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Old 25 Feb 2008, 10:01 pm
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Im gonna go buy a car this sunday but i know next to nothing about cars. Im gonna buy a 1992 Acura Legend sedan and ive heard nothing but good reviews on edmunds.com, but here on yahoo answers one guy was talkin about how they have major transmission problems.is this true? how likely is it that my acura legend will have transmission problems providing that i do routine maintainence and drive sensibly? and the guy whos sellin it says that theres no problems with the car, but it only has 110k on it and hes sellin it 4 $2800. is this a scam?
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Old 25 Feb 2008, 10:16 pm
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best way to tell is to drive it first... if you know nothing about cars then take it to a mechanic and have it checked while on your test drive or have someone that knows about cars go with you to check it outgood luck!
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Old 25 Feb 2008, 10:31 pm
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I had a 90 and it had almost 200,000 miles and the axels went bad.The whole car shook like crazy and it cost more than the car was worth to get it fixed. It was junked. But it was junk when we got it.
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Old 25 Feb 2008, 10:46 pm
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I HAD A 94 WITH THE BIG ENGINE. IT WAS BAD AS5 EXCEPT THAT THERE WAS SO MUCH POWER THAT IT WAS KINDA HARD TO STEER WHEN I WAS FLOORIN IT CUZ ITS FWD. CHECK CONSUMER REPORTS TO SEE IF THERE ARE COMMON PROBLEMS. MINE HAD NONE.
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Old 25 Feb 2008, 11:01 pm
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This is completely false Acura's are great cars,the Legend is a perfect example I know this because I've had may for the past 15 year's and 11 out of 15 of those years they have got 5 star crash test rating's and there prices are great plus there roomy stylish and get great gas milege it's a wise choice to make.
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Old 25 Feb 2008, 11:16 pm
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110k is very low miles for this type of car. I sold Acura's for many years. There's a good likelihood it really has 210k but you will probably never really know for sure. Even at this miles, it can still be a good car. Have your mechanic check it over just to make sure it doesn't need major repairs. This car was build well and is an enjoyable car to drive. Some did have some transmission problems but name me one car that didn't have certain mechanical problems. They are not as cheap to repair as a regular Honda but then again they drive better than a regular Honda. Well designed and I recommend these cars if properly maintained!!! Just so you know this car and engine is not the same as the '94 series. They completely redesigned the car in '94. This year and model is the first generation Acura Legend.
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Old 25 Feb 2008, 11:31 pm
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I own a 94 Legend sedan L-series.Its value is around 4000 in whats referred to as "good condition". I would guess that the price is right where it should be.As for the transmission - I would guess that it has exactly the same automatic transmission as mine - mine has 160,000 miles on it and performs flawlessly. I've never heard of any major complaints or "recalls" due to the transmission. The only comment I've heard about the tranny is that it shifts a bit harsh going from first to second gear. I must say that I agree with that assessment - that for a "Luxury Sedan" it does shift a bit harsh.I will send you a word of caution - this car is very expensive to repair and maintain. For example the muffler section on my 94 Legend runs $245 and an almost identical muffler section for my 90 Accord is $85. Just want you to be aware of this "fact" because it is just that - fact.The good news is this- acuralegend.com is a website of devoted and I mean devoted, hardcore Legend enthusiasts.There is more information and help than you can possibly ask for . But keep in mind that any type of "forum" has good information and bad information. Supplement the site with a $25 Haynes repair manual.As for "Homeslice" up there it only came with the 3.2 liter engine. Yes, one version was 200hp and the Legend - gs had 220hp. Same size engine.Good luck and Happy motoring!!!!!!
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