Looking almost identical to the European Yaris, the Echo was very popular in Canada, a place where smaller vehicles are much more popular that in the U. General Comments: Cabin and driving position are comfortable, and quite suitable for driving continuously for several hours. Fueling time varies with hydrogen fueling pressure and ambient temperature. It also has a good heater, and can often get too hot. By 2012yaris It's a good car and I have nothing but positive things to say about it. Car is roomy inside, both front and back.
Year of manufacture 2001 First year of ownership 2001 Most recent year of ownership 2002 Engine and transmission 1. Dealership service seems good so far - a great improvement on Ford. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use. So generally there have been no proper problems as yet, but fingers crossed, as I plan to keep the vehicle a good few years yet. Available for a limited time in Australia was an Echo Sportivo variant that was fitted with the 1.
General Comments: This car is unbelievably fast and handles like it is stuck to the road. General Comments: The car is very fast, and could out run most bigger cars. I find that it only fails to operate properly when the key hasn't been turned firmly in the lock. Economy is excellent - I get around 45-48 mpg. First service 10000 miles was done while I waited took around 40 minutes , and cost £80. With a power output of almost 120 kW, a limited run was produced and 1-60 was achieved in only seven seconds.
In 2003 the Yaris underwent a facelift that featured the 1. For more information on mpg, please see. Introduced in 1999 the Toyota Yaris was a huge sensation. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details. Economy really seems to depend on road surface. Reliability seems to be very good.
Feels stable at any speed. I would heartily recommend it. Toyota T Sport — Had it since new, so over 7 years ain't bad, not broken down on me yet. In 2000 the Toyota Yaris was voted as European Car of the Year, beating the impressive Fiat Multipla. Performance and handling are good, although running costs remain reasonable. I quite like the electronic dash display. Battery capacity will decrease with time and use.
For more information on mpg, please see. The 3 and 5-door hatchback models were introduced in 2004 to the Canadian Toyota lineup due to the extremely high sales. The Yaris is produced in Japan, Thailand and France. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating airbag, always wear seatbelts and sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible. It handles bloody well considering how high up it is, I'm not brave enough to find out how fast I need to go before it gives up gripping, and I don't hang around.
My car at the moment is having a new wing and headlamp fitted due to hitting a lamp post, and while on the point of that, the car has an excellent safety record of over 4 stars out of 5, which for a car of this size is superb, and is good to know. In 2000 the Yaris Verso debuted. In general I don't find the car particularly comfortable - my back gets quite sore. It uses mirrors, so passengers are unable to see what speed you are doing. An exciting and interesting addition to the range, the Verso utilized the same running gear as the hatchback, but featured a more practical interior.
A new compact car from Toyota, the Yaris is available in two-door hatchback form and 4-door sedans. The boot looks small at first glace, but is actually quite tall and spacious. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee. I get the impression that Toyota keep a close eye on their dealers. The Echo was produced to replace the Starlet, and was sold as either a 3 or 5 door hatchback and was available with only the 1.
The key seems to be the aerodynamics of the 4 door sedan and the manual transmission. The engine doesn't ever seem to work hard; it just quietly hums, and with its power, it's quite easy to accidentally nudge the digital display a few miles per hour over without noticing. Introduced late in the year 1999, the Echo was introduced in Australia and was also very popular. The engine is well put together, as with all Japanese cars, and is designed to be revved hard. This could just be down to my driving skill or lack of it but is something I never experienced with my old car a 1989 Nissan Micra. I have had the car up to 115mph, and it sounded like there was room for more speed. This is one of the things I'm sure I'll miss when I get my next car! Year of manufacture 2001 First year of ownership 2002 Most recent year of ownership 2003 Engine and transmission 1.