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Old 20 Aug 2007, 02:48 pm
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Default Why do you think Acura stopped making the Legend model?

Acura has come out with the RL and TL models after they stopped making the Legend in 1994. I own a '93 Acura Legend that has been kept in extremely great condition. It has Acura stock chrome alloys, heated rear window and side mirrors, power steering, automatic transmission with six gears, power seats, leather interior, automatic windows, factory tinted windows, built-in Bose stereo system with optional six disc CD changer.
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Old 20 Aug 2007, 02:54 pm
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Bc 9 out of 10 Acura's and Honda's are crappy cars. They have problems with parts falling off and head gaskets blowing.
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Old 20 Aug 2007, 03:00 pm
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acura didn't really stop making the legend it just changed their name to make it sound more luxurious.
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Old 20 Aug 2007, 03:04 pm
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Hi, if you think about what you just said you already answered your own question. The Legend was not really discontinued it was simply renamed. This is a very common practice amongst car companies. Sometimes they want a new name for models that had problems or they just want people to look at the redesigned car as a new model. Honestly most cars have problems and I have heard of the Acura Legend having head gasket problems as well as an engine compartment that is very crowded and difficult to work in. I'm sure that mechanics and Acura Legend owners can confirm this. I'm not trying to put down the car at all... I realize they can go 200k miles with no problems, this is just a warning if someone were to buy one used. Other car name changes--- Acura integra -> RSX, Ford Tempo-> Ford Contour, Hyundai Excel-> Hyundai Elantra, etc.
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The last years production was simply a special edition to get rid of left over chassis that they had.The car was killed by economics. There were/are lower priced cars in the mid range upscale class that people were buying instead of Legends.Also the design iteslf was "tired".BTW the Sterling was a car that came out in the late 80's was actually a Legend with some minor cosmetic changes.
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to compete with Lexus and their Lexus LS model. The Legend never really made sales like the Lexus LS and therefore Acura had to replace it and give it a new name called the Acura RL (Replaces Legend) or Road Luxury in order to keep up with the sales of the Lexus LS. until 2005. They have never really had the success of the LS since Lexus has been selling the LS since 1989. And this is why they stopped production hoping to get an advantage on the Lexus. Hope this helps
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it wasn't really discontinued ,,it was just improved on,and renamed ,to make it a better car than it was ,they don't really stop making many models they change the name and re-style it,,but basically it stays what it was ,,good luck hope this help,s.
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Because it was crap
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Old 20 Aug 2007, 03:36 pm
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Honda wanted the Acura name to be more recognized, as it was being eclipsed by the Legend and Integra names. People were more familiar with the model name than the actual brand. So they set out to change that. I think they have succeeded. They continued making and upgrading the car, except they changed the name.
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Ok all these answers are good, ok some are. Here is the reason they changed the name. Acura was the first luxuary line to come out of a already established auto maker. Even before Lexus and Infinity. Anyway, the Legend was a very popular car with the public but since Acura was such a new company nobody knew that "Legend" was a model name not a car makers name. Later they were also mistaken for Lexus models. Thats when Acura decided to change the name and do a revamp on the Legend and made it the RL.
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