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Old 09-23-2014, 10:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Beater Echo - '00 Toyota Echo
Team Toyota
90 day: 42.67 mpg (US)

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Team Honda
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More fuel for my fire. I want a manual next time!

Though the little 4-speed autotragic in the Echo has given flawless service since I took the car over. It's not the smoothest trans in the world, but nor is it the worst. If I had one wish at all it would be a little quicker to up shift, it does seem to hold gears nicely/avoid downshifting needlessly.

Mileage ratings are nearly useless, IMHO. My wife's Kia brandishes a better highway rating than the Echo, but the Echo will positively blow it away in the real world. This despite the fact that the Kia will up shift much sooner than the Echo will.

'97 Honda Civic DX Coupe 5MT
'00 Echo - dead 2/17
'14 Chrysler Town + Country - the better half's car
'67 Mustang Convertible - gone 1/17

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