1987 Acura Legend Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1987 Acura Legend L 2.5 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired87500 miles
Most recent distance196400 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

The best in high performance and longevity

Faults:

I had to replace the alternator.

I had to replace the radiator fan, thermostat, and cap.

I had all of the gaskets on the engine replaced due to minor oil leaks.

The remote radio volume switch will not turn down.

The interior is still in excellent shape.

I did not have to do any of the above repairs until after 175,00 miles were on the vehicle.

General Comments:

This has been a wonderful vehicle which I received as a gift after it was already seven years old.

It is extremely quick and handles incredibly well.

It still gets 24 to 30 MPG every fill up.

I am so impressed by this car that I will probably make it my sons first car, and he has ten years before that will happen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2004

1987 Acura Legend 2.7 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired245000 miles
Most recent distance256000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Quick for an old car

Faults:

First the transmission went out at approximately 255000 miles. Then due to a bad instalation by a repair shop I had to get another one for it.

After that, my rear drivers side upper control arm went out. The seal must have been cracked for some time. The front drivers side control arm is on its way. The seal is cracked on it also.

The drivers seat is a little cracked at one of the seams, but other than that the interior is perfect.

Rust has started to develop around the gas cap and a little bit around two of the wheel wells.

It does leak oil from a couple different spots, but not very much. One reason is because I had to tap a new hole in the oil pan for a piggy back plug because the previous plug would not thread back in.

I don't know if the oil pan is supposed to be aluminum like the block, but mine is steel, which could be one reason for the leaking.

General Comments:

It runs great and has impressed me over the time I have owned it. It is pretty quick considering its year and the amount of miles on it.

For two hundred dollars (which is how much I originally purchased it for) it was a great deal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2004

24th Jun 2004, 23:24

This vintage legend rocks. The engine and trans and most of the suspension and gadgets are like new at 240,000 miles. Tires, brake pads, 02 sensors every 5 years, and normal tuneup stuff is all it needs. No wonder they stopped making them like this; the dealers were crying for more repair money.

1987 Acura Legend L 2.7 V6 24 Valves from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 24 Valves Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance181000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

A good bang for the buck

Faults:

Alternator replaced at 170,000 miles

Oxygen sensors replaced at 178,000 miles

Muffler replaced at 180,000 miles

Windows work poorly.

General Comments:

Overall my experience with this car has been better than expected. I agree that the parts are expensive and if you are not very rich you need to do some work on your own. The driving experience is really good. Recently test driven a new Honda Civic and a Ford Focus, I still get a better feedback from my 87 Legend. You can't compare the handling and acceleration. The automatic AC performs wonderful at 16 years. The interior is spacey. Put on a set of 17 inch wheels and the car looks awesome.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2003

1987 Acura Legend V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership1987
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance149000 miles
Previous carSubaru GL

Summary:

A roomy, well-designed performance sedan that has been fun to drive

Faults:

Basic maintenance.

The computer went out at about 100,000 miles and had to be replaced.

Rust around rear wheel wells.

Gas filler pipe rusted out.

General Comments:

Great riding car.

Cloth interior still looks like new after

147,000 miles and 16 years.

Good performance and gas mileage.

Spacious interior.

Still fun to drive after 16 years.

Reliable.

Nicely laid out cabin, with great features such as the on-the-door trunk release, on the steering wheel radio and cruise controls.

Comes with a good stereo system.

We've kept the car because we haven't found anything up-to-know that we wanted to replace it with without having to spend $30,000.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2002

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 22 reviews