1993 Plymouth Acclaim 4 door 2.5 from North America

Summary:

Yes I stole it and I'm proud of it

Faults:

Just an idle pulley.

General Comments:

I like these cars, they are cheap to buy. They're getting harder to find. I now have to find old folks with them stashed in their garage.

First I do required common sense stuff. Transmission service. Change timing belt. All belts. Oil and antifreeze.

Seems like a lot, but for a low cost used car, not that bad.

These have never failed me. I find them with a few miles on them, and do minor things to them. And then drive them. Never had any major trouble.

Have had the six and the four. The four is plenty big enough to do anything I ever need. I live in the hills and never have any trouble getting up at a good speed. I have found them to be a low cost, nice car. Even if my friends say what old lady did you steal that car from? It suits my needs well.

I tend to think those that had issues with them were not repairing whatever the trouble was. Just my thoughts. A good mechanic should be able to fix most things in a hour or two, or train yourself to do it. These are basic and simple to work on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2014

29th Dec 2014, 13:21

The four cylinder is a lot more reliable than the six cylinder, mainly because of the very problematic automatic transmission coupled with the six. The four is a somewhat better and more durable motor as well.

1993 Plymouth Acclaim 3.0L from North America

Summary:

Nice car

Faults:

I couldn't blame the car for having problems due to its age.

91,000 miles, A/C stopped working.

97,000 miles, knocking noise coming from the engine; turns out it was a blown rod.

109,000 miles, blown head gasket.

115,000 miles, windshield wipers stopped working on high.

134,000 miles, needed a new muffler.

General Comments:

I think that the Plymouth Acclaim is a very good, family sized sedan.

I wish they never discontinued these cars; they were pretty reliable. They're comfortable for long distance driving, have great steering, great acceleration, great turning radius, and nice interior styling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2012

1993 Plymouth Acclaim base model 2.5 four cylinder. from North America

Summary:

Durable, Smooth, Simple. The way a car should be

Faults:

Just the usual maintenance: Oil, tires, etc.

When battery gets low, engine idle can get too low, causing the car to stumble.

General Comments:

The car rides pretty smooth and gets excellent traction in the snow thanks to the heavy cast iron motor over the front wheels.

The 2.5L and automatic tranny make for effortless and economical power, while still feeling fairly quick.

This car is built like a tank, and will tow a good amount of weight with no problem. It will tow a 16ft. aluminum boat without losing speed, even going uphill.

Since this car has only 49,000 miles on it, I can't accurately state its reliability, but you can tell this car is built to last.

Overall, If you want a durable, practical, and economical car that's not boring to drive, the Acclaim just might be the car for you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2007

14th Mar 2007, 11:30

I just wish I could find one of these with only 50,000 miles on it! How much did you pay?

19th Mar 2007, 08:25

I believe the car was $11,000 new, but when we bought it used at 49,000 miles, we paid $7,000 (At least I think, we bought it in 95').

4th Jun 2007, 16:25

This quite a coincidence, but I was just given a 93 acclaim with 49,ooo miles. garaged, but I do see some antifreeze leaking out a pipe, and the belts, or perhaps one, is squealing. Here is the price list of my last 6 cars...

Free, free, $300. $500. free, and now, again, free.

I would call it- the grace.

11th May 2014, 16:57

That's fantastic. Any update on the free Acclaim? I'd love to find one for under $500 with reasonable miles (say under 100,000), but I rarely see them for sale anymore.