1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2 V6 from North America
World's best balance of ride, comfort, handling, safety, room, and style.. a BMW 5 series beater
A/C compressor was not working when I bought the car. Still haven't fixed it.
RF strut rebuilt this year.
Replaced steering rack with rebuilt unit when I bought the car.
Shifts fairly hard- probably due to age and normal. Tolerable, though.
I bought this car even though the steering was shot: it was a Florida car and a bargain at $3800. After this repair and a total alignment, the car really was transformed.
The Legend is a great balance between comfort and handling: I'm a sports car enthusiast, but not hard core. Great road feel is combined with superb visibility and ergonomics.
I've driven 3 of the highly-regarded BMW 5 series sedans and honestly say I prefer the feel of my car to the Bimmer.
I understand that Acura ruined the car after 1995, but the huge following this car has is definitely warranted and deserved. I drove up for a test drive in a used Lexus LS 400 and the salesman looked at my car and said "Great Ride" and when I got back into it following the test, I had the same thoughts.
Other positives: Great styling (musclebound, but not overtly so). Classic lines and proportions. Functional large gauges.
Negatives: No CD player. One cheesy cup holder. Not much else, really.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th July, 2003