Toyota Echo
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Make: Toyota
Model: Echo
Toyota Echo

The now defunct Toyota ECHO was the Japanese manufacturer's was premiered just in time for the new millennium in the 2000 model year. Targeted at a more youthful group of drivers, the ECHO offered unmatched fuel economy, with a roomy interior in a compact design. The ECHO's smart looks were bundled with a neat package of options, tied to an appealing price tag, perfect for students on others living on a budget. Buyers initially had a choice of a couple model or a two or four door sedan. However, the coupe style was discontinued for the 2001 model year. Each version was crafted with a standard five speed manual transmission; although a four speed automatic overdrive was an available option. Tilt steering was standard, as was AM/FM stereo, with an optional tape deck and compact disc player with CD changer. Other equipment on the list of options included a tachometer, air conditioning, and power window and door locks. For the 2003 model year, the ECHO received a makeover, with a newly refashioned bumpers and grille design, in addition to several interior updates. The Toyota ECHO offered a smooth, comfortable ride with easy handling and quick pickup. For those sought more excitement from their drive, a subwoofer was an available add on option to spice up the audio system sound. Despite its small size, the interior was roomy and provided accommodations for five. Cargo and trunk space was plentiful, making packing for the dorms or storage for errands a snap. Driver and passenger airbags were included as standard safety features, while front side airbags and antilock brakes were available as add-ons, along with a vehicle anti theft device, keyless entry and a first aid kit. In 2005, the ECHO received four star driver and passenger frontal, and ride side crash test ratings from the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration. The Toyota ECHO provided the high level of quality that the brand is famous for delivering, tied together with value and excellent gas mileage.

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