1994 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1 SFI from North America
Economy luxury and performance
The battery needed replacement in march of 2002 (8 years of life!)
The front brake rotors have warped. I think this was due to the uneven wheel torque when I had the tires replaced.
My car is equipped with the 4T60E 4 speed overdrive transmission. There is a gear whine in the differential housing that will need to be corrected by rebuilding the transmission with updated parts. this only affects the 1994 4T60E transaxle so a good road test between 25-60km/h is essential. Even better if the previous owner has had it fixed.
The person who owned the car before me had a large dog because there was white dog hair on everything. the driver's door panel is broken at the top and there are some large scratch marks on the top surface. I think their dog broke it by pulling at it with his front paws. that is abuse not a defect.
Excellent engine power and economy (I've had 42MPG on the highway)
Nice interior and features for a reasonably priced used car.
Full instrument cluster is handy and back lit by blue/aqua light (very cool)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st May, 2002