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2001 Toyota ECHO User Reviews

2001 Toyota ECHO Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"efficient car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews

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Mike writes:
2001 Toyota ECHO 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Sometimes a little sluggish, dramatically so if driving at higher altitiudes

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Good Daily Driver — Acceleration is OK, as is braking, actually got it to 107 once - downhill. Turns very sharply, short wheelbase, and engine is way down low, so CG feels suprisingly low for such a tall car. Build quality is excellent, 105,000+ miles, no maintenance beyond oil, plugs, brake pads and a new set of tires in 55000 miles (bought used). Appearance is alright, less boring than many economy cars - the gauges are in the center of the dash turned towards the driver. Gas mileage is excellent averages 35MPG, once got nearly 40 burning an entire tank on the freeway. For an economy car with a 1.8L engine its suprisingly fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Timothy writes:
2001 Toyota ECHO 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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gas mileage

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sometimes is boring to drive

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Great First Car — i like that the car ges great gas mileage. it really helps now adays because of the higher gas prices. it never needed any necessary maintance. i love the fact it is small and i can park pretty much any where. it is not too fast but it is a great first car for anyone.

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Stormy writes:
2001 Toyota ECHO 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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gas mileage; built in cd player; large trunk space; ability to handle curves well; automatic transmission

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no automatic locks or windows

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I Love My Car..here Are A Few Reasons Why — The main issues that I have with the toyota echo that I own are the lack of automatic locks or windows and storage space. My favourite part about my echo, besides gas mileage, is the customization. Anyone who knows me will know that it is my car because of the distinctive decals, magnets, and overall appearance. The oddest part about my vehicle is the large alice pack (aka my 72 hour Search & Rescue gear) strapped into the back seat..hey, it has to go somewhere! =)

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JoyfulGent writes:
2001 Toyota ECHO 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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4

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Remarkably lively for a 4-cylinder car.  Roomy - back seat holds 2 with room to spare, 3 if friendly. Upgraded Pioneer HI-Fi system -AM/FM radio and plays CDs and CASSETTES!

Cons

Some areas lost the Clearcoat (glossy paint cover) ; the car now has lots of bumper/decorative  stickers.  Driver's door has occasional problem with the lock.

JoyfulGent
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Reliable; Treasure Ofa Small Car — Why are there so few of these on the market? Because they are a great, peppy, roomy small car and they LAST! Remarkably big trunk space. Excellent big windows and visibility. Great acceleration (for a 4-cylinder) - fun to drive, responsive. Remarkably roomy back seat. Repairs have been few, minor, and affordable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2001 Toyota ECHO 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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size and gas

Cons

not enough speed or power

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Its A Nice Car If U Want To Save, U Can Still Have A Little Fun With It!!! Lol — bad Acceleration, very good breaking and excellent handling. didnt need any thing!! horrible exterior, excellent interior, very comfy. it doesnt cost that much to own, it is perfect with gas millage, it makes about 35-40 MPG. well, maintenance is not that Baaaaaaaad!!! lol

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Luke writes:
2001 Toyota ECHO 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Bulletproof mechanically, seems to make its own gas.

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Light, floaty on the highway, bad in ruts and deep snow.

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Stop Laughing. — I'll give you a second to stop laughing. Okay - well this car was a lease that we bought out because it was over on mileage, and we haven't looked back. Absolutely indestructable. 260,000 on it and I've done front brakes twice and rears once and done each front bearing once. That's IT for repairs. It blew 0's on its last E-test. Ridiculously reliable little POS. Oh yeah, it barely uses any fuel - better highway mileage than any current hybrid. (So is the Yaris by the way...)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Misty writes:
2001 Toyota ECHO 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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Great Gas mileage

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No power

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Got Gas?? — This car gets great gas mileage! It had no problem besides what regularly goes wrong with cars. The only thing was it had no power. Oil changes were very simple to do also. To bad FED EX had to kill him!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Echo_fan writes:
2001 Toyota ECHO 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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Gas mileage, parking spots, tough, oil change/tire change kind of car

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Wind's influence, basic interior

Echo_fan
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Still Lovin' It! — Owned for 6 yrs- still love everything about fitting in tight parking spaces, getting better gas mileage than the majority, and most of all it's been with me in 4 countries and is perfect for every one! Downfall- the interior is fairly basic.

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FelisNonDomesticus writes:
2001 Toyota ECHO 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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5

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Economical, value, long-lived, great visibility, low-maintenance

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squirrelly in high winds

FelisNonDomesticus
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Like It So Much I Just Bought A Twin! — I've liked virtually everything about this car for over 348,000 miles!!! So much that when I realized it might not last forever, I spent two days test driving new cars and then went and found a great buy on a used one with only 49,000 miles. I figure I'm all set for the next 13 years!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MSGTR writes:
2001 Toyota ECHO 2 Dr STD Coupe Review
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The best gas mileage, better than most hybreds.
Cheap cost, cheap maintenance, perfect commuter car.

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Light and fidgity on the freeway. Crosswinds require two hands on the wheel.
It's so light in construction that it's a little "hummy" at high rpm.

MSGTR
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The Perfect Commuter Car! — I like that it was cheap to buy ($11,000), gets as good gas mileage as my motorcycles after a synthetic oil change and a K&N air filter (43 mpg), and it's easy to park this little car just about anywhere. Since it's a Toyota, parts are cheap and easy to find (if I were to ever need them). Our car now has 170,000 miles, and we've only replaced the clutch and a crank sensor! Accessories and options are almost non-existant.

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2005 Toyota ECHO Reviews

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2004 Toyota ECHO Reviews

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2003 Toyota ECHO Reviews

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

Good Car To Have As A Dailly Driver. By Nathan

For the size of engine it has good pick up and go as long as the only extra wieght is the driver. Has 0ver 110000 miles other than brake and fluid changes I had to have rear bearings replaced. It is n... Read More

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2002 Toyota ECHO Reviews

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

Small For A Family Of 6 By cace9

it runs great it was my first stanndard car so i learn with it... i have used it for so really good good stuff... plus it saves me lots of money . since the\at i like standard cars for bett Read More

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2000 Toyota ECHO Reviews

Reliable, Smart, Economical Little Tin Can By cgives

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 orig... Read More

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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 th... Read More

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