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.
Love the perfformance and styling. Can
still put you in the seat. 5-speed is
a definite improvement over automatic.
Need bette plastic parts (Like the
pieces that break on the rear window
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.
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
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.
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 ($100), a
new paintjob and a few other repairs,
nothing too huge, but right now, i
think my transmission is slipping and
it makes a funny noise when i turn
This car has always been a minor pain -
2 climate control sampler fans ($),
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.
Automatic climate control, heated
outside mirrors, winter wiper park
position, placement of
on "pod" adjacent to steering wheel;
beautiful dark green metallic paint.
Improved ride comfort (is overly firm,
even with wishbone suspension),
smoother shifting auto trans;