1988 Eagle Premier Reviews

1988 Eagle Premier ES 3.0 from North America

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carHyundai Accent

Summary:

Great Car

Faults:

Normal problem the Alternator at 125,000.

Heater Core 116,000.

Over heats don't know why/

General Comments:

The car has a lot of power chipped had been up too 110 mph,

Does extremly well in the snow,

Big trunk.

Does good on gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th September, 2005

8th Sep 2005, 21:09

Your temperature problem might be caused by a bad thermostat. Replace it and see what happens...

1988 Eagle Premier LX 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carSubaru Wagon

Summary:

Worst car ever made

Faults:

Cruise control didn't work from dealer.

Brake rotors and calipers were always a problem.

Heater core blew up.

Radiator kept leaking and eventually blew up.

Speedometer stopped working.

Climate control display went out.

Air conditioning stopped working.

Windshield wipers stopped working.

Radio went off when turn signal was used.

Always over heated.

Transmission had a difficult time finding the correct gear.

General Comments:

Crap. Crap. Crap. Came from the dealer as crap and died as crap. Worst car ever made. A lot of recalls and a lot of headaches.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th February, 2004

18th Feb 2004, 21:50

Although you could not have known it in 1988 when you bought the car, the Premier (and its Dodge sister, the Monaco) are now conceded to be, well, pretty awful in terms of quality. They took the dubious distinction of having the worst used car reliability record of all time according to Consumers' Reports magazine.

All the problems you mentioned are common to these models.

I noticed, though, that you kept it for 11 years and got 200K miles out of it (which might be some kind of record) so yours must not have been that bad-?

1988 Eagle Premier ES 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous carAMC Eagle

Summary:

This car is a serious deal for the money

Faults:

Had to replace radiator due to rot.

Fuel pump went bad and needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

I drive in Manhattan a LOT. This car has serious guts and takes off like a rocket.

Handling leaves nothing to be desired, the wheels grip well around the turns and don't squeal at speed.

Interior is spacious and very comfortable.

However, with the steering wheel all the way down I have a hard time raising my foot from the gas to the brake.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2003

26th Oct 2003, 21:18

If that mileage is correct you have a future classic. Just make sure to keep an eye on the electrical system, I hear it was designed poorly for this model.

19th Aug 2004, 11:22

The only thing designed properly on these cars was the motor, suspension and interior. All other parts were leftover junk that Chrysler put in the car to make it complete.

Average review marks: 5.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews