"I bought my Echo used, from a friend with a Salvage title. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had only owned Honda’s in the past, and was done with them after finding them too expensive to maintain. I always thought they were better cars than Toyota’s until the Echo.
I’ve had it for 3 1/2 years. Have had ZERO problems, other than it having a broken CD player when I bought it. I get the oil changed and that’s it. It’s been so reliable that I every time I get in it to drive it somewhere, I tell it how much I love it and what a good car it is.
It’s gas mileage is great, it has a very roomy interior - even for tall people, great trunk space and I love all the little compartments in the console for storing things. I have a 4-door and find it’s size perfect for passengers. It’s also compact, so it’s easy to find a parking space.
A few days ago I would’ve said that it had a noisy interior and rough ride, but I just got new tires and now it’s a quiet ride and smooth on the turns.
I never want to give it up. I hope it lasts me forever!
Oh! Something else that’s very important to point out -- it’s APPRECIATED in value over the past 4 years! How cool is that?"