1994 Oldsmobile Achieva Reviews

1994 Oldsmobile Achieva V6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance170009 miles
Previous carToyota Cavalier

Summary:

Great all over and amazing for me

Faults:

I have had a couple of little things go wrong I have had the head gasket blew at about 75000 miles and the ignition switch quit working yesterday, but it's a simple fix.

General Comments:

I like this car mainly for its fast acceleration for races because I'm in high school.

I also like the room trunk for-all my books and things.

I like the cabin of the car is roomy for the passengers.

The main thing I like is the reliability of the car it will most definitely get you from a to b.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2006

1994 Oldsmobile Achieva S 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Distance when acquired137000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carPontiac Montana

Summary:

Nice car

Faults:

The blinkers are giving me issues. One time the left blinker will not blink, just light up and stay that way, then the next time the right one will do it, but the left blinker will start working right. Which ever one is staying on (and not blinking) the other one will blink like it's supposed to. Then all of sudden they both will start working. Is this a fuse? Also, the cruise doesn't work...I'm wondering how to get both of these items fixed. Any assistance or response will be appreciated.

General Comments:

I've only had a short time, but love it. It rides really well and performs great. I drive 100 miles a day... looks like it is good on gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th May, 2006

1994 Oldsmobile Achieva from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

GREAT car, for your mom!

Faults:

I can’t find the button that the door hits that turns off the interior lights. The light will not turn off when the door closes, resulting in many dead batteries. So I disconnected the fuse for the interior light, but that also is fuse for the “you left you lights on” warning noise, which also leads too many dead batteries. Can anyone help!!-daveywaveys@hotmail.com.

General Comments:

Good car, otherwise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2006

13th Mar 2006, 04:16

Maybe your dome (interior) feature is on. In other words, when you adjust the brightness of your dashboard, there is a way to click the the dial so the interior lights stay on. You would have to check this when the doors are closed.

21st Apr 2006, 12:15

You have to start the car hit the brake three times then shut the car off. Then disconnect the battery for an hour. After that connect the battery and start the car and adjust the dash lights and your all set.

1994 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3 liter quad four from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.3 liter quad four Automatic
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Car is expensive, but worth it

Faults:

My head gasket went at 75,000 miles. My altinator failed at 76,000 miles. The head of my engine cracked. Replacing engine with a performance 2.3 liter,16 valve,dual over head cam,210 horsepower engine

General Comments:

This is the best car I've ever owned.

But parts go real fast at they are very expensive when being replaced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2005

25th Aug 2006, 19:08

Hello, I am 15 and I just bought a 1994. It's real nice, I like it a lot. The only problems I've had are with the HEAD GASKET, which is replaced now, and the ignition switch, which I ordered today.

I like the fast acceleration, though it's fast up against other high schoolers cars.

1994 Oldsmobile Achieva S 2.3 Quad four from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3 Quad four Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance127000 miles
Previous carGeo Prizm

Faults:

- Alternator went out at 114,000 miles

- Thermostat stuck and caused the heater core to break

- water leakage to the trunk and driver side floor board.

General Comments:

- fun to drive

- accelerates and maintains speed easily

- low maintenance

- good handling

- sporty look

- not good at taking corners at higher speeds

-does consume some oil between changes

- bumpers good at bouncing back to shape at low speed collisons

-reverse is starting to make a weird noise

- Braking is good with the ABS

- paint is coming off the spoiler

- third brake light needed replacing,and in pulling the plastic cover from the ceiling one of the holders flew off and was lost. One could not be found anywear and eventually was rigged up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2004

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 36 reviews