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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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PROS
"ride" 10 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"rattle" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"rough ride" 2 reviews

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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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Andrew writes:
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FUN!

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none yet

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Amazing! — This car is awsome! it is my dream ride. i have done so many great things with my car and my car club. the gas mieage is great for a performance car 26mpg Hiway 18 city. Corvette, greatest Bang for the Buck!

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

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Howard writes:
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Fun, fast, handles well

Cons

Everything rattles

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Not For Everyone, But Way Fun For The Right Person. — The engine is a torque monster, not too much horsepower. The independent rear suspension leaves a little to be desired on launch. Gas mileage is good, but at 25 years old, the car is a little tired. Suspension is harsh, but it holds well.

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

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Phil writes:
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Speed!

Cons

Speeding tickets

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Everyone Should Drive A Vette At Some Point. — The '85 Corvettes had a lot of squeeks ansd such due to a lack of time to refine the car's flaws before it hit the market. The power and accelaration are great for an 80's car! I'm not a big fan of the digital dash thought. Nor do I car for square interiors. Over all though, I loved this car and feel that I made a huge mistake by getting rid of it.

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

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Mark writes:
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Looks, power and fun to drive

Cons

Leaks fluids, rough ride.

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My Little Red Corvette — I like the looks. It is beautiful and feel it is one of the best looking cars on the road. It is also nice and fast. Unfortunatly when you store them they tend to leak fluids. Overall it is a fun car to drive with the top off on a nice sunny day.

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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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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.

Cons

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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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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ffaiola12 writes:
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Nice RIde

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No Cargo space

ffaiola12
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Love It Wish I Had The Time For It — Powerful car many performance upgrades sound system is great great for summer fun has removable top unique inscription on speaker cover wish i had the time to enjoy it security system factory and steal stopper never really used rockford fosgate is brands

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

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