1991 Eagle Talon TSi DOHC 2.0L turbo AWD from North America
Learn to wrench first, then buy one.
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.
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.