1989 Eagle Premier Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1989 Eagle Premier ES 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance135480 miles
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

This is a great car to have

Faults:

At 98,000 the automatic transmission had to be rebuilt.

General Comments:

A bargain priced used car. Lots of room inside, good power, great handling, and cheap to own.

The 4 speed automatic gives me a surprising 35mpg on the highway and 25 around city traffic.

I have no complaints about the car. However, the Chrysler dealers in my area will not service any Eagle cars and the Jeep dealer referred me to an independent garage (which is OK since they are cheaper anyway).

I enjoy the car and it has more engine power and interior space than the Honda Accords of that era. It doesn't seem as responsive as the Accura Legend, but it certainly cost me a lot less, and again it has more interior space than the Legend.

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

Review Date: 6th June, 2001

1989 Eagle Premier ES Limited 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carChrysler Imperial

Summary:

A great performing bargain ride!

Faults:

I had no problems with this car. The transmission seemed to slip every once in a while. The shop did not find anything wrong with it.

However, the power windows started going slow in the up position.

General Comments:

The ES Limited is the top model in the Premier line. Its European look and capable performance is a great combination. Every aspect of this car is wonderful.

The seats are very supportive.

The general appeal of the car is a low price and a great ride!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2001

20th Aug 2005, 13:15

Fixing windows and horn are easy, but labor intensive. The vertical guide the window rides up has to be greased, I suggest white lithium grease. Pull the door panel off and with the window up, slather that grease in the guide and it will be fine. The horn has two brass plates as the button. Take the horn button assembly off and take the cover off. I put two toothpicks, one on the left and one on the right sides, between the two plates, to separate them, and that worked for about a year. Next time I'm in a restaurant, I'll get two more toothpicks. The oil leak is coming from the distributor, which is directly attached to the camshaft. It has an o-ring that fails, uses the fan belt to spray minute amounts of oil you can see on the radiator hose, but never really seems to deplete the oil level. Don't worry about it. Nobody wants your car anyway. They should write a "Zen and the Art of Eagle Premier". All Hail the Eagle Premier!

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 14 reviews