Honda might not have produced the world’s first front-wheel-drive car (that is arguably the 1989 Victoria Combination by Société Parisienne) or even the most successful front-wheel-drive seller (that’d be the Toyota Camry) or the fastest front-wheel-drive racecar (that’d be the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo) but they did build the best front drive sport compact sedans of the 1990s starting with the surprisingly fast Honda Predule, followed by the Acura Integra, then the RSX, and finally what you see here…which is a 6-speed manual equipped Acura TL. Find this 2005 Acura TL offered for $5,490 in Winnetka, CA via craigslist.
The Acura Legend wasn’t a car that pushed the boundaries of technology, speed, style or anything…but it did ease into the next boundary with a whimsical smile on its face. It also didn’t make much of a splash when it was launched, but I can guarantee that engineers at BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi freaked out when they discovered the fit-finish-and-finesse of Acura’s luxury sport coupe/sedan entry into what was exclusively a German marketplace. The world of luxury cars has not been the same since. The asking price on this next example is eye watering…but just look at the condition…it’s cleaner than a freshly sanitized shopping cart handle. Find this 1991 Acura Legend 3.2 L with 5-speed offered for $14,500 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
People make all sorts of unsubstantiated claims on craigslist — this is the fastest Tiburon in Cincinnati, or if it doesn’t sell I’m going to melt down into its basic elements and recycle it on the intergalactic mineral exchange…and this next seller claims his car is “the cleanest Acura on Craigslist”…which it very well might. At least, it might be the cleanest 90s Acura on craigslist with a manual gearbox and a color that isn’t from a kitchen appliance, because most 90s Acuras went from being a proud yuppy’s daily driver to hot boxed by their ne’er-do-well children who haven’t done maintenance since the odometer hit 200k miles. But today’s 1st generation Acura CL (1997-1999) looks as nice as it did back in the 90s…and I think I’m in love. Find this 1997 Acura CL 2.2 offered for $3,900 in Novato, CA via craigslist.
I am loath to post anything from the Faceplace Marketbach, but now that craigslist charges a small fee ($5 at printing time) it seems that many cheap sellers have migrated to Zucks world. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a Luddite when it comes to social media and all things Web 2.0, but […]
Sterling owners will tell you with a wide smile that they’ve got an Acura Legend with a cool badge, but what they won’t mention is the Rover connection. Because, from 1987 through 1991 ARCONA (Austin Rover Cars Of North America) imported a rebadged version of the Rover 800 series as the Sterling 825/827 for the […]
This next car comes from tipper Jeff who writes: The words “restored” and “Acura Legend” aren’t typically used together, but a clean/low miles ride nonetheless. Couldn’t have said it better myself! Find this 1990 Acura Legend offered for $5950 in Jacksonville, FL via craigslist. From the seller: 1990 Acura Legend fuel: gas title status: clean transmission: automatic 88k […]
This next car comes from tipper Jeff who writes: Another sleeper at a great price point and it looks super clean. Yup, I can’t disagree with that statement. Find this 2003 Acura CL Type S offered for $8000 in Methuen, MA via craigslist. From the seller: 2003 Acura CL Type S VIN: 19UYA41613A001314 condition: excellent cylinders: 6 […]
The 3rd generation Acura Integra (1994-2001) was the final Acura to be named Integra in the US Market (although the torch was passed to the remarkably similar RSX). The Integra sold well when new and became a huge hit in the sport compact scene once it became affordable for kids to modify; many have been […]
This next car comes from SecondMouse who writes: Had to pass this on also, as finding these things in original, unmolested condition with the type-S package and the 6 speed manual (and fairly priced) is about as likely as finding the Hope diamond in your coffee grounds one morning. If even half of what is […]
There was a time when Acura was the go-to brand for Fast & Furious crowd looking for something cheap to modify…but sometime in the early 2000’s Acura abandoned its focus on light weight simplicity in exchange for complex slushbox powered boats…BUT today we’ve got something modern from Honda’s luxury brand that bucks the trend and […]