The Diamond Star Motors (DSM) Eagle Talon is one of those cars that you either get…or your don’t get. Which is totally fine. Some cars are like that, they don’t have universal appeal, but they do have a cult of followers. I don’t count myself in the inner circle, but I’m enough of a lover of turbochargers, all-wheel-drive, and manual-gearboxes that I appreciate this next thing. Find this 1992 Eagle Talon TSI offered for $8000 in Johnston, RI via craigslist. Tip from ME.
I made a list of the ten things I need in a car in 2020 the other day and this next car is extremely close to hitting every single one of those points…but I should have added something about no moving seat belt anchors. Who ever thought it was a good idea for the shoulder portion of the seat belt to slide on a track was added safety should have been banned from designing car parts for life. This was as stupid an idea as the vinyl roof or a fake hood scoop…except it could get you killed or worse. However…I do like a good Chrysler Conquest/Mitsubishi Starion/Dodge Conquest…so I guess I’ll give this one a pass…but mostly because it is a proper color instead of some shade of white/grey/silver/black. Find this Chrysler Conquest TSI bidding for $6,100 in Palm Harbor, FL.
This net car comes from Jeff who writes: When I was in high school, a friend’s parents had one of these and since then I’ve always been a fan. My only gripe is the failed joint venture between Chrysler and Cadillac, as those seats should have never been in anything other than an Eldorado. #WTF Find […]
This next car comes from tipper Safety Fast who writes: Haven’t had one of these on the site for a while. That sounds like a challenge to me, Mr Fast, if that is indeed your real name. I’ll start posting so many DSM classics that you’ll think this site should be called Daily Talonismo…but let’s start […]
The Eagle Talon was part of the big three from Diamond Star Motors — the Mitsubishi Eclipse, Eagle Talon, and Plymouth Laser. Why Dodge decided to saddle the little sporty compacts with the Eagle and Plymouth labels is a mystery that will never been solved, but they are undeniably interesting and impossible to find stock. […]
by Cory —How many boxes does this list check off on your buyers list- two doors, chiseled good looks, rear wheel drive, turbo charged and intercooled engine, box fender flares, multi channel eq stereo, recaro-esque seating, limited slip rear end, and staggered tires? On paper, the 1988 Chrysler Conquest TSi brings a lot to the […]
Rest In Peace Brian O’Conner. In case you’ve been living in a cave the last few days, the acting/automotive world lost a great one this weekend when Paul Walker died in a Porsche Carrera GT crash north of Los Angeles. We wanted to find a way to honor his legacy as an actor and gearhead […]
Diamond Star Motors (DSM) was the name of a Chrysler/Mitsubishi joint venture to manufacture automobiles for the US Market. Most famous of the DSM collection is the Mitsubishi Eclipse/Eagle Talon/Plymouth Laser 2+2 that was available with turbocharged engines and all-wheel-drive 10 years before the Subaru WRX hit the US market. This 1992 Eagle Talon TSi […]