1987 Acura Legend from North America - Comments

16th Jul 2001, 22:51

Don't read that negative comment up there. The Legend is the best car to buy as a used car, it has performance and luxury.

1st Aug 2001, 15:32

If you check the National Traffic Safety Administration website for Recalls on your 1987, you will find that there was only one recall issued for this and other Hondas of that time, for the seat belt buckle plastic.

11th Aug 2001, 13:02

Yeah, this guy obviously has either a major problem or his car was used by the military for target practice.

My '87 Legend LS has 165K and still drives like new. I laugh at all the new cars having coffee holders. I don't need them, this thing is so smooth.

I do have a small speck of rust on the bumper where the prior owner backed into a pole, though. Every time I wax it, I stand back and look and go, "man, that's just like a brand new car!".

A month ago, I blew a radiator hose. That's the only time I've had to do an emergency repair. Great car! I don't even look at cars any more.

28th Sep 2001, 00:11

I don't believe this guy. My Legend has never had any rust, and rides great, currently 215k!!! And still going smoooth as ever, I think Acura is the best. I will buy another car from them again if this one ever goes!

10th Dec 2002, 07:54

I have 87 Legend Coupe with 250K miles. It started rusting after only 4 yrs old. I'm the original owner and have tried patching over the years, but the rust just kept coming back. There are holes around all the fenders and rear lid. Other wise car runs great. Still smooth on the highway. I've seen other Legends in my area (Ohio) and they didn't have rust. I think this one got out of the factory without all the coatings. Complained to Honda, but to no avail.

25th Feb 2003, 12:18

My Girlfriend has a 1987 Acura Legend, and it puts my 1988 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z to shame. That car is so smooth, that I hate to drive my Daytona now. I am currently looking for another car. This time I think I'll buy an Acura or another foreign car. I really appreciate well built, smooth, sturdy vehicles. Way to go Acura!

4th Feb 2006, 09:49

I drive a 1987 Legend Coupe 2.7 v6. I am a 16 yr old driver with a car that hauls that much butt, man what was my dad thinking. But my sunroof does leak and none of the windows work. I did have some rust around the rear driver side wheel. But this car is at 188000 miles, give it some leeway. It still runs like brand new though.

4th Feb 2006, 16:13

My first Acura was a brand new 1989 Legend that I put slightly over 100,000 miles. It was not inexpensive at the time, but the cost savings on repairs and the residual even with its mileage when I sold it was strong. My only real repair expense was the heater core at 100,000. Whomever bought my car afterwards got a really nice running car. I realize this reviewer is now describing a 17 year old car. But from the sounds of it he acted as if he bought it new. I laughed when I read that it was subject to 3 recalls and the dealer would not tell them. So how did they know of a recall? I know of one recall for the front seat belts whats the other 2? I now drive an Acura TL type S and I am thrilled to drive it every day. My Acura dealer sits down with me on every visit and if theres a recall they get me in right away. My last visit was for a new water pump and timing belt totally under warranty. As far as rust have you heard of a garage? My Acuras have treated me so well that the least I can do is to keep them clean and well maintained. If they run well have some body and paint work done on this old veteran after all its 17 years old!

20th Feb 2006, 20:37

I own an Acura Legend 4 Door LS v6. I've had it for about 4 or 5 years. It was not kept in very good shape by the previous owners. Seats are torn, rust spots from improper cleaning, lack of repair etc... window motors are about blown, roof leaks a bit as well as the trunk. have some fuel line problems associated with either the fuel pump or injectors. Got in an accident a while ago and crushed the front end. I'm current on the long road to recovering this car because its worth it. Even though this car is beat to cr@p, it has much potential. it's a very fast car for its age and 215,000 miles. I'm going to be replacing the ac condenser, headlights, fuel pump, spark plugs, radiator and do an over all tune up including breaks and paint. the one big problem is that the parts are somewhat hard to find and expensive. I attribute nearly all the problems with this car with its previous owner and the fact that its such an old car. Considering all these factors, this car is a trooper. I have not seen a car that has went through as much as mine and can still beat most (unmodified) cars on the road. Its definately not a race car, but with a little work, who knows... overall I would have to say that this is a car that will last, if you just give it a little time and energy. acura knows what they are doing.

8th Aug 2006, 16:09

This car is perfect! After years, this car still runs smooth like a new car. Don't know who posted the bad comment on it, but it's completely the opposite of what he said. Acura kicks butt.

2nd Oct 2006, 12:54

I just have an 87 acura legend. Coz I know this car is worth it. The only problem of this car is transmission, which I replaced other than that it never give me a problem. For me this is a dependable car to drive.

16th Nov 2006, 07:39

I just got a Legend 87. I love every bit of her. The only problem I worry about is gasoline; about 12 MPG. That's a lot. According to www.fueleconomy.gov it's about 21 MPG for a new one. Does anyone have an idea what happens to mine? And how to fix it? Changing fuel injectors would make it better? Give me suggestions. Thanks a lot.

21st Nov 2006, 13:32

My 1990 Legend is another example of how well made these vintage Acura's were. It's still a better touring car (and we choose it) than my wife's 2002 Audi.

With all the money I've saved on payments/repairs/etc., I've now got about $5000 worth of audio electronics in it.

The only people who should have trouble with these vehicles are folks who never check anything until the vehicle stops running... oil change? do I need to do that? Yeesh.

8th Feb 2007, 17:06

I have a 87 Acura Legend also. I'm having transmission problems too. Other than that I've had it for about 4 months it runs good on highways, but kind of stalls driving through city streets. Any suggestions on where I can get a transmission cheap in Jersey near the 973 area?