I Have a TSI AWD with 109,000 on it I
bought the car in 08/03 and maybe four
months later the Clutch Master Cylinder
and slaves were replaced $600.
The only annoying minor problem I have
is the oil return line leaks coming
from the turbo.
For me gas milage sucks 16-18 mpg since
due to upgraded fuel pump and T-28
Turbo along with a diffrent air intake
with stock intercooler pipes removed ,
right now the top boost I can crank is
20lbs he he. Its will also be coming
up on a timing belt and H2O Pump eeek.
If your looking for something with
affordable repairs decide carefully,
but as with any car their is nothing
I thought this car would be nice with
it wicked good looks and its turbo awd
feature. The ball bearing went out,
that was the first 1000 dollars spent.
Next the transmission was shallow and
needed work, another 1000, i have 45000
miles on the talon, but it is ready to
go, the turbo went and that will be
about 1000 again. This was all within
4 months. So once one thing goes wrong
it all goes wrong unless you like
spending money for a car, I would
recommend another turbo car if that is
what you are after
Easy shifts (when car works), Easy
controls, Excellent handling in normal
low traction places.
I bought my Eagle because of it's looks
and a reasonable price. I've driven
it for 3 years without too many
problems save the ball joint that broke
2 weeks before it was recalled. Anti
lock brakes were the first to go and
now there's a light on the dash all the
time. There is also an oil leak which
I suspect has something to do with the
Interior is snug, with ne real back
seat to speak of. Interior
construction is cheap cheap cheap.
Hard plastic dash basic seats. Radio
did not work when headlights were on
and I replaced it.
Gets good mileage and Is not too bad
for 2 people to travel in. Good going
to work car.
My Talon TSI was my first new car. I
bought her in '95 fresh out of college
and am still driving her today. My new
family status forced my to buy an SUV
but I continue to drive this car to
work (100 miles round trip). My
odometer reads 189K and I have NEVER
had engine work performed! And she's
never left me stranded. Regular oil
changes, tune ups every 50K and 92+
Octane ONLY! has keep my girl rolling
for 8 years now. I average 27 mpg even
with the turbo- of which I take FULL
advantage. I gave up comfort of ride
for the incredible handling- not a bad
trade. A one owner car is what she'll
Handling. Interior and exterior style.
Improved ride without loss of handling
More comfortable backseats