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Acura Legend, Sedan
#729 of 812 Re: 1992 Legend LS [roofer77]
May 26, 2008 (12:16 pm)
I have a 1988 Legend with 225k miles. I have always kept up with the yearly maintenance and oil change schedule and with the exception of the parts that wear out with mileage and age (tires, cv joints, water pump, belts, etc) I cannot say I have had reliability problems with the car. After 20 years, everything that was factory installed still works on the car. I drive it 70 miles every day to and from work and it gets around 25mpg. The technicians at the Acura dealership have told me the Legends were really built well to last. I just got a 2008 Acura TL and from the quality issues I have had with that car over the past 3 months, the quality of Acura has really gone down hill and I would think twice before buying another current production Acura.
No doubt if the car was well maintained before (engine oil, transmission fluid and antifreeze changed), with continued TLC, from my experience with my '88 Legend, I would believe your '92 will last quite a while.
#732 of 812 Re: 1992 Legend LS [roofer77]
Jun 03, 2008 (6:01 am)
I have a '92 coupe LS. I bought it seven years ago with ~184,000 miles. It now has ~292,000 miles and is getting a bit long in the tooth. I get 25 mpg city/highway, only because I pretty much concentrate on driving for mileage.
The main issue with all Acuras as far as appearance goes, is the leather, which almost uniformly gives out around 100,000. I saw an '88 the other day with what looked like perfect leather, and I wish I could quiz the guy, because neither of our two specimens has done that.
Good luck! Your car should really last, and the price was right, seems to me.
Jun 25, 2008 (3:48 pm)
they are really that good?
#734 of 812 Re: . [gchambers]
Jun 26, 2008 (9:26 am)
Pretty much. The suspension, like all Legends I have experience with, really, really needs help because of excessive body lean anywhere near the limit. And before.
But a rear bar should cure that. Once you have it in place, you will be looking at almost any car on the road receding in your rear-view mirror. The acceleration of this car, 6.4 sec. 0-60, with good cornering that doesn't panic you out, makes it into a very satisfactory way to get there.
But if you drive like I used to, you can count on only 21 mpg. It's a tradeoff.
#735 of 812 Re: 1992 Legend LS [westofleft]
Jul 08, 2008 (10:31 am)
Cost us about $600 to redo the front seats and armrest with new leather on the 1988 4 Door White/Tan LS we bought for our son in 1996. We redid the leather in 2003 with 143,000 on it. Looked like a new car - we bought it used with 96K on it and all service records - FLA car, so no rust. Goregous.
#736 of 812 Re: . [gchambers]
Jul 08, 2008 (10:37 am)
Fabulous cars -
new '88 Legend Sedan - totaled in accident in 1993 with 78,000 miles - no problems, all passengers suffered nothing. Hit black ice, right side guardrail, back onto interstate, broadsided by a van, hit center guardrail. Not even any airbags!
Used '88 LS Sedan with 96 K for our son - drove it to 168,000 and sold it
Used '90 Sedan for other son with 122K - one owner with all records. We kept it until 180K and gave it to charity. LOVED that car - great handling and power from 80-100 was amazing for only 161 HP!
Used '94 6 Speed LS Coupe with 57,000 miles on it. What a gas - would easily do 150+ (155 governed) 0-60 in 6.5. 230HP. Honda must have had BIG horses in there!
#737 of 812 94 Legend Coupe LS , 6 Speed
Sep 01, 2008 (2:54 pm)
Anyone interested in a 94 Coupe LS, Type II, 6 speed with ONLY 17K miles, get in touch with me. Looks great, runs great, the last of the best.
Sep 01, 2008 (3:04 pm)
hey i just got an 88 acura legend LS and the guy i bought it from can't find the alarm thing for it. how can i fix this problem? can i remove the stock alarm easy or do i have to get a new alarm thing from the dealer? well i hope someone can help me. Thank's