Elegant, classic design with fantastic performance
Bose amplifier failed at 100,000 miles.
Driver's side front strut began leaking at 103,000 miles.
Radiator began leaking at 105,000 miles.
Rear transmission mount failed prior to my ownership (it is still broken).
Ignition switch failed at 115,000 miles (rendered car inoperable).
Main relay failed at 129,000 miles (rendered car inoperable).
This car is a head turner. This is the most beautifully designed sedan I've ever seen. Acura has failed to match the 91-95 Legend's beauty with its succeeding models. The interior is gorgeous with real burl wood, nice leather, and a sleek overall look.
The engine is relatively smooth, but I have never driven a Legend whose automatic transmission does not shift a bit harsh. It handles well and feels quite stately (much like a BMW 5-series).
It features things that many new cars don't have such as an electronic tilt/telescoping steering wheel with radio controls on it, heated seats, and traction control.
The seats are comfortable, the rear cabin space is ample, and the vehicle can be used for long trips with little discomfort.
A forewarning to prospective Legend buyers: I have heard numerous accounts of cooling system problems with these cars (all of the 91-95 Legends). The plastic radiators crack letting air into the system. When this happens, the engine can overheat and the head gaskets can fail easily. This is a very common issue with these cars. I have been fortunate not to have this issue (cross my fingers). I recommend an engine compression test prior to purchasing one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th July, 2005