Just bought this car a week ago and
already had problems with stalling.
Seems to stall when you come to a
complete stop after driving it for
about 15 minutes.After about 5 minutes
it will go once put back into gear. By
researching this car it turns out to be
a common problem with the solenoid
sticking when the car gets hot. So lets
see if my mechanic knows what he's
doing and fixes it since its already
been back twice and so far its still
stalling on me.
Performance--I like the car's heavy
steering, and it even offers semi-
decent feel, but it doesnt respond
quickly, and body roll is excessive.
My father's bigger 1997 Taurus handles
much better than this. The ca. 160 hp.
Quad 4 accelerates decently but not
outstandingly. Braking is poor.
Interior and Exterior-The one thing I
like about this car is its exterior
styling. An unusual, wedgy
shape...especially sleek with the
spoiler, and 16" alloys. The car's a
good size, too...nice and medium.
Ergonomics are average in the interior,
but not surprisingly, quality is very
I found this car to be economical,
reliable, good looking & fun to drive.
The H/O dual cam 2.4 with 5 speed makes
a world of difference in both
performance & driving enjoyment. Very
low production especially w/ 5 speed.
Achieva's have gotten a bad rap in many
forums but I truly liked mine. It's a
good looking car you don't see
everywhere. I have had many cars & this
was one of my favorites!
this was the best car that was
affordable to myself and it was really
reliable i put over 200k on engine
without trouble then when i got to 220k
i blew my head gasket but other than
that i really enjoyed havijng this car.
The SC, with the 3.3 v6 is awesome, it
accelerates quickly and smoothly.
While its not as quick as the SCX, it
holds its own. It takes curves very
well and how many other cars at the
time had electronically adjustable
shocks. You can change the suspension
settings with the touch of a button.