Junkyard Find: 1996 Eagle Vision

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
junkyard find 1996 eagle vision

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 (and their badge-engineered siblings). This is about the only place where you will have no problem finding Eagle-branded vehicles. Here’s a Vision I found in Denver last month.

The Eagle brand, which flew out of the shrapnel of Chrysler’s absorption of AMC, wasn’t much of a hit. Out of all the rebadged Renaults, Mitsubishis, and Chryslers that got Eagle badges, only the Talon and Vision are seen in any numbers nowadays.

Other than some pesky transmission and front-suspension weaknesses, these weren’t bad cars. Comfortable, reasonably powerful, and plenty roomy, they were pleasant to drive… but they depreciated so fast that there’s no point in fixing one when it breaks. Next stop, The Crusher!

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  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Mar 06, 2012

    These were a nice design for the era. It's too bad that Mopar never did a AWD version which could have worked well with the north-south engine layout. A nice alternative to the 90's SUV craze. Then it really would have been an Eagle or American Quattro.

  • JWIN31700 JWIN31700 on Feb 12, 2013

    I realize this post is almost a year old but what Junk Yard is that Vision at? I love my 96 Vision unfortunately my daughter just ended a deer's life with it and I could use that hood, grill section, lights etc if it is still there and available. Might be there are not a lot of them on the road any more getting repaired.

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