1992 Plymouth Acclaim from North America

Summary:

Good economical reliable transportation

Faults:

I had the car two months when the transmission needed to be overhauled, the car had just over 70,000 miles so Chrysler honored the old 7/70 warranty and paid half of the $1800 repair.

Valve seals and timing belt were replaced at 150,000 miles.

General Comments:

I would not trade my "beater" for anything. The car has been extremely reliable. Even in sub-zero weather it has started with no problem. There is plenty of interior room and the back seat folds down to make sort of a hatchback so you can haul plenty in the trunk. A mechanic at the local Chrysler dealership where I have it worked on bought one for his son for a first car, that speaks volume to me. The 3.0 6 cylinder engine has a little lifter noise, but hey after 248K the old girl is allowed to grumble a little. It has always been great with mileage and acceleration. One thing that does bug me is the fact that you can't keep hubcaps on it, take a look around at most Acclaims and you will notice that they are missing two or more hubcaps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2007

1992 Plymouth Acclaim from North America

Summary:

What a deal!

Faults:

Radio failed.

Trunk gasket came loose.

General Comments:

Unusual situation. I assisted my mother-in-law in buying this vehicle. She owned it for 5 years and put 12,000 miles on it before giving up driving. She then sold it in 1999 to a friend of my wife.

Now in March, 2005, the friend who still owns the vehicle wants to return it to us. 135,000 miles, no scratches or dents. Says he changed plugs in it twice, two sets of tires and serviced it every 5000 miles. No problems at all with it. Says it was worth far more to him the last 6 years than he paid us for it and wants to GIVE it back!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2005

1992 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5 from North America

Summary:

Good car

Faults:

Over all was in great shape the last owner who had it took great care of it the one thing wrong with it was that the head gasket was blown. replaced that and have had no peoblems since.

General Comments:

Great car would own another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2004

1992 Plymouth Acclaim from North America

Summary:

A waste of money

Faults:

The car was in great shape when purchased from the dealer.

Fan belt went in 40 degree heat 2 months after purchase. 216,000

Roters, calipers, brakes 220,000 (Still pulled to the left after all was said and done)

Front suspension 225,000.

Constant head gasket issues at 230,000.

Transmission started to go at 230,000. Finally went at 236,000.

Interior is pristine. Very spacious for a tall guy like me.

General Comments:

I don't trust this car one bit and it is a live and learn story.

Even though it was a 4 speed automatic, it still didn't feel powerful at all.

Parts and labor for this vehicle seem to outweigh its value rapidly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th July, 2004

9th Jul 2004, 01:38

Yeah, stuff usually does need replacing around 200 thousand miles... Just because expendable items like brakes and belts finally failed after 200 thousand miles doesn't make it the cars fault one bit.

12th Aug 2004, 21:04

You might try a Ford or Chevy, my sons friends all have gone through 2 & 3 of them each this year & are ready to buy another. My sons '92 Spirit (same thing as Ply.) got it's 1st set of plugs replaced @ 229,000 miles. & never had shocks or belts replaced, runs & starts fine in Mn. weather. No Joke.

18th Aug 2005, 08:05

I agree. with that mileage you should not be complianing I have a 1992 and it's a tank!

4th Jul 2006, 02:31

Plymouth Acclaim got J.D. Power Associates award in initial quality in 1991 beating both Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Acclaims are very solidly built and can hold up well for 200k miles or more. Knowledge based on personal experience. These are excellent cars from a reliability, quality, longevity, and value standpoint. And yes, they are a better value then Honda Accord and Toyota Camry of the same age. Acclaims are highly underrated cars and didn't get enough attention when they were being advertised new.

4th Jul 2006, 11:28

If it survives in Minnesota, then it will survive in Antarctica.