The most reliable car I have ever owned
The check engine and check oil light are almost always flickering on and off.
The driver side electric door look has to be unlocked manually and rarely it will not unlock from the outside using the key so I have to unlock from the passenger door.
The heater coil went at about 112,000 miles
We have found that the spark plugs should be well maintained for superior performance.
We have changed the fuel filter once or twice.
We had to replace the drive belt. It was a non expensive belt, but we had to take off the right front tire to fully access the belt and tensioner.
We bought the car in 2003 for $1,200. It had 94,000 miles on the car. It was previously owned by an older man who could no longer drive. He kept all of the maintenance records to even the amount of gas he fueled every single time. After we brought it home we did a simple tune-up. He told us that it was only started up about once a week for a year. We have so far put about 26,000 miles on it in 2 years. This by far has been the most dependable car I have owned and I have owned many. Never have I been stranded or scared in my Acheiva. Even though it is only a 4-cylinder...it still gets on it in busy Jacksonville, FL traffic. It shakes a little a 70-75 MPH. The Gas mileage is a lifesaver with the high prices. We keep up on the maintenance. We have also had to replace other things, but it is a 11 year old car, so you have to expect to do some repairs. The heater coil is about the only major thing that has been replaced. The A/C works like a champ.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2005