1990 Plymouth Acclaim 4 cylinder from North America
After 310k miles, I've learned that if you treat a car right, it will do the same for you
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.)
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