1985 Chevrolet Corvette User Reviews

1985 Chevrolet Corvette Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • 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" 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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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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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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Fun, fast, handles well

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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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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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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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fun

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tight space

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Fun Car To Drive Cool Looking — i think this car is a very good performing car, very sporty, good on gas. handeling is good the build is preety good. overall this car is a rating of 4 out of 5 wich is a very good rating.

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

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Looks, power and fun to drive

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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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305 v8

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Mufller, brakes

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1985 Chevy Corvette — Very rough ride, rust on muffler and floorboards, still extremely fast relatively cheap with low mileage, 77k for $2800. Handling was acceptable. electronic dashboard was really interesting. looked great on the outside, not so much on the inside, 19 mpg, looked good on the hood but had lots of rust on the hood

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Price and aftermarket support for parts

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Flexible chassis and quality of interior materials.

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C4 Corvette — Good performer of its time and classic body style that still looks decent. Great availability of aftermarket parts as it still has gen 1 small block. Flexible chassis though so it will need some reinforcements if track duty is your style. Recommended for a d-i-y guy that is looking for a cheap track toy.

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Handling is great!

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After the car was worked on, the horn and odometer mysteriously stopped working.

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This Is My First Car! — I absolutely adore my baby! (which I have affectionately dubbed 'Juandisimo') It drives and handles like I always thought a car was supposed to. I LOVE this car!

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