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.
I bought the car new in 1998. This has
to be one of the reliable cars ever
built. Routine maintenance and one
window motor replacement is all this
car has ever needed. It's very
comfortable on long trips and easy to
maneuver in the city. Build quality is
outstanding. Inside and out it looks
like the day it bought it. Acura has
earned my loyalty.
Maintenance free car, gotta love it.
I would have hoped for a little better
gas milage but only for an equally
I owned both the 1988 and 1991 Acura
Legend. I have been nothing but
dissapointed with the 98 RL. This
year both rear electric window
mechanisms broke. The plastic pulley
wheel in the door (a $1 part) broke
(on both doors within two months of
each other). The cost for each $244.
You can only replace the entire motor
The power is lacking in the motor.
The noise inside is noticeably louder
than both of my previous legends.
On the bright side, it is as reliable
as the sun rising. One turn of the
key and it is ready to get me to work.