1993 Eagle Talon Reviews - Page 2 of 6

1993 Eagle Talon ES 4 cylinder. 2.0 Liter from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder. 2.0 Liter Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Great car, but it has it's problems..

Faults:

Well, I bought this car a year ago, because my Toyota Celica was in an accident. When I bought it, it only had 60,000 miles on it, so I thought I was getting a good deal, and it only cost me $1,800. This was probably one of the first times I'd seen an eagle, because they were so rare. I then found out why they were so rare, they had a lot of problems! When I bought it, it was in semi tip-top condition, just the seats were a little messed up, but I bought some covers.

-About 4 months later, the front "Eagle" logo had been ripped off! (it's a sticker!!) And I have no idea were to get another. (it looks weird without it)

-At about 70,000 miles, the oil tank had to be replaced, it leaked very badly.

-About 8 months after I bought it, the air conditioner broke!

-2 months after that broke, the power sunroof wouldn't budge!

-The front headlights died about 4 weeks after the sunroof broke.

-A month later, the brakes weren't working as good, had to be replaced.

General Comments:

This car is great, and it's considered to be very rare were I live. However, the rear seats definitely need much more room! It handles great, and has great fuel economy. I just wish I knew were I could get another Eagle Logo Sticker... so far, no one knows were to get another, not even the people at the auto parts store. Any ideas?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd September, 2006

17th Apr 2007, 06:52

Hey I own a 1995 Talon. you should check with the dealer, they usually have it in stock and if not they can order it. :)

1993 Eagle Talon TSI 2.0 turbo from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired131000 miles
Most recent distance132000 miles

Summary:

It's a great car, very fast

Faults:

Some gaskets were leaking, but were fixed.

General Comments:

My 1993 turbo talon all-wheel drive is great, but I need help choosing which up-grades I should do next.

I already have a T3 T4 turbo which does up to 20 psi, lowering shocks and springs, K.N.N. intake, turbo boost and oil gauges, rear strut bar, and H.K.S Camshafts.

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

Review Date: 10th January, 2006

1993 Eagle Talon AWD TSi 2.0 turbo from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Scottsdale

Summary:

Daily driver in daylight, street machine at night

Faults:

Since acquisition of the previous owner at 60,000 miles very little has gone wrong. this owner did read up on problems that would happen if maintenance was not taken care of, and common problems, thus he took care of them before they erupted into full problems.

Change of Timing chain, water pump, and timing guides at 55,000 miles.

Capacitors replaced before leakage occurred- 75,000 miles.

Timing belt, water pump, and all else replaced again at 107,000.

Rear hydraulics have gone out on lift back- 119,000 miles.

New battery 119,000 miles.

General Comments:

This was a really sweet deal to come across. I was fourtunate enough to find a older man who took immaculate care of his vehicles. at 100,000 miles an oil change was never missed, or a timing belt change for that matter. With a high flow fuel pump, after market external waste-gate, boost controller, and 3" exhaust from my turbo back I have few competitors on the road. I was astounded when my stock turbo was putting out 15 PSI, far exceeding the 7-10 stock PSI. Whether it be alpine driving or flat out drag I have beat 2003 Audi A4's, and just about anything Honda (although there are some CRX's out there that have my number), even other elclipse's/ Talons have difficulty at times. DSM's finest are displayed in this stock turbo beast. Although the back seat holds little else than some work supplies, what does a 18 year old motor head need a back seat for? I would greatly appreciate any helpful comments anyone could make to make this 13.4 second car a little faster. i had an idea for a new EVO head unit installation (they are the same motor), am I off the wall or is this possible with beneficial effects?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2005

3rd Sep 2005, 17:59

I put a EVO MAF sensor from Japan on my car and install the APEXI Sfac 2 kit. It is a grerat set up. You should also look into getting an intercooler for the car. Would do you wonders.

27th Sep 2005, 15:08

If your interested in tuning your car, you may want to check out DSMtuners.com. You will find more than enough information on your car and how to tune it. These cars are already running 8 second 1/4 miles. Also the EVO motor is a reversed 4g63 and will not go in your car without fabrication. The 4g63 in your car will handle 400hp before you have to change the stock internals. Have fun, and hope to see you at DSMtuners!

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