by mack_kenamond on Sep 7, 2014 Vehicle: 1997 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD
In case you didn't know, this car is virtually identical to the Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX. This family of cars is known as "DSM." I ordered my 1997 TSi AWD in October, 1996. It was my first new car. I still own it and doubt I'll ever sell it. I love this car! It has 113k miles at this point (Sept. 2014). The turbocharger let go at 80k miles (2006) and I took the opportunity to upgrade. I discovered DSMtuners website at that point and, over the years, became a "DSM Wiseman". I've done almost all of the work on this car myself ever since. The only issues I've had with this car in its 18 yr life have been the turbocharger and radiator hose. I've "rescued" others in deep snow many times.
by Mikek on Jan 29, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD
97 talon tsi awd, Swapped a 1G (91) 6 bolt motor, Big FP T28 turbo, 750cc injectors, 95 eprom ecu and a chip, 3" turbo back exhaust. Greddy FMIC, This car is a rocket!! I run 18psi on pump 91 and has 280whp! when i cruise at 80mph i get 37mpg. This car should have came this way stock. I Love this car, so much more rare then a GSX. If you can find one BUY IT!!
by DarkPhoenix on Nov 24, 2006 Vehicle: 1997 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD
Being a previous owner of DSMs, this is by far the best one ever built. Not only is it a competent handling car in dry weather, it handles even better in inclement weather. It's a little loud at anything above 60mph, and there are a few rattles in the interior, but what do you expect for a 10 year old car. The turbo spools nice and quick, never leaving me itching for power. The ride is one of the best for a sport coupe of it's caliber. The fact that it can hang with cars costing thousands more, and still return excellent fuel economy, makes this a great car!
by Stewart Gibb on Feb 19, 2005 Vehicle: 1997 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD
I bought it after one drive because of
the stability of the AWD and the mid
range power. I've gotten over 30mpg
on the highway. It gets it's best
mileage at about 80.
With the leather and all the options
it is an elegant car that is always
fun to drive.
by RjH on Dec 14, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD
This is an amazing car. Mine
crankwalked on me, but its getting fixed
because I couldn't get rid of it. This
thing is kind of heavy, and you feel it
on an autocross course. It's pretty
quick in a straight line and corners
well, but in a slalom you can feel its
weight. It is very comfortable to ride
in (3 people and luggage, 5 hours to
Ocean City, nobody complained) and gets
decent gas mileage (about 28, hwy), but
it drinks 93 octane. This is a great
car, aside from the crankwalk issue, and
I've recommended the TSi AWD or Eclipse
GSX to several people.
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