MotorWeek | Retro Review: '93 Acura Legend Coupe
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  • Izayoi Aifuyu
    Izayoi Aifuyu

    Jesus that fucking transmisson clang

  • Choo Choo MotherTrucker
    Choo Choo MotherTrucker

    One of my favorite car when I was a teenager

  • Tony Martins
    Tony Martins

    Growin up in Newy York in the 90s, this used to be the dope boy car. Uniform was baggy jeans, timberlands, tommy or carmouflag jacket. Acura legend or LS 400 for the money making ones. They used to down south to the carolina’s or Virginia to buy these cars. I wanted to be them so bad but my pops had a different idea. Forced me into the army and the rest is history. Still got a LS450 and loving it though.

  • Derek Dreke
    Derek Dreke

    Had one of these at the garage super rare 6 spd as well what a car

  • Chris Cornelius
    Chris Cornelius

    That interior is beautiful

  • TargetRender

    MotorWeek ‘93: The last year MotorWeek had the year number in the title.

  • John Drake
    John Drake

    Why would they compare the Legend to the SC? They're not in the same class.

  • John Drake
    John Drake

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="163">2:43</a>. Compared to a Ford Torino, that's a lot of leaning for a car built for luxury not performance.

  • VinceThe1

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="175">2:55</a> When 215 section width tires were considered "fat" :D

  • HiPlains1

    This looks better then a brand new honda/acura. For me, the design language for Honda went down the toilet shortly after this car was made. Love the early nineties honda.

  • Venelin Keremedchiev
    Venelin Keremedchiev

    This car looks great even in 2019

  • kemicala

    this 93 was my first car, in gray with the metallic flakes. started my passion for autos. I miss it so much but it definitely isn't a low maintenance vehicle. loved the smell it made burning premium gas too.

  • 1keykneedeep

    Thats a beautiful car. Easily more attractive than todays pickings.

  • mack cummy
    mack cummy


  • FerrariCarr

    I thought these were attractive in some angles, but at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="215">3:35</a>, I can’t stand that slab-sided area by the trunk, which is enhanced by how long the car is. Just an odd area of negative space.

  • Dreamy

    Back when Acura and Lexus easily built a fan base off of strong reliable and affordable cars that can the down audi and benz. Then they started comparing to Infiniti and Cadillac and it all went down hill

  • Skyward 687
    Skyward 687

    Wow GSR is faster


    Acura legend 6spd, soft close doors, type ll engine. Rare car to find now

  • Doublevanoz

    Comfy looking seats

  • Darnell Hendeason
    Darnell Hendeason

    Honda was stupid to retire the Legend name! ...93 coup was the best looking car of the 90's!

  • Corbin Greiner
    Corbin Greiner

    Back when I was a YUPI I bought this when I couldn't get a loan for an NSX. I was fun, but I will always regret not holding out for an NSX


    Man a 6 speed 2 door Legend. Thats unicorn Territory

  • Renzo Gracies BrokenArm
    Renzo Gracies BrokenArm

    Should have been RWD

  • The Boogeyman
    The Boogeyman

    One of my dream cars

  • Vekurus

    The coupe is still a sexy beast!

  • Floyd McCarty
    Floyd McCarty

    It is a shame that Acura hardly supports parts availability for cars of this era. With the exception of someone who is a famous. I have a Vigor 1992 a great hush hush hint to Acura’s future vehicles. Alas the end of an era and the future is BLAH BLAND AT BEST. ACURA HAD SOMETHING NO ONE ELSE HAD, SELF IMPOSED STYLE! Even their sales technique displays a arrogance that lends to lack of interest. They look like everyone else alpha numeric titles that describe nothing. Nothing ALPHA ABOUT ACURA AT ALL. Its like they lost their soul VIGOROUSLY WITH LEGENDARY ALOOFNESS TO THEMSELVES.


    I would love to see the Vigor review!

  • Langolier

    Car and Driver's verdict on this car was; "A decaf, but a very good decaf"

  • HoldMyBeer76

    Wow! Much slower than the 1993 Honda Prelude with only 190 horsepower.

    • mack cummy
      mack cummy

      more weight and bigger gear ratios

  • Marcus Mizerak
    Marcus Mizerak

    I miss these cars. My brother had a red 4 door, manual. The smell of the leather was lovely and felt like I was riding on a cloud, so smooth and power always on tap. Surely one of my favorite cars growing up. I've been in the coupe and was a bit faster but either choice is great. Can't find an Acura Vigor yet though 5cyl!

  • Famicom Nintendo
    Famicom Nintendo

    Now I know where my RLX got it's inspiration from. Soo niicee!!! I'm drooling!

  • Rat Lives Matter
    Rat Lives Matter

    After the Legend Acura turned into idiocracy Spaceshipcura

  • Nicolas Perez
    Nicolas Perez

    What kind of rims r those

  • TheGrumpy Diabetic
    TheGrumpy Diabetic

    I miss my TypeII

  • Takeo Mack
    Takeo Mack


  • Planet Fabulous
    Planet Fabulous

    Wow he was orange even back in 1993!

  • night rider
    night rider

    But does it have a 2jz??

  • Танкист Disilberg
    Танкист Disilberg


  • williamfswann

    My father-N-Law had the 1991 version and he had almost 300,000 trouble free miles when he sold it to someone else, very well made cars.

  • orituhkguyjmnrmnht

    The Acura Legend COUP

  • Chris Skelton
    Chris Skelton

    7.2 seconds 0-60 is really good for '93

  • James Curle
    James Curle

    You guys need to drive a TLX

  • Ken Adams
    Ken Adams

    That back is beautiful

  • japanwatchconnection

    The decline of Acura started the minute they discontinued the Legend sedan and coupe in 1996. The lame RL sedan that came after it and all their fail attempts at a flagship sedan after that,still haunts them 22+ years later. Another cardinal sin of Honda/Acura was their refusal to build a proper RWD platform architecture and offer a V8 engine.

  • eurosonly

    Sponsored by die hard....lmao

  • Nick Babeaux
    Nick Babeaux

    I inherited this car for my dad and even at 20 years old I'd beat the hell out of it and it kept on going. The 4-speed automatic was pretty smooth until you jumped on it and the shifts were pretty harsh as well as the torque steer. Surprisingly though it did end up having a blown head gasket and the $1,800 to fix it was not justifiable when we had several other newer cars that were a little safer but I tell you the soft-close doors work perfectly even at 20 years old LOL

  • sertyuhg

    That was when Acura was desirable

  • Antares NaE
    Antares NaE

    I wonder if she handles her husband's penis as roughly as she did that manual gear shifter. Poor guy.

  • Robert D.
    Robert D.

    This car was definitely an aspirational car. I am and have been a long term, since 1992, Honda product owner. Both Acura and Honda seem to have lost their way since Mr. Honda passed in 1991. I have nearly no doubt that the bean counters and marketing specialists took over and do not allow for much innovation and that dried up the passion. Just look at their line up. A bunch of me-too products. My 2012 Accord Coupe V6 is a me-too car and probably my last Honda. Has it been reliable? Yes. But it has its share of minor problems and annoyances that my early 90s cars never had. Just looking back at this Legend coupe has me yearning for that time again, when Honda was a leader. What a beautiful car.

  • 10272k9 140
    10272k9 140

    If any you guys still watch this I'm selling a 1993 Acura legend with the type ll motor and 6 speed here in Minnesota

  • Tommy Cruz
    Tommy Cruz

    There's a '91 two door automatic with 106k miles in my town for $3600 and it's a very clean black on black all stock example. I already have a '92 Lexus SC400 that is constantly needing love! I'll probably pass... But maybe not

  • Tornado Of Souls
    Tornado Of Souls

    Too bad Honda was so freaking conservative. A V8 was needed badly

  • Fields 1
    Fields 1

    So many of my friends and family are in the graveyard right now trying to get this car back in the day... RIP

  • RoyalOceanRWB

    Lexus SC is better in every way

  • ZildjianGuy Man
    ZildjianGuy Man

    A car with a 6 spd manual in 1993 had to be very unusual.

  • MilkTrafficker

    Elegant car (much nicer than today's Acuras) but it costed the same as a BMW 5 Series. Get real, Acuras are good but they are not BMWs. Back then the only brands that compared to BMW, safety and quality-wise, were Volvo and Mercedes-Benz.

    • japanwatchconnection

      MilkTrafficker An E34 BMW 5 Series 525 would have been my choice at the time.

  • TheAce86

    I'm always surprised how good these cars look in reality. They do look much better up close than in videos.

  • Ja Lee
    Ja Lee

    15.5@93mph? Thats a 14.9 second worthy mph trap speed if the guy knew how to launch.

  • Shit Stain
    Shit Stain

    shXtcan the latest failed RL (X) and bring in an all new rear wheel drive Acura Legend and make sure it earns the name! Then, Acura can begin thinking about an all new Integra to challenge the upcoming Supra..

  • Jay Burris
    Jay Burris

    What do you need a volt meter and oil pressure gauge for???

  • Ben W
    Ben W

    Wow that body roll

    • Rhoan Campbell
      Rhoan Campbell

      Acura should resurrect the 94 legend body style, that car looks so damn good.

  • travisp11

    I wonder if the Acura Vigor was ever covered by MotorWeek?

  • Jay YouTube
    Jay YouTube

    I kick myself in the ass for selling mine.. But I didn't wanna shell out the $ to replace the timing belt at the time, so I sold it... It was a great car..

  • deephouse O
    deephouse O

    What a beautiful car, has aged really well. I had a 91 L Midnight blue... miss that car looking at this vid.

  • Jorge Lopez
    Jorge Lopez

    Imagine if Acura could reproduce cars from the 90s and leave them the way they were, I bet they would sell a lot of them as long as they don't overprice them, I myself wouldn't mind buying a new 1994 Acura integra gsr sedan

    • japanwatchconnection

      Jorge Lopez none would meet today’s safety standards. And no one would buy them in absence of tech toys and infotainment systems. These cars were simply glorified Accords. You could drive an Accord EX and a Legend back to back and feel little difference between the two.

  • Jorge Lopez
    Jorge Lopez

    Rumor has it that motorweek is still waiting for a volt and oil pressure meter for this car

  • landyachtfan79

    I'd love to see the first gen '87.

  • Nick Babeaux
    Nick Babeaux

    Had this exact car when I was a kid!! Very reliable, everything worked until it needed a new top end at 140k. Loved the automatic soft close doors!!!

  • Mario Torrez Quant
    Mario Torrez Quant

    Can you do the Vigor test? Tks!

  • Kevron Harris
    Kevron Harris

    These Acura Legend coupes still looks attractive to this day! Man, I want one right now...

  • chieftp

    front wheel drive? nah, I'll pass.

  • Cary Sledge
    Cary Sledge

    Honda does everything well, but nothing extraordinary.

  • LEFTY LoCo
    LEFTY LoCo

    The legend is beautiful! If it was rwd it would've slayed the competition

  • crombie92

    $37,000 for that piece of shit, i would rather get a supra

  • Mr. Cayote 5.0
    Mr. Cayote 5.0

    today Acura's looks like it's made with cheap plastic. The front grill is hideous!!! Watching these retro reviews reminds me that all car companies are boring. All cars look alike and nothing exciting. It's like the cellphone evolution, all phones look alike, when we had flip phones there were some cool design, but not anymore.

  • Bo Han
    Bo Han

    Acura has sure came a long way.....going downhill

  • Trudeau da fraud
    Trudeau da fraud

    this was cool. sweet car. they don't have any nice models like this now.

  • Robby D’s garage
    Robby D’s garage

    I've never seen one of these with a manual transmission hmm🤔

  • Suave House
    Suave House

    I remember Grampa pulled up in a brand new 1996 Legend sedan he was the man lol 😂

  • Samthebam4044

    What a belter of a car. Though the car seems to jerk and judder at the back and nose dive abit with every gear change you can see it. Either a bad gear change time or the gearbox linkage is jerky I dunno the gearstick sounds abit clunky.