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Mine came from Florida and has no rust anywhere, but it was rustproofed, probably when new. It does not even have much rust on the exhaust system. Underneath is exceptionally clean and I pressure wash it every spring. Paint color is light blue, the clear coat is faded on the top with spots missing mainly on the roof. Put front seats out of a Pontiac Vibe (Matrix) I picked up for $40 for the pair. My last tank of gas was exactly 49 MPG, 7.7 gallons-378 miles combined. The mileage has been lower due to AC use, but now it's creeping back up to the 50 MPG mark when I leave the AC off.

166k miles. I think it's been about 20k since I got it and we drove it close to 200 miles today. Gas in Petersburg Va was down to $2.08 a gallon but the tank was full so I'll just wait and maybe it will go lower. The Bridgestone tires like to wear unevenly (properly aligned with no bad suspension components), so I feel the edges of the tires and use my belt sander to take the high spots off and greatly reduce the noise. It actually sounds like a wheel bearing, but it's the "snow tire effect".

No panel has been repainted, but it had some impact on the right front that wiped out the inner right steering rack bushing. My first post on this forum was looking for a replacement that I later found in the United Arab emirates. Manual steering is rare in these cars and I later bought a parts car with a complete replacement manual rack and pinion. I put struts and shocks on but the old ones are still good so I'll hang on to them.
 

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My echo is at 280k miles, drinking oil, front right tire keeps getting hot, thought it was a warped rotor but it's getting warped again, wheel bearing? You can hear a loose rattle when lightly hitting the tire while parked. No major fixes, engines never been cracked open. Light wrecks but no vehicle wrecks, still kickin strong. Starter was replaced 20k or so back, cylinder 1 coil pack went out due to collecting water dripping from the windshield sprayer on the hood. Larger, p185/75 tires all around, completely stock. take it to redline every day, and she just laughs at me. ❤
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is there a way to figure out if meter was reversed ?
i bought with 54000 miles on odo. But it had bad clutch. Clutch does not go out at 54000 miles. Trying to figure out exact mileage on my car. Carfax didn't provide anything..
 

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Had to retire our 2005 Echo Hatchback last year with 580,000km. It was still running well but the sub-frame was rotting out.
 

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is there a way to figure out if meter was reversed ?
i bought with 54000 miles on odo. But it had bad clutch. Clutch does not go out at 54000 miles. Trying to figure out exact mileage on my car. Carfax didn't provide anything..

A clutch can go out at 54k or even less if the car in question was used for that driver's first foray into driving a stick-shift and they never got any better at it..lol. Otherwise, they can last upwards to 300K+. All depends on how you (and previous owner's) driving style, geography, etc.
 

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On our echo which now has 341,000 miles we got around 130k miles for each clutch. The mileage is stored in the ECU I think so just in case you had to buy a new gauge cluster your still going to display your stored accurate mileage. I would look under the glove box at the ECU and see if it has junk yard markings on it? Maybe it's not the original ECU but if it's nice and clean like it's the original then I'd lean towards thinking some kid previously was driving the car to school each day that watched too much fast and the furious. Another thing to check is make sure you don't have a bad master or slave cylinder or air in the clutch line which could give false bad clutch symptoms.
 

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On our echo which now has 341,000 miles we got around 130k miles for each clutch. The mileage is stored in the ECU I think so just in case you had to buy a new gauge cluster your still going to display your stored accurate mileage. I would look under the glove box at the ECU and see if it has junk yard markings on it? Maybe it's not the original ECU but if it's nice and clean like it's the original then I'd lean towards thinking some kid previously was driving the car to school each day that watched too much fast and the furious. Another thing to check is make sure you don't have a bad master or slave cylinder or air in the clutch line which could give false bad clutch symptoms.

Granted not our Echo, but my own car which is a Corolla, I bought it with around 70K miles on it. I'm at 105k now. I think the previous owner learned to drive stick on it because on a hot day, sometimes I will get a little flywheel chatter when I release the clutch pedal. Makes me wonder as to the overall condition of the flywheel and clutch and if I will need to get it done when I hit 150K or so. Good car tho, like the Echo. I just steal the Echo from gf all the time, to keep my Corolla miles low, hahahah. That's impressive mileage. I hope ours will get to 300k.
 

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On our echo which now has 341,000 miles we got around 130k miles for each clutch. The mileage is stored in the ECU I think so just in case you had to buy a new gauge cluster your still going to display your stored accurate mileage. I would look under the glove box at the ECU and see if it has junk yard markings on it? Maybe it's not the original ECU but if it's nice and clean like it's the original then I'd lean towards thinking some kid previously was driving the car to school each day that watched too much fast and the furious. Another thing to check is make sure you don't have a bad master or slave cylinder or air in the clutch line which could give false bad clutch symptoms.
Well looking at the body i had my doubts that it still had 54,000 miles on it. i bought that car 4 years ago with slipping clutch . now it has 86,000 miles , i ignored the mileage concern because other than clutch everything else mechanically checked out and crying out loud i paid $2000 for it . i tried Carfax, and all car fax shows is when shipped to the dealer from manufacturer and registration renewals. It does not even have emission testing on Carfax. so car fax has no mileage on it. i don't know, i guess who cares it runs like a boss.
 

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Bought my 2001 Echo for $850 bucks 3 months ago and just broke 255k miles on a 1000 mile road trip. Will need some suspension work in the future but so far loving the new addition to our family.
 

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Just joined the club and the forum! Picked up my 2004 Toyota Vitz (ncp15) before Xmas with 34,000 km. (import from Japan) Can’t wait to get it safetied and on the open road!


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2006 Yaris CE 4dr hatch blue, manual
512K KM
Burns no oil at all.
Changed Oil control valve and filter after a timing over advance / timing over retard code.
The only weird thing it's doing is idle will stick to 3000rpm when pushing the clutch. It will slowly come down for a few sec (10-15sec) and then resume to normal idle speed. I cleaned throttle body. Cleaned MAF also. Was suspecting a vacuum leak but cant find any. Maybe it's a poltergeist. Anyone ever experienced something like this?
 

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2002 blue echo with 280000km
i had an accident Dec 13 2019 that squeezed the trunk to the rear wheel i was lucky i was close to my home
i tied the car in a big tree and pull it back again
and it run without a problem since the accident
the only down side is the manifold is cracked and the smoke goes inside the car + the sound so i am looking for another one but living in Canada is not that easy since most cars are rusted
 
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