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1981 AMC EagleReview
Matthew writes:
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Awesome — Produced from 1980 to 1983. It was a car way ahead of its time. With 4x4 as an all-time option. This car drives through a snow storm like its nothing. And when in 2x4, with the 4.2 it can even be a little tail happy.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: The looks, the handling, the 4x4

Cons: Parts can be hard to find

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1981 AMC EagleReview
Jessica writes:

Amc Eagle — Man, I hated this car! It was supposed to be the fabulous 4 wheel drive car - drives like a truck, looks like a car. It was ugly! After a while it started giving us engine problems. I was trying to make it up a hill and it was only going about 20 mph, and finally gave out. It was then I noticed the bright red glow of the catalytic converter reflecting on the snow. We sold it to someone for parts for their Eagle.

Pros: 4WD

Cons: UGLY!

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Reviews From Other Years

1987 AMC Eagle Reviews

Very Great Car, More Versitale Than Today's Crossovers. By Tom

The AMC Eagle is very versatile and suits my needs well. With four wheel drive that can be switched on and off and can be run even on dry pavement, the Eagle is one of the best cars ever made for d... Read More

1986 AMC Eagle Reviews

Amc Eagle By Jordan

i love the engon but i wish the makers put some more jazz into the body and front grill. it is a old car but still has loads of life left in her. it was keep on the farm for a junk car but i fixed it... Read More

A Unique Classic By Pallance

I love this car, its unique shape and style, coming from a jeep background with a rugged inline6. The biggest problem of course, is time and money to repair/rebuild it ... it IS over twenty years old!... Read More

1985 AMC Eagle Reviews

If You Need A Beater With A Heater There Is None Better By Steven

the 4 wheel drive got it anywhere no matter the weather. power wasnt bad and the heater worked decently. the engine ALWAYS started, even in -30 and no block heater. it wasnt a sports car by any stretc... Read More

My Mudding Machine By Michael

4- wheel drive in a small car. For those who know little of these cars. It's a car body on a jeep wrangler frame. 4 wheel drive made this car's appeal. they were only in production for a few years bef... Read More

1984 AMC Eagle Reviews

It Was Definitely Worth The $400 I Paid By Ozzie

Performance- The inline six is a great engine, but its still not a racecar, It does light four wheeling alright, but without 4 low or solid axles its not quite as capable as I would like. The 4wd op... Read More

It's Okay, As Long As You Repair Or Replace The Problematic Bbd. By Nate

For it's time, the AMC Eagle was ahead of its time. The 4WD drive train will get you home in any weather. It's design was of the 80's era, with comfortable seats. However the optional vinyl top cau... Read More

1983 AMC Eagle Reviews

It's The Speagle! By John

The 1983 AMC Eagle SX/4 comes with a pontiac Iron Horse 2.5l L-4, 4 wheel drive and a 4 speed manual transmission. Oh, and the Millennium Falcon effect. One look at it and you gain an instant 10 point... Read More

The Meanest 4x4 Car Ever Devised. By Ben

Way too much fun. Handling is amazing considering the 3600lbs. Drive train stands up to anything. Viscous coupled transfer case provides clean limited slip differential for excellent grab on any te... Read More

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