I agree with all the comments above. I too am not enthused about the new RL/Legend and don't think I would buy one. Certainly not new anyway with massive depreciation and the customer service that you get (or don't get rather).
Honda had a great recipe for success with the first two generations. They put countless hours into developing the first generation ensuring they got a balance of luxury and power. The Legend had everything you needed and nothing you didn't.
The second generation proved to be even better with new Honda ideas such as the completely new 3.2 Litre V6 mounted longitudinally which drove the front wheels.
Unfortunately the Third generation failed to continue the Legend tradition. With a slightly larger motor going from 3.2 to 3.5 Litres, no more coupe and not much by the way of advancements, it was heavier and looked like an older persons car. The facelift in 1998 was just what the Legend needed to make it look like a luxury saloon once again, however no more major improvements had been applied.
2005 introduced the all new Legend with a 3.5 VTEC Motor and SH-AWD. The car had finally caught up to modern standards which shamed its predecessor with its all new design and technology.
Although there was nothing wrong with the post 1995 Legends they failed to excite. They were missing the soul which was once present and as such it became another car which is exceptionally good but not particularly intersting.
That is my impression of the Legend history and where I believe the new 'RL' sits at the moment. They need to style the body a bit more, make it a drivers car and put some soul back into it to make it the flagship it once was instead of just another car with leather and a sunroof.
There is nothing wrong with any of the Legends but in my opinion
the first two generations is where it's at, everything after that was more mechanical rather than human motivated.
Having said all that I do like the look of the Legends grill and I also think the lines on the RL below are interestingly good