by jrbarrie83 on Feb 28, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 4dr Sedan
I used this car all through college and it was wonderful. Great engine and power, loved the driver-oriented dash and all of the gauges. Plenty of room front and back and lots of features for a "compact" car. I had to replace the alternator (a common GM problem), the variable-effort steering rack, and the paint began to peel in odd ways - but for sitting outside and getting lots of use, I couldn't really complain.
by Sad4421 on Mar 5, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva S 4dr Sedan
I bought this car new in 1993 and over
the years I have had to put over
$5000.00 in repairs. I am getting rid
of the car because it needs another
head-gasket, that right another! The
first one went in around 60k and now
with 114k it needs another. Buy any
other car, surely it can't be worse.
by measme on Nov 9, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva S 4dr Sedan
the car has been very reliable for me.
It did haave a probelm right after i
first got it, But that was due to the
people who had it before nad did not
maintain the vehicle properly. Now it
runs great and is very comfortable to
ride in and fun to drive. Has good get
up and go.
by David J on Jun 16, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 2dr Coupe
This car has been used to run around
town/work primarily. Has been oaky
for the most part but has seen its
share of days in the shop. Currently
it has a cracked head which was also
worked on about two years ago.
The "check gages" light has frequently
come on for no reason- several
mechanics have attempted to locate
problem, but without success
All four-cylinder engines lose five horsepower, thanks to emissions regulations. They also get new engine mounts and other revisions aimed at making them smoother and quieter. Battery rundown protection is new standard feature.