So we got a Honda Legend
Marwa, the new Toyota/Honda PR lady, has been doing a great job keeping us in the loop for test drives of their latest cars. No one else actually calls us first to fix us up with their most recent models. Thanks to her, we were probably the first ones to publicly post the review for the GCC-spec FJ Cruiser. We are a bit late with the Legend, considering others have reviewed it a month ago, but the timing is still good. The return of the Legend has been a long time coming.
The Legend drives amazingly well. Comfort is top-notch and handling is fun indeed. I’ll have to push it further to see what it can do. The engine is powerful at high revs, but there is no punch at low revs whatsoever, stemming from the fact that it is only a V6 in what is a very large car. But it’s a minor complaint. The fact that it looks like a big 1990s Accord doesn’t help matters.
But our biggest complaint is the screwed-up on-board computer that is currently not letting us change a/c settings, or even see any of its other functions. It is simply stuck in navigation mode, and even that one only works with the supplied remote only, and not with the dash controls. Something is seriously wrong here, because we were finally forced to read the manual, and there is no mention of how to switch between the factory-installed-but-optional Garmin navigation system and the rest of the actual computer. Since we are held hostage to the computer, all we can do is run the a/c in automatic mode and have tons of air blown in our faces all the time.