Unfortunately for the Talon, it always
gets bad reviews from people who don't
know anything about the car. I bought
mine needing repairs and had NO trouble
fixing the car. The typical things to
watch out for when driving the
4G63-based cars: Timing Belt and the
Balance Shaft Belt (small belt behind
the timing.) People complain about the
transfer case leak, it's under recall
from Mitsubishi, people. Treat this car
right, and you will have no problem with
it. You will not believe how many of
these cars are treated bad, and end up
with problems because of it.
All-Wheel Drive (great for winter),
seats that adjust in almost any possible
way, the Mitsubishi TD05 14b turbo,
great Blow Off Valve compared to the
second generation DSMs.
Boost gauge (don't trust it, it doesnt
even read vacuum), steel piping instead
of the crummy rubber hosing for the
SMIC. Stronger exhaust manifold ( the
1g's (90-94) are prone to cracking and
leaking, but for $100 a second
generation can be installed )
these cars are WAAY to much fun. As
stated by another rater of the car.
You need to look at the belts every
few thousand miles. These aren't
honda's where you can just let them
run and run forever without any
maintence. These are moderate
maintence cars. But if taken care of,
onyl the tranny will fail you. From
AWD launches :)
to the guy who paid 1500 for fixing
the oil leak in his tranny. You could
have bough one for that price from RRE
that was built to handle the abuse.
BALLZ and a 5500 RPM launch.
EVO shift forks, triple 1 and 2 and
double syncro the rest.