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Acura Legend, Sedan
#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
#739 of 812 Re: Love my Acura, but.... [kmj1]
Sep 08, 2008 (9:53 am)
I realize this message is from 2000, but my daughter is interested in buying a used 1995 Legend LS, it has all the bells and whistles etc....they are asking $2500.00 and it has around 175,000 miles on it. It is now Sept. 2008 I would like to know if people think it is worth the money, and what are the things we should look for to go wrong. We are wondering how much upkeep people have seen on this old of a vehicle.
I have read quite a few of the other posts and it seems to depend on how well the car has been maintained and we must say this one had for the most part only one owner, but we would still like to know what are some of the things to look for to make us aware of oncoming extreme expenses.
My daughter is a student and does not have a high budget for alot of upkeep. This would be my 20 year old's first car. I hope you can clue us in and any advice is extremely welcome.
#740 of 812 1988 to 1990 acura legend auto trans transplant
Oct 04, 2008 (11:59 pm)
can anyone one identify the 4 individual electric plugson a 1990 legend and tell me exactly what each componet does? (speed pulser?ect.).4shift soilinoids what does each one do exactly?can anyone one identify the 3 individual electric plugson a 1988 legend and tell me exactly what each componet does? (speed pulser?ect.).4shift soilinoids what does each one do exactly?
#741 of 812 Re: Not A typical Head Gasket Problem [kirkaja]
Dec 16, 2008 (7:10 am)
I have a 94 legend with 206,000 miles on it and have for that last 8 months experienced the same slight loss of coolant. Recently, it has begun to occur more frequently. My symptoms now are 100% identical to the situation that you had described. I get fluctuation of the temp guage, coolant loss, heat comes and goes, blows white smoke only in the morning, rough idle, pulsing idle. This sounds like the seeping head gasket that someone else here had described. Any thougths? What did you end up doing to your legend? Did you have the head gaskets replaced? Thanks.