1992 Eagle Talon Reviews - Page 9 of 13

1992 Eagle Talon DOHC AWD TSI turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark

Summary:

An excellent street-racer for the lover of fast cars

Faults:

Front suspension is having some problems. Started shaking past 65 miles per hour despite new tie-rods, U-joints, end-joints.

Seats are thin cloth and are wearing.

A-pillar held on with flimsy plastic clips and velcro. Had to replace one side of pillar already. In fact, have had to do a lot of interior repairs compared to other cars I have owned.

Head gasket started leaking oil at 120,000.

Timing belt went out at 110,000.

General Comments:

For the money, this is one compact and fast little car.

Timing belt very easy to change. Engine in general very easy to work on - the entire engine can be rebuilt without removing it from the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 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
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carEagle Talon

Summary:

Best performance for the price with turbo-charged all-wheel drive

Faults:

The oil cooler recently went.

General Comments:

The car has great performance out of the box with plenty of cheap upgrades to improve it.

The seats are comfortable enough to drive it from Georgia to Michigan.

The engine bay is a little crowded, but the Mitsubishi 4G63 turbo-charged engine is a marvelous motor.

I bought one for my first car, and bought another to build for a drag car. Great car for student or car enthusiast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2002

1992 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired236000 miles
Most recent distance256000 miles
Previous carDodge Charger

Summary:

A high performance bargain

Faults:

The thing that was most wrong with the car was that the turbos seal had gone bad and was leaking a lot of oil into the intake. This caused the car to burn oil. The car never burned oil otherwise when this was fixed.

General Comments:

Really ran great for the miles. I enjoyed it very much. Still very fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th February, 2002

1992 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0L DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired168000 kilometres
Most recent distance172000 kilometres

Summary:

If the price is right, so is the car

Faults:

My engine seized at 169,000 kilometers, but this was due to a problem with the oil pump and oil pump gauge. There was no oil pressure in the engine, but the gauge was reading pressure. I spent $3900.00 Canadian for the new engine and a new clutch.

Other than that, the problems have all been minor and I feel that this is a great car. Just wish I had known about the gauge before it was too late. Oh well.

2nd gear grinds from time to time, but once you're used to it you find your way around it.

Minor problems with driver's side mirror shorting out half in the upward motion half way up, but only shorts out for a second.

General Comments:

All in all, I would say it's a great car. Very fast for a non-turbo also. Surprised me a lot. Beat Honda's right off the road.

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

Review Date: 24th January, 2002

15th Nov 2002, 22:24

Why would you buy a non turbo talon? you could buy a neon r/t that would blow the doors off your car. Adding a turbo will cost a bit, probably around 1500 (CAN), but will boost hp from 140 to 220, and is the easiest, and most effective upgrade available for any car, not just a talon. (if you do buy a turbo, don't get a stock eagle/mitsubishi turbo; get an aftermarket one, because they are cheaper and better)

18th Sep 2003, 09:26

Perhaps some people are not about rice burning cars that drive fast. Following this persons advice on adding an aftermarket turbo onto a stock vehicle is going to have your vehicle blow up. In order to properly install an aftermarket turbo on a Talon it would require a rebuild of the engine using upgraded components.

1992 Eagle Talon Base 2.0 non-turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 non-turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carChrysler ?

Summary:

Don't judge a book by its cover, but more or less the content/condition of the motor!

Faults:

To start, 2 x rotors, brakes, emergency brake, calipers, seat belt, air conditioning, door handle, exhaust end, exhaust flex pipe, hoses, thermostat, and etc. outside.

Top end of motor went out at 89000. Bottom end of motor 200 miles later.

Clutch, transmission, water pump, timing belt, 3000 miles later.

Bad luck on a good looking lemon, not any more.

General Comments:

This car looked hot, but it didn't run hot when I got her home from the used dealer.

It had been beat on and it showed, so I dropped in a new 2.0 DOHC AMG Cylon Mitsubishi motor which added 25-35 hp.

Even though it was non-turbo, I love driving it, but if I had to do it all over again, I would have bought one new, brand new, & then improved it!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th January, 2002

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