2004 Toyota ECHO 4 door sedan 1.5 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Set and forget
Loose clip in engine bay caused rattle. Spotted and fixed by dealer.
Goes great in the suburbs. Great economy. Easy to drive, with great driving position. Roomy if spartan interior.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th January, 2005
Highway speed stability is not good. Feels as if it's floating a bit. Also knocked around by crosswinds.
Interior plastics mark easily.
Air conditioning leaks condensation behind front left wheel.
But otherwise a lovely car for the suburbs. Getting about 500km on a 45L tank in suburban driving with air conditioning almost constantly on during a hot Sydney summer.
All AC leaks water, one place or another. it's perfectly normal.
The part that's leaking the water, is the reciever/drier that removes the condensation from the air. It's perfectly normal and is evident even on the most expensive cars.
Had this great little car for four years now, really economic, fun to drive, no repairs, it's a like owning a Maytag...