Decent cheap, first car
Rear seat seams tore near the headrests. Problem fixed by sewing them back together.
Transmission is beginning to catch sometimes; will sometimes not shift into 3rd gear without some effort.
The first thing you notice about the Eagle Summit ES Sedan is that its styling is rather advanced for its age. If you didn't know that the car was no longer being produced, you might be fooled into thinking it's a later model auto than it really is. It really isn't a bad looking car for a 1993 economy sedan.
The tires could stand to be larger. Handling is not great but is probably on par with other economy vehicles of its size. The transmission has been a problem since day one; it occassionally slips or does not shift properly.
Above 55 or 60 mph, cabin noise is increased significantly and the engine sounds like its racing a bit too hard. (It's impossible to really tell though, as this car does not have a tachometer).
The Summit gets good gas mileage and has so far been fairly reliable. It would make a good first car for a teenager who has a limited amount of money to spend. I got mine as a hand-me-down from my grandmother in 1999; hence the insanely low mileage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th May, 2003