Used Honda Legend Saloon 1996 - 2004 review

Category: Executive car

Section: What is it like?

Used Honda Legend Saloon 1996 - 2004
  • Used Honda Legend Saloon 1996 - 2004
  • Used Honda Legend Saloon 1996 - 2004

What's the used Honda Legend saloon like?

As a rival to German executives such as the Mercedes E-Class, the Legend was never able to cut the mustard, especially in terms of image. As a used car, it's rare - but don't assume that means it's exotic; rather, it just wasn't very popular as a new car.

Performance is adequate, but never outstanding; the standard automatic gearbox is nowhere near as smooth as those fitted to its rivals. The Legend's drive is something of a disappointment, too: it never feels like anything other than a big car, and body roll is pronounced. The steering is lifeless, too, although at least the car cruises well at motorway speeds.