2001 Toyota ECHO 1.5L from North America
Best little economy car ever!
Nothing went wrong unexpectedly.
This car has been INCREDIBLY reliable. Other than regular maintenance (oil, filters, etc) and stuff expected to wear out (tires and wipers), I have had to do very little.
The first set of front brakes lasted 180K, and the battery about the same time. I had to replace the engine at 288K, and dropped in a 38K engine and transaxle from the junk yard at that time. I could probably even have put the original clutch back in, because it still had so much meat on it!
I had to replace the cabin fan after about 300K, and the alternator after 310K. I still have the original air conditioner after 320K. And all while making great mileage.
With the original set of tires I averaged 42MPG highway. Once I replaced the tires, I have gotten from 36-38 MPG highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th March, 2012