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1990 Basic Eagle Talon Review
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By pt_crusier
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1990 Eagle Talon 2dr Hatchback


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Purchased new in 1990, still own and only 15,000 miles on it, styling ahead of its time, my Batmobile cockpit. Black cherry with a black top. Love driving it real good cruiser. Only issues I have had with it is a $800 dollar clutch pedal replacement, present have a soft clutch pedal hoping it is an easy fix. Spent most of its life so far as a garage queen, in good shape for the year with all the original parts and original tires. The base model had a lot of nice features for the $. The only thing I wish I had was air , very noisy with the windows down. The car is still a head turner after 20 years, sporty, sexy and fast looking, one hot little sports coupe.


Best Features

Sleek styling, hideaway head lights, rear foil, wrap around cockpit, 16 value engine, good sounding radio/cd / tape player- 6 Bose speakers, remote/ heated mirrors, dimming interior lights, solid construction, light around key start up, intergraded real spoiler, fast car.


Worst Features

Better clutch, better gas mileage


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2009 still own my 1990 Eagle Talon
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By 1990 Basic Model
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1990 Eagle Talon 2dr Hatchback


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Purchased mine new to replace a Pontiac Sunbird hatchback. Talon was ahead of it's time, a real head turner, great styling inside and out. wrap around angled cockpit gave you the feeling you were driving the Batmobile. Everything feel soild- you can hear the thunk when you close the doors. The two tone colors (mine is black cherry body & black top)was available in the Talon and the Eclipse. Mine ended up being a garage queen, cause I didn't want to get it all nicked up being outside. It presently has ( from 1990-2009) less than 15,000 miles. The back seat foot area is real small, making it feel more like the sports car it really is, a smaller muscle car than those of the 70's-80's.


Best Features

Super sporty styling, hood hump make it different than the rest, hide away head lights, descent sounding radio, neat spoiler on the trunk. Super value for the price sold


Worst Features

Base model should of came with air conditioning- noisy when windows down. Base model Radio should of had CD player not just am/fm, casette. $800 to have clutch leaver fixed-poor design, Gear shifting gears can be vague and crunching.


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I love my car
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By david
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1990 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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Bought my car and love it more everyday.


Best Features

Turbo and awd.


Worst Features

Should of had the 4 bolt rear in the 90-91 too.


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Dsm
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By DSM GUY
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1990 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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Amazing performer, very comfortable. reliable as long as it is driven right. Quick, fast, strong pull off the line.


Best Features

Turbo, AWD, exterior design.


Worst Features

Better transfer case, stronger turn radius.


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Tampa Club DSM Review
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By Cory
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1990 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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I've been building DSMs for three years now and my current '90 Talon has been, by far, my favorite build. This is not a consequence of superior build, but rather the availability of time and money to work on the project. I've restored this Talon to like-new condition (full engine rebuild, interior refurbishment, etc.) and built the car to *hopefully* run high-twelve-second quarter miles. Incidentally, the project is entitled "Project Reliable" because it is intended to debunk the myth that DSMs are unreliable. I intend to prove that it is a matter of maintenance and build quality on the part of the owner, not the manufacturer, that determines the ultimate fate of any race-built vehicle.


Best Features

2g exhaust manifold, 3" turbo-back exhaust, external dump o2 housing, 30x9x3 FMIC, 2g MAS/Dejon tool intake/K&N filter, Joe P MBC Autometer, -30/30 boost gauge, Autometer EGT gauge/probe, 550cc injectors, Walbro 255lph HP fuel pump, Apexi S-AFC Datalogger, KYB AGX struts, Prothane motor mounts.


Worst Features

EVO III 16g (to keep daily driven reliability easily attainable), LSD (I've got a transmission on my porch I need to rebuild - it has an LSD all ready installed), ACT 2600 PP and lightened flywheel.


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