1996 Lexus ES 300: Introduction
May 11, 2012
I bet you didn't see this one coming.
We set out to buy a car for no more than $3,500 that wasn't a beater. We're calling it our Debt-Free Car Project.
Not everyone can afford car payments. But you don't have to drive around in a hunk of junk if your budget is limited to a few thousand dollars.
It took some searching and patience but we did it. We ended up with a 1996 Lexus ES 300 with 135,000 miles on the odometer. We have 12 months to see how it will hold up.
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor