1994 Eagle Vision Reviews

1994 Eagle Vision TSI 3.5 liter from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.5 liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 kilometres
Most recent distance97000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

For the money, it's a great deal!

Faults:

The climate control system in my 94 Eagle Vision TSI malfunctions. The display goes blank and the system goes into full fan defog heat. It stays that way for a minute to 15 minutes, then starts working again and is fine for the rest of the trip. It will do it once every trip. It gets very hot in the car. If I disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, it is fine for a week, then starts up again.

Other than that, it's been a very nice car to drive. If anyone has any cure for this problem, please email me gytenbeek@gmail.com

General Comments:

A very comfortable car, good on gas for the power and size of car, and good in snow with the traction control and front wheel drive.

Had the car for only 2 months, so can't comment on reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2010

1994 Eagle Vision TSI 3.5L from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.5L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired16 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Summary:

Chrysler makes great-looking cars, but when you put a dress on a pig, it's still a pig!

Faults:

Bought new. First year, <8,000 miles the dealer replaced:

- Power antenna (motor would not work at all).

- Entire exhaust system (all kinds of rattles and noises).

- Right-front speaker.

- Numerous factory recall items.

- And the BIGGIE: The ENTIRE climate control system due to a cornucopia of problems, some so strange that the A/C technician exclaimed on numerous occasions, "That's not possible!".

Year 2 brought more problems, < 18,000 miles:

- More A/C - Climate control system problems.

- Some factory-recalled suspension components.

- Complete failure of the transmission, requiring replacement @ 16,000 miles.

- More exhaust system rattles (which are still there).

After the warranty expired:

- Power windows began failing @ 40,000 miles.

- Power seats began failing @ 40,000 miles. Can't afford over $800 in parts PER SEAT to repair (plus labor).

- Spark plug wiring needed replacing @ 50,000 miles.

- Water pump froze @ 60,000 miles. Fortunately, when the water pump went south and broke the timing belt, it occurred when starting the car, and that saved the valves and pistons from damage.

- The power steering fluid reservoir developed a leak @ 65,000 miles. You can't buy just that little plastic tank from Chrysler, nor most Auto Parts dealers... you need to buy the entire steering gear assembly! Fortunately, one of the local Auto Parts I contacted felt sorry for me, and sold me just the reservoir from a new steering gear assembly kit.

- Currently @ 97,000 miles, the car has an intermittent overheating problem. For the past few weeks, it's really been the mystery machine. One day it will overheat after driving 3 miles, then it will be OK for several days where we have driven as much as 100 miles in one day without any problems.

General Comments:

I took it to the repair shop that did some work on it in the past. They had nothing good to say about Eagles, Concordes, Intrepids, and Chrysler in general, and advised me to just get a new car! I can't afford a car payment at this time, so I'm stuck.

Today, it can't go more than 3 miles without spewing all that new coolant. I'll probably get cited by the EPA for dumping toxic waste! Tomorrow it is being towed to a very reputable repair shop. I don't expect the repair bill to be less than $2,000.

As I have said many times before, "You couldn't make me buy another Chrysler product even if you held a gun to my head!" Chrysler makes great-looking cars, but when you put a dress on a pig, it's still a pig!

Signed,

Extremely Frustrated in California.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th April, 2007

1994 Eagle Vision TSi 3.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.5L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired128000 miles
Most recent distance185000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

I love this darn car, best ever owned!

Faults:

Fuel injector rail seals.

Inner Tie Rod Ends.

Transmission.

Intake manifold gaskets.

General Comments:

I acquired this car with relatively high mileage (128K)

Original transmission blew after 144k - not bad!

After fixing known issues, this is the most fun, luxurious, high performance car that I have ever owned!

Previous car (86 BMW 325 ES) could not drive in 1" of snow - with traction control & ABS the Eagle Vision is literally better than an SUV!

I average 27-29 mpg highway and 21-22 overall mpg - the computer estimate is very accurate.

After 185K - all "Bells & Whistles" work. Original paint still looks good (little patch faded by rear top above rear window)

Amazing performance - I have blown away old Camaros, a 3.5l new Altima, etc!

Only modification was to remove noise restrictor in intake tube and drill front of airbox for improved flow (forget K&N- too much hot air under hood!) Estimate 225HP now!

Parts cheap and easy to work on - hey any old car will need work, this is a great design!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2004

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 13 reviews