This morning, as I do every morning, I took a moment to recognize the subtle, tasteful handsomeness of the 1990s Acura Legend. Like a good Seiko watch, it’s never flashy, but well-built, reliable, and always able to get the job done.


Hondas used to be like that. They looked boring, for the most part—even the NSX is surprisingly subdued—but they let quality and driving dynamics speak for themselves. Reader Drakkon- You’re going to wish you could buy me a tin cup for all these nickels is here to elaborate on how those values shifted from one extreme to another over the years.

A legendary analysis.