1996 Lexus ES 300 Long Term Road Test

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1996 Lexus ES 300: Peace of Mind

June 08, 2012

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I'm fully prepared to deal with any medical emergencies that might arise on my cross country trip, I'll quickly go to the trunk and use first aid kit which has been resting there, undisturbed since the car was purchased some time in 1995 (note vintage bandages).

Just under the first-aid kit you'll notice an equally ancient CD changer. Before leaving, I got three hefty books on tape to take me across country and back. Stephen King's novel 11/22/63 has 30 discs! I loaded up the cartridge. When I pressed play all I got was an error message. At first I thought it was going to be an awfully long trip. But then I remembered something. When I first started working at Edmunds I used a similar cartridge and the discs had to go in upside down. At the next rest area I flipped all of my discs and -- success! Now have a gripping tale to help me pass the time as I drive.

Philip Reed, Edmunds Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 140,866 miles

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