by Young Gal on May 28, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SC 2dr Coupe
My 1996 2 door V6 automatic Achieva is a great car, overall it's been very dependable. It was purchased for me about 5 1/2 years ago. If I was to pick a car, this would not be it, but since it was purchased for me I can't complain. It's been a great car, fun to drive with lots of power. The style and look of the car is very "grandparent'ish" but the two door is much better than four door at least. Good back up car to drive to and from work or as a kids first car, nothing to fancy. And gets pretty good gas mileage. Now that its over 12 years old its starting to see some problems with water leaking in, but drill a few holes in the floor and its manageable. Overall, it's been a good ride.
by Grandma Gee on Nov 15, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 4dr Sedan
I've had this car for 8 years and it
has been very dependable. The only real
problems were an air condition problem
that was finally rectified, but I blame
the service department at the
dealership for not fixing it the first
time. It has also required two sets of
brakes. Otherwise it has been very
dependable and still drives and looks
like a new car.
Substantial upgrades make the Achieva palatable for 1996. A new interior with dual airbags, standard air conditioning, a new base engine, daytime running lights, a theft-deterrent system and optional traction control make this Oldsmobile an excellent value in the compact class.