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Oh what a car
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By yoji6365
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1990 Acura Legend 2dr Coupe


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Beautiful car, nice ride, but as with most high end cars, a pricey maintenance bill. But it won't break down and leave you stranded in the snow.


Best Features

Power, smooth tranny, easy controls, nice styling, comfortable ride.


Worst Features

Change the rear antenna design; you can't open the trunk or close it without hitting the darn thing. a bit more leg room for the back


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Fun but expensive
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By slindenbaum
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1990 Acura Legend LS 2dr Coupe


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I bought it with 45,000 miles on it. It is fun to drive but have had repeated problems with the ABS system. Replaced rear window regulators (left one twice), steering rack, distributor, and numerous other parts over years. Now paint is shot and leather front seats are severly cracked. Spending $1000+ annually. Am replacing it with a 3.2CL-S 6-speed.


Best Features

Love the perfformance and styling. Can still put you in the seat. 5-speed is a definite improvement over automatic.


Worst Features

Need bette plastic parts (Like the pieces that break on the rear window regulators).


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Solid, Competent Luxury Sedan
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Craig528
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1990 Acura Legend 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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pretty good car
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By D.D.
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1990 Acura Legend LS 2dr Coupe


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This car was great cinsidering it is my first car, but it has also cost a bit, for example, 500 bucks for a/c fixing and another 700 in a/c repairs still needed, power steering leak (a couple hundred) new battery ($100), a new paintjob and a few other repairs, nothing too huge, but right now, i think my transmission is slipping and it makes a funny noise when i turn


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PITA
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By Ralph Schwartz
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1990 Acura Legend 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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


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