1984 AMC Eagle DL wagon 258 CID I-6 from North America
A fine example of AMC craftsmanship
Well, I'm still fixing it up from when I bought it, but here I go...
This is my first car, and I'm fixing it up for when I get my license. Most of the problems have been caused by the heavy rust underneath. I am going to paint the underbody with POR-15. The previous owner fixed a lot as well, including the transfer case and headliner. The owner two titles ago was the one who let it sit for years I assume.
My Eagle is one of the best equipped models I've ever seen, with features including power seats, power locks, power windows, tilt, cruise, gauges, sport steering wheel, and trailer towing package. I absolutely love the Eagle's interiors. I find them to be very luxurious and comfy. I am 6'3, and have more than enough room. The engine runs smoothly, but it doesn't idle well (I think it needs a new air cleaner, that's on my list of things to do). The transmission shifts nicely, and with the 4WD on it's practically impossible to spin the wheels. While the steering is a little overassisted, it still feels nice and the car is very easy to drive. It is somewhat quiet on the inside. Finally, the car gets a lot of looks, and my friends who swore that they would never own a station wagon absolutely love my car. Overall, the car was the best $300 I've ever spent.
If anybody out there has either the real Eagle alloy wheels, or the hoses for the air-compressor/air-suspension motor, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th March, 2003