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Great Overall Car
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By Melissa
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1990 Acura Legend Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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I bought my Acura when I decided to go back to school and didnt want a car payment. I bought it outright from the dealer and have to say Ive never been disappointed! For a 15 yr old car, it handles well, accelerates quickly, is good on gas, requires little maintenance (mostly wear and tear stuff) and looks brand new after a wash and wax! Out of all the cars Ive owned, this surprisingly is one of my favorites (and I've had quite a few!) I was thinking of selling and buying a new car, but it's hard to part with something so comfortable and reliable that still looks so good. For a car that I bought on a whim, Ive been pleasantly surprised at what a great value it has been...


Favorite Features

I love the digital displays...great for reminding me of oil changes and scheduled maintenance. Plenty of space and great acceleration. Also love the moonroof! Great for long drives on a spring day...


Suggested Improvements

Needs cupholders and folding back seats!


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Good deal for 113k $1,400 in 2003
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By Misha
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1990 Acura Legend Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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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


Favorite Features

interior, speed


Suggested Improvements

cup holders


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PITA
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By Ralph Schwartz
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1990 Acura Legend Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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This car has always been a minor pain - 2 climate control sampler fans ($), light switch ($$), transmission control module ($$$), power antenna quit. Then all hell broke loose last year - transmission rebuild ($3.000!!) Didn't have another car ready, so had work done. Now it's making a noise which might be a pinion bearing (would be major $ again), and the radio has stopped completely (no power to it at all). The leather is definitely sub- standard, and has worn poorly, for what this car cost me when new.


Favorite Features

Automatic climate control, heated outside mirrors, winter wiper park position, placement of radio/sunroof/flasher/cruise controls on "pod" adjacent to steering wheel; beautiful dark green metallic paint.


Suggested Improvements

Improved ride comfort (is overly firm, even with wishbone suspension), smoother shifting auto trans;


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The best car for the money!
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By ikeberry
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1990 Acura Legend Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car when it had 245,000 miles. I have continued to drive it without any major problems. It now has 279K. The car is 17 years old and still is holding up to the New York winters. Little exterior rust. Interior leather has not held up good through the years, cracked and needs to be covered over. Engine still has some get up and go in it.


Favorite Features

Moonroof, still no leaking! Trunk release button built onto the driver's side door. Interior lamps.


Suggested Improvements

Cupholders as everyone has mentioned.


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Solid, Competent Luxury Sedan
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By Craig528
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1990 Acura Legend Sedan LS 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car from its original owners about 1.5 years ago--since driven it 44,000 miles (total of 194,000). Rides well, very fast--hard to cruise at less than 80 mph. Acceleration is authoritative. The car handles passably at a modest pace, but front wheel drive discourages enthusiastic driving. Quality of interior materials is excellent. Control layout and gauges are superb, simple to operate. The seats are comfortable and supportive. DO NOT expect parts to be cheap for these cars--many parts are now special- order. On the other hand, this car has never left me stranded.


Favorite Features

Exceedingly smooth, quite fast. Many nice features; handy storage compartments; tinted glass moonroof is much nicer than a mere sunroof; rich interior, solid build quality, quiet engine. Good in inclement weather. 1986-1990 Legends are truly bargains today.


Suggested Improvements

Exterior styling is elegant, but a bit too understated by today's standards. Parts and labor are frankly overpriced. Disappointing handling (for a BMW fan). Leather is wearing prematurely in some places. Prone to rust around the rear wheel wells. Other minor quibbles.


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