2000 Toyota ECHO User Reviews

2000 Toyota ECHO Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews

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Turbopulsar writes:
2000 Toyota ECHO 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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4

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Gas mileage and bulletproof reliability. Surprising amount of room in the cabin.

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Not very fast, comparable to a corolla. Stock tire size is horrible, stepping up to 195 wide really, really helped driving around.

Turbopulsar
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Great Ecobox That Won't Die — I think the echo/yaris cars are great for what they are built for. Gas mileage and long lasting lifespan. The cabin is well designed and headroom is not a problem, even for taller folks. Car performs best in the city or local roads, highway manors are a little lacking. The small weight makes it easy to get blown around, plus if you want to pass you are almost always going to need a downshift. I have driven this car for nearly 70,000miles (over 230k) and cant find a good reason to get rid of it. Newer models offer power windows, something I wouldn't mind if given the choice on a 4-door car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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cgives writes:
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We never have to bring it in to the shop, pretty much. Once a year, perhaps, for something minor. A belt, or whatever. We replaced the original battery when it was over 10 years old. It really gets around 30mpg, or closer to 38 if you are doing everything right.

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It's a plasticy, cheap-feeling, underpowered little tin can.

cgives
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Reliable, Smart, Economical Little Tin Can — It's a plasticy, cheap-feeling, underpowered little tin can. We never have to bring it in to the shop, pretty much. Once a year, perhaps, for something minor. A belt, or whatever. We replaced the original battery when it was over 10 years old. It really gets around 30mpg, or closer to 38 if you are doing everything right.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jamar writes:
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pimp

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alot of flaws

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Toyata Echo — Its ok but it could be way better. Its always dirty. But.......it is a quality car and it will last ANOTHER 10 years. Im loking to buy a new car soon! The best thing about the car is the coushen in the seats.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Craig writes:
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gas mileage and simplicity are the best points

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there is no power and road noise can be bothersome

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This Car Is A Great Econobox, Cheap And Reliable. That Is Why The Car Was Built. — Got the car from a family member, a 5 speed and 1.5L engine don't exactly thrill me, but the gas mileage cant be beat by most modern cars. When I drive conservatively I can get over 40mpg (I keep track by miles traveled). The worst I have recorded was during a week it snowed very heavily, I was stuck a lot and spent a lot of time idling - 31mpg average. The car doesn't handle well, but it is small and nimble which is great for parking lots. The suspension is very soft which lends into the poor handling it features. Now when i say poor handling, this is compared to enthusiastic driving, not regular chugging along. For that, it does just fine and you won't ever feel like you're about to fly off the road. The highway is great for mileage, but watch those bigger trucks and wind. Anyone who has ever driven a small eco-box will already know what to expect here. Drive smart and keep it under 80mph! There is even less power the faster you go and the lil engine starts to get loud.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ahmed writes:
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performance

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stability

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My Echo — Fuel economy is a real bonus and the Echo is a true petrol-miser. Sweet engines match up well with manual gearbox. Tall body makes for great interior space.Reliability is streets ahead of much of the light-car class. In that regard, it's a Toyota through and through.Funky interior will put a few off, but most like its alternative layout. Fuel economy is a real i love it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Andrew writes:
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Fuel Effiecency, Spacious, Good Quality

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Not a Performance Car AT ALL, Road Noise is a little loud.

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A Good Car. Only Drive It When Me And My Girlfriend Cant Take My Car. — My Girlfriend's Toyota Echo Review. Performance: Good gas milage, poor transmission, acceleration not too good, strong brakes, handling is pretty good. Build Quality: Decently Solid. Road Noice is a little loud. Appearance: Looks small but is very spacious. Car is more for women my opinion. Cost of Ownership: Good gas mileage as mentioned above and hasnt had any major problems I know of. Fun Factor: Not too much fun to drive. Not a performance car. Fuel efficent, drives good, spacious for a small looking car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mike writes:
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Good Gas mileage

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Small

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Good For Commuting — Small, Compact, Slow to accelerate. 5 Speed is even funner to drive. Easy handling, can fit into very very tight spaces too. Almost no repairs, 41 MPG, really fun to drive. Car is really fun to drive, little maintenance too.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kim writes:
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It's ECHO-friendly, good gas/milage ratio.

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There are none.

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It's A Good Car For Students. — My car is cool. Seriously. Tinted windows, cool rims, manual transmission. Come on! And, to fill it up, it costs between 35$ and 43$ depending on the gas price. Good acceleration, perfect deceleration. Easy to park everywhere. It's quite easy to handle, but when it's windy outside and I'm on the free lane, it can get risky.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sylvain writes:
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durable

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its a 4 cylinder car and has no power what so ever!

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Good Cheap Family Car — This Toyota is a compact car in size but spacious inside. The engine is a 1.5 L in-line4 cylinder! i has not torque at all but its a good reliable car! we have had ours since 2000 and we only had to put 2000$ of repairs excluding fender benders. a 2005 toyota echo can be bought as cheap as 5000$

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Rick writes:
2000 Toyota ECHO 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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economical, great to drive, good turning circle

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not too good on straddie, front wheel drive

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Echo Stats — Performance is alright for a small car, the bulid of it is pretty cool with soo many little pockets. my model looks awesome with the little body kit and mag wheels. cost of ownership is not too much different insurance wise to the patrol but the fuel is almost twice the km that the patrol for half as much $. Car is fun to drive it fits in any space.

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2005 Toyota ECHO Reviews

Reliable Toyota - Perfect First Car. By PeterNiklaus2108

Appearance: Friendly looking car. Comfort level up there, for what you would expect from this price class. Build quality: Very easy to drive with perfect visibility. Never in the shop for anything. R... Read More

Amazing By Justine

its damaged from mum going in the ditch with it. great to drive proformance it good gas mileage and maintenance is rlly good apperance is good but has a bit of minor damage where the paint came off in... Read More

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2004 Toyota ECHO Reviews

The Tough Cookie :) By Ninette

it's a very light car so you need to monitor your speed it's quite a smart car and yet no airbags!! it's a nice looking comfortable car petrol wise, it's great, very low consumption it is a fun car to... Read More

Toyota Echo By Imogen

It's light and solid and reliable. Good with the fuel, light, nippy and small. Handles like a dream... reasonably priced... fantastic all round! Although it is common you can see why, it is a fantasti... Read More

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2003 Toyota ECHO Reviews

This Is An Epic Little Car. By ShilohMorgon

I love that it's a stick shift, it takes me everywhere I need to go. It's great for where I'm living, super reliable, fits into tight spaces. It's comfortable for fairly long drives. It does tend to g... Read More

Great Gas Mileage By Ned

great car but too small and not heavy enough for snowy weather. It also has a large amount of room for a small car. Big trunk and lots of space for three people comfortably. It is very fun to to dri... Read More

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2002 Toyota ECHO Reviews

Great First Car By RachelHowland

Lovely little car, great gas mileage, perfect first car! Handles really well, and great in the snow. I rarely get stuck. High enough off the ground so you don't bottom out often. Seating is comfortabl... Read More

Love This Car. By jmbabc

This car handles very well on the road and I have always felt safe driving this car. Durable and trustworthy and toyotas seem to lat forever. Would highly recommend this car to any one looking for s... Read More

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2001 Toyota ECHO Reviews

Love This Little Putt-putt! By drummgurl

This is a great first car or small eco friendly vehicle for those single folks or a couple! Surprisingly lots of space and the seats are very comfy for a long drive! Great gas mileage (one of my favor... Read More

2001 Toyota Echo 2 Dr Coupe By jeffk611

The Toyota Echo handles nice and it's easy to find a parking space, great mpg, Lots of headroom and trunk space for a small car. Decent acceleration for a 1.5 liter engine. unobstructed viability,... Read More

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