Trading a 1990 Eagle Talon TSi for Any Other Car Would Be Mistake

Jackson Wheeler
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Chrysler bought the American Motors Corporation in 1987 primarily to get its hands on the Jeep brand and especially the XJ Cherokee, but plenty of additional good stuff came along with the deal.

In order for Chrysler to sell ex-AMC/Renault machinery, Lee Iacocca introduced the Eagle brand with the 1988 Eagle Eagle. The Eagle Medallion soon followed, after which Eagle took on GM’s Saturn and Geo Divisions by adding rebadged Mitsubishi models. Here’s a magazine advertisement for the first-model-year Eagle Talon TSi AWD Turbo.

1990 eagle talon tsi awd turbo magazine advertisement


The Talon was built alongside its Mitsubishi Eclipse and Plymouth Laser twins at the Diamond-Star Motors plant in Illinois, where Rivian now builds electric vehicles.

This ad demonstrates how a Talon owner named “Man,” who must have been too busy smiting his enemies to waste breath on many syllables, rightfully refuses to trade his car for any other vehicle. Would this have included, say, the 1990 Lamborghini Diablo, which cost about 13 times as much as his car? Presumably, yes.

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