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1995 Oldsmobile Achieva

  • 1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S Coupe

    S Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      31
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      150/145
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $15,405
  • 1995 Oldsmobile Achieva S Sedan

    S Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      31
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      150/145
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I4
    • MSRP
      $15,405
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1995 Oldsmobile Achieva Review

Impressive fuel economy with modest ambitions.

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Overview

The Oldsmobile Achieva, produced from 1992 until 1998, is a compact front-wheel-drive car that shares the same body as the Pontiac Grand Am and Buick Skylark. While four different trim levels have been offered over the car’s brief run, the 1995 model is available in only one base model and two body styles: a sedan and coupe. While it doesn’t boast the highest-quality construction on the market, it's a nice, generally reliable vehicle for anyone in search of a good, used vehicle for everyday use.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan, coupe
Engines: 2.3-liter four-cylinder, 3.1-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, three-speed automatic
Models: Oldsmobile Achieva S

What's New

The 1995 Oldsmobile Achieva had a number of options cut from the lineup. Only one basic trim level is offered this year, although a new V-6 engine is now optional. Air-conditioning is now offered this year as well.

Exterior

The 1995 Oldsmobile Achieva is a simple but eye-catching car; nothing to stand out, but not bad to look at either. Two body styles are available: a four-door sedan, and a two-door coupe. Basic exterior features include a rear window defroster, tinted glass, and intermittent windshield wipers. Optional features are available and include a power moonroof, alloy wheels, and a rear spoiler.

Interior

The 1995 Oldsmobile Achieva has an interior that's comfortable enough, although many of the materials are of a poorer quality. Standard interior features for both the sedan and coupe include bucket seats, a center console, lighted entry system, cloth seating, a tilt steering wheel, and AM/FM radio. Air-conditioning is an optional feature, along with cruise control, power windows, and a power driver’s seat.

Performance & Handling

The 1995 Oldsmobile Achieva receives a standard 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine, while a new V-6 is also offered for drivers wanting a bit more power. Fuel economy is quite good for both engines, and it accelerates and handles nicely. While consumers are not going to coax a lot of impressive performance out of this small car, it will serve them well for everyday driving around town.

Safety

The 1995 Oldsmobile Achieva is equipped with a front airbag for the driver, but not on the passenger side. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard, and a keyless entry system can be opted for as optional equipment.

EPA Fuel Economy

Oldsmobile Achieva S with four-cylinder: 19/29 mpg city/highway
Oldsmobile Achieva S with V-6: 17/26 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Good on gas
  • Great acceleration
  • Smooth riding
  • Nice handling

You Won't Like

  • Some low-quality materials
  • Not much leg room

Sum Up

Impressive fuel economy with modest ambitions.

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