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Old 08-02-2016, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New User, prospective ecomodder, 2001 Echo

I just purchased a new-to-me 2001 Toyota Echo base model M/T and I love it. Google has directed me to this site five times for misc questions so I decided it was time to join. I've already found loads to helpful information here and I look forward putting it into use. I appreciate any and all advice about getting the best possible economy from this neat, little car.

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Old 08-02-2016, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, you're at the right place if you want to get serious about hypermiling that thing!

Check out the garage, I'm sure there are a bunch of Echo owners here.

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Old 08-02-2016, 01:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site and congrats on the new car. The echo can get some pretty great fuel economy.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome! What things were you searching for that brought you here?

I picked up an '04 base 2-door hatch a couple of months ago:


I'm not driving it yet - I'll be using it this winter and into next spring/summer and will be lightly modding it (mostly aero stuff). Then it'll go up for sale.

I bet the body on yours is in better shape than mine (rockers shot by the rear wheels).

Plans for yours? Got an aftermarket fuel economy gauge in it yet?

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