1995 Eagle Talon Reviews - Page 10 of 21

1995 Eagle Talon esi 4.0 16v DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 16v DOHC Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carPontiac LeMans

Summary:

A good starter car for a kid to teach them how to budget their money

Faults:

Belts, already replaced twice at 110,00 miles and 150,000 miles.

Harmonic balancer replaced at both 110,000 and 150,000, due to no easy removal when replacing belts.

Fogged drivers side headlight lens cover at 110,000 miles.

Shock in hatch does not hold hatch up since 115,000 miles.

Spark plug wires replaced at 150,000, due to constant engine hesitation, not fixed, still hesitates.

Both front and rear upper control arms needed to be replaced at 154,000 along with the bushings.

Front suspension replaced at 154,000 miles.

Rear suspension replaced at 154,000 miles.

Clear coat paint on both outside mirrors flaked off, beginning at 60,000 miles.

Front rack bad at 154,000 miles.

Belts are constantly squalling out loud all the time.

General Comments:

Great gas mileage.

Interior holds up very well and clean with frequent cleaning, the car looks nice on the inside with minimal consistent engine performance and flaking clear coat.

Expensive to maintain in engine and suspension once you hit 150,000 miles. Stick with it, paying a price, or get rid of it and use that money for a down payment on a new car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th October, 2003

1995 Eagle Talon TSI FWD 2.0 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Buy only if you can afford the repairs.

Faults:

The water pump leaked. Had pump and timing belt replaced as recommended by the manufacturer. ($600)

The clutch fluid kept leaking out and the car would not shift into gear. Had the slave cylinder replaced. ($180)

Check engine light came on 60 miles from home at 12:00 am. Engine was running terrible. Two burnt valves replaced. ($850)

The sun roof leaks and has stopped opening. Have not had that fixed.

There is a short in on of the tail lights.

The stock FM stereo fades in and out for no apparent reason.

The interior rattles.

The right rear wish bone suspension makes a metal to metal noise when I hit a bump.

General Comments:

Fast and fun to drive.

Sharp looking.

Terrible reliability.

Poor craftsmanship.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th October, 2003

1995 Eagle Talon esi 2.0L DOHC 16v from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0L DOHC 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired209000 kilometres
Most recent distance210319 kilometres

Summary:

My dream car

Faults:

I bought this amazing car when it had over 200,000km on it, and when I got it, there was some condensation in the driver side headlight.

One of the cylinders for the back hatch was broken, other than that the car was in a considerably good condition compared to how many kilometers was on it.

(There was a very little bit of rust starting to form on the front of the hood).

General Comments:

I love this car more than anything else, it treats me as good as I treat it.

The car moves fast and looks fast, and is great on gas.

I would recommend buying an eagle talon to anybody.

If you show the car love, the car will in turn show you love.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2003

1995 Eagle Talon esi 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance198000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Awesome car affordable sports car!!!

Faults:

My check engine light seems to always be on. My mechanic couldn't figure out why it was on.

My passenger door latch broke. It was quite expensive to fix.

This car is tough. I as well got hit in the back end of it and it only left a scratch.

General Comments:

This car is a beautiful car. It still turns heads even when it is dirty. We are looking into buying another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2003

1995 Eagle Talon TSi 2.0 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired21 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Great...BUT longevity?

Faults:

Drivers side headlight cover leaked, water pump at 40,000 miles, slave and master cylinder for transmission began leaking at 70,000 miles, both door windows became loose and rattled and I've had to have them fixed twice on each side.

General Comments:

LOVE this car! Handles like a dream with any road conditions.

Absolutely amazing in snow, rain, and on the beach. Yes, I've taken it on the beach!

Back seats and trunk are useless, re-sale value horrible, and it just started burning oil. Uh-0h!

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

Review Date: 20th August, 2003

1995 Eagle Talon 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carIsuzu Impulse

Summary:

I would buy another without a second thought

Faults:

My car has been overheating for the last 6 months.

The water light has been on for 2 years, but nothing has been found wrong with anything.

General Comments:

This has been an excellent car, only routine maintenance up to this point. I hate to part with it even though it has a lot of miles on it. Handles well and everything has worn well, still looks new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2003

1st Jul 2004, 00:00

I also have a 1995 Talon that overheats, radiator fans do not run when it's hot also temp gage is not indicating. I am in the process of finding the problem, but no luck yet. Anybody???

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 89 reviews