1993 Eagle Talon Reviews

1993 Eagle Talon DL 1.8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired136743 miles
Most recent distance139467 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

If you take care of it (the right way), it will take care of you!

Faults:

Oil light on while sitting at light; replaced power steering line; slight vibration in the wheel after hitting a dip in the road (I believe I may need struts in the front).

General Comments:

I love the car!!! Bought for $700, invested maybe $300. Other than the oil light and the vibration/sway, I KNOW I found a diamond in the rough!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2009

1993 Eagle Talon ES 2.0L DOHC 16v from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0L DOHC 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired208035 miles
Most recent distance209367 miles

Summary:

I like it. Need help on one thing though

Faults:

Engine idles a little high (1,500 RPMS).

Engine idle will also fluctuate after I have been driving for over 45 minutes (it go up back and forth from 1,500 to 1,000 RPMS).

Check engine light comes on when I start up. It says on for about 7 seconds after I start it.

Car is running a little rich (gas mileage dropped from 30 MPG to 25 MPG, and I can see black smoke coming out of the exhaust when you take the engine over 5,000 RPMS)

General Comments:

I like this car. It is really quick for a 4 cylinder and it handles really well going around turns and stuff.

I am not sure what is wrong with it, but I need to find out because I need this car to last so I want to fix it. Anybody know?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2009

1993 Eagle Talon ES 2.0L non-turbo from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0L non-turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired175000 miles
Most recent distance219000 miles
Previous carFord Aspire

Summary:

Absolutely 300% freaking amazing

Faults:

Tires, clutch, alternator, tie-rod end.

The tires went bad because they were old (new ones now).

The clutch went bad because it was old, alternator was old also, and the tie-rod ends also were old.

General Comments:

This car is amazing, I know a lot of people that say that they would love to buy my car from me and it is completely stock (with exception of minor interior mods).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2009

1993 Eagle Talon 1.7L from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.7L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance219000 kilometres

Summary:

The car is awesome

Faults:

The only things that have gone wrong with my car is that the drivers side axle boot has been torn, not too much to fix though, only about 200 with repair costs.

Lately the car is doing some weird things, like when I throw it in reverse it sometimes shuts off. The brake will still work, but the gas won't, so I have to shut it off then restart it, so might be the tranny (hopefully not).

There is rust above the wheels, not a lot though, but when I get a new paint job done in the summer that will be gone.

The car burns a lot of oil, more than should be happening.

Other than all that, the car is awesome. I love it.

General Comments:

This car is a great car, but you have to have the money to put into it.

It is a nice looking car and is easy to soup up, but it isn't made for performance, more for looks.

If you get a chance to get one, I'd recommend it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2008

1993 Eagle Talon DL 1.8L inline 4 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.8L inline 4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired246000 miles
Most recent distance264000 miles

Summary:

The best car I have ever driven

Faults:

A lot of things have gone with it, as it sat for a few years in a field rusting, so I don't blame them on the car itself. However when I first got it, I started it, it ran, more than what can be said for most cars that have been left to rust. Thou 12 miles later it died. Head Gasket was to blame.

General Comments:

This car is smooth, it shifts like a dream, if your in for your first manual, here it is.

Sitting in the seat is like being in one of those big old tubs, your really low and the dash is rather high. It can be unsettling for someone who is rather short.

The ride is very soft, after all those years sitting thought it would have diminished, but I can normally feel the speed of a car, keep your eyes on the speedometer, or you'll be speeding soon enough.

Very quick acceleration, watch for it, can get you into trouble.

The thing turns on a dime.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2007

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 25 reviews