1989 Eagle Premier ES Limited 3.0 from North America
I wish they still made them..
My wires for my radio touched together and made my heater come on, and it drained my battery. Also, my coolant sensor went bad and my automatic seat belts don't function at times. Tranny slips from time to time.
This car's great. It's fast, responsive, and steers like it's on rails. The seats are ridiculously comfy and supportive. The instrument's are really driver oriented. I paid 350 bucks for it off of Ebay, and drove it 1000 miles from Cleveland to New Orleans the same day, without a minute of trouble.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2004
Glad to hear your experience (so far) has not been typical for this model. Look at some of the other reviews for the Premier to see why they DON'T make them anymore, at least not for the North American market.
Good luck with your Premier.
You'll need it.
That's the only positive for this car, if you buy it now it will cost you almost nothing if not actually being paid to haul it away by the previous owner. Considering the car cost more than a Honda Accord at release and similiar Accords can still bring a few thousand, the original owners never got their money's worth.
I bought mine for $350 and couldn't have spent my money better. It has problems I associate with age, but the real problem is that mechanics don't want to work on it. It is tough to effect a repair. I don't care if it's worth nothing to somebody else, I'll probably drive it until the wheels fall off, anyway. I figure that to be about 30 oil changes from now. The engine (3.0 V-6) runs like brand new. I can scrape dirt OFF my finger when I check the tailpipe. I don't love inanimate objects, but I sure like this car!
This was a great car. I never had a problem with mine until about 125,000 miles when the tranny went. About 1997, a friend of mine backed into it and broke out the front turn signal. I went to my nearest Jeep/Eagle Dealer in Toledo, Oh and they literally laughed at me, saying I had the only Premier left on the road that wasn't a piece of junk. I don't think they were bad cars, but the dealers who sold them didn't care about them that much, with the much more profitable Jeep franchise with them. Chrysler would have been better off not having an Eagle division at all and selling the car as a 1988 Plymouth Sport Fury.