1990 Acura Legend Reviews - Page 4 of 7

1990 Acura Legend LS 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance107000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Exceptional engineering

Faults:

Windshield cowl (wipers) removed, sanded, primed and repainted. Rear (Trunk) filler panel (just above the bumper) replaced (perforated rust). These are known parts to rust, seen on other vintage legends.

Coolant reservoir light comes ON intermittently over time. Mechanic cleans and it restores to normal. Highway drive after Winter hiatus, engine light comes ON, off after restart.

Crest of driver's seat surface leather "cracks" repair, shoe polish, looks new. Leather needs lanolin, dries out quickly.

Seat memory door switch, looses its accuracy.

Does not like cold Winter's, hard start, system memory lamps show malfunction (off on warm restart).

Limited trunk space. Hard front-end ride, typical Honda.

2-D coupe (single driver) very different from 4-D sedan (family), counsel and dash different, wider doors.

General Comments:

Styling, a WOW car. All leather, power roof. Weight, 4,068 lbs. Yokohama rally tires. Everything Japanese (spoiler from Japan, original equipment). 14 years old, emissions test; HC ppm 14, CO% 0.01, NO ppm 49. Double window tint driver and front passenger, blue stripe over top windshield. No blind spots with mirrors, heated seats, lumbar support. Responsive engine, 17-19.8 mpg, city, idle 800-650 rmp, and computerized fuel injection. Original black paint shines with reflection. On-board center dash computer read-out, outstanding. 107,000 KM, mint.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2004

1990 Acura Legend Coupe from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired128000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

High performance reliability

Faults:

I had to replace the boots on the front of the car. Except for that, nothing else went wrong.

General Comments:

Great car. I love the way it handles and the space and comfort of the car.

The car has great acceleration.

I am a little disappointed with the gas mileage of the car. On long trips, I can get about 300 miles to the tank.

No rusting and the seats look great.

The sunroof makes the car feel more open.

I love the back windows because they roll down. You don't see that too much in coupes.

Overall, I would give the car a 9 out of 10.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2004

1990 Acura Legend Standard 3.2 from Japan

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles

Summary:

A pocket rocket

Faults:

Nothing that I know about.

General Comments:

When needing to merge into the highway you will have no problem.

Rides very nicely.

Not much wind noise on the highway.

No cup holder.

Very comfortable inside.

Very nice features in car, such as when you turn of the car the windows work until a door is opened.

Like the dash setup.

For a car built in 1990 it is very advanced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2004

18th Jul 2004, 21:04

Own this car, 2-D coupe mint. No cup holder, agree, but, it was designed as a luxuriant vehicle (no food inside, please). Very advanced, absolutely, Honda did not make a suitable profit on this car and took it off the market. Enjoy!

1990 Acura Legend LS 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance256000 miles
Previous carDodge Omni

Summary:

An excellent car for the money

Faults:

The CV boots had to be replaced.

The catalytic converter is going bad.

The leather on the seats is beginning to tear.

The CD player shorts out and does not come on sometimes.

General Comments:

The car has had very few problems considering the mileage, what other car would run so good with 256,000 miles on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2003

18th Jul 2004, 21:09

Replaced catalytic converter cover at 44,000 KM. Leather seats need lanolin, dry out. Driver leather seat, crest where you enter, use shoe polish, restores to normal, you'll be surprised (use liquid, dries fast).

CD player shorts out, simply a loose wire, have mechanic check, frequently wire wrapped, then tapped (not a soldered connection).

1990 Acura Legend L Coupe 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.7 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 miles
Most recent distance240000 miles

Summary:

Fast car

Faults:

Hey everyone... um I bought my 1990 Acura Legend just a couple of weeks ago. I only bought the car for $150 because the 5 speed manual tranny was broken, and the person who had the car before me had it all tricked out, and decided that he was going to take the spoiler and rims... so I'm left with having to go out and replace the rims, and tranny...

General Comments:

Overall it's a beautiful car, and I love it... can't believe it's a 1990. The engine is slightly modified, and runs awesome. Hopefully it won't be long till I get it back on the road, but if you are thinking about buying one, I say go and do it, you won't be unhappy. Lots of horsepower and speed, awesome handling, comfortable ride, they make performance parts for it.

It's not the best with gas; it uses some gas, but it's a V6 2.7 in a car that would run with a 4 cylinder. The extra two cylinders add a little kick and fun.

Peace.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th November, 2003

1st Dec 2006, 07:08

There is no such thing as a "V4"

14th Dec 2006, 20:29

Yeah.. no v4 in existence, but we all know what he/she meant.

25th Jun 2007, 23:02

V-4 engines in fact DO exist, there just not in cars! V-4 engines have been used in motorcycles for decades.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 25 reviews