1996 Lexus ES 300 Long-Term Road Test - Wrap-Up

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1996 Lexus ES 300: Wrap-Up

April 2, 2013

1996 Lexus ES 300

The "Debt-Free Car Project," featuring our long-term 1996 Lexus ES 300, has come to a close. After selling the car, I promised that I would give a final breakdown of all the maintenance items and our overall conclusions on the project.

In this chapter, I discuss the final repairs, the sale of the car and determine whether or not we can call the project a success. Frequent readers of our long-term blog may already be familiar with the final repairs and selling process, so feel free to skip to the conclusions.

Read more about the Lexus ES 300 here on Edmunds.com:
The Debt-Free Car Project Chapter 8: Wrap-Up

Final Odometer: 154,206 Miles

Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor


  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    So sad, wished it could stay for longer. It had lots of useful info. Now, I think that you should make this a LongTerm series. Now that you sold the Lexus, you should try another used car as another "no debt" option. I recommend a sports coupe as there is large demand among car guys to see how used sports cars hold up to time. Or you could try something similar to the Lexus, but from a different brand. Maybe an old Merc or Bimmer. Or a tough little Honda.

  • zhangrenhou zhangrenhou Posts:

    I drive a 1997 ES, so this blog was very interesting to me! I look forward to your next used car purchase and blog!

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