Eagle Talon Review from Germany

1991 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0 Turbocharged

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Turbocharged Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A very useful high performance car

Faults:

The engine had to be replaced (rebuilt) after 120,000 miles.

The seats faded much over 100,000 miles.

I got the transmission replaced after 130,000 miles.

I replaced the head gasket 1 time after 130,000 miles.

Everything else held up perfectly like it should.

I only changed 1 light bulb on the whole entire car after 10 years if hard usage!

General Comments:

I have been racing a serious amount of people since I had this car, and I only lost only 1 race, which was a 1997 Pontiac Firebird, and at the time my turbo was at advanced age.

I put awe on some people's faces from such great performance.

This car is seriously a package that has astonishment written all over it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2002

27th May 2003, 21:06

I just got a talon and I smoked my friends 2002 gtp. You just have to learn how to drive better.

4th Sep 2004, 09:06

Dude, I don't know what you're smokin, but I don't see how a 1988 Cavalier Z24 could beat a turbo Talon. And as far as only being beat once, all I can say is you must be racing a bunch of Geo Metros. There are tons of Mustangs, Camaros, Pontiacs, etc that could blow the doors off a talon in a minute. Talons are fast for 4-cylinder cars, but don't get carried away here.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review