Regarding the Greddy Turbo that was put into a 03 Civic Si which will beat a Talon TSI.
A regular 03 Civic Si: about $13000, a nice excellent condition 1990 talon TSI AWD: about $3500 if not less. Now with the $9500 difference, this talon can be SO customized, that the Civic will NOT know what went past it, even with NOS may not catch it, but remember, you;re still spending more and not getting much more. So the IDEA IS: With a TALON TSI AWD, you get Exhilarating performance for your money, and SAVE.
The Talon does run good against 5.0 stangs, but will not take the 87 to 93 lx 5.0's. I know this because I owned an 89 and 92 and raced both of these cars (both completely stock) against a few turbo Talons and although I give them much respect, they fall behind shortly after launch.
I am looking to get my first car, and I was looking at a talon tsi AWD, but I have been told they are not reliable cars, can anyone shed some light on this, I really need some help in knowing if I should get one.
I was looking into getting one soon too, but all I've found is standard, I can drive standard, but I don't know when you should push the turbo on the car, my dad had one and it was auto, he said best around 60-100 km, is it different in standard?
To the guy wondering how to drive a turbo manual car. If you are just driving to work shift around 3000rpm to avoid most the boost, and save gas. Some cocky guy pulls next to you shaking your windows with bass... shift around 6500. I don't know the specifics on the the talons power band or stock turbo numbers. But for most import turbos, keep the rpms above 3000 or 3500 and you'll be runnin full boost the whole time.
Now you need to learn to launch an AWD :)