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Hi guys, i'm a noob this the Legend-forum. I'm looking at a '93 4door Legend-L right now.

Is there anything I should be looking for particular to this car? What years are good years and what years are bad years for this generation?

I haven't seen the car yet, I'm planning on taking a look at the car tomorrow. What should I look for? Any problem areas?

The car is an automatic. It has 135k miles on it.

Any tips would be appreciated. I'm not looking to mod this car. (been there done that :D ) I'm just looking for a nice cruising commuter car now.

Thanks!

PS: what's the price range for a '93 w/ this type of milage?
 

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I'm not sure, but I think the 94's have 230hp instead of the 200hp that the 93 would have. Don't worry about the mileage, Acura engines last forever. Price should probably be between $8000 and $10000.

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the 230hp engine is a Type II engine, which is in the coupe's. anyways what id recommended you do is take it to a mechanic and have him look at it for you.

i just recently bought a 93 legend l sedan (what your looking for), the problem was it had 186k miles on it. i took it to my dads mechanic and for about $125 he looked over it, his conclusion was that is was in EXCELLENT mechanical condition. and i was willing to live with the cosmetic blemishes. plus for only $4000 (thats what i paid for the car) it was worth spending more money on.

i agree with NSXNEXT regarding the mileage, with good care and regular maitenance a honda motor should be able to do 250k-300k miles easily. also NSXNEXT is right about the price range, anywhere from $8000-$10000 is good, depending on the condition both mechanically and cosmetically.

hope this helps!


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NSXNEXT said:
I'm not sure, but I think the 94's have 230hp instead of the 200hp that the 93 would have. Don't worry about the mileage, Acura engines last forever. Price should probably be between $8000 and $10000.

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The 93-95 coupes and the 94-95 GS(ONLY GS) sedans have the 230hp typeII engines. All the rest of the Legends have the 200hp type I engine
 

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thats what i meant.... thanks for correcting it.

anyways what im planning on doing when/if my Type I engine blows ill just replace it with a Type II. then id basically have about $7000 into the car, which is still under KBB.



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thats what i meant.... thanks for correcting it.

anyways what im planning on doing when/if my Type I engine blows ill just replace it with a Type II. then id basically have about $7000 into the car, which is still under KBB.

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hey i have a 92 "L" sedan in great condition...it has 140K miles on it and i'm only selling it for $5400. i'm in pa. heres a list of the things i've done to it. I got it with 114K miles on it. i have added a spoiler, painted the side moldings, clear corners, clear bumpers, eclipse head unit (with kenwood tweeters and polk crossovers, sounds great), viper alarm with keyless entry, new brembo rotors in the front w/new high performance brake pads. Just inspected and oil changed every 2500 miles. i've had the 120K mile service, replaced the master brake cyclinder, speed sensor, and fuel pump. All Acura OEM pars done by A&Hmotors (who specialize in Acura and Honda). the color is seattle silver. it has the 7-spoke rims with dunlop tires (tires have about 8K miles on them). email me at [email protected] if you are interested and i'll tell you more about the car. THE ONLY REASON I'M SELLING IS BECAUSE I'M GETTING A 94 LS 6-SPEED COUPE!!! I have all reciepts of the work too. thanks
 

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Just checked out the car!

Alright folks, I jsut went to take a look at the car and test drive it. It needs to be washed and waxed!

Anyhow, a couple of things. I noticed while driving it on the freeway, that there was a slight shimmy in the steering wheel. Very subtle. I'm wondering if the wheels are either out of balance or bent! Or, I'm thinking it could be that the car wasn't driven for 2weeks and the tires had a "flat" spot in them that eventually went away.

The 2nd thing I noticed was this. The car has no "guts" off the line. It's like the car starts in 2nd gear instead of 1st gear. Does this seem normal? Is the car just geared really high in 1st gear? Because I did notice that the car gets up and goes on the freeway if you jump on the gas and the revs get up. Maybe the car just has no power in the lower RPM range?

Oh, and the powersteering is kind of "heavy" for a japanese car. I mean it has the euro-feel to it. Is this correct? (probably is, and I'm just being picky).

Thanks!
 

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Off the line the car is pulling 3600lbs for the Sedan. So it's not the quickest off the line, but it's not the slowest. Did you have it in D3? Off the line the car feels A LOT more powerful in D3 then D4.
 

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Thats normal.... the car starts in first, but it is just really freakin gutless..... my sedan was like that, so was my dads 92 LS auto. It is a high revving engine, so you will really feel the pickup when you get it past 4000k rpms.:)
 

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The sedan master power window switch tends to go out on alot of the sedans so check that too. Radiator went out on me at 70K miles. Master brake cylinder tends to go out on heavy footed drivers i think too. I got a 95L sedan and pretty happy with it since the previous driver took care of it.
 
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