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1994 Oldsmobile Achieva

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 29/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1994 Oldsmobile Achieva Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.1
Out of 10

Based on 81 Ratings for the 1992 - 1998 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    7.7/10
  • Reliability
    7.8/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    7.7/10
    Styling
    7.4/10

SECURITY LOCK makes car worthless or too expensive

By on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 58,256

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Never a problem with body or mechanical."

Cons: "Security engine lock makes car worthless."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Just prior to acquiring it from grandparents Nov 2014, the security engine lock started going off. At first, 1-2 week. After a month, as much as 10 consecutive times. Can reset lockout, but still has problems staying on; after few 3s starts, tends to lockout again. Can't recall what problem was, but wasn't computer, mechanical, might have been whole ignition system. Was told something odd about fixing it: Had to be replaced with a new manufacturer part, but the parts are no longer made? Regardless, Olds dealership and two other shops quoted $2000 just to fix. Otherwise, car is simple, not too bad on gas, runs well mechanically, outside body held up perfect. Bottom rotted out despite not on rarely driven and parked for winter."

very good reliable car

By on Monday, July 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 500,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "small very good mileage car"

Cons: "not allot of head room"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I bought this car, and it has been a very good car, expessly for it's age. great mileage can get anywhere from average of 30 to 38 hwy depending on speed"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

best driving car i ever owned--best highway drivin

By on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"this car is now 17 yrs old and runs very well---especially highway driving----only thing out on it is the anti lock brake system---has regular brakes"

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Mint condition for the age it is

By on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,841

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great ride, good gas mileage"

Cons: "lots of problems"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"I think if I ever sold this car be in amount of $600 because probably wouldn't have the best blue book price read reviews these cars suffer lots of major problems. I drive a 97 Achieva SL car is okay in reliability but it has suffer some mechanical issues as left me stranded out on the desert roads while vacation in Nevada with 110'F degree weather overheated and everything a mechanic kept my car for over two weeks because can't count the problems went wrong in that amount of time. It runs well being a Oldsmobile GM vehicle but will never buy another vehicle from this manufacture again after giving me the Olds BLUES had nothing but overheating problems. Thank goodness have an air condition and heater still working overall the car exterior and interior looks good being in Wisconsin weather no rust spot anywhere. I do like the car but love how it drives like a more luxury car that is it other than that be a money pit in expensive repairs so a between love hate relationship out this vehicle. Gas mileage is very good so far just needed major recalls on mechanical issues GM never recalled as didn't do with Chevy Cobalt, Saturn Sky and Pontiac G5 my next ride will be a Dodge."

6 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Security Issues

By on Monday, August 27, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 169,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
1/10
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Not even a month after I Bought the car, the security system acted up on it. I have spent over $800.00 in the last year just on the security alone. And I still have problems with security. When it first started, they told me to turn the ignition on and leave it on til the security light stops blinking..preferably on a battery charger cause I'm always near a freakin outlet. There has been times that I have waited almost two hours before I could get the car to start and its worse when winter is around....Goood Luck Getting It To Start!!! The car is 15 years old..parts are gonna start breaking down eventually. So far I have put brand new tires on it, a new gas cable, the battery has been replaced, I got the front aligment done,serpentine belt has been replaced. The car does get a regular oil/filter change. The car is a great car but the biggest flaw is the security system. That is the one problem and the biggest problem. Thats why I wont recommend it for that reason. I will say this though, I do alot of highway driving so I need a car thats good on gas(if well taken care of)....and good when it comes to winter and this car is."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Good 1st car for highschoolers and not driving far

By on Monday, August 06, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfy"

Cons: "Never know what it will do next"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"This was my 1st car for high school and it is durable and I feel safe (good for accidental fender benders). Very comfortable. However. It is money consuming because I had to invest in it every winter and summer. The tires are hard to find and very expensive. The security on it malfunctioned and would make it so my car would not start. It had a lot of continuous brake and alignment problems as well."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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