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#360 of 812 1990 Acura Legend Coupe
Apr 09, 2002 (9:08 pm)
Boy, I wish I had never given up my '90 Legend! Was offered a company car at the time and made the rational, economic choice then - just dumb in hindsight.
Anyway, '90s go for $3-6k depending on the mileage and condition. One with only 30k miles would probably command more but it's still 12 years old and a lot of folks are turned off by vehicles that old.
I have a friend who's a sales rep at my local Acura dealer - if you want, I'll ask him what these vehicles go for at dealer auctions and what he gets for ones on their used car lot. Let me know any questions you may have.
#361 of 812 Great Info Here on the Legends
Apr 12, 2002 (5:39 pm)
Just discovered this forum on Legends and am very appreciative of the good info I've been able to obtain from it. I've got a '90 Legend (L Series with cloth interior) that my wife drives daily to her work - approximately 60 miles daily. It's got 165,000 miles on it with never a wrench to the engine (tune-ups, etc excluded). After reading some of these posts, I checked with a good local mechanic who was dumbfounded that I hadn't replaced the timing belt. I guess ignorance is bliss as I had never even considered it. He said he would replace the water pump and timing belt for $550. Does this sound reasonable? I'm one of these "don't fix it 'til it's broke" kind of guys so parting with this kind of cash hurts! Incidentally, could there be any serious damage to the engine if the timing belt broke?
#362 of 812 Timing belt
Apr 12, 2002 (10:35 pm)
Spending $550 to replace the timing belt and the water pump could save you a lot later. If that timing belt breaks, it will cost a few grand just to repair the damage done to the engine. I hope this helps...
#363 of 812 Change the timing belt ........
Apr 13, 2002 (5:46 am)
You've been lucky so far. Honda (and most manufacturers, Toyota being a notable exception) builds engines that wll be TRASHED should the belt break during operation. This is definitely NOT an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" situation. As mentioned above, it will cost THOUSANDS. $550 is a fair and reasonable price.
#364 of 812 $550 is way REASONABLE!!!
Apr 14, 2002 (10:47 pm)
I have a 95 Legend GS and the service guy at a local Acura dealer quoted me for $859.99 for a timing belt and water pump change. I gave him..."I'll think about it" line! He knows I won't come back!
#366 of 812 Hmm... I've had to remove another post
May 03, 2002 (3:01 pm)
Maybe one or two of you missed pat Apr 9, 2002 4:43pm.
Sorry, but the Town Hall *expressly* forbids selling or buying things here - I don't know how to be any clearer.
#367 of 812 hoolick
May 03, 2002 (3:08 pm)
I see you are not getting a lot of help on pricing your Legend. You could hop over to a discussion on our Smart Shopper board where I think you will get some assistance. Here is the link: Real-World Trade-In Values.
Good luck! And don't forget to check out the Used Power Shopper link in my post immediately following yours.
#368 of 812 Mode Button
May 15, 2002 (10:52 am)
I have had my 1995 Legend GS for couple of months now, but I just noticed a Mode button on the back of the radio remote buttons on the steering wheel. I have pressed this button a few times and can't figure out what it does. I have looked in the owners manual and there is no mention of it. Can anyone shed any light on what this button does?
May 22, 2002 (12:29 pm)
I own a 1995 Legend with 68K miles, there is a weird push when the car goes to the first speed, that everything is smooth, local dealer suggest that transmission need to be replace. Any suggestions would be appreciate.