I refer to this car as my Baby Dinosaur. I have owned it for nearly 5 years and overall, there have been very few issues. The air compressor had to be replaced in the last 12 months, along with the large serpentine belt. Within the past couple of weeks, I had to get the first complete brake job since I have owned it. I have never viewed cars as status symbols, but rather a means of transportation. The car that I drive, does not define who I am as a person. As long as my vehicle keeps getting me from point a to point b and the repairs cost less than what it would cost to replace, I plan to keep driving it. Great small car and when you are in it, it does not feel small. Excellent acceleration and handling. Won't be long and this car will have 260,000 miles on it! Go little Baby Dinosaur!
Karen very good and mileage for a long time.
I love my car it is very great on gas mileage easy to get around in the city with not good if you have children the car is very compact car. Parts are very easy to find and very cheap. The radio is not that great because it always change it to another. Highly recommended vehicle for a single person just starting off from the ages of 20 to 30 years old .
The longevity of the car is impressive.
My Toyota has been reliable and has run for the past 18 years. As the car has aged the performance has gone down which started around 200, 000 miles. Minor fixes and maintenance have kept the car running. My car now has 260, 000 and is starting to display problems. Over all my echo is comfortable and reliable, and I am very satisfied with my investment.
A durable, reliable econobox for under $2k? Meet the toyota echo
2001 Toyota Echo (Base) Startup Engine & In Depth Tour
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Front driver/passenger airbags
Front 3-point seat belts w/pre-tensioner, force limiters
Rear 3-point seat belts for all three seating positions
Child restraint system anchor brackets for all rear seats
Side-impact door beams
* Optional Safety Feature
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Certain passenger vehicles and light duty pickup trucks fitted with speed control devices at Gulf States Toyota's Vehicle Processing Center or installed by certain Toyota dealers in Gulf States' region (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas) are equipped with an E-clip, which holds the speed control assembly to the accelerator linkage, that could break. If the E-clip fails, the speed control attachment could come off, causing the speed control to stop working. The loose attachment could cause the accelerator to stick, preventing normal stopping and handling of the vehicle.
Gulf States' dealers will replace the E-clip with a cotter pin. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during September 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Gulf States at 1-800-444-1074.
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