1985 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1985 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"ride" 10 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"ride" 3 reviews
"rattle" 3 reviews
"rough ride" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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worme6 writes:
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5

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Comfortable, did not expect it to be as comfortable as it is, fast, handling is amazing, resurgence of horsepower from Chevrolet.

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Bose stereo system installed by factory has history of going bad, amps are expensive to replace, harmonic balancer also has history of failure causing timing issues

worme6
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Overall Alot Of Car For The Money — This is my first corvette and it has not disappointed. Fast strong and stuck to the road. You look out over that long hood and know that its just you and the motor and she inspires you to use all 230 horses. Confidence is what this car makes in spades, you know she will run wild but the brakes also will regain control and bring to you down to reality when needed. She temps you to hit corners faster and hammer you way out.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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alco9339 writes:
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4

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Great power and handling

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2seater

alco9339
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Great Driver — Not for show. Needs to be driven to really enjoy it. With the top off it is very enjoyable to travel around in. It was an everyday driver for me until I retired. Now it is an occasional ride on nice days

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candydawn writes:
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power,handling

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nothing

candydawn
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Performance Is Outstanding — I fell in love with the looks of this model when it came out in 1984 but I waited until the '85 model to buy one. I have owned it since new. The car has always lived up to my hopes. after 28 years it still turns heads.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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tgf writes:
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4

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handling is tight,seats comfortable,great bose speakers,

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dash electrics malfunction whether you have 100 miles on car or 10 thousand.

tgf
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Top American Sports Car In 1985 — i bought this 1985 corvette with 3200 original miles on it,drove it home and it has resided in mygarage ever since.i have driven it a total of 700 hundred miles,this car is not a driver or weekend car.it is driven once or twice a year and not very far.i would like to really drive it more and get to know it better but i think it should be kept as an investment car and for someone else down the road to do the same.

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450HPVETTE writes:
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The car is a pleasure to drive. It looks and sounds like it should be on the race track with very little prep work. I bought a true classic hot rod for under $5000.00 with very little work done after the purchase of the car. Over, all I am pleased with my weekend sunday racer.

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This car is hard to enter and exit. Once inside the car, the gauge cluster is difficult to read and see. Lots of road noise, vibrations and rattles which can be expected from an 80's model auto.

450HPVETTE
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Race Ready — Like: I like the new carburated 350 engine. The factory fuel injected engine has been replaced with a higher HP 350 with a simple Edelbrock Carburator. It gets 20 MPG, no computers to deal with, and winds out quickly. Dis-Like: I dont like the plastic interrior, which is typical for the 80's model Chevys. I dont like the electronic dash cluster. Difficult to view. Ride is terrible, but is a sacrifice for road handeling.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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roc64 writes:
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fun to drive

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cant drive year round

roc64
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Its A Vette — this car is loud, fast and looks good. 4 speed, hooker headers, flow master exhaust no cat. comp cam, high flow runner and intake. gas hog, not easy to work on. parts are sometimes pricey. love my car its a vette

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Yvette writes:
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what is there NOT to like

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The fact that I do not drive her in the snow

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I Love My Car!! — A great car to atke on long cruises- for a Corvette the C4 styling is all about the ride Dry roads, wet roads, gravel road- all roads--quick on the get go, smooth on the road----mmmm I love mycar

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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jb1972 writes:
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pleasure

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only if your a tree hugger!

jb1972
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American Classic — I love this car It was excellent in its day but still today people ask questions about it.Im just trying to decide how i want to increase power new engine or turbo /supercharger.The cars of today are much faster than they were in the 80's.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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slp9480 writes:
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slp9480
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Terrific — I have only had it a short time and the interior needs work but I love it I have wanted a Corvette for most of my life and I finally got it I boughtit from a dealer in CA and couldn't wait until it arrived here

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jared writes:
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It's a Corvette

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Expensive to repair

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Fun Car To Have, Pay Someone Else To Fix It Though. — This car is a great car to drive. It turns alot of heads especially when you have one when youre 16-19 years old. It handles great, but can feel a little loose in rear end because it is so light. As a stock car and before someone really beats on it the build quality of these cars is great, just don't get in an accident, they're fiberglass. They are not the fastest corvettes made because of the gas crunch of the time and thanks to EPA. They are one of the first good handling corvettes made. Be carefull in buying them though, alot of people like to cover up accidents on these cars, and it can be difficult to find them in good shape. As I was repainting mine, I had to sand through 13 layers of paint, 3 of which were top coats, so this is the 4th time this car has been painted. Cost of ownership?????? Comon, it's a corvette, everything for this car is double what it is for any other car.... it does get surprisingly good gas mileage though, when youre being nice to it. Oh and the manual tranny in these made a huge difference, Ive driven both and my automatic is sooo slow compared to the manual. Overall this is a very fun car to drive, a bit bumpy as you can expect from an 85 street car, but more cost effective for low budget people, and also still a head turner.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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