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Excellent Performer/ minor flaws
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By Richard M.
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Vehicle

1997 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


Review

Performance is great as is aftermarket
support for this model, all weaknesses
have been found researched and most
corrected.
DO NOT PUT CHEAP TIRES or SUPER SOFT
RACE RUBBER on these cars, they do eat
tires up with the AWD, heavy weight,
and power. The turbo is a little too
small for maximum performance at high
RPM,however it is more than enough for
any commute,and provides Jet Fighter
like thrust at low speeds (15 -45 mph)
in traffic for excellent passing.
about 30 mpg on highway at 80 mph


Best Features

AWD handling Turbo power EXcellent AC/heat SUN/MOON roof excellent SEATS ARE SUPER COMFORTABLE Appearance much more agressive than the 95 96 model or The 95-99 Eclipse.


Worst Features

Shave the front talon emblem on the nose & decals on side. Wish they had not deleted the skirts. Crankwalk was issue in early 97 but car will either be immune or have had the short block replaced The turbo loses efficiency at about 4k, should have had a T28 or EVO 3 16g


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Fun, Reliable Car
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By Deelio
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Vehicle

1997 Eagle Talon ESi 2dr Hatchback


Review

This was my first brand spankin' new
car and it's been the best car that I
have owned. I have had no major
problems with the car since the 6
years that I have owned it. It could
use a paint job but other than that
my car is still like new. The car is
very fun to drive and handles the road
well.


Best Features

The body design of the car is what me fall in love with the car. It looks tough and sleek. I also love my alloy wheels and my low profile tires which really add to the look of the car. Although the car isn't real fast it has great get-up-and-go.


Worst Features

My car has a spoiler on the back which looks really nice but it tends to be a big hazard for blind spots. I would also change the turning radius of the car. It is hard to get into tight spots.


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ESi
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By D. Strickland
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Vehicle

1997 Eagle Talon ESi 2dr Hatchback


Review

Car is fun to drive, most DSM vehicles
have a oil burn problem. Runs good and
has great gas mileage, about 22 mpg
city.


Best Features

Front end & hood.


Worst Features

Get rid of the door trim! *GAG*


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LOVE this car!!! :)
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Talia
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Vehicle

1997 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback


Review

This car can kick it! I have the AWD
turbo and LOVE the performance! I live
in the mountains and love to test it
out as I'm never disappointed. ;)
I was told when I bought it to take
good care of it to avoid the previous
years problems and have. I have not had
ANY problems with this car yet.
You have to replace the tires more
often because they're performance,
therefore softer, but you CAN get an
all season that will last longer.
It can also haul a totally full car
load without difficulty.
The A/C does detract slightly from
performance, but not much.


Best Features

This car turns heads! Its design is the coolest! Most of all PERFORMANCE, MILEAGE is still great, FUN and comfortable. LOOKS:The Eagle on the front and the tail(which does not get in the way of your view). The wheels look like they're going backwards in lower speeds.


Worst Features

Maybe make the base engine a bit bigger so you can have every gadget on and not have any effect. The turbo takes care of that but...still.


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pocket rocket!
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By DR1665
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Vehicle

1997 Eagle Talon 2dr Hatchback


Review

I have owned my Talon since it was
new. These cars are very driver-
friendly and reliable. YOU CAN BUY
YOUR OWN TURBO FOR THEM AND MAKE MORE
POWER WHILE PAYING LESS FOR INSURANCE.
If you would like to know more about
these cars, there is web community
called 2GNT full of owners who love
their 2GNTs (second generation non-
turbo) cars and can help you with any
mod/repair for FREE! Buy this car!


Best Features

Style. POTENTIAL - for power & handling www.2GNT.com - web community to support you with any modification/repair for FREE!


Worst Features

Either an engine rebuild with higher compression pistons and forged internals (not required, but fun) or aftermarket turbo system (install it yourself in a weekend and get another 100hp)


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