1992 Honda Legend Reviews

1992 Honda Legend 3.2 V6 from Norway

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.2 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired320000 kilometres
Most recent distance331000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Vectra

Summary:

Best car I ever had

Faults:

Radiator replaced at 327 000.

ECU and a lot of wiring changed after a water leak from the sunroof.

2 cylinders had only 50% compression.

Transmission failed at 330 000.

AC never worked, maybe out of gas. Never cared to get it fixed.

General Comments:

Beautiful and fast car, a lot of power and handles very good. The first week I had the car, I used a tank of petrol a day. I never got it under 7,5L/100km. Expensive insurance and expensive parts. As long as I had it, I never saw another one. Maybe not the best daily driver.

I blew the radiator when on vacation in the Norwegian mountains, and the sunroof started leaking, causing a LOT of water to collect on the floor, and breaking the ECU. I had to re-do a lot of the wiring for it, and buy a used ECU (retail price at 1000£!)

The transmission blew when I was driving like a idiot; not the car's fault.

Faulty head gasket is common on these cars. Mine had only 50% compression on 2 cylinders, but still ran smooth and quick.

Ended up selling it, since a transmission rebuild would be 4000£.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2012

1992 Honda Legend 4 door saloon 3.2 litre V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.2 litre V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 miles
Most recent distance90030 miles
Previous carHonda Concerto

Summary:

Superb

Faults:

No faults.

General Comments:

Beautiful reliable comfortable car.

Awesome power when needed.

11 years old, but looks like new and looks better than most other cars.

Very rare, had this one 7 months, never seen another one (unlike common BMW's)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th November, 2003

1992 Honda Legend 3.2 Saloon 32-6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 32-6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired85246 miles
Most recent distance85600 miles
Previous carHonda Concerto

Summary:

Fantastic car for the price I paid

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong yet. Hopefully it never will, paid £2900 for it full Honda service record. Awesome to drive. beautiful to look at. this is my 4th Honda in 10 years, having had an A reg Accord, C reg Accord and an H reg Concerto. All were totally reliable.

General Comments:

Fast when needed, Very comfortable.

IMT S/S

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2003

1992 Honda Legend Saloon 3.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Carlton

Summary:

Safe, great for distance, reliable, gutsy,

Faults:

Electronic speedometer sensor failed at 100k miles. This seemingly small problem cost £300 to repair, luckily covered by warranty taken out and about to expire!

Rear suspension failing after 10 years - got away with one side replacement this year, other will fail MOT next year - very expensive if done by Honda (quoted £800 each!).

Rust sadly showing around windscreen driver side - amazed as I thought Honda cars never rusted! Not worth repairing I think.

Factory-fitted alarm is now intermittent! The result is sometimes the car won't start, being starved of fuel due to the alarm inhibiting petrol because it 'thinks' the alarm is still on, except it isn't on. Incredibly frustrating, but with careful analysis, I think I've cracked it with judicious on-off switching of alarm.

General Comments:

I've had 7 years of fantastic motoring with this car, cost £12000 to purchase from a Honda main dealer, now worth nothing, so a depreciation of around £1,700 per year for a car that cost over £30,000 new is incredible.

The engine is an incredible piece of engineering and would last 300,000 miles without a doubt. The performance is breathtaking, given the large weight (I can't push it an inch and I could push the Vauxhall Carlton I previously owned!). It can manage this performance even with 5 people and full luggage.

The body work sadly is now letting me down. With rust getting serious, and expensive rear suspension replacement looming, I won't keep the car much longer only because of this - I'd keep it otherwise.

Although it appears a petrol guzzler with a 3.2 cc engine, driven with respect it can deliver not far off 30 miles per gallon - this would be distance driving without pushing things. My wife drives it occasionaly, and I doubt if she gets 15 miles per gallon, as she floors the pedal or brake randomly! I hate her driving it as not only is fuel wasted (you see the petrol gauge going down visibly!) but the tyres don't last with that treatment either - and they are very expensive at over £100 each.

You couldn't ask for more from a large saloon for the price. I wanted a Lexus 400 but couldn't afford one! I checked out second-hand Mercedess, but again couldn't get a new enough model for the price. The Vauxhall Senator was nearly going to be the choice - but I didn't want another Vauxhall and I wanted the top of the range, which always reminds me of police cars (especially the white ones!).

Overall, I've been extremely happy with this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2002

1992 Honda Legend 3.2 petrol from Switzerland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 3.2 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance280000 kilometres
Previous carLancia Dedra diesel

Faults:

Absolutely NOTHING!!

Just the usual stuff like the timing belt had to be exchanged (at 100.000 Km).

General Comments:

This car is just amazing!

If you need a car for the highway (in my job I have to travel up to 800 Km and more) there's no better car.

It's fast, comfortable and despite its weight (almost 1600kg), it's a very, very economic car (about 7-9 L/100 Km and sometimes not even that).

The handling is not that good, but I guess this car was never intended for the racetrack.

Safety is also as good as the rest. Once I got hit by a small car and the only thing that had to be replaced was the door, but the other car was almost wrecked!

Excellent car and much cheaper in maintenance than a Mercedes or BMW.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2001

1992 Honda Legend Coupe 3.2 (230bhp) petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 3.2 (230bhp) petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Nothing!

Just an annual service by the dealer. Service cost can be a bit stiff (200 pounds).

Headlights could be better - not enough illumination on rainy winter nights.

General Comments:

Fast, comfortable and stable, with fwd being an asset in poor road conditions.

The coupe has a more powerful (230bhp - red lines at 6,500rpm) version of the 3.2 V6 engine normally found in the saloon (200bhp - 5,400rpm).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 1999

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 6 reviews