Used Honda Legend Saloon 1996 - 2004 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Our recommendations

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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Our recommendations

Which used Honda Legend saloon should I buy?

Just one engine is available in the Legend - a 3.5-litre V6 - and a single trim level is available, too, which provides plenty of equipment.

This includes an automatic gearbox, metallic paint, alloy wheels, climate control, an electric sunroof, power steering, remote central locking, cruise control, electric windows all-round, a CD multichanger and leather seats. Despite this long list, though, Honda never offered the Legend with the kind of options executive buyers expect, such as sat-nav.

Standard safety kit includes twin front airbags (side 'bags from February 1999), anti-lock brakes and traction control - reasonable, but not especially generous. The Legend was face-lifted in February 1999, and revisions included wood trim on the centre console, steering wheel-mounted stereo controls and a different alloy wheel design.

Given the specialist nature of the car, it's probably safer to buy from a main dealer or Honda specialist than from a classified advert.