2000 Toyota ECHO Sedan 1.5 VVTi from North America
Legendary Toyota reliability
Replaced water pump at 300,000km.
Replaced transmission at 303,000 kms. The transmission worked fine, but a speed sensor was gone and required a rebuild of the transmission; it was cheaper to put in a used tranny.
Replaced a drive axle; the car was ditched in a winter storm, which bent the drive axle.
A/C compressor quit working at 303,000.
Overall, with high kms, a great little car. Very fuel efficient and a perfect little run about.
More roomy than we thought, and more useful than we planned. Not comfortable for long drives, especially for those over 5 feet 7 inches.
The instruments are easy to see once you get used to them.
Wind sensitive, and very light, which makes it difficult in winter weather.
Decent performance for an economy car.
Overall a good purchase.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th October, 2011