1995 Eagle Talon Reviews - Page 16 of 21

1995 Eagle Talon TSI AWD 2.0L turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0L turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired90205 kilometres
Most recent distance95103 kilometres

Summary:

It has the look and performance for a good price

Faults:

Engine light came on, it was the mass air sensor. ($450)

Horn went ($20), but I got it for free.

My car suddenly turned off and never started (electrical problem) ($250).

Car rattles a little, most likely because of my sound system I have, because it shakes me whole car, but I tuned it down.

Parts take forever to get shipped, if something goes wrong.

General Comments:

Overall this cars really quick for a 4 cylinder, I'm used to my dads GS400 which is still much faster.

Women love this car, looks really nice.

Its fun to drive because, it handles really well, it glues to the road, but don't make turns at like 60 MPH, no car can handle that in the snow or rain, even though it has all wheel drive.

Braking is also pretty impressive, but if you're driving high speeds and you brake really hard, there will be brake fade, which isn't good (get cross drilled rotors).

Front two seats are comfortable, the rears are a little small, but they're also comfortable.

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

Review Date: 15th January, 2002

13th Apr 2003, 23:26

Very expensive to repair. Hard to get parts. Timing belt has gone and ruined engine head, bent valves at 60,000 miles, lots of electrical trouble, anti-lock breaks overheat warping rotors and causing wobble.

1995 Eagle Talon ESi 4 cylinder from Japan

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired96500 miles
Most recent distance97845 miles

Summary:

Very nice!

Faults:

Horn only works when it wants to.

Brakes squeak badly.

Does not stop very smoothly.

General Comments:

Handles very nicely (except on stops).

Nice look inside and out.

Very comfy.

Great buy.

I love this car more than anything and would never get anything else except they stopped making them :* (

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2001

1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD 1.8L turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8L turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance75500 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

A used car nightmare

Faults:

The crankshaft moves too much in the engine at 75,000 miles. The repair requires a complete engine rebuild, and the problem may have also affected the clutch.

General Comments:

The car handles well with a little understeer, but still solid cornering.

A comfortable driver cockpit with all the controls within easy reach.

Not worth the risk as a used car. I have found out that this engine failure is relatively common with model years 1995 and up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th September, 2001

18th Oct 2001, 09:31

As far as I know, they never put a 1.8L engine in a Talon, let alone a turbo one. Before you go ripping apart cars and telling everyone how bad they are, at least know what you're talking about.

14th Dec 2002, 22:58

This owner experienced crankwalk - failure of the crankshaft thrust bearings. This is an uncomfortably common problem with these cars, corrected for the most part in late 97. Mitsubishi and Chrysler are aware of the problem, Chrysler chooses to ignore it. The Miata suffers crankwalk to a far greater degree than the GSX/TSi AWD, and other cars exhibit this as well. Chrysler simply chooses not to support their customers, to pretend it does not exist.

1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD 2.0 liter turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A high performance nightmare. The frugal need not apply

Faults:

My timing belt slipped at 70000 miles. The timing belt was replaced at 50000 miles by the previous owner.

Crank angle sensor replaced 4 times, by myself and the previous owner.

Transmission will not go into reverse unless I go into 1st gear first.

Clutch pressure drops when I make left hand turns. I have to pick up the clutch pedal with my foot to shift when this happens.

Windows rattle badly.

Replaced the wheel bearing.

Paint chipped off the hood.

Paint fading off the ground effects.

Car cannot be aligned properly.

Brake light, coolant light, and SRS light flash on and off randomly.

Both driver's side and passenger side door do not close properly.

Turbo was replaced under warranty.

Dome light does not work for the driver's side door.

After my timing belt slipped, I had the car towed to Marong Chrysler stealer-ship. They replaced the belt under warranty. They reassembled the belts wrong. The balance shaft belt was 180 degrees out of phase. They could not figure out what the problem was so they sent my car to West Herr Mitsu dealership after 1 and 1/2 months of diagnosing. Mitsu figured out the problem in under an hour. Somehow in transit between dealerships, my taillight was busted. Neither dealership would own up to it.

General Comments:

This car is fast. It responds well to modifications. The all wheel drive gives great handling through turns, expecially coming out of them! Drifting in this car is a lot of fun. There is a wealth of information on the Internet about these cars. Good luck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th September, 2001

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