1992 Acura Legend Reviews - Page 2 of 6

1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L V6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.2L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired102000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carinternational scout II

Summary:

My very most favorite car ever

Faults:

AC went out.

Power lock actuator. first time it faulted it locked my keys in the car @ the car wash.

Blower motor.

Foam around rear speaker cones rotted away (too much UV?)

Radiator leak.

Trunk seal started leaking? Well the trunk was wet occasionally, but could never find out where it was getting in.

General Comments:

Smooth steady ride.

So fast! Could chirp tires when shifting to 2nd gear! And with an automatic transmission?!!

Great audio system. Loved the volume control on the wheel.

Quiet ride.

Never an engine problem. always started.

A/C freezing. Heater burnin'

Acura knows how to make em'

Lots of room. even the back seat makes 3 adults still comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2008

1992 Acura Legend LS 4Dr Sedan from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired163000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

It was a lemon.

Faults:

Cracked and worn leather seats.

Engine overheats.

Blown thermostat x2.

Hole in radiator.

Sprays Anti-freeze.

Short in power window wiring.

Brake problems.

General Comments:

I purchased the car in Wisconsin and was moving to Pennsylvania due to being in the military. On the trip to PA the engine started to overheat. I actually had to stop in Ohio and get it checked out originally. Compression tests and coolent checks were run on the engine. The mechanic said he didn't find anything abnormal, but replaced the thermostat anyway, just in case. The diagnostics and thermostat ran me almost $150. The car started to overheat again another hour into the journey and I eventually had to stop and just give up, turns out there was a hole in the radiator. Dropped over $700 to replace the radiator and thermostat again. The car still overheats and sprays anti-freeze from somewhere in the engine. The car also now lurches, pulls and sounds like a diesel semi-truck. Roughly diagnosed per a description as possibly either a dropped cylinder or a blown gasket.

Also the ABS went out and now the brakes squeak for no apparent reason.

The window are also stuck down as well due to faulty wiring. The fuses were all checked and one door was taken apart, but I could not find the problem. So who knows whats wrong with that.

The car drove and handled well with a smooth ride, but all of the problems counter anything and everything possibly good with this vehicle.

Overall I did not like this car and would not recommend it to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th November, 2007

8th Nov 2007, 21:07

Ford builds lemons that are brand new and Honda has lemons that are 16 years old and that are close to 200,000 miles. What is your deal? If anything I have seen more legends with over 300,000 miles than any other V6 car.

3rd Sep 2009, 17:40

Sorry to hear about your luck when it came to getting your car correctly diagnosed. sounds like the good US of A needs a better trainng program when it comes to there techs.

Brian from canada.

3rd Sep 2009, 17:41

Sorry to hear about your luck when it came to getting your car correctly diagnosed. Sounds like Acura USA needs a better training program when it comes to their techs.

Brian from Canada.

4th Sep 2009, 06:25

21:07 Honda builds lemons brand new, and Ford builds great ones. Why not buy a brand new Ford and trade this old troublesome import.

21st Dec 2009, 10:56

Apparently you bought a car with a leaking radiator, leaking hoses, and probably a blown headgasket. Any car would behave the same if it was beat on to that extent. So when you say you would not recommend it, I hope you mean that you would not recommend people buy any car that has the problems you bought yours with.

14th Jan 2010, 14:30

It has 169000 miles on it!!!

1992 Acura Legend LS 4D 3.2L from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.2L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 miles
Most recent distance186000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Luxurious, Fast Tank

Faults:

A/C Compressor blew.

Brakes.

Seat leather cracked and faded.

Gas line corroded.

Coil Igniter.

CV Joint wore out.

Antenna mast/motor needed replacement.

General Comments:

A very comfortable car -- very powerful.

Expensive to maintain -- but a real joy to drive.

Built like a tank -- very solid -- quality is evident everywhere.

I was planning on driving this car to over 200k miles, but was forced to give it up after the car was rear ended at 35 mph -- the car took the crash well. Couldn't find another I wanted to buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2007

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 20 reviews