Used 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva

1998 Oldsmobile Achieva
List Price Estimate
$937 - $2,405

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Edmunds' Expert Review

1998 Highlights

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


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva.

5 star reviews: 46%
4 star reviews: 31%
3 star reviews: 7%
2 star reviews: 7%
1 star reviews: 9%
Average user rating: 4.0 stars based on 13 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • fuel efficiency
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • driving experience
  • comfort
  • spaciousness
  • safety
  • interior
  • maintenance & parts
  • electrical system
  • transmission
  • doors
  • value
  • lights
  • road noise
  • handling & steering
  • brakes

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars, I love my Achieva

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!

3.75 out of 5 stars, Great Car

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

3.625 out of 5 stars, My baby

I love my Acheiva.....I was in an accident in 2000,I was stopped at a red light and someone hit me from behind and then I hit the car in front of the car was like an accordian..had close to 9,000 damage. But I got it back good as new. The only problems since then was the replacement of the passenger right side window power moter, alternator, and battery.

5 out of 5 stars, This Is a Great Car

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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Features & Specs

SL 4dr Sedan features & specs
SL 4dr Sedan
MPG 18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 0
4-speed automatic
150 hp @ 4800 rpm

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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver1 / 5
Passenger3 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverNot Rated
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Oldsmobile Achieva a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 1998 Achieva both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Oldsmobile Achieva fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Achieva gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Achieva has 14.0 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Oldsmobile Achieva. Learn more

Is the Oldsmobile Achieva reliable?

To determine whether the Oldsmobile Achieva is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Achieva. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Achieva's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 1998 Achieva is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva?

The least-expensive 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva is the 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 4dr Sedan. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

Other versions include:

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    What are the different models of Oldsmobile Achieva?

    If you're interested in the Oldsmobile Achieva, the next question is, which Achieva model is right for you? Achieva variants include SL 4dr Sedan. For a full list of Achieva models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva

    Used 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva Overview

    The Used 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva is offered in the following submodels: Achieva Sedan. Available styles include SL 4dr Sedan.

    What do people think of the 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 1998 Achieva 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 1998 Achieva.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 1998 Achieva featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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