The Eagle Premier was the last car born of the AMC / Renault hook-up. Contrary to popular belief, it was not a Renault 25 dressed in new clothing. The Premier, while using plenty of parts and engineering from the 25, was its own car. It was a damn good car, too.
The body was designed by Giorgietto Giugiaro. Like most of Giugiaro's designs, it's simple, tasteful and modern. It had a drag coefficient of 0.31, which was slightly lower than the Ford Taurus, a car touted for its aerodynamic shape.
The interior was designed by AMC's Richard Teague. It was, at the time, unique and futuristic. Pods on the sides of the steering column housed the climate control switches, lights and wipers. The turn signal wasn't a traditional stalk, but a switch. It returned to its centered position immediately after a driver signaled a turn and a chime indicated its cancellation after completing the turn. The cabin was very roomy and, as typical with a car from Renault, the seats were extremely comfortable and supportive.
It's rare to see a Premier on the road today. Early cars had some teething problems (mostly electrical), but by 1990 it was a reliable car. 4 cylinder cars are rare, but unless you find an extraordinary one for next to nothing, there's no real reason to want one. The V6 is a much better engine. (Yes, this is the same PRV that Volvo had so many problems with in the 264. The problems were sorted out by the time it made its way into the Premier.) It is generally agreed that the 1990 through 1992 cars are the best of the breed.click here to see the Craigslist ad.