Eagle Talon TSI AWD! Beauty from the Past!

Eagle Talon TSI AWD! Beauty from the Past!

The Eagle has spread its wings. Back in the 80’s, all wheel drive system was made for higher type of cars but auto makers introduce this feature for smaller types as well and made it available to the market. The Eagle Talon TSI coming from Chrysler Corp has totally exceeded the expectations of car lovers during those times when technology is just being invented. Its turbine wheels, spoilers, handling and overall system are working together for a better driving experience. Although many will consider this as an iconic car, it is not part of collectibles. This compact car is fast and ideal for city driving.

1991 Eagle Talon TSI

1991 Eagle Talon TSI

1991 Eagle Talon TSI rear

1991 Eagle Talon TSI rear

1991 Eagle Talon TSI

1991 Eagle Talon TSI

Performance

This all wheel drive Eagle Talon TSI is powered by 195 hp turbocharged 2 liter and 4 cylinder engine. The 5 speed manual is said to be a standard. This Talon TSI does a good job in being an everyday car. You can drive it on a highway without a problem while attaining a 65 mph limit. There is an optional 4 speed automatic for this mode where the hp is 180. This is still great if you want to speed along the traffic. The powerful engine is complemented by anti lock brakes so you can control the huge hp. Definitely, the turbo charged engine is providing all the power for the road holding ability, however this car doesn’t have any air bag.

1991 Eagle Talon TSI engine

1991 Eagle Talon TSI engine

Interior

Although it is considered to be a sub compact, the Eagle Talon TSI is offering enough front seat room for its passenger and driver. The dimensions are considered to be comfortable. The bucket seats are large and offering great lateral support which is ideal if you are driving for many hours. The seats are also accommodating for the twist and turns along the way. The controls are positioned in the right spot. The buttons and dials are found in the dashboard and angled the right way so drivers will not fumble around. Everything is simple and practical.  The rear seats are only for small children or grocery bags. The hatch lid is so low that the cargo can only afford suit carrier. On the inside it feels like Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird.

1991 Eagle Talon TSI interior

1991 Eagle Talon TSI interior

1991 Eagle Talon TSI dashboard

1991 Eagle Talon TSI dashboard

1991 Eagle Talon TSI rear seats

1991 Eagle Talon TSI rear seats

Exterior

For the overall appearance of Talon TSI, this subcompact coupe has gotten restyling. This includes new hood, front & back fascia, headlamps, painted spoilers, and tail lamps. For the 92 model, the lower body gets sporty plastic covering along with great panels. The TSI Talon costs only about $17,390. There are standard equipment that are included like power brakes, window defroster, tinted glass, leather steering wheel, dual power mirror, radio with cassette, digital clock and folding rear seats. For the exterior, there are option lists that are quite extensive. There are also standard ones rather than paying extra.

1997 modified Eagle Talon TSI front

1997 modified Eagle Talon TSI front

1997 modified Eagle Talon TSI

1997 modified Eagle Talon TSI

 

Performance Dimensions
Engine: DOHC 2.0 L Mitsubishi 4G63 turbo I4 Length: 172.4 in (4,379 mm)
Displacement: 1997 cm^3 Width: 66.9 in (1,699 mm)
Horsepower: 210 hp Height: 52.0 in (1,321 mm)
Max RPM: 6,000 rpm Maximum Seating: 4
Torque: 205 lb·ft at 3000 rpm Wheelbase: 97.2 in (2,469 mm)
Transmission: 5-speed manual Luggage Capacity: NA
0-60 mph: 7,1 seconds
Top Speed: 143 mph

 

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