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1994 Plymouth Acclaim

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 25/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1994 Plymouth Acclaim Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.3
Out of 10

Based on 73 Ratings for the 1992 - 1995 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.0/10
    Quality
    7.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.1/10
    Performance
    7.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.3/10
    Styling
    7.0/10

Wish I could have kept this car forever

By on Sunday, June 26, 2016

I don't own this car

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Smooth ride, good handling, reliable"

Cons: "Bad paint job, rust prone fr dr bottoms, hd gasket"

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

"Lost the car from being hit from being rear-ended. At 115K and 20 yrs of ownership, it did not make sense to repair. It was tough to give ratings. I gave relative ratings. For example, Quality: Interior/ex would be 10 for aethetics -except for Chryler's bad paint job. There were issues here and there with repairs, but that car never failed to start (even after not being started in sub-zero for over two wks) and never stranded me except a couple of times due to my own major failures at scheduled maintenance. Temp guage was buggy - possible needed a new head gasket. Cons outweighed by the fact that this was a solidly built car as opposed to what they are making today. Visibility outstanding - oppossed to the bizarre low visibility cars they are making nowadays. Driving dynamics: I have been driving rental cars while I shop for a new car and let me tell you, the 2015- 2016 Ford, Hondas, Chevys I have test-driven or rented have nothing on the suspension, handling,and braking of my Plymouth Acclaim. I realize some of what I hate about the newer cars is tied to newer safety standards, but some of it is just lack of maturity in sensible design and engineering, i.e. elective choices. I had the 2.5 4cyl, so I could have used more than 100hp, however, once on the highway, the acceleration was excellent. I had trouble parallel parking some of the rental cars. The Acclaim was very easy to park. A strange feel when making turns on the newer cars...something to do with turning radius? (not sure). Acclaim not as tight on turns (heavier car and other dynamics), however, it did not have that strange feel. Overall, I miss my Acclaim terribly. Chrysler should not have abanonded this mid-sized car segment, continued to build upon the excellent engineering effort they put into this car, ironed out kinks with quality and they could be beating Honda today in terms of reputation. Recommendation relative only to used car buyers -this a 20+yr ikd model"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Good little guy

By on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "has been a good little car"

Cons: "AC is not felt in back, lots of little fixes"

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

"This was my first car, I got it from my grandmother. It is a good little thing I love the gas mileage! But as they age some problems surface, the radio quit about 10,000 miles ago, the AC has quit a few times but was easy and CHEAP to fix. It has been reliable, but because I do a lot of highway driving it is beginning to show its age, all in all it has been a good little car over the years!"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

best vehicle you will ever own

By on Thursday, August 16, 2012

I don't own this car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "handles great, great price, great gas mileage,"

Cons: "no cup holders"

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

"I owned my Acclaim it was my first car. the gas mileage was exceptional great handling no engine problems great for winter and summer. very nice interior doesn't dirty easy. it was the most fantastic car I could ever ask for im actually looking to buy a new one and replace the car I have now."

9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Better Value Later In Its Life

By on Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 186,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Low cost of ownership. Solid construction. Roomy."

Cons: "High weight and gas consumption."

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

"Bought this car for $5k in 2000. Been driving it ever since. All of the standard issues happened around 100k mark. New steering pump, new radiator pump, new brakes. Transmission rebuilt around 150k, as well as a catalytic converter replaced. Small electrical issues here and there with connectors rusting up, requiring cleaning. All 4 speakers had to be replaced one by one. Leaks about 1L of oil between scheduled changes (out of 4.5L total 10w30), which is nothing for an American car over 20 years old. Very roomy. Easy to get out of passenger side if parked too close to obstacles. Lots of cargo space. The only part that has developed rust is the exhaust pipe. The rest of the body is completely rust free. Good quality metal. 1.6 tons of it ensure SUV-like gas consumption, which is the main negative. The weight results in a lot of momentum. It's a sedan that drives (and brakes) like a tank. ABS will be kicking in quite often if you're not gentle with the pedal. Will own it for as long as it serves me. Will hate to see it go."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Great car

By on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 213,752

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "strong engine,and transmission"

Cons: "head liner falling down,plain jane inside"

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

"Bought this car at a car auction for $500.00,best money spent,same engine and transmission!!!!One head gasket,2 sets of tires,complete brake service,and fuel pump,but hey what more can you ask for?Paint still great,.213,000 miles and still rollin."

10 people out of 16 found this review helpful

good little car

By on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

"i love The plymouth acclaim 1992 i own one its a good little car, a 4 cylinder good gas mileage quality. the only thing i dont like about the car is the windows are not power and the locks. its a good car that runs good and very dependable for high gases situation for those who are low on budgets."

11 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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