1997 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 3.1L V6 from North America
This car was thrown together.
The major problem with this car is that is has always run too hot. The temp gauge is almost always up to the line right before the red. Every time I would take it back to the dealership, they balked me, but always ended up replacing something, either to pacify me, or to bilk the warranty company, or both. When the engine finally blew at 80,000 miles (the day after they replaced the thermostat, which was the 12th time I had it in for overheating), they finally realized that I knew what I was talking about. After the engine rebuild, it was OK for a couple months, but now it is starting to run too hot again.
I am pleased with the acceleration and gas mileage of this car.
It has a killer sound system.
I like the styling of the car.
However, the good points are clouded by the engine overheating and the arrogance of the dealership service personnel.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th December, 2002