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1997 Eagle Talon - Consumer Reviews

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By god
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1997 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


Review

Great car fun to drive fast as anything. Easy to put engine mods on for major hp gains.


Best Features

AWD is a big help relatively short shifter


Worst Features

Electrical system


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Not Bad.
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By Paco
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1997 Eagle Talon 2dr Hatchback


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Most people don't like these cars, think they are not reliable. They are reliable, and a great platform for upgrades, they just require a little more maintenance then most other cars. All in all, these cars are great, i'm a big fan of DSM cars, and Talons have great stlying and performance. The 420a engine is a great platform for upgrades, including turbo.


Best Features

Styling, Throttle response


Worst Features

Stiffer shifting.


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Best Car I've Owned
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By Stewart Gibb
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1997 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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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.


Best Features

Power available and the stable feeling when driving.


Worst Features

Infinity stereo controls should not be behind the shift knob. Spoiler should be lower, not in the middle of rear view.


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great car
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By RjH
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1997 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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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.


Best Features

The interior feels like a fighter jet, the seats are comfortable, and it has lots of whack, but it starts to lose it above 5000 RPM. This car makes people look, especially with a louder blow-off valve.


Worst Features

Build it again!


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enjoyable
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By strave
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1997 Eagle Talon ESi 2dr Hatchback


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for a four cylander with no turbo it is an exceptional car


Best Features

really like the body style


Worst Features

better breaking


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