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!
My grandmother purchased this car used When I got my license she gave it to me. It currently has 171,000 miles. We have had some problems with it. For example, the starter went out and left me stranded at taco bell. Head seal broken which leaks oil on the engine which smokes= embarrassing. We had to get the Alarm system deactivated because it kept going off. Also, the ABS breaks are completely broken. But, this car can be so fun to drive, light steering and great throttle response. Seats are comfortable. The ride is very comfortable over normal conditions yet it can still be sporty. All in all a very fun car full of vigor and character.
Roll down windows in the back. Sunroof. Acceleration. Steering. Ride. (once working) CD player. Comfortable for all my friends. Great character.
TINT on the windows. Everyone can see right through. NEEDS cup holders. Antenna in the back stinks, has been broken many times. Squishy brake pedal. Ugly flat colors. Some interior materials are falling apart.
I purchased the 1990 Acura Legend coupe new; service has exceeded manufacturer's recommendations. This has been the most durable auto I have owned (and that includes some nice cars: Alfa Romeo,BMW, Porsche). One significant repair in 133k (slave cylinder on clutch), even after fairly spirited driving. Strongest points: durability, comfort, quality of design and materials. Weakpoints: acceleration, weight/powerratio, cornering, dealer service costs. Those weaknesses, IMO, do not keep the car from being one I can highly recommend. For what it's worth--.
Sound equipment--reliable, resonant, good range, sonorous integrity.
Reduce weight wherever possible; increase horsepower/torque (the point is to reduce the weight/horsepower ratio); reduce front and rear overhang.
I bought this car used in 1992 with
12,000 miles on it. I put probably
50,000 miles on it in the next 3
years, but now work out of my home, so
put very little mileage on it
presently. It has always been great
fun to drive, and the styling is so
nice that I can't tell you how many
offers I have of people wanting to buy
it -- even now! The best part though,
is that this car has never EVER been
in the shop for anything other than
scheduled maintenance. It has never
broken down and left me stranded
somewhere, or failed to start on a
cold winter morning.
The inside is still classy in 2003.
What I think is especially nice is
that the front and rear corner pillars
are very thin, so that there is almost
wraparound glass in the car -- in
other words, virtually NO blind spots.
Klingon-style invisibility cloak, to
hide car from law enforcement.
This car was purchased from someone who
had obviously maintained it well, so it
was in great condition.
I have put 40,000 miles on it so far
and have had the normal issues with a
10-13 year old car(radiator,a/c,c/v
boots,etc.) However, this is
fundamentally a solid car with good
power that is fun to drive.
I highly recommend it!
Sunroof, heated Mirrors, V6 2.7L, power
seat w/four memory settings, leather,
ABS, four wheel disk brakes