1992 Plymouth Acclaim 4 door sedan 2.5 from North America
The body is really weak, I mean by that is that if you barely hit it hard, it will make a dent. The paint chips after awhile.
It starts to lose power in the motor after a fresh tune-up and oil change.
Every little thing went out on this car; for a I4 2.5, it sucks gas pretty bad, and the shocks wear down real fast (stock shocks).
If it sits in the sun too long (like every day for like 2 hours or so), the paint fades bad.
It does not have a lot of take-off power, and the original (stock) cassette players die really fast, it ain't very compatible.
I think Plymouth should have put more money into these Acclaims, they are very bad cars. I would not suggest buying one unless you have a fat wallet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th May, 2009
The Acclaim was a cheap car to begin with, and yours was 16 years old with 136K miles on it when you bought it.
Really, what were you expecting? To get an old car with high miles and have NO problems with it?
Yeah the Acclaim was a super-cheap bargain-basement value car from the start. Still is. They're quite reliable and durable, and the 2.5 four cylinder is a good motor with a good little 3 speed auto transmission.
Best thing about the Acclaims was space - very roomy. We used them as taxis coming off rental car use back in the late 1990s.
I used to have a 91 Acclaim (3L engine I guess) for 3 years when I was at university. I bought it for 1000 CAD and was overall happy with it. For sure I spent a few hundred bucks on it to repair something here or there, but I'm not sure what could serve me better with less expense. Let's live in the real world and accept that buying a 16 year old car, we are assuming our money is thrown away; if we take anything out of it we've won!
I think when you post a comment, you need to realize you are also telling everyone about you. Sometimes you tell them more about you than the car.
When evaluating anything, one good idea is to try and take it back to simple math. Instead of using subjective terms like crap, say the car cost me $2000 and I got 1000 miles of use out of it. In other words, the facts, just the facts man.