1989 Acura Legend Reviews - Page 5 of 7

1989 Acura Legend L 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance133000 miles
Previous carLexus ES300

Summary:

Baby it, and It'll baby you

Faults:

SLOW power steering fluid leek.

Small rust spots around the back bumper and gas opening.

Air leek {window} on passengers side.

General Comments:

I've only had the car about 9 months, but I really do love it! Parts are easy to find, although I haven't needed to find any, and I feel very safe in the car. I don't know a lot about cars, but a male friend of mine drove my Legend home from school oneday and he was VERY surprised with the way it handled. He said something about V-TEC and it barked... whatever that means! At any rate, it meant a lot to me to have him compliment my baby, seeing as how he races cars and knows a lot about them.

My last car, a 1993 Lexus es300, was a short-lived love, however, that top-of-the line thing didn't compare to my Ac! The previous owner of the car had no kids, so my backseat is virtually brand new. I am extremely pleased with the car, and if I ever have to buy another car, I'm saying with Acura.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2002

1989 Acura Legend LL 2.7 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 miles
Most recent distance189000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

A very reliable car tow own for multiple years

Faults:

Transmission was rebuilt at 120,000 miles.

The master cylinder needed replacing at 90,000.

All engine mounts were replaced by 120,000 miles.

The drivers door handle broke. (very annoying).

Oil pan gasket needed replacing every 50,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car was very reliable. It started every day I owned it without any problems.

Legroom was better than all the cars I considered buying. I am 6'2.

Car was very nimble to drive. The steering is near perfect.

The seats could use more padding for long trips.

Great visibility from drivers position.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2002

1989 Acura Legend LS 2.7L from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance71500 miles

Summary:

Sporty luxury, true high performance with out big dollars--Best value on the US market

Faults:

The cluster where the digital clock and trip meter etc is out.

The trunk release will not work.

Bose System is "locked" out and needed the code.

General Comments:

Driving this car is nearly effortless.

Everything about it feels tight and responsive.

I am 6'6" and have more leg and head room than in Lexus LS 400 or any Benz C Class.

Leather appointments are very durable.

My Legend is 13 years old and still looks showroom with minimal effort.

This is the best car I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2002

1989 Acura Legend 2.7L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance244441 kilometres
Previous carN/A N/A

Summary:

The most reliable car, combined with performance, that lasts

Faults:

Alternator replacement.

Timing belt replacement (Honda standards)

General Comments:

Beautiful car, no major problems at all, just regular maintenance.

The car runs perfectly, has a high red-line, its fast, zippy.

Still maintains a good look, looking better than a lot of recent cars on the market.

Interior is in perfect condition.

It's great, it's an import baby! A Honda!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2002

1989 Acura Legend Base 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.7 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Summary:

A luxury sports car with serious performance capabilities

Faults:

Nothing went wrong in the short time I owned the car.

General Comments:

Acura produces a car like no other. Granted, this was an older car, but it could compete with any of the new luxury sports cars.

The manual transmission was awesome. Shifting was smooth and the clutch was able to be dumped at any rpm.

The acceleration was incredible for the size of the car. There wasn't any import car, except a Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, that could beat it, not even a Toyota Supra.

The car is more advanced than the 1996 Thunderbird LX I drive now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2001

5th Sep 2002, 17:14

I am not sure a 1989 Acura Legend could beat a Toyota Supra. Although I have raced a 1999-2001 Ford Mustang and beat it. I've dropped the suspention of about 2", but that is all I have done to the car besides the audio system.

1989 Acura Legend STD (standard) 2.7 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.7 liter Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance146000 miles

Summary:

A Legend worthy of a second chance

Faults:

Engine was burning fuel so that had to be replaced.

Some rust on the driver's side door.

Center console lid broken.

Brake system needed replacement.

Cracked flywheel.

New clutch.

Air-conditioner belt needed replaced.

General Comments:

Even though this was sitting in our driveway unused for about two years, I refused to let anyone sell it. It previously had the engine replaced with a 1990 engine with about 64,000 miles. It runs great now. With a few minor repairs and a coat of paint, this baby will be turning heads once again. This car moves. Great control and comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2001

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 30 reviews