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Toyota Echo Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Echo here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Best second-hand city runaround?
I wouldn't consider any of the European brands, they're too expensive and cost too much to run. That rules out the Up. Asian brands, particularly the better-known and well-respected Japanese brands are a much better bet, which rules in the Echo. The Asian brands tend to be more reliable and cost much less to run. Another to look at in your situation is the Suzuki Alto.
Ask Smithy Xtra high tyre pressure
The recommended tyre pressures are set by Toyota with Australian conditions in mind, and they should generally be followed. It is possible, if you want, to increase the inflation pressure by a couple of psi, but inflating them as high as your service guy has been doing is going a little too far. It would still be safe, and it would probably improve the handling quite a bit, but it would also compromise the ride.
Toyota Corolla: Is it a good used car?
BUY a small car with a four-cylinder engine, and if you stick to the well-respected brands, such as Toyota Corolla or Echo, Nissan Pulsar, Mazda2 or 3, Hyundai Getz, or Honda Civic he should be a winner. Buy the car with the lowest odometer reading and in the best condition that fits his budget.
Getting it right
THE second dealer was correct. The Echo has a timing chain, not a belt, and it doesn't need to be replaced.
Toyota Echo Fuel Consumption
The Toyota Echo is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 5.35L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.
|Year||Body Type||Fuel Consumption*||Engine||Fuel Type||Transmission|
|2005||Hatchback||5.35L/100km||1.3L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2005||Sedan||5.45L/100km||1.5L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2004||Hatchback||5.35L/100km||1.3L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2004||Sedan||5.45L/100km||1.5L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2003||Hatchback||5.35L/100km||1.3L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2003||Sedan||5.45L/100km||1.5L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2002||Hatchback||5.35L/100km||1.3L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2002||Sedan||5.45L/100km||1.5L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2001||Hatchback||5.35L/100km||1.3L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
|2001||Sedan||5.45L/100km||1.5L||ULP||5 SP MAN|
Toyota Echo Models Price and Specs
The price range for the Toyota Echo varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $1,450 and going to $7,211 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.
|Year||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|2005||Hatchback||1.3L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO||$1,450||$7,211|
|2005||Sedan||1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$2,999||$7,211|
|2004||Sedan||1.5L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO||$1,880||$6,990|
|2004||Hatchback||1.3L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO||$1,880||$6,990|
|2003||Hatchback||1.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$875||$5,000|
|2003||Sedan||1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$875||$5,000|
|2002||Sedan||1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$1,650||$3,990|
|2002||Hatchback||1.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN||$1,650||$4,070|
|2001||Sedan||1.5L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO||$1,995||$4,990|
|2001||Hatchback||1.3L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO||$1,995||$4,990|