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Toyota Echo

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  • thooverthoover Posts: 49
    Choices, choices...

    Our Echo is the Seafoam Blue Metalic and we like it more and more. My second favorite is the metalic gold. If you are getting the body cladding, these are good colors that the black cladding looks good with.
  • I have the new blue color that you think is too dark. I really like it and sence it`s the only new color you probably won`t see too many. Also when I do see one which I don`t very often as I live out in nowhere`s well all I`ve seen are the silver one and yes their are sooooooo many silver one`s. Even if you moved to a different appartment you would probably still have the same problem, hee, hee !. So please don`t get the silver one as I am sure you are not about to but can`t give you any help but to tell you what I have. Good luck on your decision.
  • mdrewmdrew Posts: 32
    I also thought the silver was cool but too common (read something about 25% of all new cars are silver! the most popular color nowadays). I liked the seafoam blue even better when I finally saw one and got one of those. Nobody has kicked sand in my face for having a "girly" car. Mongl-1: be a man: if you like it you should get it.
  • I like the white looks good and can be seen t night and is one of the safest colors on a car.I only pay $600 a year for full coverage with two drivers 38 and 39. Also have high coverage because I have a house and live in ct the land of bmw and mercedes . My husband is 6'3" and loves the room in this car the first one he does not have to crouch in to. My Echo has 7300 miles and had it since April love this little car.Jeanne
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    I am 6'3, but tend to drive with my right leg slightly bent out to the right side. I want to be able to stretch out a little further than the Echo will allow. I also have a size 14 shoe too. :) If I could just get the seat moved back about an inch or so on its tracks (custom job), I would be perfect.

    Two of my friends have Echos (both first cars and both under 23) and love them. No complaints so far. One since April with about 6000 miles and one for about a month and 1200. Great little cars. Of course, that's no surprirse since they ARE Toyotas.
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    I meant to put "Daddy long legs" in the heading of my last post. That's what I get for trying to be a wise guy. :)
  • Hiya --

    I'm a single 34 year old female living in Houston also, and I only pay $69 a month for full coverage. I have no tickets or accidents. My insurance company is Nationwide, and it was a special "first-time car-buyers" plan. I also have discounts for airbags and an alarm, and I'm fixing to take defensive driving to lower the rate even more.

    Hope this helps! :-)

    -gina-
  • My mom works in insurance in Houston. I'll ask her what you should expect and get back within a day or two.
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    I have a 1999 Mazda Protege and my insurance for full coverage (25/50/25 limits w/$500 collision ded. & $100 comp) is $143 a month. Of course, I get a discount because my cousin (whose name is on my car as well) is over 30 and because I have renter's insurance w/State Farm as well. But $210 a month for a 30+ year old is NUTS! Check somewhere else. Even go to http://www.insweb.com or http://www.esurance.com for more info.
  • mong1mong1 Posts: 32
    I'm going to get the Seafoam Blue... it is real rare, the dealer said it is hard to find, I'm going to get it anyway (punish the dealer for stressing me out and push me so hard to buy from them ;p ). Does anyone have any gallery of Echo to share?

    I came across these site when looking for gallery:

    Red
    http://www.carweb.com/featurearticle/cw_article17.html

    Seafoam Blue (I don't think this is the actual color, should be close to):
    http://www.toyota.com/cgi-bin/top_frame.cgi?low_frame=echo%2fecho.tmpl&data_frame=%2fecho%2fintro_echo.html

    Gold:
    http://www.auho.com/autopics/html/picsToyotaEcho1.html

    Silver:
    http://www.auho.com/autopics/html/picsToyotaEcho2.html

    Blue:
    http://www.autospeed.com/C_articles/A_0665/P_1/article.html

    Green (the top picture):
    http://www.theautochannel.com/news/writers/lhill/2000echo.html

    I really want a picture that can be used as my desktop wallpaper... oh my god... I'm addicted to Echo o o o o))))......

    PS: I'm expecting to pay $14,250 for a 4 door, 5 speed manual, with upgrade package 1 and 2, the rear spoiler, floor mat, alloy wheel... am I paying too much? What should I expect?
  • I got 2 floor mats at a discount place for $10.00 total. They fit real nice and are plastic with the grooves in them to catch the water, mud, etc. I like those as you can take them and hose them down to clean um. By the way did I tell you the dark blue is really pretty and not that dark, oh ya guess I did. Well I haven`t seen the light blue and I think I would have really liked that just as much. Now go get your car. !!!!
  • Mong1,

    Just wondering given that your hotmail address starts with kc, if you live in the Kansas City area like I do. If you do, would love to meet with you once you get your Echo. Good luck on finding an Echo in the Seafoam Blue. Especially if you do live in Kansas City since that seems to be the rarest color. Have seen a lot of silver ones though. Originally, I was going to get a Seafoam Blue sedan, but I have decided to get a Blacksand Pearl Sedan instead.

    Djmick2,

    I am a thirty seven year old male living in Kansas City. I have no tickets and no accidents for about ten plus years. I drive a 1993 Ford Escort Wagon with policy limits of 100k/300k/100k and low deductibles. My insurance is through American Family and I pay $62 a month. For the same limits, the insurance on my Echo is going to be about $70 a month. I think you are really getting hosed on insurance.
  • I went out and bought the latest issue of AutoWorld Weekly and got a bigger kick out of it than usual. The reason is that I have a letter in the issue. Mine is the one that takes AutoWorld to task for using a misleading cover blurb about a comparison involving three Korean cars. My roommate was suitably impressed now that I am a published author. : ) LOL.
  • Azecho, I am not sure if I am famous or anything. More like infamous. : ) Or maybe like the name of that movie, "Almost Famous."

    Shylocxs, your post brings back some fond memories. When I had a '92 Escort GT that was brand new, I thought I had to get a personal property tax statement from somewhere 90 miles away from where I was and be back in a very short time. This resulted in a trip where I took corners at 90 miles an hour and going down straightaways with the needle buried. I made the trip there and back in time, but the kicker was that because it was a new car, I did not need the personal property tax receipt after all.

    The more I read about defensive driving courses, the more I want to take one. Does anyone know of any that are held close to Kansas City? Close would be up to four hours away.
  • That wood trim looks neet . I have used rainex on my window it help a lot on the misty days as I do not have intermented wipers. I whant to see if I can get a alarm and power door locks with cruse control installed but my dealer said if you install any non toyota parts you void the worntee so do not want to do that.
  • cwo4cwo4 Posts: 90
    I've had my car since Aug 11th. Gotta go. There's a road I haven't driven yet.
  • get their car looked at for that recall?
  • vadpvadp Posts: 1,025
    Your freinds are right. The Echo does look very girly. No surprise here since it is a direct replacement for the Tercel and the Paseo.
    Just a word of advice. If the car is strictly
    an appliance to you, the Echo is the way to go(reliable, economical etc).
    But if your freind's comments bother you in any way, wait and get something more muscular.
  • rjgeerjgee Posts: 27
    The review has been updated again....

    Still negative, but at least it contains some facts this time (well, discounting the used Civic spiel)
  • I really love my little red Echo. My husband (computer geek) scanned in a photo of a red 4door Echo into the computer and put it on our computer desktop. He altered it slightly by putting the M&M symbol on it. He is a nut. Both our names start with M. He thinks the car looks a little like a peanut M&M. Thus my silly new deskstop.
    Also...fellow K.C. Echo owners! Next time the crazy women in the Red Echo waves at you, it is probably me. :)
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