Oldsmobile Achieva
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Make: Oldsmobile
Model: Achieva
Oldsmobile Achieva

There are many better names for an automobile than the Achieva. Buyers were never really sure what to expect form a car with such a name. The Oldsmobile Achieva was launched in 1992 to some welcoming consumers. The Achieva was a front-wheel drive compact car based on the General Motor's N platform which was shared with Pontiac Grand Am, the Buick Skylark, the Oldsmobile Cutlass and the Chevrolet Malibu. The Achieva swapped in for the Cutlass Calais during its final model year in 1991, which was also on the GM N platform. Oldsmobile offer the Achieva as a sedan and a coupe with 4 trim levels also being available. The trim levels were as follows: the S, the SC, the SL and the SCX. The SCX was a high performance version of the SC and it came equipped with the highest output naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine GM has ever produced, which was known as the W41. This engine was combined with a specially built Getrag 5-speed transmission with a special differential that transferred torque to the wheel with the most traction. This was a fairly nice feature at the time. Further, the engines available were the high output version of the 2.3 L Quad 4 and the 3.1 L V6. Production was drastically slowing and its days were numbered. The Achieva was last sold to dealerships in 1997, and become a fleet-only vehicle for 1998 until being replaced by the Alero in 1999. It seems that Oldsmobile decided to unload the models as fleet versions because they were fairly reliable and fairly cheap. Indeed they were no longer appealing to the average consumer, but most fleet buyers are not looking for what is the best looking model. They are looking for something that is sturdy and easy to maintain. The Achieva was both.

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