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Acura Legend, Sedan
Oct 19, 2000 (4:25 am)
Hello fellow Legend owners and enthusiasts! I recently found this page and decided to contribute. After looking for close to one year, I finally found my Legend (1994 GS). First of all, I want to say it was well worth the wait!! This is the type of car (as we all know) that was meant for driving - not just everyday driving, but to take out, put down the windows, and just drive - for the thrill of it! I found my Legend off the internet, as the previous (and only other) owners of the car e-mailed me several pictures of the car. The internet is a very powerful tool, and when I told my parents I found my car off the internet, they (at first) didn't believe me! But then when I told them the car was located over 150 miles away, they really saw the power!
Anyway, I bought this one owner car with 110,000 miles on it - the man had every receipt from day one, including gasoline receipts! Everything was done correctly on this, as the car has never been in an accident. So, I'm up in Sarasota, Florida (where the previous owners reside) and the guy tells me a little story about the car before he gives me the keys. Now, I've read that the GS only was offered in three colors: Black, Green, and White. He also mentioned this, but on the title, original bill of sale, etc., the color reads Silver. Now, the car definitly isn't silver, except when it rains - then you can see some silver highlights in it. Well, this fella tells me how he got this car - he claims when the GS model came out in 94, a new ad campaign to promote it featured this car - he saw the car in a magazine ad, went to his Acura dealership (in Michigan) and ordered one. When asked the color, he said the same one in the magazine ad, which was also featured in some of the brosures at the dealership. The dealer told him they don't offer that color, which Acura calls Silver. After waiting several weeks, the dealership secured (on special order) the car used in the ads, and this guy paid over $41,000 for it, plus special shipping from Japan. He claims it's the only Silver GS - I've looked all over, and I have seen the color on earlier models, but never a GS. If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know. Also, I've been trying to find out how many Legends were produced in 94 and 95 - total and just GS.
The car now has 112,000 miles on it, and resides in Florida - I've had to make a few modifications to it - the best thing I have found, is to buy a bra for the car - which covers the bumper and hood, and it covers up all the stone chips from the car sitting low up front. Well, time to go, but if anyone has any interesting information about the above, please share it!
Also, my e-mail address is: BPLIIIworldnet.att.net
#69 of 812 Silver Legend
Oct 19, 2000 (7:18 pm)
That's an awesome story! A silver Legend is rare indeed considering there is probably only a hand- full of them(including the earlier models)out there. What color is the interior? Silver on black would look really good. I'm not sure how many GS's were produced in '94 and '95 but about 70,000 Legends were sold in those years combined. I would guess that maybe 10,000(or 5,000 a year)at the most were GS models. I own a '91 so I know what great cars Legends are. I really hate that Lexus stole Acura's popularity.
#70 of 812 re: air leaks
Oct 19, 2000 (7:24 pm)
I'm not sure what else could cause the wind noise you describe besides worn rubber molding around the door opening. My '91 has the same air leak and I know it is caused by the rubber molding which has flattened out over time. It really doesn't bother me too bad since I drive around with the radio on almost all of the time.
Oct 20, 2000 (8:37 pm)
I have a 95GS that is cashmere. I've also seen them in black.
#72 of 812 What to give my college age son?
Oct 25, 2000 (12:41 am)
Well, my wife and had the choice of giving up my 91 Legend to my son at college or our '95 Range Rover, a dog of a car. We decided to give him the Range Rover, in large measure because it is a dog to drive and he has less of chance of getting speeding tickets.So far, so good.
My car seems to have lost a little of its original power. No compression problems. Any suggestions. Also the AC seems very underpowered. Would changing the freon help?
Thanks. This is a great forum!
Oct 28, 2000 (8:10 pm)
Good choice on giving your son the Range Rover instead of the Legend. He could get himself into a lot of trouble with that power. About your power loss, I would recommend that you have the exhaust system checked, check your tranny fluid, and have your fuel injection system checked. A problem with any of the above items could be causing a loss of power. About the AC, you could have it recharged but you might need to convert to the newer R-134a refrigerant, if you haven't done so already. The conversion kit is a couple hundred bucks at the most. The R-134a refrigerant didn't debut until the 1993 model year Legend. I hope that I have provided you some assistance and good luck.
Oct 29, 2000 (1:33 pm)
#15 thicks-I own a '91 Legend L, 4 dr., auto; transmission work 122800-torque converter, clutch kit, splined power shaft that transmitts power from the trans. to the transaxle($$$$$$$$), new radiator, water pump, T-belt, inner tie-rod ends. Do you have any info to pass along as far as additional maintenance? The security system will occasionally go to alarm when I insert the key to unlock the driver's door.
#75 of 812 Luv my Legend
Oct 30, 2000 (9:37 pm)
I just bought a 91 4 dr Legend LS. I love it. I sold a Porche 911 Convertable and I do not miss it! This car is Cherry - 84k miles and not a scratch on it.
Does anyone know how I can find out what this car would have cost NEW in 1991?
#76 of 812 1991 Legend LS sedan .....
Oct 31, 2000 (7:04 am)
The MSRP price was $34,200 + $160 destination. Dealer add-ons: pro-pack (rust-proofing - $389, paint sealant - $359, rear mud guards - $67, carpet mats - $99). Total: $35,274, excluding an ADM of $3900.
I paid $30,699 + TTF. I also bought an extended warranty (7 yrs/100K miles) at a reasonable $597.
It proved to be a great car. I sold it three years later to my client. Even with 52K miles, he was able to get the rest of the extended warranty (4 yrs/47K+ miles) for a $50 transfer fee. All service records were provided by the dealer and this validated the transfer.
Nov 04, 2000 (3:56 am)
I don't think there is any other major items that need maintenance on your car since you have covered the most important items (T-belt and water pump). Just keep getting the regular maintenance done, check all of your fluids periodically and the car should be fine for many more thousands of miles.