I have a 93 Achieva SCX myself. I made a few mods on it, and it runs a 15.6 quarter mile.
I have a chance to get a 92 SCX 5 speed for 3400. It's a sporty red, everything is in perfect condtion. It only has 98,000 miles. I was wondering if I should buy it or if I'm wasting my money. I'm not sure how reliable is gonna be and if I'm gonna have to spend a lot of money it. I hear they are really good handling cars and fast.
This might be a waste, since it's now over a month past, but the SCX is what you heard- fast and handles very well. However, you will spend money on it. The reliability is terrible. If you decide to buy the car, find out if the head gasket has been replaced. They go out like clockwork- you'll lose one by 150k miles, GUARANTEED.
Bottom line: the terrible reliability slightly outweighs the awesome performance out of this sleeper. Not recommended- there are better cars for the money!
I bought a 1993 SCX new from the dealer. The window sticker was for $18,200 but only paid $14,200 through manuf. and dealer incentives. I have owned many sport cars and none are capable of the handling of the SCX. The gas mileage is awesome and the car is very comfortable. It is my everyday driver and I never had many repairs until 182K miles when I blew the motor. Since then I have been replacing almost everything. The cost of parts are higher than most cars, but the ride and rarity are worth the cost. I am currently investing about 2k for redoing the suspension. This should complete the mechanical restoration leaving only the exterior since I have been very careful with the interior. It is red with gray interior and is all original. Remember 1 of only 500.
I own a 1992 SCX. I bought it from a guy for $1200 after it sat for 1 year. Since then I replaced the alternator, motor mount, battery and the ignition module. All together it cast me around $500. The ride of it is great. Its smooth, comfortable, fun to drive and it looks pretty cool. I think I would recommend this car to anybody looking for a sports car. I have raced a Honda civic that my little neighbor has and I smoked it. She is a BEAUTY! Gotta love the Achieve SCX.
I bought a new '92 SCX from the dealer in Aug '93. So I paid $14K on an $18K sticker. I sold it in '01 with about 80,000 miles on it. It was definitely a fast and capable car for it's time. But it did go through head gaskets on a regular basis. I went through three, but never paid for any of them. One under warranty, one under "good faith" warranty just after the real warranty expired, and a third under "guilt" warranty (what do you mean I have blown my third head gasket in 50,000 miles??). It was the first car I ever bought with my own money, so I will always have a soft spot in my heart for them.
I've Heard that the 1992-1993 Olds Achieva SCX is one of the cheapest sleepers out there these days. I only wish I could find one for cheap.
I bought my 1993 Achieva for 2 grand even, it's beautiful. It handles great, and it's FAST!
I love this car ^_^
I wish I could find an SCX for sale. if anyone can find one with low miles and reliable enough for a college student please email me at Pitbull2o08@hotmail.com Thanks!!!
I just traded my 87 Pontiac Fiero for a 92 SCX.
Replaced the shifter bushing.
About to replace the ignition switch.
So far have only put in about $250.
Performance is outstanding; the w41 pushes it. Very surprised on how it handles.
About to build it up for twin turbos. Anyone know any cars with a body type the same? Wanna put a full body kit on too. Just have to have one close to the same. I'm good with fiber glass, but the less work the better.
Have owned for five years. I love this car; every time I get in it I smile. Fun to drive, good on gas. Take care of it, and it will last along time. 158,000 on mine now, still going strong. The only issue was the fifth gear synchronizer went out, and that was like that when I bought it.