1996 Lexus ES 300 Long Term Road Test

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1996 Lexus ES 300: January Fuel Economy Update

February 4, 2013

1996 Lexus ES 300

Our 1996 Lexus ES 300 didn't see much action on the road last month. It was only driven about 430 miles. This was partly due to the car being in the shop for a few days.

The ES 300 only had two fill-ups in January and it averaged about 20.7 mpg. This is down from our lifetime average of 24.9 mpg. I'm going to chalk this one up to the faulty oxygen sensor. The Lexus is capable of much better fuel economy.

In true "Debt-Free Car" fashion, I filled up the last gas tank at a Ralphs gas station. A gallon of regular at this station was 14 cents less expensive than the 76 down the street.

Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor @ 153,288 miles

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