If you want a Talon buy the one with the 16V engine or Turbo 16V.One thing I find inaccurate about Edmunds TMV on this car that it does not distingush the std. Chrysler made 1.8L engine and the Mitsubiti made 2.0L 16V engine in it's calculations for the TMV.Eagle Talons are almost an exact replica of the Mitsubiti Eclipse. Over all I recommend this car to anyone looking to buy a fun sports car that is economical,dependable and affordable.
i owned a 92 eagle talon TSi AWD untill
about 3 months ago. the car was
nothing but problems for me. i paid
about 5500 for the car a little aver a
year and a half ago. while it was very
fun to drive, and the ability to smoke
any civic is fun, the bad outwieghed
the good. i put $1600 into a new
tranny, $1500 into a new cylander head
and timing belt, and then i threw a
rod, which would have been at least
$3000 to fix. that is with no
performance parts on the car, i threw a
rod, it is a poorly designed vehicle,
panels rusted, despite constant waxing,
when the car was babyed, still had
the turbo sound is awesome, the speed
everything, make stronger engine
components. when the lancer EVO VII
comes over here, with the 4g63
powerplant(same as the talons) and
shows what a properly made mitsubishi
engine can do, then we will see the
actual reliability of the engine itself.
I bought the car w/1477 miles on the
odometer back in 11/92. While I think
the performance is very good,
reliability is an issue. I am
currently on my 3rd transfer case - the
first blew w/38,000 miles on it, the
second at 79,000 miles. I have the car
serviced regularly, use only synthetic
fluids, change oil every 3,000 miles
and all fluids every 24,000 so
maintainace is not the issue.
Strenghten the drivetrain! As other
members of MDS.ORG can attest to:
customers don't want to do R & D for
I was told before I bought this car
that it is nothing but problems, but
then I found out that this is because
other DSM owners want you to think this
so they can buy it and have a 2nd DSM.
I have had mine for a few months now,
no problems at all. Not as fast as my
Z28, but just as much fun. AWD is fun
to play with from a stop or cornering
and the turbo noise and power is
outstanding. I paid $2300 for mine in
Novemeber of 2002 with 66k miles and
with a K&N cone filter and aftermarket
UICP. Low 13 second car with less than
a $800 invested, you can't beat the
Turbo and turbo noise (obviouly), AWD
is a must, easy to clean, comfortable,
easy to work on (performance mods), all
Don't matter, they stopped making them,
but I would improve the stock radio, it
sucks, but adventually you upgrade
anyway, so don't worry about it.
I have a non-turbo one and havent had a
problem yet since the 25,000 miles I
put on it. I beat on it hard and have
only had to do the normal stuff to the
car; oil changes, brakes, tires. Other
than that it runs great and gets great
gas mileage. I'm at 84,000 miles and
still going. Good dependable work car.
Acceleration! Zippy for a 4 cylinder.
Only thing I do not like about the car
is that it is too small. I feel
cramped in it.
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