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1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr ESi Hatchback Review
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Would Buy It Back — 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 it easy to sell.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun and easy

Cons: sold it

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1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr ESi Hatchback Review
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Looking For Something Deacent On Gas And Fun To Drive Then This Is The Vehicle For You. — Love the way it looks, but would love it better if she was wet sanded again. Amazing handling on dry pavement but tn the snow she is okay. There are some minor repairs that were needed but now are fixed. The only things that make funny noises are the windows where it meets the top of the roof and the radar against the rear view mirror, but that's fixable. The Exterior is finished in a House of Kolors Black Diamond Metallic, and the interior is painted in a black, or the panels are fitted with black crushed velvet. Gas mileage is wonderful, at 23 in the city and 28 on the highway. Overall the Vehicle is amazing.

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

Pros: Convient.

Cons: Not many things that can be done to it.

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1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo Hatchback Review
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Maintain It And It'll Treat Ya Right — decent car, never thought I'd need a motor replacement before 100k miles though, but it took a dump at 88k. not too expensive though, I sourced a low mileage motor for 1000 bucks so there it is in a nutshell. Love the performance, fun to drive, but maintain them.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: awesome car

Cons: crankwalk

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1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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Pocket Rocket Now Affordable. — Excellent performance on all turbo models with the Mitsubishi 4G63T engine, but avoid non-turbo models with their 420a Dodge Neon engine. Build quality is good, but the age of the car should be considered too, and the car's previous owners. These cars are popular now with 16-21 year olds and as such, are usually poorly cared for, beat on excessively and generally in much need of good maintenance. Typical rust points are on the strut towers, rocker panels, radiator core support and inside of the rear fenders. You can't beat the appearance of a 97-98 Eagle Talon, IMO the best looking DSM ever made. Gas mileage is very dependent on how heavy footed you drive, I averaged ~24 mpg with lots of city driving. The most fun to drive car I've owned. Manual transmission AWD models are rarer, but they're very tough to beat for budget performance and go-anywhere-in-any-weather ability.

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

Pros: Budget performance and tunability.

Cons: Don't buy one if you can't turn a wrench or know nothing about fixing cars.

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1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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Fun And Sporty! — I've owned a 1995 TSI and I currently own a 1997 TSI AWD. The 1997 I've owned for 11 years. I love this car! Its been a trouper for me. Currently I have plans to rebuild the engine and make some modifications. I haven't decided yet what all I will do. We'll see...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its a lot of fun!

Cons: They don't make them anymore!

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1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr ESi Hatchback Review
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Fast, Durable, Lightweight, 5-speed, Turbo. — I like the quality of the build. It hasn't fallen apart yet. The performance is good for 140hp. Cheap, hasn't cost me too much to fix. Very fun to drive handles well especially with the Kumho Ecstas I just put on.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast if you turbo it.

Cons: I have it.. so its mine. go find something else.

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1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo Hatchback Review
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Great Car, Fun To Tweak, Tune And Modify — There is a bit of turbo lag that takes some getting used to. Stock automatic transmission and/or stock engine power doesn't allow for a burnout :( But car is sporty and fun to drive. Driver's seat is a little tight and the back seat is useless for people. She has a surprisingly large trunk and a bottomless windshield washer fluid reservoir. Seriously, I've tried to fill it up but gave up at 6 gallons!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun, sporty, and RARE in the midwest, bulletproof engine

Cons: Not for tall or large people, comfortable for only driver and one passenger

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1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD Hatchback Review
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A Pretty Good Car — It could use do with more power. DSM's are very easy to modify but it´s quite expensive here and all parts have to be special ordered from USA. The only problems I've had are a couple of failing sensors.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: the look you get while driving this car in Iceland

Cons: hard to get spare parts in iceland

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1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr ESi Hatchback Review
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97 Eagle Talon — it is a pretty decent car... able to mod it out quite a bit. also, it comes with about 120 hp stock and after a turbo kit and cold air intake it can muster up about 300 to 350 horsepower. depending on what turbo. also with front and rear strut bars it increasing handling alot.

Pros: fast, handling

Cons: copycat

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1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr ESi Hatchback Review
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1997 Eagle Talon Esi — looks and fuel economy are the strongest points about the car.. build quality and performance and the weaknesses.. the car is still fun to drive because its really light.. maintenance is really cheap because its pretty much american.. this is also the fastest all wheel drive car in the world due to the amount of aftermarket products you can do and get for the top of the line model.. i would definetly reccomend this car especially for new drivers.. as its really cheap second hand

Pros: Fuel Economy, Appearance, Cost, Fun Factor, Performance

Cons: Build Quality, Performance on base model

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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

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

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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