1999 Toyota ECHO Review

1999 Toyota ECHO from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Great on gas, surprisingly roomy, reliable

Faults:

Two recalls: one for a fluid hose and another to improve rust protection under the car.

General Comments:

The Echo has a tonne of room, not only for passengers, but also for cargo. The trunk is surpisingly large and the back seat fold-down is extremely handy.

The car is supremely good on gas. I drove from Hamilton to Kirkland Lake on one tank.

The car fares less well on gas if it is absolutely full, or if you are using the air conditioning for the whole trip.

The Echo has been particularly reliable, without any major problems other than the two recalls.

The car tends to get caught in the wind, especially if on a tall bridge during high winds. Beware on bridge such as the Burlington Skyway.

I have enjoyed my Echo, the pickup is fine, speed is fine. It's easy to drive and has great vision through the windows and the back.

It is a tad noisy, but has held up well on some particularly long drives (eight hours or more.)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2006

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review