Lookin at buyin a '90 Talon...

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  1. DonTalarico

    DonTalarico New Member

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    How long is the engine life on these cars?

    I'm looking at one with 199,000 KM, which is 123,000 Miles or so. Is it nearing the end? He says the top end was rebuilt 500 KM ago.

    Anything else I should look for?
     
  2. DonTalarico

    DonTalarico New Member

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    Come on, I know there are some DSM'ers on OT...
     
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    just remember to change your oil+ transevery 3000 miles
     
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  5. Kroze

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    is it turbo?
     
  6. drewplusbrig

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    hope you're a baller, you will pay for the car a few times
     
  7. StylishDOHC

    StylishDOHC New Member

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    I wouldn't buy one from a kid.ever....obviously they rail on them, and usually performance parts are more important than maintnence items to them...my 90 TSi AWD has 147k on the original motor, and the head as never been off of it..., the original turbo finally bit the dust at about 135k...if they are maintained and not abused they are pretty soild cars....I have a feeling in 10 years WRX's and Evo's will be just as tired and "un-reliable" as most of the DSM's out there are today.

    BTW...Mine is on it's original transmission as well......
     
  8. Eclipsed830

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    150,000 miles on my awd transmission, pushing around 450 to the wheels...
     
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    What turbo? I had a 96 awd for about a year
     
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  11. Felixx219

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    My advice is not to buy one. Everyone I know that has ever bought an Eclipse or Talon had it breakdown all the time. I know 3 people that bought them brand new in the early 90's and they had Lemon car lawsuits against the dealer and manufacturer.
     

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