I owned a Legend before purchasing my '98 RL CPO in 11/02. Very different car. Legend was much sportier, the RL is positively laid back, with a classier ride. This is a large car that likes to cruise on the highway, not hustle through curvy back roads. Durability of Acura interior materials, leather especially, has always amazed me. Mine still looks new. This is great used car value given the high initial depreciation and excellent reliability.
Several significant flaws:
1- Even with all widows tightly closed,
the car is not quiet enough; a great
disappointment for me.
2 The car does not move quickly enough
nor does it start off with umph.
3- The glove compartment is barely large
enough to hold a pair of gloves.
The car is very nice inside and out.
Drives quietly and responsively. Mine
has a very nice CD changer conveniently
in console. With gas prices and high-
test requirement, it can eat some fuel
costs. Also, the tank is rather small
(14 gallons) limiting the range per
CD-changer in console
Seat and steering wheel adjustment
Climate Control air/heat.
This car has that quiet luxery and
quality that makes it easy to live
with year after year. Performance is
more than sufficient and the
transmission is flawless in it smooth
shifts up or down. I have the
navigator GPS system and will get it
again in my next acura, which will be
an RL or MDX.
Driver's seat is the most confortable
I've ever used. And the seating in the
back seat is very confortable as well.
The guys at work are always wanting to
go to lunch in this car, and remarking
on how good this car look after 4
years. It's reliable and maintence is
reasonable for a luxery car. The paint
is superior to anything I've seen.
Drivers seat and seating in general.
Well designed an efficient controls.
Quiet interior and excellent ride.
Long trips are a breeze!
Interior air filter should be easier
Milage is good at 20-21 combined city
and highway, however could be better.
And could we have real wood please!!
I bought a 1998 with the navigation system for $18,500 in 11/01. Navigation system does not always work well (don't throw out your maps), but when it works is easy to use. This is the car you want to drive on long trips or to relax on the ride home after a rough day. Wind noise is the only intrusion (need to get a moonroof wind deflector). There is a lot of body roll, but bumps are filtered out well. Adequate power, but not neck snapping. I drive my J30 if I want a sportier ride. Stereo is excellent. Good luxury car considering price and overall reliability.
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