Recent Topics
Looking for new oil/oil filter combo..
by radtech91
11/23/14 11:13 PM
Best atf for volvo 4t65ev/gt
by pjc360
11/23/14 10:43 PM
A New Cert mark for ILSAC GF-6B?
by wemay
11/23/14 10:24 PM
APPLES
by JHZR2
11/23/14 09:42 PM
where is the best deal on Dexron VI ?
by LScowboy
11/23/14 09:33 PM
Engines designed around oil?
by Throt
11/23/14 09:30 PM
Battery sprung a leak!
by JHZR2
11/23/14 09:30 PM
DVR for TV
by Jimkobb
11/23/14 09:10 PM
Newbie question on power bleeders for brake
by volodymyr
11/23/14 06:54 PM
Tire size variations
by GerGa
11/23/14 05:04 PM
Good video on Hit and Miss engines
by GreeCguy
11/23/14 05:03 PM
Injectors question
by chrisri
11/23/14 04:30 PM
Newest Members
kinder, SamBruin7, splatt, Lars65inc, dothedrew1202
51984 Registered Users
Who's Online
21 registered (aa1986, chrisri, Boczech, 3800Series, 01_celica_gt, Black_Thunder, 2 invisible), 590 Guests and 152 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51984 Members
66 Forums
222540 Topics
3522310 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#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: 443
Loc: So Calif
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
_________________________
Carlo Lumina

Top
#3466271 - 08/27/14 11:38 AM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 26152
Loc: Michigan
Is this one of those sludge-prone Toyota engines?
_________________________
'02 530i (PU 5W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T
'13 F700 GS (BMW HP 15W-50)

Top
#3466316 - 08/27/14 12:43 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 1579
Loc: California
Looks like with some detailing and paint you've got your self a deal.

Edmonds review

Recalls

Kelly Blue Book
_________________________
84 Honda Civic wagon 5-speed, original owner 425K+ 0w-30
03 Toyota 4Runner V8 2WD, 135K+ 0w-30

Top
#3466321 - 08/27/14 12:50 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
yvon_la Offline


Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 740
Loc: quebec canada
V-6?nvm my previous comment!don't touch it.inline 6 only Re worth buying
_________________________
Truck driver
Nissan versa note s 2014
Mechanicly inclined

Top
#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: 2466
Loc: Ohio
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!
_________________________
Sincerely,
Louisville Sludger

Top
#3466438 - 08/27/14 02:42 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
PandaBear Offline


Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 12523
Loc: Silicon Valley
I think this is the V6 before it has sludge issue.
_________________________
"You keep asking questions PandaBear and you'll end up a vegetarian like my wife" - Camu Mahubah

Top
#3466461 - 08/27/14 03:19 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
hattaresguy Offline


Registered: 06/01/11
Posts: 5227
Loc: CT
$800 for a smashed up 20 year old car sounds about right.

Top
#3466507 - 08/27/14 03:58 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
crw Offline


Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 1641
Loc: Pocatello, ID
There is still two days to go in this auction. Some yahoo will probably bid $5000 for it.
_________________________
2004 Mini Cooper -- 1975 BMW 2002 -- a bunch of others...

Top
#3466510 - 08/27/14 03:59 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
tinmanSC Offline


Registered: 09/07/10
Posts: 2016
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.
_________________________
Cost of Hobby=2L
(Where L=Cost of Lubricant)
95 Lexus SC300 5-spd@200K, 2000 GS300@125K both VML Full Syn+Purolator PSL20195(soon to be Wix)

Top
#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: 2466
Loc: Ohio
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
_________________________
Sincerely,
Louisville Sludger

Top
#3467453 - 08/28/14 01:10 PM Re: At auction where I got mine 1996 Lexus ES 300 114k [Re: clarkflower]
cptbarkey Offline


Registered: 02/27/12
Posts: 1237
Loc: texas
3 negative feedbacks in the past month. If you cant see the red flags you are colorblind and its a green flag instead.
_________________________
2011 toyota sienna
2014 ram 1500
2000 nissan xterra (project)

Top
#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: 1612
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
_________________________
Kitacam is an 05 Camry LE/I4/MT 120K miles as of 6/19/14 running PP 5w-30...7k OCI, 8oz added this OCI

Top