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2005 Toyota Echo

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 30/Hwy 38/Comb 33 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.5 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2005 Toyota Echo Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.3
Out of 10

Based on 406 Ratings for the 2000 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.6/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.7/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

I love my 2001 Toyota Echo!

By on Saturday, May 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 147,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Price - fun to drive - great on gas."

Cons: "SUV drivers are jealous."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My Toyota Echo has been amazing in so many ways. It looks brand new, is great on gas & is so maneuverable. I can fit into the tiniest parking spaces & city driving is kind of a lark with this size vehicle. Very gratefully, I must say it is amazing in snow - must be the front wheel drive. I have about 150000 miles on it, but feel, with regular maintenance, we're good to go for a few more years. I was sorry when they stopped making them, as several of my friends also wanted to purchase one."

Reliable, economic car perfect for errands

By on Saturday, May 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,479

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable, economical, convenient design"

Cons: "Interior looks cheap, twitchy at high speeds"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this used from a dealer and had a sunroof installed. We added a bike rack to the trunk. It is the go-to car for most of our driving around town. Easy to get into and out of, good in snow, convenient size with room for luggage and skis. Small enough to fit into the garage with room to spare. Most of all, very reliable. A wonderful car that my whole family likes to drive."

Best vehicle I've ever owned.

By on Thursday, March 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great price, good on gas, easy 2 drive, lg trunk"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Have had car since 10/02. No major problems or repairs. Great on gas. Underbody is dry (no leaks whatsoever)"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

No problems with this car. Reliable.

By on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 238,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Big trunk, good headroom inside"

Cons: "The headliner is coming down, sunroof holds it up."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I drive over 50 miles daily, sometimes even more. I have the oil & spark plugs changed religiously. I hit 80 mph for an extended period of time DAILY. Does well in snow."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Reliable Work Horse in Sled Dog size

By on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Gas efficient, reliable, comfortable for its size."

Cons: "Noisy at high speed on freeway."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I was looking for a reliable commute car when I bought this car as a used 3-year old. It's a great little car and serves me well the past 12 years, which included 5-years of traveling back and forth to another town 200 miles away EVERY WEEKEND for business. Even though I'm not a speed demon, I do drive this car at 70-80 mph quite often, and it handles the speed with flying color. I was rear-ended twice at slow traffic, but the bumper didn't give... and only left some scratches and a little bit of paint scrapped off. I am always amazed by the sturdiness and reliability of this car. I never had any mechanical problem (not counting the time I left the lights on by accident and drained the battery) even though I put a lot of miles on this car. Whenever I took it in for maintenance at my favorite mechanic, he would always tell me there wasn't any problem (besides normal wear and tear) and said I can probably drive it for another 100,000 miles. The ride can be noisy, especially on the freeway; but it probably is because I only had the standard 1-CD & FM/AM player so the car interior is not where you can really enjoy your music unless you crank the volume. It sits four easily but can handle five without much trouble unless they are big guys and you have a trunk full of stuff. It rides comfortable enough for a car its size and the steering handles very smoothly. The gas tank fills up at about 10-10.5 galloons and I routinely get 330-340 miles out of a tank of gas. If you are a practical person who does not have your ego tie to your car, and only need normal driving without hurling a lot of stuff, you'll find this car a capable work horse, even though its size reminds you more of a sled dog rather than a horse."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Nothing fancy but still a good little car

By on Tuesday, March 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Economical and reliable. Great gas mileage."

Cons: "It's a small car with a small engine. Putt-Putt."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Very reliable. Really like the driver's head room. Sits high for such a small car. Has been very functional. Comfortable seating. Economical. Just a solid all around everyday car. It will get you and your stuff where you want to go."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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