Thursday, March 2, 2017

Appliance Racing Grey: 1993 Acura Legend

 The 2nd generation Acura Legend was released in 1991 and likely ignored by the clueless US based auto manufacturers (I can't imagine any of the bean counter driven big 3 would have looked twice at this car and seen a threat).  However, there were likely a few German horseless carriage builders who did a collective freak out (and you should see German engineers freak out...it ain't pretty) when they discovered the fit-finish-and-finesse of the Acura Legend.  Find this 1993 Acura Legend offered for $3,350 in Forest Grove, OR via GroveAutoCenter. Tip from Kendall.


The Legend was the top of the line for Acura and featured a longitudinally mounted V6 that put about 200 horsepower to the front wheels.  The Legend shared development of its platform with the bizarre Rover 800 and Sterling 825, but in the US market it proved that Japanese cars could offer a combination of affordability, luxury, comfort, and reliability that was hard to beat.




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9 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the lines of these early 90's Acura's. They have aged so well and have a classic look about them. They remind of the Lexus LS 400's of the same era.

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  2. Who would buy this when for about the same money they could buy a 1969 OLD SCHOOL BADASS VAN?

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  3. Bad Ass Van! Bad Ass Van!

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  4. Let's show a little respect here. First, the color is not gray, it is green; specifically, Canterbury Green, the lighter of two shades of green offered. I have the exact same car, same color and interior, but this one has heated seats, marking it as an LS, the middle of the range. I have the L, without heated seats, and the GS was the top of the line, with 220 ponies, 16" wheels and pistol-grip shift lever from the Legend Coupe. Mine is a '95 with 156K on it, and it still runs like the day I bought it, 16 years and 85 thousand miles ago. They will embarrass most modern day sports sedans, and they are equally at home on the twisties as they are at 80 on the highway. This will make someone a very good deal, with proper maintenance, it will easily run to 300K or beyond. Ideal for a student, or a daily driver that won't have you making excuses.

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    1. Sounds like a great car, I always liked these. A friend had a coupe that I used to drool all over. I seem to recall these had head gasket issues, should that be treated as a preventative maintenance item and replaced every so often?

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  5. @BuickFan: The most important item on these engines is the timing chain, since the engine is an "interference" engine, i.e., if your timing chain breaks, your engine is blown. Here again, proper maintenance is the key, and Acura advises replacing the timing chain every 90,000 miles(and of course, you'll want to do the fuel pump at the same time, since the front engine cover is off). I've always had my service done at my local Acura dealer, I find them fast, efficient and reasonable, plus they always offer a loaner. My advisor says that head gasket issues are usually the result of over-revving the engine(on manual-equipped cars)or not checking your oil, which I have to remind myself to do weekly, since mine doesn't use any at all.

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    1. Just to clarify, do you mean timing belt, and water pump? Want to make sure I'm not losing my mind.

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    2. Yes, one would replace the belt, along with the water pump and belt tensioner. I had a premature belt failure on a 1st generation Legend. It wasn't pretty.

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  6. Definitely a great looking and driving car. The coupe is a fantastic design. Really some of the best build quality from that generation of Hondas and Acuras.

    I don't think that it's 0-60 in 8 seconds is going to embarrass anything though.

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