1996 Lexus ES 300 Long Term Road Test

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1996 Lexus ES 300: Enjoyable Highway Cruiser

October 8, 2012

1996 Lexus ES 300

We've already put a lot of highway miles on our ES 300 -- most notably, Phil's cross-country trip. And after after a recent (and much shorter) five-hour highway trip, I'd agree with his sentiments. Our ES is a solid cruiser. It's pretty quiet, it's easy to see out of, there's sufficient V6 power and the front seats are comfortable enough. And as a nice change of pace, I actually enjoyed being unplugged in the sense of not having Bluetooth or auxiliary/USB hookups. I listened to some terrestrial radio here and there, but for the most part it was just me and my thoughts.

The ES may be the doormat of our long-term fleet, but so far I'm enjoying it nonetheless.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor 149,872 miles

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