driving conditions for the car...this all tire fits all is wrong...most of the OEM tires are cheap and fair weather only. Good rubber is very cheap accident insurance.
#34 of 914 Canadian wheel size versus US
Jan 17, 2004 (8:26 am)
It seems that the 14 inch wheels are available in the Canadian Echos, but only 15 inch wheels seem to be offered here in the US. The 14 inch wheel will have more sidewall on the tire, and maybe better snow handling. The 15 inch wheel, with the lower profile tire, may handle better in racing conditions than the 14 inch. It seems to me that a good pothole can dent the rim on the 15 inch wheel more readily than the 14. I would prefer the 14 inch wheel on the Echo, myself. Toyota, are you listening? How about offering the hatchback here in the US, while you are at it?
#35 of 914 Scion XA is an Echo Hatchback
Feb 22, 2004 (12:45 am)
The Scion XA (a new skinned Canadian Echo) is the US Echo Hatchback set somewhat lower to the ground so its less tippy than the conventional ECHO and loaded with all the electronic stuff (power doors locks windows...antilock brakes)...however the Scion Hatch has almost no room for stuff in the back of the rear seats...the Echo Sedan's trunk is actually fantastic for its size.
Scion XA = Canadian Echo Hatchback re-skinned and almost = to US Echo Sedan
#36 of 914 Speaker
Mar 05, 2004 (6:48 pm)
My drivers side door speaker is not working, Id like to buy new speakers at best buy, future shop etc. and have them install them for me, but it looks like you have to take the whole door panel off??? My civic wasnt like that, just the speaker cover came off. Is this something that is a problem? I just worry that they will take the door panel apart and screw something up. Am I being too much of a worry wart?
Mar 17, 2004 (3:31 pm)
check the forum under Echo Hatchback.
In cananda there are some nice hatchbacks running around for the Echo. I think it's been around canada for about a year. I don't remember the Cad price, but it equated to about 9-10k US.
(I really want one)
Here in the US we have the Scion (which is much more expensive, 400 lbs heavier, and uses more gas). The standard Scions seem to be about equal to a fully loaded Echo in options.
The Scions are being sold here in South Carolina, but the Toyota website is asking about 13k... more than I can pay.
#39 of 914 dead battery when don't drive often
May 21, 2004 (6:55 pm)
i know i must be in the minority but i'm hoping someone here can help me. i don't drive my echo very often and find that the battery dies if i don't start it up for about a week. when the battery is charged, all works fine, including the radio as some have had problems with that. when i turn off the car, i leave on the cruise control, radio and air conditioner but these should not drain a battery in a week, especially when the battery is only 6 months old. twice i have taken it to the dealer and they did an elecrical test but cannot find anything wrong. today the toyota dealer mechanic told me that it is not unusual to get a drained battery if it's not driven for a week but i don't believe this. my mazda protege lasted 3 weeks! any help is welcome! hopefully i can get this fixed before it goes off warranty- it is a 2001 with only 17k miles. also, i do not have an alarm, if that is what you think of first.
#40 of 914 Anyone know any details???
Jun 23, 2004 (12:08 am)
Toyota Echo Recall
Toyota announced a major vehicle recall on Tuesday. The automaker is calling back nearly 400,000 of its Echo models.
The company says a faulty rear brake pipe might cause brake oil to leak while driving in snow.
So far, there have been no reports of accidents related to the brake problem.
The recall affects Echo's made between July 2001 and April 2002.
Has anyone recieved notification from Toyota???
#41 of 914 Re: Anyone know any details??? [m4prius #40]
Jun 23, 2004 (8:03 am)
This is a very old recall and most cars should be fixed under warranty by know. Mine was fixed almost 2 years ago.
As far as i know, no accidents have been reported due to this minor problem.
#42 of 914 rear engine seal worn out
Nov 04, 2004 (10:51 pm)
I've got a 2000 w/80k miles and discovered an oil leak the other day. took it to the dealer and the rear engine seal has worn out . Any other ECHO owners experienced this? They estimate it will about $1200 to fix. Is it worth fixing?