1989 Acura Legend Reviews - Page 6 of 7

1989 Acura Legend L 2.7 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

The best car ever built

Faults:

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this car, only regular maintenance.

It is an excellent car.

General Comments:

I give thanks to god for giving me such a great car.

My dad and me are very perfectionists and we've had to do a lot of things to this car, and we have made repairs to things that the car doesn't even need.

The car is almost like new. I've had no problems with it and I really recommend it to other people, but just a few warnings, these cars need a lot of attention and maintenance to keep them in a excellent condition. Remember that they have 12 years of satisfied drivers who know the secret of true comfort and a pleasant ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2001

1989 Acura Legend LS Coupe V-6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V-6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Destined to be a classic

Faults:

Power antenna motor burned out.

Climate control/defroster/AC system has needed servicing.

Replaced one CV joint.

Replaced a broken coil spring.

Replaced tie rod ends.

Replaced a rear control arm.

New oil pan.

New battery.

New alternator.

Replaced driver's door handle that broke due to ice.

Had driver's seat recovered (with leather) because of holes worn through the leather.

Sometimes pops out of second gear, my mechanic has suggested replacing with a used tranny but the problem seems to have stabilized and does not affect any gear other than second.

Replaced frozen rear brake caliper.

Had front brake rotor resurfaced (was slightly warped).

Replaced leaking fuel filter.

The engine tended to burn a little oil (about a quart every 3,000 miles), normal for the mileage, but I have had great success in reducing that by adding a product called "Restore" at each oil change which I have done at 3,000 miles.

General Comments:

That list of repairs may seem extensive but that is everything I have done in two years. I love this car and some of that work, like the seat, was "elective" because this car looks and drives great and I want to keep it that way.

People who see and ride in my car cannot believe that it is eleven years old. When waxed and detailed it looks new and is a much better looking car than many newer models in the Acura line. I plan to keep this car even after I stop driving it as my every day vehicle. This car is quick, handles crisply, is rock steady on the highway at 85+ MPH and is a pleasure to own and drive.

Proper upkeep of a car like this can cost you some money but remember that eleven years ago this was a high-end luxury performance model and if you get a good one now and take care of it it still drives like one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2000

24th May 2001, 14:56

I have had the same types of problems, but I love my Legend. I wonder if the noise that I get from the front driver's side is like you had, it is only when I hit bumps, it seem like the coil spring is bad, I also have a bad rear brake caliper.

28th Jan 2002, 12:01

I had all of these problems with my 89 Legend. Replaced the transmission as well. I love the acceleration it gives off-the-line using the sports transmission (automatic). This is my first car and I plan to turn it into my project by adding a body kit and maybe tuning the horses up a little.

4th Apr 2003, 19:32

Hey, I was just wondering round about what it cost you to have your seat redone. I have an 88 legend with a leather interior where the seats have been much less than cared for. Thanks.

28th Jul 2004, 09:12

I have a 89 legend I am having problems with my brakes. When I drive it for about 20 to 30 min the brakes start locking up. I have changed the master cylinder, brake lines, proportioning valve, and calipers. After changing all that I am still having the same problem. If any one can help me I would really appreciate it. thanks.

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