Used Honda Legend Saloon 1996 - 2004 review

Category: Executive car

Section: What is it like?

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

On the plus side, the Legend is comfortable, spacious and solidly built, even if the quality of materials can't match the class standard. And, the boot is a decent size and well shaped.