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For Sale: 1991 Eagle Talon Tsi AWD – white exterior with black Mitsubishi interior. I’ve decided to sell this car. I actually really like it, but I’m not going to do what I wanted to do with this car so I’m going to sell it and start other projects. It’s almost entirely stock. It has just under 150,000 miles on the chassis, just over 8,000 miles on an engine rebuild.
I don’t know the entire history of the car, but I do know it was purchased new in Tennessee and spent most of it’s life in Tennessee, until the end of 2006. That’s when it came up to Michigan to live next to the RWD in the garage. I drove it just a little bit before it developed a rod knock, so in 2007 I pulled the engine and replaced it with a fresh rebuild. The crank is uncut and the engine has .020″ over 95+ pistons on 1G rods. I also ended up replacing a wheel bearing, front driver’s axle, front brakes, alternator, clutch, pressure plate, OEM throw out bearing and probably a few other things that I can’t remember. I have not done any performance mods to the car, and was pretty much stock when I got it. The car itself is in pretty decent shape, especially considering that it’s 20 years old.
Exterior-wise, the body is in relatively good shape and only has a few dings as you’d expect on a car from 1991 – the worst one is on the hood next to the turbo bulge and can be seen in the pictures. The paint is a little dull and could certainly at the very least use a professional buffing, but is okay and certainly not falling off the car or anything. The other outside body panels are decent – all the plastic is there and in the right spots and the bumpers are not cracked or scraped up badly or anything like that. the car currently has a set of Konig Tuner wheels, which unfortunately have a terrible finish on them, but are physically in good shape. The tires are Khumo Ecsta somethingorothers Z-rated tires, which have around 15,000 miles on them if I had to guess – tread is good but they’re getting to be pretty old at this point. I also have the original white swirlie wheels along with a sketchy set of tires that will go with the car. All the windows have aftermarket tint on them, which was probably done back in the ’90s – the side and rear quarter windows are okay, but the back window is bubbling.
The interior is in okay shape – I don’ know who did what or when, but when I got the car, it already had many of it’s interior components replaced. Someone replaced the headliner and neglected to put the sun visors back in the car, so they’re missing. The seats have been replaced with the seats pictured, which are Mitsubishi seats (not Eagle seats.) The car originally had the stock
beige light gray leather interior, and if you’ve ever owned one, you know that the driver’s seat never lasted very long. The stock radio didn’t work when I got it, so the car has a simple replacement CD/MP3 Player and I’ve also replaced a few of the blown stock speakers with other stock speakers.
The car has working A/C. It’s awesome.
The car needs exhaust work – it’s not super loud, but there’s definitely an exhaust leak of some sort going on. I haven’t looked into it. I think the original 14b is still on the car. Every once in a while there will be a whiff of oil when you’re stopped at a stop light, so I think that may go at any time. I have another used 14b I will include with the car that seems to be in good shape; it has normal shaft play – nothing excessive. Additionally, the transmission does not shift very well. At this point, I really think that it’s time for a rebuild on this. To help clarify this a little bit, the shifting is pretty notchy when the car is cold, but once warm the shifting is better. At times, a 5 to 4 downshift will not want to happen and will crunch a little bit. The 1-2 shift is certainly the weakest of the bunch, but will generally not crunch unless you’re trying to shift it at high RPM or you’ve done something funky with the clutch pedal. I’ve gone through and adjusted the master cylinder and the flywheel has not been cut (it’s newer than the car – the one that came with the car had hairline fractures in it when I went to replace the motor.) so I’m pretty sure the issue is with the blocker rings.
Overall, this car is decent enough to drive around on a daily basis, but if you wanted it to be nice, you could spend as much time as you wanted and have a great project car. I’m looking at getting a classic, so that’s why I’m selling this. Price is $2500/obo. If you have any questions, want any other information, or need additional pictures of anything then please Contact me.
[Updated 04/03/11 to add more information about the transmission and correct information about the original interior color. The original interior was Gray, not Beige.]