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Old 09-14-2005, 08:58 PM   #1
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Eclips,Talon,Laser whats the differents

From what I have herd the Eclips,Talon, and Laser are pretty much the same car. Im just wondering if there is any thing different between them. If there is witch one is the best. Im mainly just wondering about the 1,2 generations. But might as well talke about the 3 generation two

Thanks for the help.

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Old 09-14-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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they are all the same except for looks. we lost the laser at the end of the first gen. dropped the talon during the second. they pretty much came with the same options. e.g. turbo AWD, turbo FWD, non turbo 2.0, and non-turbo 1.8. (correct me if im wrong)

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Old 09-14-2005, 10:14 PM   #3
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Talon/Eclipse/Laser are the same platform. The only significant difference for the 1G cars are the front and rear bumpers and the taillights, as well as the interior/exterior badges. For the 1G cars they also varied how the roof was painted. Talons always have the roof painted black, the Lasers frequently had the B-pillar painted to match the color of the car and it wrapped over the top.

The 1G's had some variation in the spoilers. The Laser was available w/o a spoiler or with a little trunk-only spoiler. The Eclipse/Talons were available with a spoiler that covered the rear hatch and has additional pieces that attach to the rear fenders, they basically flow from the back of the front windows back, and then sometime around '92 they switched to a rear spoiler that didn't continue from the back of the front windows, but still had little pieces that mounted to the rear fenders.

The Laser RS-T was only available FWD from 90-91 and was available in AWD from 92-94, it was discontinued after 94.

The Eagle Talon is the only one of these vehicles that officially was available in 1989 model year. It was always available in turbo/AWD form. The Eclipse officially started production in 1990, also always available in turbo/AWD form.

All 1989-1994 cars have the Mitsubishi 4G63 engine, the turbocharged versions were available with a Mitsubishi 14b turbocharger in manual transmission, and a Mitsubishi 13g turbocharger for automatic transmission cars.

The 1995-1999 turbo cars have a 4G63 engine with a Mitsu/Garrett T25 hybrid turbocharger regardless of transmission. The non-turbo 2G cars have a Chrysler 420A engine which is nearly identicle to the motor in the Dodge Neon.

Visually the 95-96 Talon/Eclipse differed only by the front/rear bumpers, the sideskirts, the rear taillights, and the spoiler. The 97-98 Eclipse/Talon differed in the bumpers, taillights, headlights, sideskirts, and spoilers. The '97-98 Talons use the same headlights as the 95-96 cars and the Eclipse got a slightly different set of headlights.

The Talon was not offered after 1998, the Eclipse was available with a full black leather interior in 1998 and 1999, the Talon was never available with a full black interior. As of 1998, Both the Eclipse and Talon have the upper half of the dash and center console black.

Plus the interior badging on the 2G's matched their appropriate car, Eagle/Mitsubishi, etc.

I probably missed something... but they're basically the same car.
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:22 PM   #4
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WOW that was alot of info thanks alot for typing it all. So then it really dosnt matter witch one you get. Just the looks are difrent.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:40 PM   #5
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:54 PM   #6
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And why do you like the Talon????????
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:56 PM   #7
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And why do you like the Talon????????

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Old 09-15-2005, 12:11 AM   #8
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LOL yup that explains it. any way right now im trying to decide between a talon and a eclipse. I really don't know witch one to get. im looking at the GSX and what ever talon compares to it I forgot what its name is may be ill remember later.sooooooooo witch one would you guy get the Talon or the Eclipse
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:33 PM   #9
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Doesnt matter which one, just dont get an Eclipse after 1999 unless its 06
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Old 09-15-2005, 03:29 PM   #10
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None of these cars made it to Europe. We got the FTO instead.
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:27 PM   #11
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Here is something you could check out before buying. Personally, I prefer the 92-94 Laser taillights... by far. Also, the insurance is cheaper on the Talon than on the Eclipse (at least it was significantly cheaper when I was pricing '98 AWD's), chances are, the insurance for the Laser will be less than the Talon. Generally speaking, a 1G Eclipse doesn't cost a lot, a Talon costs less, and a Laser costs less than a Talon. If you can find yourself an early '92 Laser AWD with a 6-bolt motor and a 4-bolt rear end... you'd be sitting very pretty... in my opinion anyway.
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Old 09-17-2005, 10:45 PM   #12
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A eclipse GSX AWD is the same as thet Talon TSI AWD right??
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Old 09-18-2005, 12:59 AM   #13
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A eclipse GSX AWD is the same as thet Talon TSI AWD right??

Yes. Its just called the GSX though
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Old 09-18-2005, 01:40 AM   #14
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OK well i think im going to get the tsi talon
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:27 AM   #15
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