Honda Legend Review from Norway

1992 Honda Legend 3.2 V6

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.2 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired320000 kilometres
Most recent distance331000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Vectra

Summary:

Best car I ever had

Faults:

Radiator replaced at 327 000.

ECU and a lot of wiring changed after a water leak from the sunroof.

2 cylinders had only 50% compression.

Transmission failed at 330 000.

AC never worked, maybe out of gas. Never cared to get it fixed.

General Comments:

Beautiful and fast car, a lot of power and handles very good. The first week I had the car, I used a tank of petrol a day. I never got it under 7,5L/100km. Expensive insurance and expensive parts. As long as I had it, I never saw another one. Maybe not the best daily driver.

I blew the radiator when on vacation in the Norwegian mountains, and the sunroof started leaking, causing a LOT of water to collect on the floor, and breaking the ECU. I had to re-do a lot of the wiring for it, and buy a used ECU (retail price at 1000£!)

The transmission blew when I was driving like a idiot; not the car's fault.

Faulty head gasket is common on these cars. Mine had only 50% compression on 2 cylinders, but still ran smooth and quick.

Ended up selling it, since a transmission rebuild would be 4000£.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2012

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review