1991 Acura Legend Reviews - Page 4 of 6

1991 Acura Legend LS 4 door sedan V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance123000 miles

Summary:

The car of my dreams

Faults:

Power antenna failed at 117,000 miles.

Driver side window slows to crawl.

Left-rear passenger window gets off track. How, I don't know.

Front seats suffer from sun damage.

ABS system needed repairs at 123,000 miles.

Stock amplifier went bad due to manufacturer defect.

Buggy alarm system. Master key won't disengage the system.

General Comments:

Besides the electronic problems and the buggy alarm system, if I had a chance to buy this car over again, I would. My Legend is 12 years old and it drives like it's fresh off the assembly line.

The Legend handles superbly and when pushed the car never fails to deliver. The ride is nice and quiet, and feels like you're on air except when you hit a pothole or rough road.

The leather is showing it's age, mainly because of heat and it's just plain old. Although the two-tone interior is pleasing to the eye.

I'm mad at the fact Acura, instead of giving the LS aluminum door handles on the inside, they put some sort of aluminum foil type material over a plastic door handle.

The wood grain in the car really shows that it is fake because it has a plastic feel.

Either way, this car is excellent, classy and really says something about the owner.

Despite prices for brakes, the car is economical compared to a Beamer or Benz.

Excellent for a used car, and will last a life-time.

Don't neglect your Legend, because you will regret it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2003

1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.2 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles

Summary:

Great car for the money I paid for

Faults:

The transmission jerks a little bit when accelerating, but there it has no problem going from 0-60 in aproximately 7-8 seconds. Althought when cold starting the car, the transmission jerks when put on drive. Like it wants to take off without pressing on the gas. The speedometer is going out too. It will mark the speed, then suddenly the needle will drop down to 0 mph. The passenger side power reclining motor went out. The A/C compressor went out as well.

General Comments:

Overall the cars appearance is magnificent. I get a lot of compliments on its looks and style. It runs great and smooth. Just some routine maintenance and it will run like new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2003

19th Feb 2003, 11:58

Your transmission is going out. The transmissions for these cars are very expensive. My advice get shot of it while you can.

8th Jul 2003, 18:56

You can pick up a relatively cheap used transmission with low miles if ever needed. One database you can use is car-part.com.

13th Jul 2005, 18:18

Replace transmission fluid with Honda ATF.

21st Nov 2006, 20:59

It is the VSS (vehicle speed sensor). It is a lot cheaper than a tranny you don't need. I almost assure you, that is the problem. It's no big deal.

1991 Acura Legend L coupe 3.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired240 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carAcura Legend

Summary:

Low Performance, Very costly

Faults:

Alternator went up a 38,000 miles.

Cheap cloth interior has led too many rips in my seats. my gas gage and fuel pump went up at the same time. Very expensive and not worth the money.

General Comments:

The performance is not all that good. I have driven other cars with four cylinders and they have more pickup and go power then in this slow moving coupe. I don't plan on buying any other cars from Acura or any other import. They are not that stylish and are definitely not worth the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th February, 2003

26th Apr 2004, 13:19

He must have had a bad experience with this car, my 91 rolls out. I have had the master cylinder go out, heads went out on the engine after it was stolen. I replaced the engine in 2001. It takes on a lot of 8 cylinders and beats very quick off the line and makes lane changing easy. This car handles very well for the size. I've had the car since 97 and never have been stranded.

It always starts up when I go get in it although now at 180,000 the transmission is showing its age, but even with that it still shifts smooth. All in all I'd buy another Legend. That's the platform Acura should have stayed with.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 23 reviews