Honda Legend (2006 – 2009) Review

Honda Legend (2006 – 2009) At A Glance

3/5

+Plush and crammed full of advanced technology. Five-star crash test rating. Capable of driving itself. Surprisingly quick, and very comfortable.

-The lawyers would not allow Honda to release its self-drive system so this disengages ever 15 seconds or so.

On average it achieves 117% of the official MPG figure

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Real MPG average for a Honda Legend (2006 – 2009)

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Average performance

117%

Real MPG

22–34 mpg

MPGs submitted

30

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Alternative to Honda Legend?
"What current production car would you suggest as an alternative to the Honda Legend? I like the technology but the fuel consumption is out of fashion. Is there a direct equivalent with the reliability?"
A lot of the Legend tech is now in the Honda CR-V, so I'd recommend that.
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Honda Legend Insurance
"Following my recent experience with my insurance renewal, I thought I would share my findings. Having compared some 23 insurers and telephoned six independently, I found some infuriating responses. I have a 2006(56) Honda Legend EX, fitted with the optional safety pack, which included collision mitigation braking system, lane departure, adaptive cruise control. Of the 23 insurers, 16 opted to 'load' my insurance premium because this 'safety' option is fitted to my vehicle. They cite, that my car would be worth more money in the event of an accident, but fail to recognise the importance of avoiding an accident. "
It's the stupidity of brain dead computerised risk assessment. Most 'insurers' (including price comparison sites) are really no more than brokers and take a much higher commission than brokers typically do. You will probably be better off with a traditional broker.
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Risk action
"I found a Honda Legend today with one owner and 21k miles at a very reasonable price. Warranty Direct were excellent at providing extended warranty cover (I'll know the true value if and when I need to claim), in the mean time I can hopefully enjoy the impeccable build quality, reliability and service from Honda. I know you recommend Warranty Direct, and they certainly have so far delivered excellent advice and service, offering a comprehensive annual warranty for £350. At a time of rising insurance and 'rip-off’ perceptions, I feel that this represents good value in the mitigation of risk."
The cost of a WD warranty is directly related to WD's claims stats of frequency and cost, so £350 for a Legend gives a strong impression that, despite the complexity, they hardly ever go wrong.
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I bought a Honda Legend with mismatched tyres - will it pass an MOT?
"I have bought a Honda Legend from a Honda dealer. On closer inspection after delivery (yes, I was too trusting of Honda), I have found that three of the four tyres match the manufacturer's specification of 235/55/R17 100W. However, the front offside tyre is an odd one in several respects. It is a directional tyre with a totally different tread to the others, a Goodyear 235/501ZR 17 96Y. Is such a mix legal, and what is the position in relation to the MOT? I did also visit an MOT centre and they looked at me rather blankly. "
Pay for the MoT station to inspect the tyre and provide a written report on its legality. if they say it is illegal take the evidence back to the Honda dealer and if he won't replace the offending tyre take the matter to the small claims court.
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