1991 Eagle Talon Reviews - Page 4 of 9

1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD 2.0 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

High performance, high maintenance

Faults:

Problems that I have had with my car.

Window tracking problem.

Oil leaking problem.

Poor struts.

Valve cover leak.

Clutch problems.

Manual transmission grinds.

Starter problems.

Oxygen sensor went out.

Maintenance that has been done:

Rotors/pads were replaced at 118k miles by American Tire.

Lithia did an engine rebuild at 120k miles.

Hales Technical installed a new ACT2600 clutch at 124k miles.

Quick Lube flushed coolant and refilled at 124k miles.

I went ahead and replaced the starter at 125k miles.

Lithia replaced all belts... A/C belt, P/S belt, timing belt etc at 130k miles.

Lithia replaced oil filter O-ring at 130k miles, and changed the oil at the same time.

I replaced my oxygen sensor at 130k miles.

I replaced my valve cover at 131k miles.

I replaced my transmission fluid with GM synchromesh at 131k miles.

The turbo went out at 130k miles. I replaced the turbo with factory turbo, and then the car died on me 5 blocks later, and the car wouldn't start. Had to take it to a shop to get it fixed.

General Comments:

This car is an awesome car, due to the All Wheel Drive and turbo. However, if you don't have money, I suggest keeping the car completely stock, and I do mean completely! If you mod the car as I have, you will run into huge problems, and it will become a money pit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th May, 2003

1991 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0 turbo sharged V6, 260 hp from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo sharged V6, 260 hp Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance243000 kilometres
Previous carGMC Jimmy

Summary:

A fast, high performance, good looking bargain

Faults:

I needed to replace the axles after 1000km.

I had to replace the alternator after 1100Km.

Had to replace fuel filter after 2000 Km.

General Comments:

This is the fastest car I have ever ridden in, especially for its age and price range.

Very affordable.

Makes you look and feel very superior and chic!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2003

5th Jun 2003, 01:54

You bought a used 12 year old car and had to replace the alternator at 1100 km... but how old was the alternator that you replaced? Same with everything else.

4th Aug 2003, 22:31

I have a '91 TSI. I only had it for a short while before needing to replace the Alternator. But that can't reflect you're opinion of the car. You're Alternator could have been 10 years old by the time you got the car.

One question for you though, where did you find a V6 Talon with 260 HP?? That's quite the feet.. Seeing how the Talons were all 4 Cylinder with about 200 HP in the TSI.

1991 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0 turbo 16v from Puerto Rico

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo 16v Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

If you do not have the money do not buy it

Faults:

Valve cover gasket leaked & valve cover bolts treads were strip when I bought it.

Front rotors needed to be cut and were making a severe vibration when braking also the vibration damaged the rack and pinion bushings and had to be replaced.

Rear wheel brakes calipers guides were rusted and the pads were bent.

Water pump was leaking and had to be replaced.

Top balance shaft broke and stopped spinning and I had to replace both timing belts. And the engine front sproket and the front balance shaft bearing and seals.

Front struts were bad and had to be replaced.

Now the engine has a severe blow by so every time I hit the gas hard it will spit the oil from the dipstick.

The electric mirrors do not work.

Engine idle is to low and the oil pressure light will come on and nobody seems to know how to fix this problem.

General Comments:

This car is extremely good looking maybe that's why I keep it. If you going to buy one I suggest that you buy it from a private owner rather than a dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th December, 2002

1991 Eagle Talon 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

I can't wait to get a more reliable kick in the pants ride

Faults:

Motor 1: broken timing belt shortly after replacing at scheduled time.

Motor 2: another poorly placed timing belt; ECM; starter; air conditioning recharge; unexplained motor vibration, causing transmission to pull away from motor;

Motor 3: front axles; replaced timing belt (correctly this time), along with hydraulic tensioner; water pump; bad counter-balance shaft bearing; alternator; sudden, unexplained, and dramatic loss of oil;

Motor 4: another ECM; coil pack.

Have had two transmissions - synchros problem shifting to second with each.

Radio no longer has ability to pick up stations.

General Comments:

Great deal of fun to drive when working properly. However, these times have been few and far between.

Good in snow also.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th December, 2002

23rd Jan 2006, 08:40

When all this stuff started with your car, how many miles did you have on it, because I have a 91 Eagle Talon, and I have already replaced the spark plugs, engine coolant hoses, and a crank sensor that cost me like 500 dollars.

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