The Japanese compact cars have surpassed the popularity of the American cars of similar types, and General Motors doesn't like the situation. That's why they introduced the Oldsmobile Achieva, a car aimed on competing with the Japanese compact cars of the same 4-cylinder engine configuration. And it was competitive at first, but such competitiveness didn't last long.
The Oldsmobile Achieva was introduced in 1992 as a front-wheel drive compact car based on the General Motors N Body platform. It shares the same body platform and has the same wheelbase length of 103.4 inches as with similar Buick Skylark and Pontiac Grand Am. It was manufactured and sold by General Motors for six years until it was dropped for the 1998 model year.
Upon introduction, the Oldsmobile Achieva was sold in four trim levels: S, SL, SC and SCX. Both S and SL trims were available in two and four door models while the sportier SC and SCX trims were sold only on coupe body styles. There were also four engine options starting with a 120 hp 2.3 liter 4-cylinder engine for the S trim. The other engine options include a 160 hp 2.3 liter 4-cylinder engine (standard on SL but optional on S), 160 hp 3.3 liter V6 (optional on SL), and a 180 hp 4-cylinder engine (standard on SC and SCX coupes). Standard transmission is a 5-speed manual while a 3-speed automatic shift is available as an option.
The Oldsmobile Achieva is clearly more competitive than the Oldsmobile Calais it replaced. But such competitiveness was not enough and the car didn't show any exceptional features or character to make it surpass the popularity of its Japanese rivals. The early 4-cylinder engine powered cars accelerates quickly and moves fast, but are extremely noisy and unrefined, making the costlier V6 option the engine of choice. The interiors, however, are comfortable and would give you a pleasurable ride. Compared to its Japanese rivals, the Oldsmobile Calais is also priced affordably, making it the choice for low income car buyers.
It has a low level of refinement and the later models have poor engine performance, but with the right auto parts, the Oldsmobile Achieva can be the best compact car there is. Here at Parts Train, we have a complete and comprehensive inventory of high quality but affordable Oldsmobile Achieva parts that can make this idea become a reality. We have high performance and highly refined engines, engine parts and other body parts and accessories that would make your car perform at its best and look definitely better. Every Oldsmobile Achieva part you can find here at our 24-hour online shop are DOT-approved so you can be assured of its safeness and quality.