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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva Sedan

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Oldsmobile Achieva Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.1 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva

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  • What's New for 1998

    Oldsmobile limited sales of the Achieva to fleets for 1998, so if you're considering one, it's probably a former rental car.

Full 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva Review

What's New for 1998

Oldsmobile limited sales of the Achieva to fleets for 1998, so if you're considering one, it's probably a former rental car.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 4dr Sedan

My achieva is the greatest gas mileage car I have owned yet, I did a minor tune up on it and I get great gas mileage




Great overall -- minus the

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 4dr Sedan

Be prepared with buying an Achieva to have the transmission rebuilt or replaced. It is the weak spot of the achieva and grand am. Mine went out at 90,000 miles. Other than that it has been an absolutely great vehicle. The 3.1 V6 gives you the power and fuel economy necessary - I absolutely love the 3.1 actually more than the famous GM 3.8 V6 on most grand prixs. This is the most comfortable vehicle I have ever driven. I had to replace the water pump once and that is it for the maintenance. If your original transmission hasn't gone out by 80,000 miles I would highly recommend that you get it services or checked up at least - spend the money in order to avoid spending 1,400 for a rebuilt




A good car

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 4dr Sedan

I bought this car with 45,000 miles on it and six years later it has 210,000. It's been a wonderful car. Non-routine maintenance: the water pump broke, the alternator and battery went out, and the automatic headlight switch went out. The car is pretty ugly, I must admit, but it has never failed to crank and it has never broken down on me.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 4dr Sedan

This car has been a fun car to drive, but I have had some problems with it. One being that the struts went out, that cost a pretty penny but the car was owned before and driven hard. I have had some electrical problems one being no hazard lights and the other with the automatic windows - only the front goes down and the driver's side lock dosn't lock with the automatic lock. Other than these issues, this car has been very good to me and is reliable, even though there were problems that I needed to adjust to.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

I love my achieva

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 4dr Sedan

I have put 55,000 miles on my car in addition to the 40,000 that it had when I acquired it. I have replaced the brakes (normal wear) and the battery. That's all! This car gets 30 (yes, 30) miles per gallon and has as much power and pickup as anyone will need. The transmission is smooth and nothing has given me any trouble. It doesn't have the cool factor of other cars, but its cost of ownership is really affordable and so far it is safe and reliable. PS I live / drive in Massachusetts so if a car survives here it can survive anywhere!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

This is a great car

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Vehicle: 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 4dr Sedan

Except for my '64 Mustang this is the best fun car I have owned. Space, reliability and comfort . Too Bad they dont make them anymore . Never had any problems.



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m1miata
m1miata
09-27-2006
and really good build to it. It replaced the Achieva I had. I have short legs, but had the seat pushed back pretty far, so yes it was not the best in roominess. The Corolla and Camry tend to bobbl...



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