I really like to drive this car. its fun with the five speed manual. I can beat some imports on the "strip". Pretty reliable but can have some problems. Its lasted for 190,000 miles of joy riding and highway trips. All around good car.
I purchased this car for a second car for weekend driving. I liked the car and the quad 4 engine was pretty responsive. The head cracked on the quad 4 engine but I saved the car because of my liking it. I wanted more power from it though so I replaced the engine with a 3.1 V6 engine and rewired the entire car for it, but even after all the headaches with that job I got it back on the road with the V6 engine. It still gets great gas mileage, and it has great power now. I plan to keep it til it falls apart now, and I love to drive it around just for the fun of it.
The look is kind of sporty and I like the lines of the car and its appearence.
I wish that it had more custom or aftermarket accessories for it, and I wish that it aftermarket performance upgrades also.
I have had this car for 9 months and i
put 25,000 miles on it. Until now the
only thing i replaced was the
altenator, but now at 102,000 miles
the bearing went and the engine is
shot no one will rebuild them cause
every mechanic I went to said there
just a Pain in the ass. I new engine
from GM would cost me $3200, I only
paid $2600 for it. When it ran I
liked it great gas milage for all the
power it had. If you lookin at one i
think ya should go with the 3.1
Good Power, great fuel econemy
2.3 Quad Fours should not be used i've
heard from many people that there a
pain. Like everybody else thinks I
think the interior is kinda cheap
I have the Achieva 3.1L 6cyl. It's a
fine car--always starts, always runs,
strong engine. Handles quite well, no
squeaks or rattles at 123,000 miles. No
rust at all and paint quality is
fantastic. Exhaust has lasted over 60k
miles too! Easily equal to an Accord of
the same vintage. My car drinks coolant
faster than a Green Bay Packer guzzles
gatorade--I can't find the leak,
probably the water pump, no big deal.
Superb paint quality, strong engine,
super economy, nice smooth tranny. Hood
has gas struts, no prop bar needed.
Front seats too soft, lack any side
support. Inner door panels a bit cheap.
Low beams not bright enough. I'm not
crazy about the door-mounted seat belts.