1993 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L


Few options, but cheap and dependable


Starter cable came loose. Trunk leaks periodically. Wheel wobble we can't diagnose.

General Comments:

For a 2.5 liter it has a lot of pick up and it doesn't matter if it's got 1 passenger or 4.

Weatherstrip may be worn or doors are out of align, but this car is louder than any I've owned in the last twenty years (highway noise)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2003

26th May 2003, 22:46

The Plymouth Acclaim is pretty noisy on the highway. You can thank Chrysler for not putting enough sound insulation in and thank the gearing of the tranny for causing the engine to rev too high at highway speeds, which helps make all that engine noise.

10th Oct 2004, 20:49

Very dependable car, 3.0L 6 cylinder has a lot of pep. Car has always had a lot of undercarriage noise in the front since the day we drove it home new.

1993 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L. 4 cylinder


A unreliable money pit


Computer went bad at 94000.

Fuel pump went bad at 95000.

Relay switch went bad at 95000.

Brakes went bad at 95000.

Ball joints went bad at 100000.

Front struts went bad at 100000.

General Comments:

This car is extremely slow and handles worse than any car I have every driven before. Due to hefty vehicle weight the engine is constantly straining and gas mileage is far below par.

Reliability has been a real problem for this car. The car seems to not want to hold up after a 100000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th May, 2002

10th Jul 2002, 08:42

Wow, that is quite unreliable. But that is very unusual for a Plymouth Acclaim... of any year model. I owned one for 182,000 miles and it was the best and most reliable car I had ever owned. I never had to replace the ball joints, fuel pump or other things you had trouble with. You must have gotten a lemon. And far as your comment on fuel economy... what were you driving before? A Metro? The Acclaim is very good on gas for a compact car. I used to get 35mpg on the highway.