1995 Eagle Talon Reviews - Page 3 of 21

1995 Eagle Talon Esi 2.0L DOHC from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0L DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance74000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

Overall, the Talon is a very good car and I'd definitely buy another one

Faults:

The solenoid pack had to be replaced in October 2006...about 6 months after I got the car. The replacement cost me almost $500.

I've had bad luck with my car as far as wrecks are concerned. I hadn't even had the car two months when some woman rammed my car in the parking lot while I was at work. Put the car in the shop for three weeks. They had to replace the tire and suspension system on the side of the car she hit...$1300 that the insurance company picked up thankfully. Second wreck involved someone pulling across two lanes of traffic in front of me. My first reaction was to swerve into the other lane. Ended up getting side swiped by someone that was coming up beside me in the other lane faster than I was going. Going to have to replace the passenger side door.

Other than that, nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

My Talon didn't have a lot of miles on it when I bought it. It was missing some parts: windshield wiper switch cover, driver side seat recliner cover. Nothing I can't get from a junkyard, though.

The seats are very comfortable. Took a road trip with three of my friends (the car was VERY crowded to say the least) and I ended up driving a total of about 10-11 hours that day. Only got uncomfortable for sitting down for so long.

The car is pretty quick in acceleration for a 4 cylinder. A lot faster than the Toyota pickup I had. It has good pick up on the highway and interstate.

The car has never run hot and has been completely reliable except for the solenoid pack. It just doesn't have enough room anymore since I've moved on to college from high school. The drive up the mountains can put a strain on the car at times, but the car takes it and keeps on going. Hate to get rid of her.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2007

1995 Eagle Talon TSI AWD 2.0 turbo from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carGMC 1/2 Ton

Summary:

It's like my girlfriend; fun, sexy, but expensive to maintain

Faults:

When I first bought the car, it needed a a rear wheel bearing ($400 CDN plus labour)

Had to replace the harmonic balancer and the serpentine belt a few months later. (almost $1000 CDN with labour)

Needed another rear wheel bearing.

The ABS stopped working. No code was found. After many hours of labour, a malfunctionaing relay was found in the front of the car.

I had problems with the stereo cutting in and out. I took the dash apart to find a loose wire, but could not find any problems. I then installed an aftermarket stereo and I have experienced no problems.

The clutch is shot and needs replacing.

General Comments:

Really really enjoyable to drive. This car is faster than most stock vehicles on the road right from the factory.

It's a shame that these cars are so problem prone, because they are easy to fall in love with.

Very nice interior if you find one with leather.

Handles amazing. My dad has a Porsche Boxster S, and of course its not as a good, but its comparable.

Overall: Don't buy this car unless you are willing to sink $1000 into it every 2 months.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2007

1995 Eagle Talon tsi from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Most recent distance141000 miles

Summary:

I love it!

Faults:

I had problems with the engine light on. The way I got it to go off to disconnect my battery for 10 min. It hasn't been back yet.

General Comments:

I love the car. It picks up quick, gets great gas mileage and runs like a charm.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2006

1995 Eagle Talon TSI 2.0 AWD turbo from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 AWD turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Its my 11 year old hot rod :-)

Faults:

-blew my engine at about 135,000, and had it fully rebuilt. the car itself, transmission and turbo have 150,000 on it.

-my passenger airbag cover has started to peel up.

-i had to replace the power steering pump at 110,000.

-slight fading in color and I had to paint the molding black due to additional fading.

-sunroof leaks in bad rain.

-driver side seat actually snapped and had to be fixed.

-since the car is so low I have really damaged the front of the car bottoming out on curbs and driveways.

General Comments:

-this is my 4th Mitsubishi built car and I love them. all have been bought when they were 10 years old, and nothing, but general maintenance have been done to any of the cars.

-i had a 1990 Eagle Summit DL, 1991 Plymouth Laser, 1993 Dodge Stealth, 1994 Nissan Maxima GXE and the Talon. the Talon rocks over all of them. the Stealth was a great car, but too heavy for the base engine size I had so acceleration was kind of poor. the Maxima is a family sedan, it had some power, but handling was poor. the Laser was awesome, the ancestor of the Talon, I brought that thing up to 207,000 miles before it finally died. the Summit was a bad one due to previous owner neglect.

-after replacing parts and doing maintenance on a variety of Mitsubishi cars, I feel like a mechanic now.

-the car is very sporty and comfortable.

-handling, acceleration and top speed is awesome.

-i have every option available on mine and everything works mint.

-i recommend this to anybody who likes speed and style.

-i love the sound the turbo makes combined with the Flomaster I put on the car.

-the gas mileage I get I feel could be better, but I know its because of the way I drive.

-i think this car has classic styling cues about it. I don't care to much for the recent styles so I know I will be holding onto my talon for a long time. I have no doubts it will make it to over 200,000 within the next 2 years with the way I drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2006

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