1997 Oldsmobile Achieva SL from North America
You couldn't pay me to own it
There is a security system built into the Achieva that cannot be removed, and which defaults to unable to start.
This security system broke 8 times in the 2.5 years I have owned the car. I have spent 2x the cost of the vehicle trying to fix it, to no avail. Apparently it is supposed to stop me from going to the grocery.
Also, it burns through batteries and alternators.
Electrical system is unnecessarily complicated and hard to repair.
It is small, but fairly comfortable. It handles well, and doesn't have any major general problems, but the electrical system is unnecessarily complicated and hard to repair.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st October, 2008