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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 2700
Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 3471
Honda didn't make life easy for themselves when they turned their fire on some of the biggest names in the prestige car market and pulled the trigger with the four-door Legend saloon. When launched, the near £40,000 price tag and hoped-for customer profile put the car up against well established and favoured names like the BMW 5-Series, the Lexus GS300, the Audi A6 and the Mercedes E-Class. In the eyes of some, Honda also tied one arm behind their back by only offering one engine, albeit a highly accomplished 3471cc 24-valve V6.
The Japanese brand added to the car's armoury however with a vast array of technology making it as simple and easy to drive as possible. Headlines were a five speed sequential shift gearbox operated by steering wheel mounted paddles and a highly sophisticated SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system. While it was a package that, brand new, suffered in the shadow of the German and Lexus marques, for used car buyers it all translates into an awful lot of car for the money, underwritten by Honda's exemplary record for reliability and build quality.
In the world of car badge envy, the Honda Legend lost out when new as a car priced to go up against the Mercedes four-pointed star, the blue and white spinning propeller of BMW and Audi's four rings. In this Executive sector company, a big H on the grille just didn't cut it. Even when it was launched, Honda only expected to sell a few hundred of the cars a year in the UK.
As a second-hand buy though, its buying proposition is transformed, assuming you're prepared to look beyond badge equity and anonymous looks. In return, you get a genuinely compliant ride, a smooth V6, great road holding through all wheel drive and great build quality at an affordable price - a compelling argument. The V6 isn't the most economical engine out there and there are questions over rear passenger space and boot space. But for the money, clever executive sector buyers will find this Honda hard to ignore.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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