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1996 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo Hatchback Review
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Boosted — extremely good performance i built it better than factory comfortable and race inspired i get about 9 mpgs and needs constant maintenance this car is very fun to drive not for the faint of heart i would never recomend this car because then another person would own one and then i will be overwhelmed with the great dishonor they left with the car

Pros: mine  has 450hp

Cons: its always something

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1996 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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First Car That I Feel I Can Make Worthy — Way better than the Saturn. A few more problems with this one than the Saturn. Much faster and a lot of fun to drive. Needs some repairs from it being hit and broken into. But I love this car! I would only recommend this car to someone if you like working on cars or know a little something about them, as it does require a little bit more extra maintenance and attention as compared to other cars. I purchased this car in January 2008 with just over 110,000 miles on it. Has a rebuilt engine, 3in. exhaust, turbo timer, boost and A/F gauge, and a K&N Intake.

Pros: Fast and fun to drive

Cons: Not always reliable

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1996 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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Cheap, Quick, Easy To Work On — Performance is great Handling is great Reliability is not as great Body looks good Horrible on gas Overall very fun to drive 4g63 Motor is a very powerful plant

Pros: Power, Acceleration

Cons: Fuel Economy, Reliability

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1996 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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Well Done, Albeit A Bit Small Inside. — Unfortunatley, this was a used (and abused) car when I received it. I added a new sound system, but never figured out how to remove the strange smell. The accelleration and AWD capabilities were good, but did not handle as well as my WRX. The random shock treatment I received on my left thigh from time to time was interesting...

Pros: Decent accelleration
AWD
All(most) American

Cons: Small inside
Engine was not the best in the series for DSM

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1996 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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It Was A Fast 4 Cylinder That Could Take Down V8's — DSM. You have to take care of the car and fix it a lot but it is really fast!!!!

Pros: Fast

Cons: Had to maintain it a lot.

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1996 Eagle Talon 2 Dr ESi Hatchback Review
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Project Car. — So this was my attempt at just having fun with a car. A 1996 Eagle Talon ESi, and was eventually transformed into a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse. I have to admit it was a fun car, however it was nothing more than a money pit.

Pros: Wild styling, Bells and Whistles all over, Fun to drive

Cons: Completely undependable engine, Electrical  nightmare, Ridiculously low performance

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1996 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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All You Could Want Out Of A Sports Car And More...just Buy Yourself A Spare Car.. — I've owned this beast for over 2 years. If I could go back to the day I bought it. I would have slaped my self in the face for doing so. However since I cannot travel back in time, I am stuck with it. I would not recommend this car to you, if you are not mechanically inclined. Then again, I would not own anything else. Some days I hate the car, other days I cant wait to get back behind the wheel.

Pros: Amazing looks, amazing power and handling...Then you start modding

Cons: Things break...A lot..and quiet often

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1996 Eagle Talon 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Good Car For Driving To Work Or Anywhere Else. — This car handles great, it needs some repairs, some spots on the body need touching up. The mileage is nice and low. Definitely a fun car to drive. Didn't cost me as much as i thought it would. Great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Nice small car, handles great. Nice view out the hatch window. :)

Cons: The back seats might be too small for taller people.

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1996 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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A Great Car, Lots Of Power And A Blast To Drive — 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 cylinder. It's heavily modified with a larger turbo, down pipe, intercooler pipes, intake and too many other things to list. It's been a great car for me!

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

Pros: Power, all wheel drive launches like a scalded car, looks, handles great

Cons: back seats are okay for little kids but that's about it...but I don't sit back there so I don't care :)  the brakes could be better for what the car weighs

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1996 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo Hatchback Review
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People Love The Blow Off Vavle More Than Anything Really. — I assume this car would be a ton better had the previous owner not completely destroyed it structurally. Rust is every car's worst enemy. Dont get me wrong its fast and fun as hell to drive, but i'm forced to baby it cuz of its pre existing conditions. Gas mileage is good. Its got really tight handling and has good acceleration.

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

Pros: It has a turbo

Cons: Its too fast for you

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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

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

1993 Eagle Talon Reviews

Fun And Fast Wish It Had Been Run Snd Not Parked For Two Years Before I Bought It By Bubbablak

Its a nice car very fun to drive i bought it a week ago and the car hadnt been driven for two years thats probably why it has machanical problems. Prrvious owner had it for one week and hood went and ... Read More

Clean By Raymond

its a good car its got power but not alot breaks are good it handles pretty good only thing it needed was a paint job and a motor the interior is in good shape it get good gas mileage yes it is fun to... Read More

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