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Problems of age
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By zombiemotors
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1998 Eagle Talon ESi 2dr Hatchback


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Well I was given a 1998 Eagle Talon as a gift. Always look a gift horse in the mouth. Apparently the previous owner had drove it like he stole it. It needed a rad hose which was not a problem or a great expense but it also needed a new front axle on the passenger side. Easy change. Normally but not with the Talon. The axle was seized in the hub and as a result it had to be cut out and the hub had to also be replaced. That came to $300 plus a lot of time. Next I discovered that the front suspension was shot. I could not buy the parts locally and had to use the internet to find them. Also a part on the rear suspension was bent and I could not get it period. Had to straighten it.


Best Features

There are no Favourite features to this car. is nothing but a heap of CRAP. $50 bucks for scrap is too much to pay for it.


Worst Features

Take it to the nearest Car Crusher and watch it be turned into a CUBE.


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1998 eagle talon
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By johnie tyler
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1998 Eagle Talon ESi 2dr Hatchback


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i bought my 1998 talon esi almost two months ago, i love the interior design of the car don't really care for the gray interior i prefer the tan. the car is really reliable the only thing i done to mine is when i first bought it i changed the plugs, wires, oil, tranny filter, all new fluids, and replaced all hoses and belts. i have never has my car broke down on me yet.


Best Features

body styling, comfort, and gas mileage


Worst Features

horsepower and better made door handles they are to cheaply made the break really easy


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Belt Problems
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By Bob's Garage
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1998 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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Got this car about a year and a half ago and it's thrown the power steering belt 8 times and it's gotten to the point where I can't rely on the car to get from point a to point b. Doesn't help that I had to replace the clutch 2 months after purchasing the car. Definitely would not buy another.


Best Features

Fun to drive and is fairly comfortable.


Worst Features

Car needs to be more reliable so that I'm not shelling out $200 a month to fix something that goes wrong with it.


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The Ultimate Eagle Talon - 1998 Model
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By Al Simmons
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1998 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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I owned a 1992 Eagle Talon from '92-97 and have hated myself ever since for trading it in (family, big cars, no fun). Never wanted another sports car (not a car dude, but LOVED the Talon styling - especially the bump on the hood). Talon always had more aggressive body styling than its 'twin', the Eclipse. To make a long story short, recently I was in the market for a new car, and, just for fun, I Googled for the ultimate (style-wise) Talon - the 1998. Found my dream car 100 miles away in NoCal, Turbo, Red, only 37,000 miles (!!!) Had no idea how rare it was (only 4307 made!) - I bought it the next morning. Driving is FUN AGAIN! It was like getting re-acquainted with an old friend.


Best Features

1. Styling - The '98 is the coolest looking because the WIDE shark mouth and angled 'half-ring' spoiler ROCK! Best styled Talon or Eclipse EVER made - and rarest. Bump on the hood (of course). Generations 3 & 4 have no bump. 2. Handling and performance. A+++++ Feels rock-solid.


Worst Features

None. The 1998 Eagle Talon, the rarest and last of this series, was a 'Homerun' for the designers. No Eclipse ever came close to matching it in styling, and the Gen 3 and 4 Eclipses are different cars. What can I say? Since 1998 its been my "Dream Car" and now - I FINALLY GOT MINE!!


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1998 Eagle Talon ESi
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By avril89lavigne
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1998 Eagle Talon ESi 2dr Hatchback


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The car so far has done well. One common problem though, is the cracked head gasket (which is expensive to fix). My car has many extras so of course, there is more to go wrong. But so far, it's been a good car.


Best Features

VERY cold air and fun to drive.


Worst Features

Turning radius, sound system, and back seat space.


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