1991 Eagle Talon Reviews - Page 3 of 9

1991 Eagle Talon 2.0 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired158000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carPontiac Fiero

Summary:

A sporty fun ride

Faults:

Spark plugs needed replaced.

Air filter.

Oxygen sensor failing (car lags)

Starter failing/failed (replacing)

Transmission is touchy to shift, and takes a while to warm up.

Clutch is down to one-fourth of total pedal and needs replaced.

Power steering whined, but that's fixed with a lot of fluid X.X.

Air conditioning needs recharged.

Gas pedal very sloppy, and car does not accelerate very quickly like it should.

General Comments:

This car handles like a dream. Compared to my mom's '88 Honda, my talon is a dream come true. She came with a 10-speaker Sony Xplod system, and I enjoy driving old people crazy with the high bass. The seats are very comfortable, but the dash is a little high because I'm fairly short. The seats are very comfortable, despite the fact my car is on it's second engine, and I believe the seventh owner. I can't complain, though, because my Fiero died about 3 weeks after I got it. My talon was mistreated by its previous owner, and that's where many of the problems came from.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2004

1991 Eagle Talon TSI, FWD 2.0L turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0L turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired178000 kilometres
Most recent distance197000 kilometres

Summary:

You gotta Drive this Car!

Faults:

Alternator blew almost right away.

Gas lines leaked like crazy (due to a faulty repair job from before I owned it)

Hydraulic Tensioner died at it's current mileage. This caused the Timing to get thrown off, and my Valves collided with my Pistons. Killing the Engine.

General Comments:

I bought my Car last year. I did all the research I could on the Net and I knew I wanted a Talon. I drove 9 Hours to get it. Picked it up in Toronto, Ontario.

Even though it was 11 years old when I got it, it was in perfect shape. The exterior and interior were emmaculant!

Most of the problems I've had with my car are based on me not knowing the parts that were in it. If I had known that the Tensioner was the Original I would have replaced it before it died.

They can be a troublesome car to have, but that's only when they are neglected.

When the car is running properly I have no complaints what so ever. It handles like a dream, it's got the acceleration and top end that I like. The cockpit is so Driver Oriented that it feels like a part of your body.

All in all I'd say that if you have the time, the patience and the money to take care of one of the DSM cars, then go for it, you won't regret it at all!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2003

1991 Eagle Talon TSi DOHC 2.0L turbo AWD from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission DOHC 2.0L turbo AWD Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance192000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Sunbird

Summary:

Learn to wrench first, then buy one.

Faults:

Had the car for 10 minutes and the nut fell off the A\C tensioner pulley, shredding two accessory belts.

Overdrive slips when engaged. Transmission spins like it's in neutral when OD button is pressed.

Heater hose burst open after 4 days.

Thermostat seized after 5 days.

Raised the car with the stock scissor jack and one side of the jack cracked and broke sending the car down on its driver's side rotor. VERY DANGEROUS! No damage, phew...

Car burns oil very rapidly. Smokes so bad that it can fill an intersection if I'm parked at a red light long enough. Yet to figure out cause.

General Comments:

I have owned this car for two weeks and it has been nothing but headaches.

I would most likely sell it if it didn't look and perform like the race car of my dreams. That is, when it's actually running...

Really fun on the highway, but watch for those cops.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd July, 2003

4th Aug 2003, 22:41

After reading your comments I've come to a conclusion. You bought a scrap car. How much did you pay for it: $1100?? What would you expect? I'm sure that you could visually see that the car was in bad shape, the hoses were probably all dried and cracked. Plus. you should have did an over all check of you're vehicle to look for things such as loose bolts.

I paid just over $5000 for my '91 TSI last year, and it was in almost perfect condition. It had a lot of miles on it, but the body was in great shape as well as the interior and the engine. The only thing is that you have to keep up on the maintenance for these cars.

If you would pay about $1000 for any car you should expect it to be in bad, if not horrible condition!

3rd Nov 2009, 13:49

Hey, I'm looking for some parts, but I can't find anything.

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