The following is mainly due to previous owner care or lack there of (like most Eagles, they didn't get maintained properly over the years):
Leaky valve cover. Yes, the '87 came with an aluminum cover from the factory, but someone decided household silicone made a good gasket... what a pain to remove!
A leaky valve cover is usually a given, especially the ones with the plastic valve covers; those tend to warp and/or crack. Not a biggy to upgrade.
I didn't have any big issues with this car, in fact I loved it.
Though I only drove it 6k miles in the 7 years I had it, it would always start and was raring to go every time.
I was the 3rd owner. And she still had the Zeibart undercoating.
The heaters in these things are epic!
Marked comfort a little lower only due to them not having cup holders from the factory.
Luckily never had any issues with the door handles. Helps to keep them properly lubed inside. And if they do break (which is very common since they were made of pot metal) they are easily replaceable.
I had 5 Eagles until recently. Decided I had too many projects & vehicles and not enough time for them all. Still have 2 Eagles that I am keeping.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st April, 2014