Watch an Astoundingly Filthy Eagle Talon Get Dragged Out of the Woods for Its First Wash in a Decade

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I’m not sure what’s going on this week that’s bringing us all this disgusting stuff, but here we are. At least this time there’s a journey from revolting to acceptable, a pattern we should all strive for in our lives. The car here is a 1994 Eagle Talon TSI that’s spent a decade in the woods, and has accumulated a massive amount of filth, mold, rodent skeletons, and stench. If you know of a car in a similar sad state, this video is a good guide to how you bring a car back from the depths of revulsion.


Car cleaning impresario Larry Kosilla takes on one of his toughest challenges yet, and if you’ve got the stomach for it, you may learn a thing or two yourself. Mainly I’d recommend never letting a car get anywhere close to this bad, and that while Eagle Talons are cool, sometimes it’s worth just letting nature have them.

Just to remind you, there are dead animals involved here, so if there’s a special field mouse in your life and you don’t want a reminder of its mortality, give this video a pass. For everyone else, here you go:

Yeesh. That’s pretty intense, and you should be happy those USB-based olfactory-experience emitters we were experimenting with never caught on. It seems this Talon is going to survive and get a new life in the Caribbean, so this disgusting story at least has a happy ending.

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus, 2020 Changli EV • Not-so-running: 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!:



*Is interested in topic*

*sees OMGSPAMBLAST videostill*

*declines watching video*

I don’t care if it’s a clinic worthy of nobel laureate running commentary, if you have to resort to promoting your crap like a 15 year old with a hot take on Chipotle, I’m out.