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.
It's 1995 and a new Mitsubishi Eclipse has just hit the streets. But this is back during the high days of the DSM era, so it's not just an Eclipse, it's also an Eagle Talon. And to market it the folks at Chrysler turned to one of America's greatest motorsports legends: Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear.
These days, you can't just put a few crappy pictures of your car on Craigslist if you want to sell it. You have to get creative, and maybe even a little ridiculous.
Once, any mediocre wrench could turn a boxed kit and VW Beetle into a dune buggy. One can still do that, or take a worn 1991 Eagle Talon and let pure garage talents determine the outcome.
We've been quite shocked by how utterly, horribly terrible Mitsubishis have been in the 24 Hours Of LeMons. Eclipse, 3000GT, Talon, Colt, whatever, it's spent more time in the pits than on the track. Won't someone find a reliable Starion and race it? We totally want to see a Starion take the overall win!