Acura Legends are touted as good bets in the used car world, but mine was a severe disappointment
Both front springs cracked.
Front rotors wore out.
Replaced timing belt at 65,000 miles.
Galloping rust eventually consumed the car: leaks developed through the sunroof, front doors and trunk.
Perhaps because of the rust causing intermittent ground connections, I had an annoying variety of electrical problems, leading eventually to the car dying for no reason.
I bought the car largely for its V-6 engine and 5-speed gearbox. (I had been looking at a 4 cylinder automatic transmission Accord.)
The clutch was miserable in standing starts: grabby and imprecise, though the gearbox was smooth and snick-snick precise.
Handling was quite enjoyable, the smooth V-6 motor flexible, quick-revving and well-matched to the chassis.
Brakes were mushy and only so-so, and no one wanted to go near the anti-lock brakes to fix them.
Rust eventually devoured the car in the prime of its mechanical life and I had to get rid of it at only 90,000 miles. The car had the tell-tale rust-out of the gas filler door area that seems to be the badge of similar era Hondas. Since I had planned on keeping the car to at least 175,000 miles, its premature rust-out soured me severely on the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th March, 2003