1998 Oldsmobile Achieva from North America
I wish I had gone with another make/model
Fuel pump went out at 60,000 miles. Fortunately I had extended warranty.
A fuel injector failed at 125,000.
Throttle position sensor failed at 135,000.
Idle Control motor failed at 145,000.
Lower Intake gasket needed replacing at 155,000 ($600).
Plug wire shorted out at 157,000.
Transmission committed suicide at 165,000.
Throttle position sensor failed again at 175,000.
EGR valve has gone bad at 179,000.
If I didn't still owe money on this car, I would have gotten rid of it long ago. Every time something goes wrong, it seems to cost at least $300.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th March, 2004
2nd May 2004, 02:25
Looks like a good number of the problems you've experienced happened at higher miles. High mileage cars need a bit of extra attention becuase parts begin to show age and fail. It basically all depends on maintenance and driving conditions. Harder you push it, quicker it needs fixed and wears out.