The Truth About Cars » Acclaim http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:01:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Acclaim http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1989 Plymouth Acclaim Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/junkyard-find-1989-plymouth-acclaim-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/junkyard-find-1989-plymouth-acclaim-turbo/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495095 Members of the Plymouth Sundance/Dodge Shadow K-Platform-based compacts of the early 1990s remain easy to find in self-service junkyards these days, but the larger stretched-K-derivative Plymouth Acclaim/Dodge Spirit isn’t so common. This probably has more to do with quantity sold than reliability, as both types are pretty similar under the skin. Here’s a first-year-of-production Acclaim […]

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01 - 1989 Plymouth Acclaim Turbo Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinMembers of the Plymouth Sundance/Dodge Shadow K-Platform-based compacts of the early 1990s remain easy to find in self-service junkyards these days, but the larger stretched-K-derivative Plymouth Acclaim/Dodge Spirit isn’t so common. This probably has more to do with quantity sold than reliability, as both types are pretty similar under the skin. Here’s a first-year-of-production Acclaim Turbo, spotted in a Denver self-service yard a couple months ago.
13 - 1989 Plymouth Acclaim Turbo Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinThe Taurus-inspired “bar of soap” design philosophy hadn’t caught up with Plymouth’s designers by 1989, though Chrysler would beat Ford at their own game a few years later, with the futuristic-looking LH.
03 - 1989 Plymouth Acclaim Turbo Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee Martin153,632 miles, which is about average for junkyard-dwelling Detroit cars of this era.
09 - 1989 Plymouth Acclaim Turbo Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinYou could still get a column-shift automatic on a bucket-seat-equipped midsize sedan in 1989.
05 - 1989 Plymouth Acclaim Turbo Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinThe turbocharged 2.5 engine in this car made a fairly decent (for its time) 150 horsepower.
06 - 1989 Plymouth Acclaim Turbo Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinCurb weight on the ’89 Acclaim sedan was just 2,753 pounds (a little less than a 2013 Civic), so 150 horses went a long way.
04 - 1989 Plymouth Acclaim Turbo Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinFuturistic cassette-deck technology!
17 - 1989 Plymouth Acclaim Turbo Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinThe white-with-red-tape-stripes scheme looks very fleet-car-ish, but rental-car companies didn’t buy many turbocharged cars back then.

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