1997 Talon

Consumer Reviews

1997 Eagle Talon

$2,500 - $2,500  MSRP Range

Review Score

3.7 out of 5 stars

3.7

3 Reviews
67% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.3 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.3 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

6 Bolt, 7 Bolt, Crankwalk???

by TurboRajin from Nashville, TN on Wed Jan 27 2010

So, just for you less gearheaded people out there. My title is a statement on the types of blocks these cars came with. First off, I'll mention reliability. As with ANY turbo car. Oil changes are MUCH more frequent due to blow by and the fact that the turbo is lubricated by the oil. Poor maintaining of 4G63 motors leads to a spun bearing/crank walk issues (7 bolt motors from 92 on). It's proven fact. Comfort, by far, these cars have a nicer interior to them than alot of the cars in their class. The AWD is especially nice, outfitted in leather seats usually. Handling, while not as competent around a track as a Integra GS-R. The additional power gained from the turbo is a nice ground leveling addition. The car should in stock trim put down consistent 14ish second passes on a 1/4 mile. Inside the car, you'll find a competent instrument cluster, readouts of Boost is displayed, oil levels, of course a thermostat gauge and your typical speedometer and tachometer. The all around fit and finish of these cars is considered the highest end for their era (economy class car wise). Nothing super nice, but a solid fit and a comfortable throw distance with the shifter make the car worth the initial sit down. Externally, this car is sharp. From the rounded shape of the body to the front fascia that just screams put a front mount intercooler in me. The car's initial intercooler is side-mounted and cheap gains can be made by relocating it to the front of the car. All in all, I prefer these cars for daily driving, it's a alot harder to maintain than your typical Honda/Acura. Yet the end result is a highly competent car with potential for many uses, be it daily applications or a 10 second 1/4 mile monster. The possibilities are endless.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

1997 Eagle Talon TSi FWD

by Doudkins from on Thu Jun 25 2009

car is awesome for the price. its stylish and has awesome performance. plus you can easily buy mods for this car and beaf it up.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Unreliable but very fun

by SLynne from Trenton, NC on Sat Jul 28 2018

This car was a money pit from the day I bought it to the day I sold it. But I absolutely loved it when it ran. It has great power and has better exterior styling compared to the sister car, the Mitsubishi Eclipse. I won't buy again but an adventure and I have learned a lot.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1997 Eagle Talon

The Eagle Talon is an overlooked car.

A small, sporty coupe, the Talon is the sister car to the Mitsubishi Eclipse. In fact, both cars roll off the same assembly line in Normal, Ill., in a joint production deal with Chrysler Corp.

But the Eclipse outsells the Talon. Last year, for example, nearly four times as many Eclipses were sold as Talons. The Eclipse outsold the Talon by a wide margin in 1995, too.

Still, the cars have the same expressive styling, the same 2+2 seating, and the same 2-liter, four-cylinder engine offerings. Their starting prices, including delivery charges, are nearly the same, too, around $14,600 for the base models.

So, what's the problem?

First, the problem isn't all... Read More