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

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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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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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450HPVETTE writes:
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4

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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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alco9339 writes:
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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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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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Phil writes:
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Speed!

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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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Zach writes:
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Fun to drive, very fast, and just a great overall car

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Rattles in dash, manual transmission is a bit hard to shift at times, glass roof ca be a pain, door windows with sharp edges, and difficult to get into

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I Just Love It! — The performance is more than what you would expect from a sports car. The handling could be a bit better, but it is about what is expected in a car like this. The build quality is pretty good, I have had a couple rattles repaired, and I decided to get it changed over to automatic transmission because I was sick of shifting the manual. Not that I had any problems with it. The appearance is breathtaking! I love the lines to it, and I love how I can just take the top off and go. Interior fit and finish could be better, the materials can feel a bit cheap, but I am not complaining. It defineley takes some practise to get into it without hurting yourself (for guys especially! I hink you all know where I'm going) and you really have to watch the sharp corner of the window glass in the door when it is up. I myself have come pretty close to getting hooked on it. Gas mileage is alright in this car, it is very light in weight so the gas is about the same as what you would pay in a smaller 4 cylider SUV or wagon. And of course it is fun to drive! I will take this over any newer high performance car any day!

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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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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handling, performance, and looks

monteloco87
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Its An Incredible Car.... — I have owned mine for 2 years and wouldn't trade it for any other as it runs and drives like a dream. The performance is awesome. The 5.7 is strong and never has failed me.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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