Toyota Echo Sedan
#1 Most fuel
efficient all gas vehicle sold in USA in 2002 (See below)
@ 102,000 Miles
Car - CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP to drive!
GETS BETTER GAS MILEAGE IN THIS PRICE RANGE
value! Hard to find for less than $5000!
2 LCD monitors
built into sun visors
locks and Tinted Windows
Upgraded Toyota Factory MP3/WMA CD Player installed
Note some of the pictures below were just taken in January 2012 before a trip
to Paoli Peaks. 4 Adults and all Ski Gear including skis fit in/on this car!
(Ski rack NOT included!)
Actual Pictures shown below (Click for a full size view!)
Here is a 2002 Green Toyota Echo Sedan for Sale. Automatic. CD/Cassette. It
@ 102,000 Miles, but is likely to change.
I just recently took it on a 300 Mile Trip. I
bought this car from an insurance company with VERY MINOR front and rear damage.
Air bags NOT deployed. It
has a KY rebuilt title that can be licensed in any state. It had VERY minor
damage, see before pictures below. If you are wanting superb gas mileage, this is the car
for you! 35+ MPG city average and this one actually has power locks (Rare on an Echo!) with
Keyless entry AND remote start! $350 option! Perfect on cold winter
mornings when you don't want to go out and start your car. Not to mention
no one can steal it while it is running! I also added
Tinted Windows. Additional $185 - I have the receipt! (So no one has to see your driving an Echo!)
- A NEW factory OEM fit Toyota Yaris CD player with
MP3 and MWA file capability.
IPHONE connector added to allow you to play your Iphone directly over cars
speakers and charge it at the same time too! You can also watch movies from your
ipod, iphone, or ipad through the LCD monitors in the sunvisors and hear them as
- 2 LCD Monitors built into the sun visors. Play movies directly from your
Below are two pictures of the car the day I
bought it, so you can see the actual damage to the car. Hard to believe it
was "totaled" for this huh? Seriously, that was it! Aside
from the small crease in the Driver's fender and a dent in the rear driver door
and quarter and front bumper.
No damage to suspension, frame, Core Support, Radiator, or condenser. Air bags
were NOT deployed!
I have owned MANY ECHO's and if you are looking for luxury, look somewhere else or buy a Lexus,
but if you want a solid dependable car with GREAT gas mileage, this is your car!
The Echo got the BEST gas mileage over any other gasoline car sold for many
years and was THE most fuel efficient GASOLINE car made! Only the Hybrids and
Turbo Diesels got better MPG. (The car has the extremely reliable and fuel
efficient VVTi 4 Cylinder engine.) Please email me with any questions!
I can sell or can keep it an continue to enjoy the gas mileage
It was hit very lightly in front (No Airbag
bumped in the rear. It has a crease in the back bumper, dent in rear driver door
& quarter panel, some scrapes on the front
bumper and driver fender was replaced with one with ground effects. It also has NEW front brakes
and rotors put on on 9/02/12.
I am a huge Echo fan and have owned several and actually have 3 of them now, I
sold my 2000 & 2001 model on Craig's list earlier in the year. Not
affected by Toyota's Recalls either! They aren't much to look at and
certainly aren't luxurious, but they get you back and forth cheaper than almost
ANY gasoline car made. You could spend $25,000 on a Prius and get 50 MPG or
Spend $4000 on an Echo and get up to 42 MPG (which I have gotten in my 2000 5
speed) They really hold
their value around this price range when gas is over $3.50, and typically sell for more than book,
when you can find them. Just
check Auto trader! Cheap to insure, Easy to work on, not many power accessories
to break. Great car for Students
BTW - Did you know the Echo has the same engine as
the New Prius and Yaris? Only the Prius has the additional electric motor
to help offset your gasoline usage, but the Echo has more horsepower. Very
Peppy little car!
It's the same engine as the
Prius. The Echo weighs 987kg and the Prius weighs 1,300kg. The
Echo uses the Otto cycle instead of Atkinson cycle. HP and
torque ratings of the Echo motor and the Prius ICE motor:
Echo Sedan/Hatchback: 1.5 litre
1NZ-FE; 108 HP, 105 lb ft torque
Prius: 1.5 litre 1NZ-FXE; 76
HP, 82 lb ft of torque.
plus Electric motor --67 HP, 295lb-ft @ 0-1200rpm
You just can't beat the reliability and AWESOME gas mileage of these little
"green" cars..... The Echo was the MOST fuel efficient ALL GASOLINE car made
during those years - period.
Only the Hybrids and Volkswagen Turbo Diesels got better MPG for the years they
were made. I also have a 2007 Yaris now and it does not get near the 40+ MPG
that the ECHO can get. See chart below!
Here's a list of the MSN top 10 MOST fuel efficient
cars sold in North America (2002). Notice the Echo is
first in the list of GASOLINE ONLY cars. Not to mention Diesel fuel now
costs on average more a gallon than unleaded.
Best Fuel Economy Cars
Other small cars make up the rest of the
list. Here are the top ten fuel-efficient model lines as listed
in MSN Autos, based on EPA data:
2002 Echo's had a timing chain, so there is no timing
belt that needs to be replaced. There are no problems with this
car. Everything works. Heat and A/C work great. Oil and Filter were just
changed 12/12/12. I would trust this car to drive to California tomorrow.
Car is pretty clean inside. The cheap interior in these cars tend to stain easily
It doesn't take much damage for the insurance company to total one of these
little cars, even if the damage is slight since they are so inexpensive to begin
with. No, I'm not a dealer or a car salesman. Like I said. I love these cars and try to buy them whenever I can with a
little damage to fix them back up. (I also have 2 parts car Echo's) If you are
interested let me know. I get many
requests for these cars with low mileage and then tend to bring top top dollar
with today's gasoline prices. I typically hold on to these until gas hit's $4.00
or more a gallon and then you can't find them! Just FYI... Check autotrader.com to
get an idea of prices on these before making an offer.
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