1995 Eagle Talon Reviews - Page 9 of 21

1995 Eagle Talon TSI FWD 2.0 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired114900 miles
Most recent distance122100 miles
Previous carEagle Talon

Summary:

High Performance. Totally Fast

Faults:

Nothing wrong with My Talon. I'm just looking to see if anyone Is interested in Buying a FWD TSI TURBO Talon. I'm asking $6,000 for it and I have well over $10,000 in performance parts with top of the line products. If needed more information please e-mail paulwarren19@yahoo.com.

General Comments:

Est. Horse is 350 but over 300 for sure. It's a 5 speed manual with all gauges and auto meters. I have pretty much everything for this talon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2004

17th Feb 2004, 05:59

OK dude, this is a car review website, not a sell your car website. Try Auto Trader if you want to sell your car.

1995 Eagle Talon TSI AWD 2.0 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Mini 3000GT!

Faults:

The harmonic balancer came apart, threw the timing belt, and bent 8 valves along with 4 rockers.

Spun an O-ring on the oil cooler when I was changing the oil, and it ended up pumping all the oil out onto the freeway. Block toast at 117k miles.

General Comments:

Aside from those things, it was a great car! It had tight performance, handled nice (all wheel drive!), and wasn't too bad comfort wise.

I believe the harmonic balancer wouldn't have gone out if it was replaced at the scheduled tune up time, but the guy before me never did it. The oil ring was PROBABLY my fault, so I can't really blame the car for that.

If that hadn't have happened, I'd still have it.

The rear seats are decorative only ;) Trying to get anyone over 4ft tall back there is going to hurt them as leg room is non-existent. However, FRONT seat room is very spacious!

Everything about the car was pretty nice, and in fact, I bought a civic right after that, and bought an Eclipse GSX (same year/color/specs as the Talon) as a second car. If properly maintained, you'll be VERY happy. If not, expect a big bill.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2004

1995 Eagle Talon ESi from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance102200 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Good low-cost sports car and dorm mover

Faults:

Coil Pack and Wires went out at 65,000 (noted in the manual for maintenance at 60,000)

Frequently needs fuel injector cleaner, about 3 times a year, to avoid starting sluggishly.

The back seat is way too small for anyone over 5 feet tall. My passengers frequently hit their heads on the back window if I go over bumps.

General Comments:

I have had nothing but good experiences with this car. I'll admit, I've done a lot of maintenance on the car in 40,000 miles, but it was all preventative maintenance and well worth it.

The handling is very tight, very sporty.

Remarkably good at hauling stuff, I will definitely buy another hatchback. The rear seat folds down, and the hatch cover is removable. I've moved an armchair in this car, as well as a bench on a different occasion, both with the trunk closed. And a kitchen cart... And a Bookcase...

A good looking car, very curvy.

Even though it's not a turbo, it has good acceleration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2003

9th Jun 2004, 09:12

I agree with you in what you said. I have one of these cars and I just love it.

11th Jun 2004, 08:44

Yes, I agree as well. I've recently become a very proud owner of a 1995 Eagle Talon Esi, and I think that it is a very sporty reliable car if you give it the appropriate maintenance. I am very happy with it, and would recommend this car to anybody who wants a good looking sport car. It has very good acceleration as well.

13th Feb 2005, 14:08

I have recently bought a 1996 eagle Talon and I had wondered If I could add a turbo onto the car at all, I know that its possible, but I wondered if it would be worth the extra 60 horsepower for about 1200 dollars? I really love the car but just want more power.

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