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1991 Eagle Talon 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Love Hate Rellationship — performance is amazing for 4 cylinder non turbo car at 120-140 hp this is a sporty little money grabber, why its a money grabber. well these cars are known for the major engine problems, and parts are relatively expensive due to the mafucturing partner ship of Mitsubishi and dodge ending.

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

Pros: the power and sporty looks make up for the expensive repairs required on a monthly basis.

Cons: the price of parts and small space in the hatch ( wont fit my 15 inch kicker sub in its custom box) :(

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1991 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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Tremendous Bang For Your Buck — I'm currently on my 2nd Talon, both '91 Tsi AWD's. Owned one back in '95 and found a little gem in 2009, which is currently my summer toy. I have mixed feelings about the DSMs. Even though they were amazing cars in the 90's, they had so much potential that just seemed untapped. On the plus side of the ledger, both cars I've owned drove/drive straight as an arrow and felt/feel very tight. Pretty amazing considering the car is now 21 years old! Handling/cornering isn't quite as good as a previously owned 944, but it's not that far behind either. Performance wise, the turbo-charged DOHC 16 valvers are mean little engines. That said, it's a bit disconcerting that many of todays' current vehicles (including some high-end SUVs) can out-accelerate my Talon now. From what I've seen, the cars are fairly easy to modify and get some serious speed out of. Not cheap to do, but the options are plenty. DSMs are very cheap to buy now, and I think one would be hard-pressed to find other sports cars that can perform like the Tsi AWD for the few thousand bucks a good model will run you. A few negatives. Many of the 1st gen DSMs had transmission troubles with the manual trannies and transfer cases. Definitely not cheap items to R and R. Cooling issues have also been weak spots on these cars. Add to that, the fact that many (most?) of the used DSMs have probably been abused and you can be expecting to drop some serious coin on rebuilding the tranny and/or clutch. Parts availability is killing the desirability of older DSMs. Even some engine parts are hard to come by now. This is a huge deterrent to buying or owning a DSM now. All in all, if you keep up on the maintenance and don't abuse them, DSMs will provide a lot of enjoyable driving.

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

Pros: Acceleration,  handling,  appearance/styling.  Excellent Price/Performance ratio.

Cons: Reliability issues.

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1991 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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I Love This Car!! — Performance - The 1st generation DSM in AWD form handles exceptionally well for it's price. The brakes could offer a little for stopping power, but for stock power levels, they are acceptable. The overall power of the car is great for a car of its price tag. It is turbocharged. You can really feel when the turbo spools up. Let's just say life is really fast between about 3200-7000 RPM's Build quality - This is where the car lacks, if you must pick an area. These cars are expensive to maintain for their price tag. However, if properly maintained, they will last quite some time. Appearance - I LOVE the exterior styling of these cars. From the big "whale" mouth on the front bumper, to the "hump" on the hood (for the cams, not the turbo...), to the available 5-piece wing on the rear. Inside the cockpit reminds me of a fighter jet. The orange glow from the gauges, and how everything is built around the driver. The driver's position may seem small and cramped at first, but soon you will enjoy moving your hand about 6 inches to access whatever you may need to. Passenger's seat has good room to stretch. The back seat? Forget them. No full size adult will fit back there comfortably for more then a ride to the gas station. Cost - These cars are not the cheapest to maintain or drive. They require Premium fuel (turbocharged remember?), and a timing belt every 75,000 miles (interference engine. If the belt breaks it's going to be at least $1000 to fix it...). The stock turbocharger will last about 200,000 miles. That will run you anywhere from $500-$2500 to replace (used, aftermarket, new OEM). Being a turbocharged car, it doesn't get the greatest fuel mileage when you consider it is also only sporting a 2.0L 4 cylinder engine. I'll admit I have a heavy foot, but mine gets about 18-19 MPG combined. Fun - In a word? Yes. In a few words? Hell yes. It sticks to the road, has a decent amount of power (195 hp), and just feels right from the driver's position.

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

Pros: Fun to drive, becoming rare, powerful little car

Cons: A little pricey to maintain and fuel, hard to find parts without going to the dealer.

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1991 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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If You Are Or Know A Mitsubishi Mechanic That Knows His/her Stuff, You Are One Step Ahead. — This little rocket ship was a sure footed beast cruising up and down a very dangerous canyon for a decade and a half. When the road opened up you could put her in warp drive and move! I'll miss her.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: AWD Turbo

Cons: Interference engines

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1991 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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Was A Great Car Until The Fire — A great car when i bought it. Ran great, drove great, trans didnt grind. The body was in good shape. only had one spot of rust. Then it sat outside for a year, it rusted and the clear coat came off.

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

Pros: fun

Cons: wiring harness melted

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1991 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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Love It — fun as hell fast as hell. and is getting 20 mpg fun car. and it is pretty roomy inside. love this car to death. wished i bought one as my first car. have a little work to do but works like a dream

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

Pros: fun fast cheap

Cons: dont know yet

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1991 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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Awesome Daily Driver, Would Buy Another One Again. — Bought this one with a damaged head. Came with a 16g turbo. Sold the turbo to cover the cost of the car and fixing the head, plus traded for a 14b. Found some injectors and tossed them in. This car was really quick and fun to drive.

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

Pros: Auto dsm's are fun

Cons: Auto dsm's aren't the fastest kind

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1991 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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Awesomeness — I love my car. The AWD is great in winter. The turbo is fun to feel when you step on the gas, it's also cool to hear it spool up too. Overall this is by far one of the best car's anyone could get for the amount of money.

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

Pros: AWD Turbo plain and simple.

Cons: none

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1991 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo Hatchback Review
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If Your Mechanically Inclined With Some Spare Cash Great Car — Great not AWD did the engine rebuild myself took sometime most likely had to do with the reliability issues great gas mileage if you drove it nice handling was uhh so so. I love the 1G looks interior blows though

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

Pros: TURBO!!!

Cons: FWD and reliability

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1991 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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Check Over Everything Often, Keep Your Eye On The Gauges And You Will Love This Car — I rebuilt the engine 3 years ago and just finished a complete paint job. This car performs amazing and looks good doing it. It still gets decent mileage for the power and is unlike any other car you have ever driven.

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

Pros: The car feels like a cockpit. Everything is made for the driver.

Cons: This is a high maintanance car.

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Reviews From Other Years

1998 Eagle Talon Reviews

Great Speedy Car And Even Better If It's Turboed By Reuben

It looks great and performs great but I wish I had gotten the TSI not the ESi. It gets great gas mileage if you drive it like you want got mpg. Really fun car to drive around town and on the high... Read More

A Very Fun And Affordable Car By Daniel

great on gas mileage, didn't have to replace a thing on it, it handled like a dream, definitley turned heads, kind slow off the start but in the top it would do what you wanted it to do. All i can say... Read More

1997 Eagle Talon Reviews

It's A 2 Door Evo By Tyler

Dj's Garage, current project car. Shooting for a 700+whp daily driver on low to mid boost. Car was at 400+/-whp on 16g turbo@25PSI and custom tune Turbo- PTE 6262 w/ ball bearings and 4'' ported... Read More

Would Buy It Back By Chris

she was a great car for a daily driver. didnt cost much to buy or build. huge aftermakrket with cheap priced upgrades and accessories. ran good, sounded good. looked good and was a popular body, made... Read More

1996 Eagle Talon Reviews

Good Car Overal By Aaron

ESi Eagle Talon, not bad on fuel, would be better if turboed. Price I paid was 1200 and it has a problem with burning oil. Steering pump squeels when at the end of the turning radius. Has a cold air i... Read More

A Great Car, Lots Of Power And A Blast To Drive By jsorensen12

I love everything about this car. I've had it since it 1997 with only 4,000 miles on it, now it has 50,000. It's only needed minimal, expected maintenance besides replacing a leaky clutch master cyl... Read More

1995 Eagle Talon Reviews

Fun Car And Easy To Work On If You Have Patience And Brains By Ryan

its a fairly good car body coulda been in better shape but im working on it its got a gst front bumper and a gs rear going on it along with gst side skirts tranny suck's right now but the short thro... Read More

Cheap Quick And Unreliable By Derek

Its a DSM, always something broken. Pretty quick stock and fairly cheap to beef up. love the stock two-tone paint. Its got a pretty low center of gravity having also been lowered 2" and has excellen... Read More

1994 Eagle Talon Reviews

Great Vehicle. If You Like Working On It. By Brett

amazing for performance only. no practicality. just go fast. would b good for snow if you keep the stock hp and torque, the most powerful 4 cylinder engine built, mitsu 4g63 can run 1000+ hp on bolt o... Read More

Great Everyday Driver, Reliable And Powerful. By tonypro

When this car is maintained properly as I did, it can be extremely long-lived. Provides great cockpit controls and utilizes it's power well. I had an AWD version of this same car... a 1992 version tha... Read More

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