6th Oct 2009, 12:17
Not anymore. Mercedes realized their mistake before too long, and has now completely unloaded the company. Chrysler destroyed AMC to get Jeep, never had any real commitment to Eagle, and callously sent Plymouth to the gallows at the command of their new German masters. There never was any 'partnership' between Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler - the Germans took Chrysler for a ride, then threw them out on the side of the road when they found it wasn't worth the trouble.
Anyway, Eagle was and is an interesting brand, but easily the most dependable of its models was the Talon, which is a copy of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. The Vision is just like so many other Chryslers of its time - they look good and drive great, but the problem is they don't much. Chrysler should have kept Eagle - maybe that brand could have stepped in to take Plymouth's place. But no. A disgraced luxury brand, a muscle car brand totally devoid of anything practical, and a SUV maker - and that's all Chrysler's got.
Still, I'd be lying if I said I didn't want an Eagle Vision - it's a very good looking car, and like others of its brand it will probably become a collector's car in the future.
17th Oct 2009, 17:41
I purchased my 1995 Eagle Vision ESI in 1997, it is 14 years old with 138,450 miles on it. In 2001 I shipped my Eagle to Germany and was very satisfied with its performance on the German Autobahn. Hands down it is the best vehicle that I have ever owned.
I still get excellent gas mileage and the handling is superb. Have not experienced any major problems, except having the transmission rebuilt. I started using synthetic oil at 80.000 miles. Regular preventive maintenance have kept the Eagle in great shape.