The Acura Legend is the best car ever built
The driver-side seat has cracked (normal wear and tear).
Both front "axles" have been replaced.
Starter motor was replaced.
Battery was replaced.
Engine has slight oil leak.
Radiator cracked after bottoming-out on a dip.
Turning radius is a little restrictive.
I cannot praise the Acura Legend enough. This is the second 90 LS Coupe I have owned, the first one I totalled in a wreck. This car is the perfect balance of reliability, engineering, ergonomic design, aesthetic appeal, practicality, performance, and refinement.
Excepting a few times when I had mechanical failures (all routine things due to age/wear and tear), the car NEVER fails to start with the first turn of the key. Everything is laid-out simply and intuitively in the cabin. The car handles smoothly and responsively -- even with 136,000 miles on the odometer. It still accelerates like brand-new. It has a deceptively large trunk. The interior is sumptuous with real burled walnut, plush carpet, and leather seats. My brother just bought a 2006 Cadillac CTS and the wood is fake!
And even though this car is 16 years old and was built around the time the Berlin Wall fell and when Milli Vanilli were all the rage, it has aged gracefully and still looks contemporary. A young teenager complimented me on it as I drove through Taco Bell one day.
And best of all? I do nothing to it. It's like a washing machine -- it just runs and runs. I change the oil and fluids as required and keep my eye on the belts (zero-tolerance engine), and it keeps going and going. You can get one today in beautiful shape for about $4,000 and it is the bargain of the century. Better to buy an old Acura than a brand-new Jaguar in my opinion.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th September, 2006