"I am the only owner of a 1994 Eagle Summit Wagon LX stick shift. In 1994 it was sold by Chrysler, but it is a Mitshubishi engine under the hood. After 18 years I still love the car. I can flip down the back seat and transport my bike. Mechanically it has been very reliable with ordinary repairs and replaced parts. At about 140,000 miles it is consuming a lot of oil. I add some about every 2 weeks to keep it full. It is needing some repair work now and I am evaluating whether to trade it in for something new. Since I still like the car, the body is in great condition, and haven't had car payments in years, it is hard to give it up. The only thing I would change is the door configuration from 3 doors with hatchback to 4 doors with hatchback."
Cons: "a little higher profile and mid 90's ext. styling"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Unconventional design, (one sliding door) but very easy to get in and out of, seats fold for ALOT of storage space if necessary, enough power if you "get on it hard", very easy to drive and park in small spaces, and pretty good gas mileage for an 18 year old car. Roof rack, rear hatch, power everything and cruise (a must), and starts every time. Mitsubishi drive train should last forever...."
"Spacious, back seat is great, very easy to get in, when you use this as a cargo it is excellent, mine as a roof rack also and it is very useful, compare to any mini van, my friends say that the year is not noticeable because looks like a 2000 model, when you enter the car seats are high profile, I have a distress with my knee and this help me out very good, strongly recommend this model 3 Door AWD, I can go to the beach, desert name it, I just change the radio for $70 to have CD player with Front USB/AUX in/SD Card, If you find one Car like this, BUY. no regret."
"Do not buy the Eagle Summit. You will regret it. Expect the worst years of your life to follow the day you sign the title, up until you sign it away to the junkyard, when it dies in a foreign city at the worst possible moment.
However, this car did make it from Chicago to New York City with 150,000 miles under its belt, a leaking oil pan, and sounding like a Harley.
"My company purchased this vehicle new in 1994 to be used commercially in a retirement community. Ease of entry for our seniors was paramount in our decision to buy. We have been very pleased with this vehicle. We are selling it and now it has 200k+ miles on it and it has only really needed preventive maintenance done on. The cost of ownership was low over the years. This vehicle has been a trusted member of of commercial fleet for 16 years and letting her go will be hard because she is starting to show her age. She will be missed and I hope our Summit finds a good home."