1991 Eagle Summit Reviews

1991 Eagle Summit ES from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired59000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

Amazing reliability in a used vehicle

Faults:

Replaced a bad transmission valve that cost less than the tow when car was first purchased.

Routine brake and exhaust wear.

Does not run well in wet weather until the engine is at operating temperature, may need distributor.

No other repairs in 60,000 miles of driving.

General Comments:

This is the most reliable car that I have ever owned, new or used.

No frills or thrills (at least with the three speed automatic) but it will get you there.

The steering wheel does not tilt and blocks the view of the gages for taller drivers like myself. Otherwise the cabin is comfortable. Backseat is for kids only however.

Body is remarkably rust free after several Wisconsin winters, and the car handles in deep snow very well.

Gas mileage is only so so for a four cylinder economy car. Averages 30-32 miles per gallon on the highway.

This car was actually built by Mitsubishi, and after my experience with it I will definitely be buying another of their products in the future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2005

1991 Eagle Summit ES 1.5L 12V from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5L 12V Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Bought for pennies, fun economy car

Faults:

Nothing major has gone wrong with it.

General Comments:

A slick little car, it seems built to last.

The 5 speed manual has synchro's so it shifts pretty easily.

The automatic seat-belts are pretty durable and are a handy feature if you have big fines for not wearing a seat belt where you live.

Good gas mileage (29 City/35 highway).

Locked gas door so people can't steal your gas (great for high school or high crime areas).

Easily modified.

Alot of parts available.

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

Review Date: 17th April, 2004

1991 Eagle Summit 1.5L 12v Misubishi from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5L 12v Misubishi Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Volare

Summary:

Big piece of crap

Faults:

Everything. This car is a piece of crap. This car was in Chrysler's dark age, so that's why it's CRAP!!! Leaks oil like a faucet, and eats it up like candy. Smokes a lot, interior is falling apart (ex: there's holes under the pads.

General Comments:

Well this car is the weakest, sorriest excuse for a car!!! The 1.5L engine doesn't haul anything; my go-kart goes faster than that POS. Paint is falling apart (typical import). This car has to be the biggest piece of crap ever. DARN YOU MITSUBISHI, DARN YOU!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th July, 2003

26th Jul 2003, 22:54

150,000 miles of stop and go city driving and/or poor maintenance would produce the same symptoms in a Toyota.

7th Jul 2004, 01:05

Honestly, I have to say it has been an amazing car! It's right at 150,000 miles, with no sign of breaking down. I haven't even been very good to it - haven't even had the oil changed even close to schedule. It's been a real trooper. Now, when everyone else is buying nicer cars, I can't seem to part with my little egg (we call it that because its the hatchback). It handles great in the snow, rain, flooding, whatever! I just wish the interior wasn't falling apart! It's a 1991, so of course by now it deserves a little wear and tear, but I love my little egg!!

26th Feb 2005, 12:41

Your car isn't the stereotypical Summit scrappy. The auto transmitions are known for their horrid acceleration, and a 1.5L is the cheapest it comes (comes in 1.5, 1.8, and 2.4). Should've gone with a heftier engine with a manual, now that's a fun little car. Negligence and abuse would do that to any car, especially one with 150k miles on it.

18th Mar 2005, 12:12

My '91 eagle summit just broke 70k miles and looking at the body you'd never know. Although under the hood could use some work (oil leaks, manifold, etc). But what do you expect 14 years later any car is gonna lose a step.

The 1.5L 4 speed is more than enough pep for Michigan highways. The only problem is parts availability and not so much engine or brake parts more so body parts and depending on where your eagle was assembled this can be troublesome.

All in all I'd buy another it is an astonishingly reliable vehicle and in todays age it gets fabulous gas mileage (depending on wear and tear).

27th Mar 2005, 19:51

OK first off my 1991 Eagle Summit has over 100,000 and it still gets 35 mpg. will easily exceed speed limits (sshh dont tell).

Second gear scratches are daily 3rd gear scratches need more rpm, but is possible. body is OK some dents, but so does most of my other cars. Am happy to say this car has lasted longer than any other car I have owned in the past.

Now if someone made a body kit I would run it another 10+ years...

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews