1993 Plymouth Acclaim 4 cylinder 2.5L Non turbo from North America
Cheap car, good mileage, short life
Head gasket had to be replaced due to leaking oil, dealership repaired under warranty.
Clutch changed at the same time.
Alternator started failing at 95k miles.
Distributor failed at 98k miles.
Head gasket started leaking oil again around 70k miles and has gotten worse slowly.
Rear brakes needed new drums around 80k miles.
Transmission seemed to have been running OK with a clacking noise when letting off the gas.
Car burned 1/4 - 1/2qt oil between changes.
Good car most of the time, low cost for the most part, gets close to 400 miles per tank after an oil change... dropping to about 350 miles per tank when nearing an oil change..
Parts started failing near the 100k mark which is probably normal for any car, but started to become a money pit.
Car was wrecked before hitting 100k miles - which was probably a good thing, rear brakes were making bad noises, exhaust system was rusted out and some fumes were getting into the car, engine was leaking oil which was common for this model of car, originally had a flimsy engine cover on it which was replaced, but started leaking oil again, wouldn't doubt it if the engine would have failed soon.
Car had some giddy up to it even though it was a non turbo version.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th January, 2005
7th Jan 2005, 19:32
It's too bad the car was wrecked as these are great little cars that are cheap to keep on the road I have 300k and still going strong.
10th Mar 2005, 19:51
My 1993 Plymouth Acclaim need a new or rebuilt Transmission after 104,772 miles. It burns oil and oil needs to be checked. Otherwise it is a good running car.