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Old 09-10-2005, 08:06 PM   #1
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1990 Acura Legend

Just got back from search for used cars on the streets and have come back with some questions about Acura Legends. First off, I think they look nice. All of the 1990 Legends come standard with a 2.7L V6, 160hp/162lbft. They weigh around
~3000lbs and have 4W ABS. Basically, I need to know how reliable they are for driving daily. One car had 189,000 miles on it, I think. How much longer would a car with that many miles on it last? Even if it's in great condition. What do you guys think?

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Old 09-10-2005, 09:43 PM   #2
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well i know that legends are nice cars an they are very reliabe. My dad had one with 169k miles on it and had no problems. I think that they will run untill 200k without any problems. However, try to find something a with lower miles than 189k...
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Old 09-10-2005, 10:37 PM   #3
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i wanted to get a legend, but i heard from a guy that had it that it had some gasket problems but its your choice.
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i wanted to get a legend, but i heard from a guy that had it that it had some gasket problems but its your choice.

That means he didn't take proper care of it or it had high mileage
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:25 AM   #5
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So 189 is definitely too high.. even if you have enough money to replace a few things?
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Old 09-11-2005, 04:18 PM   #7
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We had a mechanic check it out, and it just wasn't worth buying.. :\
Plus, it had a huge dent from a pole on the passenger panel, so that would've cost a lot to fix. There were just lots of minor things that kept us from buying it.. + the engine.
This Acura does look very well maintained, though, and I just want to know what I'd have to do to keep it running for another 70k miles.

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Wow look at the above post, a 420a eclipse had a bad engine. That cant be true!
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Just got back from search for used cars on the streets and have come back with some questions about Acura Legends. First off, I think they look nice. All of the 1990 Legends come standard with a 2.7L V6, 160hp/162lbft. They weigh around
~3000lbs and have 4W ABS. Basically, I need to know how reliable they are for driving daily. One car had 189,000 miles on it, I think. How much longer would a car with that many miles on it last? Even if it's in great condition. What do you guys think?

Thanks,
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Legends are Acura's historic cars. They are what put Acura on the map. These things are rock solid reliable and are very comfortable. 189,000 miles is a bit high, but it will last to at least 300,000 if you maintain it well. I know doctors who earn well into the 6 digits and still drive their old 92 or 94 Legends because they just love them. IF you can though try and find a 91-up Legend, they had the larger 3.2L V6 w/200+hp. In 1993 they got bumped from 200hp to 230hp and you can get a 6spd tranny with that 230hp motor. They are loads of fun.
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:45 PM   #10
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Thanks for the help, Tbird.
I'm really on a limited budget and after all, it will be my FIRST car.
This '90 Legend IS in fabulous shape, so I'm sure it will be fine. After all, I don't wanna be getting a speeding ticket my first year of driving.

Again, thanks for the help.
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