Displaying 11 - 13 of 13 1997 Eagle Talon reviews.
1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr ESi HatchbackReview
Talon Kicks Ass — I bought this car with lots of miles on it but still runs pretty good and I like it. It has very nice acceleration, braking and handling. I already put some speakers and a new in dash cd player. It needs some paiting and little repair but I got it for really cheap. This car is fun fun!
Cons: no turbo :(
1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo HatchbackReview
Boost Addiction —
although its a bit on the heavy side this four cylinder can really haul ! even though my dsm is not equipped with the sooo popular AWD option this car has to be hands down the fastest FWD car i have driven , if your in the market for a sports car without the sports car price tag this car is for you . when shopping for your own , skip the lower base and Esi models and go for the Fully loaded tsi models . With either the front wheel drive or all wheel drive configurations this car is no slouch in the break neck department . the reliabilty of these cars isn't their strong point especially from 1995+ they are prone to crankwalk and transfer case issues(where applicable). the only other downside i can think of would be the its thirst for premium fuel. if the speed factor isn't really a concern the base and esi models aren't too bad of an option with 150 hp from the factory many more of these models have survived unmolested into this decade , more so than the turbo models. which brings another point, beware of buying someone else's hack job many of these cars have led hard lives at rally courses and dragways . As for interior the front two seats are good even for six footers(such as myself) to sit comfortably although legroom is a bit confined due to the wide center console , speaking of legroom dont even try to put anyone over the age of 6 in the back , with the car fully loaded its a tight fit with almost no legroom to speak of. overall interior fit and finish is slightly above average in the tsi models with supportive seats and good ergonomics. the base models hover somewhere between average and substandard with cloth seats and manual windows and locks(power features are optional)
Pros: Turbo power, good interior, great looks for pirce
Cons: Reliability issues,thirst for premium fuel, heavy for its size
1997 Eagle Talon 2 Dr TSi Turbo AWD HatchbackReview
It's A 2 Door Evo — 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 shroud. custom grind HKS-274/274 cams stage 3 head work by DSMGraveyard Wiesco/Eagle bottom end good for 800+hp Larger aftermarket Intake manifold and throttle body Black FMIC 2.5" short route plumbing 3" turbo back exhaust (black "stealth muffler" waiting to be welded on) After market stainless steel exhaust manifold DSMlink- custom tune Big brake upgrade up front Slotted and drilled in rear Matte black 17" Enkei PF01SS STM carbon fiber hood and trunk Black racing seats w/ 4 pt harness Too many bolts-ons to list- Waaaaaayyyy more to come. Check out Dj's Garage https: www.facebook.com/djscustomgarage
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
Cons: MPG isn't spectacular if you have a heavy foot.
Displaying 11 - 13 of 13 1997 Eagle Talon reviews.
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Great Speedy Car And Even Better If It's Turboed
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
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
Good Car Overal
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
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
Fun Car And Easy To Work On If You Have Patience And Brains
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
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
Great Vehicle. If You Like Working On It.
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.
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
Fun And Fast Wish It Had Been Run Snd Not Parked For Two Years Before I Bought It
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
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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