1992 Eagle Summit Reviews

1992 Eagle Summit from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired45737 miles
Most recent distance52386 miles

Summary:

Low Budget, Low Quality Vehicle, Way overdue for a remodel

Faults:

This car has handed down to me... The major problem with the car even when I didn't have it yet was that it started intermittently, leaving me stuck at random locations all the time. The problem never really started until warmer weather came. No mechanic could figure out what was wrong because we could never get the problem to occur while they were looking at it.

Rotor's were warped causing a giant grind when coming to a stop.

Leaked Oil.

Brakes failed after a few months.

The passenger side-view mirror got torn off.

Roof liner had to be pinned up.

Squealed constantly.

Weather stripping was broken.

A/C was broken (not a surprise) (we don't use freon anymore)

Someone ran into the back causing the muffler to dismount slightly... making it very loud... but there was no physical damage to body... very surprising.

My front passenger quarter panel was mysteriously dented inward one day causing the door to have problems opening.

General Comments:

This car had seen it's day. It was 12 years old with VERY low mileage and one owner. But the unsatisfactory quality of the vehicle was not meant to last. Good while it lasted. It began to cost more to repair than to buy a new vehicle. Thousands were spent on this car that I only managed to receive $650 for trade-in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th January, 2006

1992 Eagle Summit DL Wagon 1.8L 16v DOHC from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8L 16v DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired177890 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Very reliable, fast, and cheap car

Faults:

ECU was bad when I got the car got a new ECU at the junkyard for $35.

Spark plug wires went at 205,000.

Distributor cap went at 210,000.

Cat. converter rusted off at 218,000.

Speedometer does not work.

Oil leak from main seal.

General Comments:

I was VERY surprised at how much punch this little van has although I shouldn't be considering its Mitsubishi 16 Valve DOHC engine paired with a 5 speed manual trans.

4 Wheel independent suspension makes this car handle very well around corners although bigger than 14" stock wheels would help a lot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2005

1992 Eagle Summit 3 dr. hatchback 1.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance138552 miles

Summary:

Best car I have ever owned!

Faults:

The solenoid went bad in 1995 (approx. 50,000 miles.).

The distributor (not the cap) went bad in 2000.

The computer went bad in 2000 as well.

The CV joints and clutch are way overdue for replacement (doing it this month- Feb '03).

General Comments:

I love this car. It is not the coolest looking car, but it has been a warrior for me. I bought her in New Hampshire and drove it to Florida twice, before moving there, (in the Military). Recently we moved to Alabama (another transfer) and this is where she will probably retire as will I. I am getting ready to give her much needed TLC. She is getting new brakes, CV joints, clutch, tail lights (worn looking), paint job, and a timing belt. I know this will cost more than she is worth, but it will keep her going for another ten years I am sure!

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

Review Date: 7th February, 2003

1992 Eagle Summit ES 1.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

Good car I guess; just make sure who you buy it off is not completly insane

Faults:

OK, hmmmm, where should I start?

Clutch replaced almost every 4 months.

A/C doesn't not work.

Leaks oil out the wazoo.

Steering is bent.

Gas gauge is broken.

General Comments:

Overall, the car screwed me over, but I'll tell you what, it starts without hesitation in 10 degree weather, has always been reliable, and not one patch of rust on it. I guess that's the Mitsubishi speaking in it, not the Eagle.

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

Review Date: 11th December, 2002

1992 Eagle Summit 1.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5L Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance202000 miles
Previous carDodge D150

Summary:

Slow, but reliable car

Faults:

It's a pretty nice little sedan. It is exremely reliable, but isn't much for racing. Mine is pretty slow, but still gets 33mpg, but I also have low compression and run 93 octane gas through it. It is pretty cramped on the inside and because of my low compression, is very very slow with 3 or more people in the car.

General Comments:

It's a good car, it is a quick stopper, it's decent to work on, and has a lot of trunk space. I finally broke 200k! Hooray!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2002

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 7 reviews