Last post on Sep 05, 2011 at 4:13 PM
You are in the Toyota Echo
What is this discussion about?
Toyota ECHO, Fuel System, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#426 of 435 Re: Mileage Woes [dephinusorca]
Jun 13, 2011 (8:39 am)
Guess it doesn't matter (to me!) anymore...the car was wrecked last week; other driver pulled out from the right—straight into oncoming traffic—and my wife had nowhere to go. Our 03 Echo's been totaled, and we're dealing with the guy's insurance company, Travelers, to get a settlement.
As an aside, I've given up on trying to find another similar Echo. You just can't find them, and the few that are for sale, are WAY above book value. Basically, it apears the car is way undervalued by KBB, NADA, not to mention the groups that provide valuation data to the insurance adjusters (CCC and ADP, primarily).
#427 of 435 Re: Mileage Woes [ctgriffi]
Jun 14, 2011 (5:23 am)
Wow major bummer! The tough little ECHOs were one of the best cars ever built and hearing about one biting the dust is sad.
We motorcyclists "fly and drive" all over the country to get the bikes we want/can afford. Use Craigslist a lot. I would think in the case of replacing an ECHO that would be justified if you can find one a reasonable distance/good tactical situation ie a relative or friend lives in the city and can check it out for you.
If there is no ECHO what will you get?
#428 of 435 Re: Mileage Woes [kneisl1]
Jun 14, 2011 (6:54 pm)
That's what I would do, do a nation-wide search and buy a one way ticket to get one, especially now since i am not working and am not going to get unemployment due to a power tripping boss I had. 22 years out the window, oh well... My Echo has been technically totalled two times now, but it still drives straight down the long road! It is now a three door as one door is bashed in pretty far!! But I am only half way to the 300k miles I want to get out of it. I will be taking it cross country this winter to escape the winter up here and put some miles on her, later
#429 of 435 Re: Mileage Woes [mnman]
Jun 15, 2011 (2:25 am)
Dot let that ECHO die. It might be worth $$$$$ in the years to come with rising gas prices...
#430 of 435 Re: Mileage Woes [kneisl1]
Jun 15, 2011 (3:42 pm)
I just had a new donut gasket put in (the pesky one on the ECHO's, new shocks and struts. A new CV boot, to boot! She still runs like when I bought 'er with 25k miles on it. I set the Rostra at 55 today and made the 75 mile round trip to Walmart- 52mpg!! Ya gotta love 'em if not for sex appeal, a fat wallet never hurts hu?
#431 of 435 Re: Mileage Woes [ctgriffi]
Jul 03, 2011 (3:50 am)
So sorry to hear about your accident. I will be selling my 2000 ECHO, 2dr, manual, am/fm soon (next 1-3 months) to buy a used luxury car as a treat for my 65th bday. I don't drive much, except to and from work, grocery, wine shop(lol). I just turned over the 100k mark. Most likely will buy tires soon. I posted it on Craigslist for $4500 to test the waters, but not a single bite!!!! Let me know if you may be interested.
Jul 04, 2011 (1:27 pm)
Wow. ECHOs are getting big bux now that gas is so high. Dont settle for less $$$$. Where do you live that theres no interest? Personally to my way of thinking an ECHO IS a treat to drive better than anything else.
Just interested. What are you thinking of getting?
#433 of 435 Re: where [kneisl1]
Jul 04, 2011 (6:10 pm)
I'm in the Orlando, FL area. I'd certainly LOVE to get $4500 but realistically I probably can't get more than $3k, if that! I may put some new tires on it and drive it a couple of months longer and start car-shopping in the fall. You interested?
Jul 05, 2011 (1:05 am)
I will ask friends who might be interested. But for me. no, I have my yaris.
Sep 05, 2011 (4:13 pm)
Recently returned from 11000mi roadtrip. I did not calculate every tank as I was often refilling at unusual points and also because I didnt always feel like doing the liters to gallon conversion while in Canada. However, every tank I did measure was between 44 and 46, which is actually a hair below what I used to get highway driving. Still, I couldn't afford to go on this trip in most other cars...