I never bothered for the longest time getting a cold air intake kit, simply because I couldn't justify spending $200+ for a brand name kit. I was just going to buy an eBay kit and jury-rig it to fit. Something off an LX or other Dodge vehicle with the right bends and lengths to cut and modify to fit.
While on a recent yard run, I decided to pop the hood on a first generation Eagle Talon that I always walked by. Sure enough it has a nice enclosure with a brand new K&N filter. Yoink!
Modded a small bracket for the passenger side, and the driver side tab fit right on to the factory mount for the original air box. Removed the retarded complex air-intake sensor assembly and closed all the screw holes and sensor openings with some chrome bolts and plates. Looks sick! Now I just need to ditch the stupid crinkle-pipe.
Really Impressed with it, the engine sounds throaty like I mean really throaty, throttle response is really sharp, no clue about fuel mileage, haven't driven enough yet. I think it was well worth the effort.