1992 Eagle Premier Reviews

1992 Eagle Premier ES Limited 3.0 OHC Gas from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 OHC Gas Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carDodge Monaco

Summary:

A highly capable European sport sedan for a steal.

Faults:

The anti-lock braking required service at 110000 miles.

I had to replace the thermostat and water pump at 115000 miles, but I did the work myself and the parts were cheap.

The trunk leaks when I go through the car wash.

The automatic transmission occasionally slips.

Power mirrors do not move (but they still heat up in the winter).

General Comments:

Top notch interior is classy and comfortable, with lots of room all around.

Body designed by Giugiaro, still looks clean and modern a decade later.

Same bulletproof Peugeot-Renault-Volvo motor used in many high-end European cars of the era (Peugeot 505 V6, Volvo Bertone Coupe).

German built ZF automatic transmission.

Great steering and handling; a pleasure to drive.

Great visibility makes for easy lane changes and parking.

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

Review Date: 19th June, 2002

1992 Eagle Premier ES 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance300000 kilometres
Previous carCadillac Seville

Summary:

Sporty, sensible, cheap and rides so smooth!

Faults:

The power windows began to run slowly after eight years. They don't work at all in the winter.

The automatic braking system stopped functioning properly.

The stereo speakers began to crackle.

The odometer stopped reading the mileage after 250,000km.

The cooling line blew after 100km, taking out the transmission.

Required brake pads too often.

Air conditioner stopped working.

The trunk leaked.

Not enough horsepower.

It has a bad electrical system.

No resale value.

General Comments:

Handles beautifully.

Never required alignment.

Three sets of tires in 300,000km.

Good mileage.

Comfortable interior.

Roomy interior.

Cheap to buy used.

Looks nice and contemporary after 10 years.

Nice drink holders.

Good visibility from all angles in the car.

Automatic braking system is under manufacturer warranty.

For all its faults I still love the car. Most things were relatively cheap to repair. The car handles amazingly well and you feel like you own the road when you drive it. It has no resale value, but when yours dies you can pick another one up cheap ($1000-$2000). Let's put it this way, I own a Cadillac and a 66' Mustang and still actively searched out, and bought another Eagle Premier, I love it so much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2002

13th Aug 2004, 22:26

66 mustang was a beauty. I must drive an eagle premier before I die.

20th Oct 2004, 07:19

I owned a 1992 Premier for ten years (1992-2002) and it proved the best road car I had driven over a period of forty plus years. It handled superbly under all conditions, even climbing over a Colorado mountain pass at 10,000 feet on barely graded ex-railroad bed! The spacious trunk was a plus on long trips.

The sleeve valve engine ("borrowed" from Renault/Volvo) was never "touched" and was as good after a decade as new. I never experienced any transmission problems either. The major headache focused upon problems with the electrical system (power windows in particular).

Lastly, in my opinion, this Euro-styled sedan was a classic and did not age with the passage of time.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews