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1996 Lexus ES 300 Long Term Road Test

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1996 Lexus ES 300: Leaps and Bounds

June 17, 2012

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This 1996 Lexus ES 300 eats up the highway nearly as well as any newer car. I drove from Worcester, Mass., to Cleveland, Ohio, a distance of 626 miles, in one day. Today I made it from Cleveland to Columbia, Mo., a distance of 676 miles. I would have pushed on but I ran into a violent thunderstorm with thick bolts of lightning exploding all around me. So I stopped in the Bates Motel.

Today's trip included a detour to Danville, Indiana, where I lived in this house when I was in second grade.  I wish my old house had aged as well as this Lexus. But at least they were proudly flying the flag.

There has been one minor maintenance issue with the Lexus which I will cover in the next blog. But I'll ruin the suspense -- it didn't delay me or cost any money. Stay tuned. 

Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 143,950 miles 


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