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.
Let me tell you a little story about the eagle talon..
first I "chased" an ambulance and because it was a sports car, got my
license taken away. Then when i went up to my weekly trip to the air force
academy, the tires blew faster than a strong wind in a hurricane. These so
called "high performance" tires...not so much. by the way, the radio for some
reason broke and the only station that would come on was radio disney. last
time I checked, this wasn't the coolest station around the block for the youth
of america. It's like an ex boyfriend...untrustworthy, unreliable, and breaks at
the first sign of difficulty.
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!
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.