1991 Eagle Talon Reviews - Page 2 of 9

1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD turbo from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission turbo Don't Know
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles

Faults:

Cruise Control stopped working.

General Comments:

I bought this car almost two years ago from my brother with less than 25,000 original miles. He bought it from the original owner who lives in New York city and only put 20,000 miles on it in 11 years.

Car is in very good shape. White turbo package. Could use a pristine paint job, though it still looks good.

Runs great and handles pretty good for a 15 year old car. I read old reviews of this car and it got high marks for performance and handling, surpassing some pure sports cars of the day, so I read. Turbo lags a bit and by today's standards it isn't "fast", but it does have a bit of kick to it and is fun to drive.

Love the interior, hard to get in and out, but the cockpit puts you in a great driving position with all controls at your finger tips.

Still looks good in todays car world, a handsome design that has aged well. I get plenty of compliments on it.

With less than 40,000 miles on it I suspect I'll have this car for many years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2006

1991 Eagle Talon tsi 2.0 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carIsuzu Stylus

Summary:

These cars are the total package for 1991

Faults:

I just bought this car with 85000km with a blown head gasket. I'am planning on replacing the gasket myself and was wondering if I need to replace the head bolts with new ones and also what else I should check for. I know that I need to check if the head is warped.

General Comments:

I've always liked these cars, but never could find one that was right for me.

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

Review Date: 27th August, 2006

1991 Eagle Talon Tsi Fwd 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired289000 kilometres
Most recent distance295000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Fast and fun, but not as a daily driver

Faults:

When I bought the car, I had to replace the right wheel bearing and both cv axles.

First day I had it I replaced a heater core hose because it burst.

A thousand little creaks and rattles all over the car. 1G DSMs are known for this.

General Comments:

It's a very fast car and can turn heads, but that's all it can do. Definitely not to be used as a daily driver.

Sport cars should never be front wheel drive. There is extreme torque steer when the turbo kicks in. The AWD model remedies this problem however.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th August, 2005

1991 Eagle Talon Base 2.0 Non turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Non turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired128000 miles
Most recent distance139000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

If it is an automatic just say NO

Faults:

Transmission (5 times) started right after I bought the car.

Spark plugs and wires (replaced out of habit they wern't bad yet)

Starter had to be rebuilt.

General Comments:

Fast car for a non-turbo. A ton faster than my civic. Has a serious transmission problem though (if you buy one and I hope you do, get an 5 speed stay away from the automatics).

I love my car when it is running. I drive my talon 100 miles a day to get to school and work and back home. It gives you a smooth comfortable ride and is realy fun to drive. Packs a nice punch for a 4 cylinder non-turbo with an automatic transmission.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th June, 2004

4th Sep 2006, 21:29

I am buying a automatic one. Why shouldn't I? Please email me at ethane007@aol.com

1991 Eagle Talon TSi 16v DOCH turbo AWD from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 16v DOCH turbo AWD Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130923 miles
Most recent distance133634 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Summary:

Extreeme Stock sports car!

Faults:

When I first got the car the Alternator was shot, so I took it to the shop and they fixed it for me.

The rear window wiper shorted out at 131,000 - put a new motor in for that.

My spoiler is loose.

The rear hatch hydraulic holders are broken, so not the trunk dose not stay open by it's self.

General Comments:

It was love at first sight for me. I knew that this car was for me. I love this car, it gets up and goes really fast, handles like a Cougar (actually better) and it is quite enjoyable. It shifts silky smooth, the only gear I kind of have to force it into is reverse, but that is OK. It is the car of my dreams, it is the AWD model so it does really good in the winter. I love the power it has, I have to drive to work on this back road every day, and those old grandpa's can get annoying, so I just drop a gear or two, depending on how slop the oerson is going, the I stomp on the gas, the turbo kicks in and I am off. I don't think I would have made it around those cars with my LeBaron, even though that was a nice car too, it was gutless.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2004

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 41 reviews