1992 Eagle Talon Reviews - Page 7 of 13

1992 Eagle Talon TSi turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Expensive to own, but worth it

Faults:

Turbo failed for previous owner at 88,000 miles. He took it to the Chrysler dealership to have it replaced with stock parts and I purchased the car 10 months later. I then had the same dealer check the car out prior to purchase and before its warranty expired. They said the car was fine. 6,000 miles later and now out of warranty they said the turbo would need replacement again at a cost of another twenty-five hundred dollars.

Both Windows need regulators ($500.00) and seem to want to crawl out of the doors.

General Comments:

Comfortable interior and seat.

Very fast and puts Honda cars in there place.

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

Review Date: 1st February, 2003

1992 Eagle Talon Esi 2.0 non turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 non turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carMazda MX3

Summary:

Very nice looking, very expensive to keep running

Faults:

When I first bought it, it was perfect for about 3 months, so I invested some money into it. Soon after all the problems began.

Timing belt went out at 175000kms.

No compression in one cylinder, fixed that and 4 valves.

Axle broke.

Clutch went at 177000kms.

The radiator broke, car heating up.

All the belts need replacing.

General Comments:

This car is very nice, and performs quite well. I was very happy till the problems arose. I spent thousands of dollars to fix these problems. I still can't afford to fix the heater, and it's cold here. I still like the car, but I don't feel it's reliable.

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

Review Date: 13th December, 2002

1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD 2.0 DOHC turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance154000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

Inter-cooled turbocharged Honda killer

Faults:

Brakes needed replacement when I purchased the car.

Pinion seal in rear differential went at about 150000 miles.

Ball Joints, tie-rod ends, and front CV boots needed replacement last summer.

New heater blower motor was needed recently when it got cold.

General Comments:

This car is a great car to buy if you like great performance stock from the factory. It handles excellent with just adding a strut tower bar, and by adding a boost controller and a free flow exhaust I now have a new feeling for acceleration. This car can be made very quick, I'm talking 12 second quarter mile times without making any internal engine improvements. The only complaints heard out of my car is the passengers that attempt to sit in the back seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th December, 2002

9th Nov 2005, 14:35

Do you know that noise it makes when you hit the turbo? well I seen that turbo valve for about 70 bucks online, do they really work?

1992 Eagle Talon 2.0 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carFord Topaz

Summary:

A very nice, very fast car

Faults:

Needs a new radiator, sway bars, and tie rods.

General Comments:

Engine is very compact and hard to work on, but it's very easy to soup up. Picks up really quick. Engine purrs like a kitten. A very good racing car. Very sporty. Perfect interior. Very small exterior damage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2002

1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD 2.0 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance114000 miles

Summary:

A Pocket Rocket

Faults:

Driver-side and passenger-side leather seats start to crack if not properly maintained.

Keep an eye on maintenance of minor parts when approaching 100,000 miles.

Brakes are strong, rotors can warp if the brakes are pushed down strongly (i.e. skidding.)

Have gears/gear linkage tightened if the shifter starts to show any stubbornness in regards to going into the next gear.

General Comments:

The acceleration in this car is great. There is great power efficiency. With such a small engine, this car has a punch.

Horsepower reaches it's peak at a little over 6,000 RPM (about 6,250) so it is a good idea to shift at that point. Many think that running the car into the high RPM range gets more acceleration. Knowing your car's point of maximum horsepower is important. After about 6,250 RPM, a 1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD's horsepower will drop off. Running this car's RPM into the high numbers only adds a chunk of time to your 0-60 time because you aren't gaining any horsepower out of the deal and as a result, you aren't gaining any increase in acceleration.

When looking for acceleration, do not rev up the engine with the clutch in because it does damage to the clutch. Leave the car in neutral. Rev up the engine to the desired RPM (I usually rev to about 4,500-5,500), put the clutch in, slam the shifter into first and quickly let out the clutch. The car will jolt forward and you are off very quickly.

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

Review Date: 31st August, 2002

9th Jan 2003, 18:51

I agree, there really is no reason to rev your engine to that point and drop the clutch. If you know how to drive your car you should not have to rev it up and drop the clutch to get a good start off the line.

4th Feb 2003, 15:45

I'm a 92 Talon owner and you know what man? It really sounds like you don't know what you're talking about. It really is a shame that you treat your TSI like that.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 58 reviews