1990 Plymouth Acclaim Reviews

1990 Plymouth Acclaim 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance310000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

After 310k miles, I've learned that if you treat a car right, it will do the same for you

Faults:

Motor was replaced at 160,000 miles by previous owner.

Motor caught fire around 299,000 miles. (not a product defect, but a poor mechanics oil changing job.) Replaced hoses and lines, and same engine continued to run fine.

Began to get 50 miles to the gallon... of oil at 300,000 miles.

At 310,000 miles, two piston rods snapped and head gasket blew... but was still drivable. (albeit very sloooooooowly.)

General Comments:

My Acclaim was the most reliable car I've ever had! It served me for over 310k!!!

The front-wheel drive handled wonderfully in the snow and ice.

The seats could get 'misshapen' (or custom-contoured, depending how you look at it) during long trips.

Practically all regularly changeable parts are located within reach and are easy to replace!

The car's interior controls were located in the most natural places! Very comfortable.

All in all, it is very difficult to express my appreciation and satisfaction for this trusty machine. Through fire or flood, my Acclaim never left me stranded. If Plymouth ever comes out with an 2010 Acclaim... I will order 3!

P.S. Even at the end, it was able to get to the junk yard on only two cylinders and a contrail of white and black smoke...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2008

1990 Plymouth Acclaim Base 2.5 Inline Four from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.5 Inline Four Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance181000 miles

Summary:

I love this car. 181,000 miles and still going!

Faults:

I bought this car with only 61,000 miles on it. It currently has 181,000 on it and the following was replaced during that time:

Radiator

Valve cover gasket

Thermostat

Hoses and belts

Motor mounts.

General Comments:

This car is a true testament to time. I love this little car. I bought it from the original owner in 2000. Six years later and she's still running better than ever. This is the most reliable car I've ever owned. I drove it from Minnesota to Atlanta, Georgia twice in one month. Never gave me a problem. I put about 50 miles on it every day. The car is very comfortable. Fuel economy is great, averages about 28 miles per gallon. The handling is average for a sedan, but better than most. The ride is very smooth. By far one of the best Chrysler products ever made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2005

3rd Dec 2009, 12:02

These cars are great in my book. I have a 90 that I have had for a year. I bought for next to nothing and have not had any trouble with it. It has 137,000 on it. They seem very strong and reliable. I still see a lot of them from the early 90s on the road.

7th Dec 2010, 20:42

I have a Plymouth Acclaim 1990. I got it at 164k and now it has clocked 197k. It runs like a charm, no major problems, be good to your baby and she'll take you around.

1990 Plymouth Acclaim 3.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership1992
Engine and transmission 3.0L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 kilometres
Most recent distance288000 kilometres
Previous carMercury Topaz

Summary:

I would buy this car again in a heartbeat

Faults:

The drivers seat has broken down a bit. It lays back a little now.

The clear coat has started to chip away along the hood line.

General Comments:

The car has served us very well.

At present, we have two car seat and a kennel riding in the back seat and still have a fair amount of space.

It has been through two accidents, but faired extremely well.

There have been no major problems, just regular maintenance.

I would recommend this car to anyone who is looking for a roomy, reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2004

1990 Plymouth Acclaim from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance60500 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Faults:

The computer has gone twice. Other than that... only regular maintenance items like brakes and hoses, etc. Well worth the money we paid, and I intend to keep driving her until she won't go anymore. Definitely the most comfortable car for my back, and very roomy. The trunk is amazing, too. That will be hard to match we do sell. the car is a great starter car for anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th March, 2004

1990 Plymouth Acclaim LX 3.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired146000 miles
Most recent distance156348 miles
Previous carFORD Tempo

Summary:

More bang for the buck

Faults:

I replaced the shocks and struts at 150k.

The alternator started to glow when running at 152k, replaced for $136.

The heater just doesn't get real warm.

I replaced all tune-up type items and got good results.

Front end makes some creaks.

The engine smokes due to a design flaw in an otherwise superior motor.

General Comments:

This car as far has served me very well so far and I believe that I just might get quite a few more miles out of my "bargain buy".

I wish more cars were made as reliable as the acclaim, the only other vehicle I had this reliable was an F150 pickup.

I see some people hate this kind of car, either they got a lemon or they are too picky and don't know a deal if was staring them in the face.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd February, 2003

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 7 reviews