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Toyota Echo Accessories and Modifications

does anyone know if there are any after market
accessories for the echo yet....?
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  • I don't think there's anything yet except for an air freshener or something....
  • wow how exciting....fresh air...LOL...the echo is so cute "as is" with all the options but it could use like a front mask and a couple of other little knick, knacks....if anyone has any info...pls do share...ciao
  • Toyota lists a mask as an after market item for the Echo. I don't know if it's available yet.
  • it is very deceptive that toyota would offer features on a car, but when upon ordering my car, i found that abs and powerdoor locks werent availabe! then comes the accessories, they list the mask being available on dec' 99 and still nothing, very disturbing! i still love my echo, but it would be nice to have options available when they are featured.
  • Toyota seems to be arrogant and know that buyers will not be turned away because of the "Quality".

    Let's see if history repeats.

    Whatevever happened to "Truth in Advertising?", even if the small print says they are not promissing.

    Any legal opinion?
  • no legal opionions but maybe we should buy Honda's instead. That would probably straighten out Toyota.
  • I got a new list from edmunds.com on new equipment
    for the echo and there are quite a few new features that were not available when i got my car.
  • Well, first of all: Jsuarez, what new equipment are yout talking about? Anyway, the mask is finally available. I know this because I now have mine.(Yeah!) unfortunately, I needed it back when I bought the car and the hood has the nick damage to prove this. Also, I contacted Australia and was able to obtain a catalog for the Australian Echo and its accessories available from Toyota down under. (See, the Sedan version sold there is the same as the one sold here except for the engine and right hand drive). The brochure showed the following as available: factory seat covers that match the style of our seats; plastic headlight covers; door mounted wind deflectors (prevents wind into car with window(s) part way down)and a plastic hood sheild,if you would rather have this than a mask. As soon as I get some time, I will dig deep into the australian web pages and look for other places that may have stuff for the car. As far as other aftermarket stuff for the Echo: none is available yet. I do know that Eibach is working on a Spring kit for the car, supposedly available near the end of March. Oh, the Toyota rear spoiler is also available, but that is about it. Yes, it is fristrating. If we had Focus's, we could get almost anything we could think for the car right now. Oh well. Happy Echoing!
  • except if you read the focus board you will see that Ford can't even get the parts to repair the car, much less aftermarket. They are having to rob parts from new ones on the lot....hahahahaha...
  • Does anyone know if Toyota makes Cruise control for Echo as after market product?
  • where can one obtain the front mask for the echo?
  • sonofasonofa Posts: 1
    I bought a Toyota Echo Coupe in January. I went to my Toyota dealer and ordered a plastic deflector for the hood of the car (not the front end mask). It is made by Toyota. It looks great and is contoured to fit the front of the car.
  • anonymousanonymous Posts: 314
    'sonofa', would you mind providing the dealer's name and location that you got your deflector from? My dealer hasn't been able to find a part number or a place to order these from. Thanks in advance.
  • gerlindegerlinde Posts: 2
    I purchased my Echo on 3-11-00. I love it. I wanted cruise control. Toyota does not sell it for the Echo. Libertyville Toyota in IL had a 3rd party unit installed with a one year warranty on labor and life on parts. They had a vacuum unit for $220. and a servo unit for $340. I got the servo. The controls are stalk mounted on the steering column. It works great and looks factory installed.
  • wow thanks for the info...just got the front mask for the echo...looks cool.
  • icrowicrow Posts: 1
    Does anyone have recommendations RE: what kind/brand of roof rack would fit ? Can you *put* a roof rack on an ECHO ?
  • I think a roof rack can be put on. Check the echo3 forum and there is a posting there about this subject, sorry I dont know the number of the posting but I know it was towards the end.
  • Hi, log on to toyotaworld australia (see posting from autoknologist further up) they have a great site from down under where the echo also comes as a 3 or 5 door hatch back (toyota doesn't think they can sell a hatch in the US). There are lots of accessories for echo including a roof rack and factory seat covers which match the semicircular detail on our seats. I think the only issue for the rack will be does it fit the roofline of the sedan as it's shown on the hatchback.
    HEY AUTOKNOLOGIST!! how did you get that catalouge, and have you successfully ordered stuff? Please let us know, I really want those seat covers(now that I've marinated my seats in scothguard). thanks...
    by the way, chek out the japanese toyota website, your echo is called a vitz,comes in various models including luxury w/ leather and a moon roof, DOH!...we're so behind.
  • the 4 door is called PLATZ(to sit heavily)
    guess they want it to sound german
  • wow...I would love seat covers for my echo. Wouldnt that be nice to also have a moon roof too...I am still longing to have power door locks on my echo...wondering if I should go aftermarket on the power locks.
  • klm33klm33 Posts: 2
    I placed my ECHO order back in January and finally got a notice that it should arrive sometime this month (May). All I wanted was the ABS brakes and power locks - both included in the Option #2 package. I didn't think I was asking for much, but the dealers acted like it was next to impossible and made it clear that Japan didn't really care about its American customers. Three weeks ago I decided to give up and look at a different manufacturer. That same day, I finally got a call from the Toyota dealer finally letting me know that my ECHO was to be manufactured. I am looking forward to its arrival and have enjoyed reading the postings. They remind me of all the homework I did months ago that lead me to want an ECHO in the first place. Guess this was just a lesson in patience. Anyone else have the power door locks now? Did you have any trouble getting these? Also, anyone have daytime running lights? Are these positioned below the regular headlights are are they just part of them? I haven't seen a picture showing the daytime running lights in the position where they are normally located on other cars.
  • klm33klm33 Posts: 2
    I agree a moon roof would be cool!
  • figuresk8figuresk8 Posts: 9
    I shouldve held out for the power door locks but got to antsy....I am sooooooo jealeous you got package 2.
  • To that post awhile ago about shortage of parts- all new cars have this problem, and especially so for the focus because ford did not anticipate the demand it has generated. One focus owner had to wait so long that ford gave him a brand new car! lol! But it's all worth it as we love our cars. And yes, there is now an abundance of aftermarket products for the focus- its wonderful. Not to worry though- I'm sure they'll pump out some new products for the echo soon enough, although they may not be as performance-oriented as the focus parts. Still, I'm sure they'll be great- have fun everyone, and come visit the focus forum sometime!
  • doubleefdoubleef Posts: 1
    I've been thinking about getting the aftermarket cruise control for my ECHO and noticed the posting from "Gerlinde" about "vacuum unit" vs. "servo unit." Can someone explain what that means? I have a 5spd--will that make a difference? Are there any potential negative side effects?
    And as for waiting, I ordered my green 4dr the first week of February and got the car last week. I, too, was made to feel that somehow I was being demanding and picky for wanting 4dr/5pd, upgrade package #1, a/c, and a cassette player. Nothing unusual really, but I suspect that dealers want to sell what they have on their lot and NOT do "special orders." I think they make us wait to see if we'll cave in and settle for what they have on hand. It's probably all just a $$$ game dealers and the corporation play with each other.
    Nonetheless, I love the car and am looking forward to a 4,000 mile cross country trip this summer.
  • gerlindegerlinde Posts: 2
    The vacuum unit uses engine vacuum pulling on a diaphragm to control the speed. A servo unit uses an electric motor (a servo motor) to control the speed and is more accurate.
  • contencincontencin Posts: 1
    FYI, youare not alone in USA. I live in Perth, Australia and ordered my 4 door auto sedan in white with safety and power packs..dual airbags, ABS (but no mention of daytime running lights), cpower locks/mirrors/locks and level 2 trim (velour...anyone familiar with the colours?)

    Anyway, I ordered in march and delivery is expected in July. No dealer here has seen the echo with those options so cant tell me much. Also getting "Entice" alloy wheels made by Toyota for the echo, 6 yr extended warranty I think, window tint and 3rd party stripe down sides.

    Hopefully, the wait will be worth it but, I keep wondering if I would have been better off with a camry re the safety aspect, having a family. However fuel economy won out.

    Rgds
  • mpgmanmpgman Posts: 723
    Can a Corolla LE center console/arm rest be retrofitted into an Echo? Any other choices other than JC Whitney? Thanks.
  • enbieenbie Posts: 2
    You can put lowering springs for echo. It will lower the car about 1.8 inch. Put some 17 in wheel, 205/40/17 tires, you are all set to do some slalom. let me know if you are interested in the springs.
  • echolaliaecholalia Posts: 20
    Anyone has installed factory or after market power door locks please inform...also the cost and the location that you had it done would be appreciated. Thanx!
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