The Truth About Cars » Eagle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:06:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Eagle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Digestible Collectible: 1990 Eagle Talon TSi http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/digestible-collectible-1990-eagle-talon-tsi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/digestible-collectible-1990-eagle-talon-tsi/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281994 For me, certain car brands evoke strong emotions. Nissan is certainly one that will always get the benefit of great memories, even if some of their current products are less than memorable. Conversely, I have reservations with Ford. As much as I enjoyed the Fusion I drove last month, the Focus I owned at the […]

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For me, certain car brands evoke strong emotions. Nissan is certainly one that will always get the benefit of great memories, even if some of their current products are less than memorable. Conversely, I have reservations with Ford. As much as I enjoyed the Fusion I drove last month, the Focus I owned at the […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 1983 AMC Eagle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/crapwagon-outtake-1983-amc-eagle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/crapwagon-outtake-1983-amc-eagle/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267441 At times, I’ll start a new week with a theme for my Digestible/Crapwagon pieces, such as last week’s “what could I legally import if I had money” saga. Other weeks, I’m lucky to stumble upon any interesting cars at all, so any imagined thread tying them together is absolute happenstance. Like this week’s “Obscure, from […]

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At times, I’ll start a new week with a theme for my Digestible/Crapwagon pieces, such as last week’s “what could I legally import if I had money” saga. Other weeks, I’m lucky to stumble upon any interesting cars at all, so any imagined thread tying them together is absolute happenstance. Like this week’s “Obscure, from […]

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Junkyard Find: 1995 Eagle Summit AWD Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1995-eagle-summit-awd-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1995-eagle-summit-awd-wagon/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241305 It’s hard to keep track of all the twists and turns of the drama involving Chrysler, Mitsubishi, and American Motors vehicles and branding during the last quarter of the 20th century — and that’s without even bringing Rootes Group stuff into the cast of characters. The Eagle Summit Wagon, which was a left-hand-drive Mitsubishi RVR […]

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It’s hard to keep track of all the twists and turns of the drama involving Chrysler, Mitsubishi, and American Motors vehicles and branding during the last quarter of the 20th century — and that’s without even bringing Rootes Group stuff into the cast of characters. The Eagle Summit Wagon, which was a left-hand-drive Mitsubishi RVR […]

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Junkyard Find: 1983 AMC Eagle SX/4 Sport http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1983-amc-eagle-sx4-sport/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1983-amc-eagle-sx4-sport/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=934978 Ahh, the AMC Eagle! So much car-industry history wrapped up in the Eagle, which was a highly innovative machine made during the very last gasps of American Motors (and continuing as a Chrysler product, briefly, before Chrysler killed the Eagle and kept the name for its new marque, which was then slapped on a rebadged […]

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Ahh, the AMC Eagle! So much car-industry history wrapped up in the Eagle, which was a highly innovative machine made during the very last gasps of American Motors (and continuing as a Chrysler product, briefly, before Chrysler killed the Eagle and kept the name for its new marque, which was then slapped on a rebadged […]

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Junkyard Find: 1993 Eagle Summit Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/junkyard-find-1993-eagle-summit-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/junkyard-find-1993-eagle-summit-wagon/#comments Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=737769 As with so many things surrounding the bewildering swirl of Renault/AMC- and Mitsubishi-derived products sold by Chrysler brands during the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Eagle Summit wagon is something of a puzzler. The Eagle Summit car was a rebadged Mitsubishi Mirage, which itself was the same car as a Dodge/Plymouth Colt. But the […]

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As with so many things surrounding the bewildering swirl of Renault/AMC- and Mitsubishi-derived products sold by Chrysler brands during the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Eagle Summit wagon is something of a puzzler. The Eagle Summit car was a rebadged Mitsubishi Mirage, which itself was the same car as a Dodge/Plymouth Colt. But the […]

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New Or Used? : Excuse Me While I Contradict Myself… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/new-or-used-excuse-me-while-i-contradict-myself/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/new-or-used-excuse-me-while-i-contradict-myself/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:06:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=738593 A reader sent me these parameters for picking his next vehicle I’m at a crossroads. I’m looking for a cheap – laughably cheap – like less-than-$3,000 cheap – car for my next daily driver. It’s got to be economical (near 30 mpg hwy) and fun to drive, with decent aftermarket support (so I can throw […]

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A reader sent me these parameters for picking his next vehicle I’m at a crossroads. I’m looking for a cheap – laughably cheap – like less-than-$3,000 cheap – car for my next daily driver. It’s got to be economical (near 30 mpg hwy) and fun to drive, with decent aftermarket support (so I can throw […]

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Junkyard Find: 1982 AMC Eagle SX/4 Sport http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/junkyard-find-1982-amc-eagle-sx4-sport/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/junkyard-find-1982-amc-eagle-sx4-sport/#comments Sat, 03 Aug 2013 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497975 The AMC Eagle may have disappeared from public consciousness decades ago outside of Colorado, but Eagles are still all over the place in the Mile High City. I can think of a couple of daily-driven Eagle survivors within several blocks of my house (not to mention several VW Vanagon Syncros, but that’s another story), and […]

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The AMC Eagle may have disappeared from public consciousness decades ago outside of Colorado, but Eagles are still all over the place in the Mile High City. I can think of a couple of daily-driven Eagle survivors within several blocks of my house (not to mention several VW Vanagon Syncros, but that’s another story), and […]

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Vellum Venom: 2012 Honda Crosstour http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/vellum-venom-2012-honda-crosstour/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/vellum-venom-2012-honda-crosstour/#comments Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:42:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497250 Here are a few books I consider required reading for Transportation Design students: The Reckoning, Rude Awakening, All Corvettes are Red and Car: A Drama of the American Workplace.  These show what it takes to make a car…to make a designer’s work come to fruition. Sadly, during my (short) time at the College for Creative […]

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Here are a few books I consider required reading for Transportation Design students: The Reckoning, Rude Awakening, All Corvettes are Red and Car: A Drama of the American Workplace.  These show what it takes to make a car…to make a designer’s work come to fruition. Sadly, during my (short) time at the College for Creative […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 AMC Eagle Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/junkyard-find-1980-amc-eagle-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/junkyard-find-1980-amc-eagle-coupe/#comments Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450472 The AMC Eagle must have sold better in Colorado than in any other part of the world, because I see so many of the things in Denver junkyards that I don’t even bother photographing most of them. This ’80, however, is a hyper-Malaise two-door with vinyl top and purple-and-red tape stripes, and that makes it […]

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The AMC Eagle must have sold better in Colorado than in any other part of the world, because I see so many of the things in Denver junkyards that I don’t even bother photographing most of them. This ’80, however, is a hyper-Malaise two-door with vinyl top and purple-and-red tape stripes, and that makes it […]

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Junkyard Find: 1990 Eagle Summit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1990-eagle-summit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1990-eagle-summit/#comments Wed, 02 May 2012 13:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442432 When Chrysler took over the tattered remnants of AMC in 1987, they created the “Jeep-Eagle” division in order to sell Kenosha-ized Renaults such as the Medallion and the Premier. Chrysler back then wasn’t content unless Mitsubishi got involved, and so they slapped Eagle badges on a Mitsubishi Mirage built by DSM in Illinois. This was […]

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When Chrysler took over the tattered remnants of AMC in 1987, they created the “Jeep-Eagle” division in order to sell Kenosha-ized Renaults such as the Medallion and the Premier. Chrysler back then wasn’t content unless Mitsubishi got involved, and so they slapped Eagle badges on a Mitsubishi Mirage built by DSM in Illinois. This was […]

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Junkyard Find: 1996 Eagle Vision http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1996-eagle-vision/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1996-eagle-vision/#comments Sun, 04 Mar 2012 14:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432266 After honoring— if that’s the right word— the junkyard-ubiquitous Ford Tempo last weekend, it seems only right to give some space to the even-more-common-in-junkyards Chrysler LH. These days, walking through the Chrysler section of a big self-service wrecking yard is a matter of searching for unusual cars in a sea of Neons, Voyagers, and Intrepids […]

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After honoring— if that’s the right word— the junkyard-ubiquitous Ford Tempo last weekend, it seems only right to give some space to the even-more-common-in-junkyards Chrysler LH. These days, walking through the Chrysler section of a big self-service wrecking yard is a matter of searching for unusual cars in a sea of Neons, Voyagers, and Intrepids […]

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Junkyard Find: 1991 Eagle Premier LX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1991-eagle-premier-lx/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1991-eagle-premier-lx/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=426069 While it’s cool and all to find genuine, everyone-agrees-it’s-a-classic cars in the junkyard, what I really like to find is the cars that serve as evolutionary dead-ends or corporate-merger footnotes. The Eagle Premier is a fine example of the latter type. This ’91 ended up in a Denver self-service yard because it bashed into something, […]

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While it’s cool and all to find genuine, everyone-agrees-it’s-a-classic cars in the junkyard, what I really like to find is the cars that serve as evolutionary dead-ends or corporate-merger footnotes. The Eagle Premier is a fine example of the latter type. This ’91 ended up in a Denver self-service yard because it bashed into something, […]

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Junkyard Find: Iron Duked 1981 AMC Eagle SX/4 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/junkyard-find-iron-duked-1981-amc-eagle-sx4/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/junkyard-find-iron-duked-1981-amc-eagle-sx4/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2011 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410681 I find a lot of AMC Eagles in Denver, both in and out of the junkyards, but almost all of them are wagons. During a recent junkyard visit, I spotted the first Spirit-based Eagle I’ve seen in a long time. The pushrod Iron Duke was standard equipment on ’81 Eagles, and it clattered out a […]

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I find a lot of AMC Eagles in Denver, both in and out of the junkyards, but almost all of them are wagons. During a recent junkyard visit, I spotted the first Spirit-based Eagle I’ve seen in a long time. The pushrod Iron Duke was standard equipment on ’81 Eagles, and it clattered out a […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 AMC Eagle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/junkyard-find-1979-amc-eagle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/junkyard-find-1979-amc-eagle/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402409 Since I’ve only been wandering about in Denver junkyards for a year, I have no way of telling whether the current glut of junked AMC Eagles I’m encountering (e.g., this ’84, this ’84, and this ’82, plus a few more that I haven’t photographed yet) is a recent development or a trend that’s been going […]

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Since I’ve only been wandering about in Denver junkyards for a year, I have no way of telling whether the current glut of junked AMC Eagles I’m encountering (e.g., this ’84, this ’84, and this ’82, plus a few more that I haven’t photographed yet) is a recent development or a trend that’s been going […]

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Junkyard Find: Parade of Doomed Eagles Continues http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/junkyard-find-parade-of-doomed-eagles-continues/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/junkyard-find-parade-of-doomed-eagles-continues/#comments Wed, 11 May 2011 13:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394557 With the AMC Eagle being such a historically significant car, let’s hope at least a few of them survive the next decade. We saw this brown ’85 Eagle wagon last week, and this black ’84 wagon will join it in a Fujian steel plant soon enough. If AMC had been able to scrape up more […]

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With the AMC Eagle being such a historically significant car, let’s hope at least a few of them survive the next decade. We saw this brown ’85 Eagle wagon last week, and this black ’84 wagon will join it in a Fujian steel plant soon enough. If AMC had been able to scrape up more […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 AMC Eagle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/junkyard-find-1984-amc-eagle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/junkyard-find-1984-amc-eagle/#comments Thu, 05 May 2011 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393691 How many Eagles did AMC sell? According to the Standard Catalog, 24,535 Eagles rolled out of AMC showrooms in 1984… and I betcha that 20,000 of them were sold in Colorado. You still see plenty of Eagles on the street here in Denver (I can think of a half-dozen within a few blocks of my […]

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How many Eagles did AMC sell? According to the Standard Catalog, 24,535 Eagles rolled out of AMC showrooms in 1984… and I betcha that 20,000 of them were sold in Colorado. You still see plenty of Eagles on the street here in Denver (I can think of a half-dozen within a few blocks of my […]

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So Many Eagles In Colorado, But Not All Can Fend Off The Subaru Hordes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/so-many-eagles-in-colorado-but-not-all-can-fend-off-the-subaru-hordes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/so-many-eagles-in-colorado-but-not-all-can-fend-off-the-subaru-hordes/#comments Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=382341 Yes, there’s a place where you’ll see AMC Eagles on a regular basis; there are several parked on the street in my Denver neighborhood, and you see even more when you go into the mountains. Even the ahead-of-its-time Eagle can’t last forever, however, and this one has begun its journey back to the steel mill. […]

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Yes, there’s a place where you’ll see AMC Eagles on a regular basis; there are several parked on the street in my Denver neighborhood, and you see even more when you go into the mountains. Even the ahead-of-its-time Eagle can’t last forever, however, and this one has begun its journey back to the steel mill. […]

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Could This Be The Ideal Colorado Winter Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/could-this-be-the-ideal-colorado-winter-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/could-this-be-the-ideal-colorado-winter-car/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:30:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=381392 I moved to Denver over the summer and am now experiencing the joys of proper snow driving for the first time in the 29 years since the State of California saw fit to give me my first driver’s license. With just a ’92 Civic and a ’66 Dodge A100 in my personal motor pool, I […]

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I moved to Denver over the summer and am now experiencing the joys of proper snow driving for the first time in the 29 years since the State of California saw fit to give me my first driver’s license. With just a ’92 Civic and a ’66 Dodge A100 in my personal motor pool, I […]

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