It's easy to think of most wealthy celebrities as egotistical, materialistic individuals who own a Ferrari for every day of the week. The reality, though, is often much less severe. See, they can get attached to things, like cars, just like normal folks. Take Alfred Morris, for example. A 22-year-old running back with the Washington Redskins. Morris still drives the 1991 Mazda 626 that he had in college, despite a healthy $2.2 million contract.

Rapper/actor Ludacris is an even more extreme example of automotive loyalty. With an estimated net worth of over $70 million, Luda has the money for his own private plane. Yet that wealth doesn't stop him from regularly driving the 1993 Acura Legend he has had since before he found fame.

Ludacris, whose real name is Chris Bridges, recently discussed his old Acura during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneris Show to promote his new album. It sounds like he's put 10,000 miles on the trusty sedan since it last popped up online less than a year ago, so it's pretty clear that he drives it on the regular. In fact, Ludacris says he still pens new songs sitting inside it, just like he used to back in the day when he was starting out.

Of course, during his Ellen appearance, Ludacris also takes some time to talk about the Fast and Furious franchise, in which he's played a major part. He discusses what it's been like carrying on without Paul Walker, as well as what it's been like working with the actor's brothers, who will be in the next installment of the popular franchise as the late actor's body doubles. Fast 7 is currently filming in the United Arab Emirates and is set for a release in April of 2015.

Take a look below for the Ellen videos. The first is on Fast 7, while the second talks about the Acura.




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      nlt624@aol.com
      • 7 Months Ago
      I remember purchasing my very first issue of Motor Trend magazine back in 1992. I was in the grocery store with my Mom and saw it on the stand. One look at that car and I HAD to have that magazine. I fell in love with the Acura Legend on that day! When i'm ready for a "classic" car, this one will be my choice.
      Chunky
      • 7 Months Ago
      I seriously regret getting rid of my Legend. That car would have run forever and was so comfortable.
      Jj008
      • 7 Months Ago
      I'd love to find a clean second generation Legend Coupe with the 6 speed, but they are all beat to hell or "tuned", often both.
      zizixx89
      • 7 Months Ago
      Acura legend very good car same as the new RLX
      david.bergman1
      • 7 Months Ago
      Saw him driving an SLR Mclaren before so it's humorous that because he chose to keep a vehicle with sentimental value to him, in conjunction with his super high end luxury cars, he's deemed as *anti-egotistical* and *anti-materialistic*. Ah, the irony of a media that jumps on any opportunity to undermine 'the good life'.
        Card13
        • 7 Months Ago
        @david.bergman1
        You forgot that last part of the that same sentence where it says he doesn't "own a Ferrari for every day of the week". The article means exactly what it says, he is an "example of automotive loyalty". No one claimed that he was clipping coupons. I find it impressive that he not only keeps the car, but he actually uses it.
      carguy1701
      • 7 Months Ago
      If Ludacris had a cereal it'd be called Ludacrisp.
      MechE
      • 7 Months Ago
      Love the 2nd gen Legend. As a teenager I remember first discovering the coupe. Also finding out it had a 6 speed manual. Had to do a double take and learn more as I was brainwashed into thinking 5 speeds was the max possible on a manual and 4 speeds was the max possible on an auto. By the way, just cuz he still has this Legend doesn't mean he's humble.
      zizixx89
      • 7 Months Ago
      Second best to an acura legend is the 85-07 maxima my moms maxima has 265k and doesnt want to stop kicking
        graphikzking
        • 7 Months Ago
        @zizixx89
        85-07? I had a 1998 Maxima that I drove GENTLE as all hell and it still developed oil leaks. The 3.0 vq motor on maxima.org seems to agree with me. There are at least 3 week seals, gaskets and ops that seem to leak very often developing around 100k. Coincidentally I started leaking oil at 94,000 miles (2010 - it was 12 years old but driven nice and oil changes etc all done properly) so I replaced the ops just to find out it was leaking somewhere else. Dealer wanted $1200 to fix it so I traded it in :( I loved that Maxima!
      joe shmoe
      • 7 Months Ago
      that acura is his lucky charm.
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