I love this car! Our first Acura is a 25-year-old Legend L with only 15k miles. Like a time machine, it's new inside and out. Was purchased new in '89 by a family member. Always garaged and dealer-maintained, it had been sitting in a garage unmoved for 4 years. Trailered it home, drained fluids, replaced belts, tires, a few hoses and this baby is wonderful. One of the best cars we've owned, powerful and luxurious. Automatic trans shifts smoothly, quiet on the highway, great road manners. Well-mannered is the best description for this car. It moves capably and confidently, handles well and was built to last. Bravo to the Honda engineers...they certainly got it right on this one!
The leather seats are comfortable, the suspension is taut and crisp, and the interior appointments are well-designed and functional. The remote radio control is particularly fun.
Wish they'd built them with a passenger airbag back then, but that was to come later.
When I got this car, it was like mid-september. I really didn''t know how to react with it, but the more i got to drive it, te more attached i am with it. I've driven lots of cars in the passed, but none that can put up with the Legend. around 69000 miles, throttle response= amazing, and now just adding stuff that can repesent on who i am. a biggie it has, its that its never been under roof, so all the paint is faded, and the tod rear back seats are burned, but really dont matter. braking very smooth and right when you need it, and going up hill, you feel the power of the engine, its just amazing!
The radio is one of them, even though its cassette, but you can ajust teh bass and treble, but more into detail, not like cars now, which they take the entire bass and treble panels individually and adjust it like that. The acceleration, my car is automatic, yet feels like a manual. The steering, quick response, very smooth with no pain.
However the exhaust could use an overhauling, doesn't quite put up with the engine. also big loooong tail lights, well, not very attractive. And could use maybe some 16 inch alloy rims, instead of 15's. and the headlights dont go very far, and the high beams look like if it was a 2011 car. Not the Best car to drive at night, lack of visibility, and could have more horsepower, around 165, instead of 141. Doesnt seem like a lot, but a lot of that difference is on the exhaust, engine capacity, and fuel consumption
Still driving having put 10k on this beauty over 7 years, and little more than new tires, brakes and occasional battery or filter. Poor mileage (23 hwy) when driven to Calgary, Canada in January 2004, but otherwise perfect, esp. over Montana. Five-speed manual offers great handling and leather/electric everything is superb. Needs some body work, but only drive in summers, so no problem. G
This is a love story and a cry for help. She's a 1989 white coupe, sleek, lovely, the best looking car ever. Got her new for 25K and fell in love. She still glides swiftly from one lane to the next on command..no drift, no lean, stable and sure-footed. 279,500 miles, purrs like a kitten except for noisy valve lifters. She lost her A/C last week, a $1,200 repair and, well, this is Florida. A recent fender bender would add another grand. Can't bear to put her down, but if I don't and she decides enough is enough herself? How can I bear parting? And God forbid, what if someone picks up, does her right, and I see her again as she once was. I couldn't take that. What should I do? Help!
When I bought the car it had 213,000 miles on it, original engine and trans. It runs like a dream still. I just passed the smog test. The car has 226,000 miles on it now and I've had no trouble at all(knock on wood). I haven't even done a tune up yet. IMO this is one of the best cars ever made. It just keeps going! This will be the car I compare all others to.
power sunroof windows seats and locks. The digital displays.
CUP HOLDERS WOULD BE NICE THOUGH. It's the only flaw I've detected so far.