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#3466263 - 08/27/14 11:29 AM At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k
clarkflower Offline


Registered: 12/27/11
Posts: 581
Loc: US
Sometimes they go cheap here
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lexus-ES-ES-300-...=US_Cars_Trucks
1996 Lexus ES 300 Base Sedan 114K Low Miles Automatic 6 Cylinder NO RESERVE

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#3466271 - 08/27/14 11:38 AM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
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Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 27883
Loc: Great Lakes
Is this one of those sludge-prone Toyota engines?
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#3466316 - 08/27/14 12:43 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
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Registered: 09/14/10
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Looks like with some detailing and paint you've got your self a deal.

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#3466321 - 08/27/14 12:50 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
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Registered: 05/20/14
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V-6?nvm my previous comment!don't touch it.inline 6 only Re worth buying
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#3466393 - 08/27/14 01:46 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 2675
Loc: NORTHCOM AOR
In So. Cal. the market is a funny thing.
Toyota Camrys go for a price far above their higher optioned badge sisters such as the Avalon and ES300.

So you can get Avalons and ES300s cheap, while plain Camrys still command a premium!

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#3466438 - 08/27/14 02:42 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
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Registered: 08/05/02
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Loc: Silicon Valley
I think this is the V6 before it has sludge issue.
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#3466461 - 08/27/14 03:19 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
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Registered: 06/01/11
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Loc: CT
$800 for a smashed up 20 year old car sounds about right.

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#3466507 - 08/27/14 03:58 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
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Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 1659
Loc: Pocatello, ID
There is still two days to go in this auction. Some yahoo will probably bid $5000 for it.
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#3466510 - 08/27/14 03:59 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
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Registered: 09/07/10
Posts: 2069
Loc: Oswego, IL
I don't know much about the ES models, very different vehicle to the ones I have. However, my SC and GS have been exceptional cars. Albeit the 2JZ inline 6 is a very different beast to the 2MZ-FE in the ES.
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#3466753 - 08/27/14 07:43 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: tinmanSC]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 2675
Loc: NORTHCOM AOR
Originally Posted By: tinmanSC
I don't know much about the ES models, very different vehicle to the ones I have. However, my SC and GS have been exceptional cars. Albeit the 2JZ inline 6 is a very different beast to the 2MZ-FE in the ES.
You mean the 1MZ-FE in the ES. wink

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#3467453 - 08/28/14 01:10 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
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Registered: 02/27/12
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3 negative feedbacks in the past month. If you cant see the red flags you are colorblind and its a green flag instead.
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#3467936 - 08/28/14 09:46 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: L_Sludger]
KitaCam Offline


Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 1735
Loc: SunnySouthFlorida
Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
In So. Cal. the market is a funny thing.
Toyota Camrys go for a price far above their higher optioned badge sisters such as the Avalon and ES300.

So you can get Avalons and ES300s cheap, while plain Camrys still command a premium!


Not so odd...
economical Camry...
I4 vs V6 = better mpg
regular gas vs premium
typically cheaper parts
typically cheaper labor costs
manual tranny avail vs AT only on older models
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