1997 Eagle Talon Reviews

1997 Eagle Talon TSI from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance134000 miles
Previous carSaturn SC

Summary:

The BEST car

General Comments:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my 97' Eagle Talon!!! I bought it in late 2005 and still have my baby today. Can I even explain how many looks I get on a daily basis? It's impossible. My car is sexy! All red with black tinted windows... it's an eye catcher.

This car has been NOTHING but GOOD to me. I always say that he is so reliable...

I did have a belt issue for awhile... but that was nothing but a few bucks here and there. Transmission? Just fine. Brakes? Just fine. He drives like a dream...

I am extremely happy with my car, and I never want to sell it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2010

1997 Eagle Talon TSI AWD turbo from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired25 kilometres
Most recent distance97000 kilometres

Summary:

Awesome car if looked after!

Faults:

No major emergency repairs.

Had timing chain replaced at 85000 ks just for safety, it didn't break, but it was one thing that was mentioned that should be done.

Had to replace driver seat belt as it was sticking and wouldn't pull out properly.

General Comments:

I love my car! I had to catch a ferry and took it to 140kls on a quiet road and it felt like a hovercraft. Very smooth. I am female so the car has been babied, but also opened up on the hwy when needed. I have owned it since new and I will run it into the ground... this car I am not selling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2006

26th Apr 2006, 19:24

I sort of like the talons. NOthing beats a porsche 944 though, but yeah, having power is nice on the highway, I'm glad you like your car. Do you have a name for it yet?

2nd Aug 2006, 10:31

I have a 97 ESI, with 145k and still going strong. Regular maintenance is the key. Keep the oil fresh, every 3k along with regular tune ups and you'll be fine. Like other owners have commented the car is not much on power, but a blast to drive, and I am averaging 27 mpg! Love the Talon, enjoy yours.

13th Feb 2007, 21:18

I just got my Talon about 3 months ago and I absolutely love it it's a blast to drive and so far it hasn't giving me any real problems. The only thing is that my driver seat door is giving me problems and might have to replaced. but other than that I absolutely love my baby.

1997 Eagle Talon ESi 2.2L from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carDodge Grand Caravan

Summary:

Overall, I like my ride and hope to get it better up and running

Faults:

1. Blown engine after oil leaked out behind motor and burned off on exhaust manifold. This happened at 90,000 miles. Replaced with a used motor provided by warranty company. Unsure what mileage this "new" motor has on it.

2. Replaced exhaust from manifold to converter- need to replace converter and rest of exhaust. All caused by rust from previous owner.

3. Transmission whines like it is hooked to a turbo. Been whining since I bought the car.

4. Front brakes occasionally squeak. Rear breaks also occasionally squeak.

5. Right after engine replacement, the wheel bearings went out on the driver's side as well as the brake calipers on both sides seized. Got them replaced.

General Comments:

For being a Chrysler vehicle, this baby will move like a (as my wife usually says) raped ape. If you are not careful, she can get away from you as she seems to have a feather-touch accelerator. However, getting her to increase speed is a little bit of a hassle as she tends to bog a bit.

I bought this car from a place in Harper, Kansas- called Harper Motors. Man, I will never buy anything from them again. They claimed the heads had been replaced and just over a month later, they blew as well as the whole engine. Thankfully, somewhat, I had the extended warranty. But, don't get me started on the warranty company!

After a month of craziness with the warranty company, my engine replacement came in. Now, it runs again. Only now, it has new sounds I had never heard from the previous. There is a sound like fluid slashing around, but only when the car is driving. There must also be a consistancy with the lifter knocking after so many miles as the "new" motor also has a knocking sound similar to the original.

The entire time I have had this car, there has been a high-pitched whine coming from around the firewall. Come to find out, it is coming from the transmission. Others have told me that it may be coming from the catylitic (sp?) converter. Reading another post, the writer told of similar problems that they had, which is making me think of what I am still in for.

The interior lights do not function as they should. One dome/map light does not come on at all. The other comes on only when you push the button and not when any of the doors are open.

The washer fluid tank is shot somewhere so it leaks out washer fluid.

The underframe rail on the driver's side have been bent due to someone setting a jack underneath.

I know spending money on this is costly, as it has been thus far. But, overall, I am happy with such a nice looking ride.

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

Review Date: 20th March, 2006

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 24 reviews