The 1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse was a damn import taking American jobs. The 1994 Eagle Talon was a Mitsubishi Eclipse built in Illinois by Diamond-Star Motors. That was different, obviously, as Regular Car Reviews explains.

In never ceases to amaze me how far car companies can go to badge engineer the crap out of a platform in the name of manufacturing cost and tax optimization. I mean, by the time the Mitsubishi Eclipse was turned into a Eagle Talon, the car was emitting bald eagle poop instead of toxic Japanese gases, that’s for sure.

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Then again, these weren’t terrible cars. Not at all. Also, this generation is the pre-Fast and Furious car, and if you were fast enough, you could get the one with the pop up headlamps. Seriously!

Funny enough, there’s a 1994 Eagle Talon 2.0 ESI automatic for sale in Hungary right now for about 2,000 Euros. Yeah, I’m not going to, don’t worry.

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