1995 Achieva

Consumer Reviews

1995 Oldsmobile Achieva

$1,525 - $2,649  MSRP Range

Review Score

3.2 out of 5 stars

3.2

4 Reviews
50% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.5 out of 5 stars Comfort
2.5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
3.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
2.8 out of 5 stars Reliability
2.5 out of 5 stars Performance
3.2 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

The olds Granny

by The Olds Granny from Ancramdale, NY on Mon May 28 2012

I purchased this car 4 years ago for $700.00. Because of the year of the car minor things had to be replaced, eg. cadilitc converter, muffler, tires. I am the 3rd owner of the car. I don't smoke and neither did the previous owners. The car handles beautifully, rides like a cadillac, and plows its way through snow. The undercoating has rusted away, I'm so sad because now I have to buy another car (the motor frame and front axel are cracked). I'm on disability and have been searching for a good vehicle since November, 2011. I know that there is no way that I'm going to find another car like this one in New York State.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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2 out of 5 stars

The beginning of the End for Oldsmobile

by VentureForth from Savannah, GA on Thu May 05 2011

I know this review is a day late and a dollar short. And, honestly, I don't think there are very many of these available out on the open market to even consider buying any more. I bought a 1995 Achieva for sticker price. It was a base model 5-sp manual trans with the IL-4 engine. This is the same Quad 4 that was inherited from the Cutlass family. It inherited the same problems as the Cutlass Quad-4 engine, namely the fact that the OEM ignition coils had to be replaced after about 25,000 miles. The after market replacements lasted until I traded it in at 135,000 miles. I had my interior panels replaced at 30,000 miles because it fell apart. The replacement fell apart after 60,000 miles, but no longer under warranty. I had to replace the clutch at 20,000 miles when it failed on me. A wear item, they told me. Cost was my burden. The after market replacement lasted the rest of the life of the car. It was a beautiful color - forest green with charcoal interior. The seats were comfortable and the stick shift was solid. That was really the only good thing about the car. I traded it in after 6 years and 135,000 miles and was offered less than a cool grand for it. I presume that if you find a good Achieva for resale out there, you may have a beautiful exception to what I experienced. But, again, you gotta find one first.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
2 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car!!

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2 out of 5 stars

Okay for what I paid

by Stevie from Tahlequah ok on Mon May 28 2007

This vehicle had 70k miles when I bought it and had 1 owner. I have kept up it maintenance and am not an aggresive driver and the transmission went out at 90k. I do not know if this was the fault of the previous owner or the car itself, but it sure has a long list of repairs all of a sudden. Not very comfy or reliable. It is however pretty safe. I had a 13 month old in the back and was hit on her door. Not a scratch on her!

2 out of 5 starsComfort
1 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
1 out of 5 starsPerformance
1 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

A decent car I've recieved from my parents.

by Chevy trucker. from Houston, TX on Sat Nov 11 2006

This car's alright. My parents bought it from the auction. It performed pretty well, until the a/c failed. It blewed ice cold, until the it failed in 2005. Anyway, I use it to get around town, since there's no publice transportation. But yes, if you need a reliable transportation at a low cost, take this car! It gets 20 mpg in the city and around 30 in the highway! And those mpgs were estimated today. The car is 11 years old with a 3100 V6 OHV engine.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
2 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1995 Oldsmobile Achieva

I WASN'T expecting much. The car was a compact Oldsmobile, a 1995Oldsmobile Achieva S sedan. I last drove one in 1992, the year theAchieva was introduced. To say the least, I was underwhelmed.

But here was Fred Mackerodt on the telephone. Mackerodt's apublicist for Oldsmobile. He said that I ought to take another look atthe Achieva. I said, "Okay." I mean, what the heck. It was a car, and Iseldom turn down the chance to drive a new one.

The new Achieva's exterior was as boring as I figured itwould be, even with its sports fascia and rear deck-lid spoiler.

The car's interior didn't look much better. It was two stepsabove a confessional, and that's only because the Achieva's cabin hadlights.

I was... Read More