Quality daily transportation for under $5000 can be hard to come by. But this ES 300 from the final year of the third generation appears to be a great option. It’s got low-ish miles and looks sharp save for some light wear on the driver’s seat cushion.
The Edmunds editors bought one of these a few years back to see what it would be like to live with a cheap car for a year, and it was a surprisingly affordable choice. I think this one would be, too.
It’s offered on craigslist HERE by a seller in the LA area for $4500.