1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo User Reviews

1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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: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
  • Overall: 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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"body" 5 reviews
"shape" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 17 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo reviews.

writes:
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

The 383 I did for this car really makes it like a true NASCAR

Cons

Gas mileage , it has a carb.  Need to update to FI or just throw an LS3 in it one of these days

35

It's A Beast — Love the look , sound and acceleration through the gears even though it has an automatic trans. This is the classic G body design. Interior space is great as is trunk room when needed . Overall an awesome modern day muscle car.

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

Im the second owner

Cons

Needs a paint job

25

Gonna Sell It. — Once again, another awesome ride. Got a good deal on it, swapped the crappy 305 out for a better built 350. Has decent power, wish i had more... interior is like brand new. Very clean, could use a paint job.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

it was my grandma's

Cons

nothing, I love this car.

105

Monte Carlo. Nuff Said. — They don't make cars like this anymore. It's actually steel. Rides like a Cadillac. Looks better than anything curvy or egg-shaped, or hybrid. Cheap to fix, easy to work on, great car for a beginner restorer, or a seasoned race car driver. Not for sale, sorry. ;)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Pros

love this car and once i get it where i want it it will be a true head turner

Cons

needs alot of work on the little things

35

Great Car — Car is a great car decent power and pretty rlighiable. only had one problem with it so far. but slowly finding other things that need to get fix due to previous owner's cutomization. this car is a nice cruiser. however highway driving it seems to need another gear runs about 3000 rpm at 65.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

DONUTS AND BURN-OUTS!!!!

Cons

141 HP

45

It Was A Nice First Car — i like the fact that it was rear wheel drive, however it did not have enough power and it was an automatic. it had very nice handleing as far as drifting is concerned, especialy concidering it had under 150hp and weighed a million lbs. i would have much rather prefered an ss over the 4.3L. two peices of advice: flip the throttle body cap upside down, and saws-all the muffler off lol.

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

Big, nicely styled.

Cons

The 305

35

Count Of Monte Carlo — Runs and drives great, the 305 can stay until I'm ready ($$$) for an LSx swap. The body is in great shape, and I got it for a hell of a price, and even drove it home. You cant beat that for a project. A few minor things and this can be a DD.

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

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

thats is in such good orginal shape

Cons

the headliner hangs and the driver door hangs a lil but thats cause ther are very long and heavy

25

One Sweet Ride — this car is lots of fun to drive, it looks awesome and always has everyone turning thier heads. has good power with the 305 HO but i think it could use more. hasnt cost much to work on or drive

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

loud engine and sharp body

Cons

0-60 in 35 seconds... enough said

25

Project Car — the tranny had bad slippage and the brakes were iffy. really loose steering but the body was in great shape. the 4.3 liter engine used oil... a lot of oil and gas milage wasnt the best. it is a car to drive on a slow sunday cruise

Primary Use: Commuting to work

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

power and noise

Cons

gas mileage

45

Monte Carlo — it has amazing power very noisy not very good gas mileage it needed a litle work it will easily burn out also has a 4 speed manual transmission nice paint job with a hood scoop also has a sunroof too

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
writes:
1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:

Pros

POWER

Cons

OLD

35

My Sweet Ride — I love my car to pieces. The body and engine are in perfect shape. Its got a 305 in it right now and I'm thinking of going bigger. I love driving this car around and getting all the looks. O ya I'm a 19 year old GIRL with a 1985 Monte Carlo SS with a 305 block, dual exhase 3 quarter inch, Pearl white color with a red interior.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 17 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Black Cars Look Menacing And Mean By iamchevy

I love the attention and compliments I get everywhere I go. Especially the women that always ask about this car and how much they want to drive it. There is nothing like a v-8 engine roaring when you ... Read More

Incredible Sports Car By klss

This car is an awesome fast stylish car. It is a head turner and it has great acceleration and is engineered extremely well. It is fun to drive and the leather makes it luxurious. I highly recommen... Read More

Read all 17 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo reviews

2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

One Of The Best Monte Carlo's Ever! By DarianHunter

I wished I could get more speed out of this vehicle, but highway wise it was the best Monte Carlo SS I have ever driven. I will purchase this car again, and I hope it's the 2007. Looks great with stoc... Read More

Your Own Personal Race Car! By 98daytona

This car is so much fun to drive, handles great, plenty of power and looks good too. This car is a pleasure to drive around town, and terrific on the highway. We have taken great care of this car, it'... Read More

Read all 15 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo reviews

2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Great Car! By Lisa

Performance is amazing, even with a V6 engine and 180HP this machine really has a great pick up. 0-80 in a matter of seconds. It's a fun drive with a great design, really gets you noticed on the road... Read More

Its Ok For Now By Mike

its got style and sound and the right look at night. looks good with some nice 22 inch rims on it gets good mpg and easy to fix and an awesome ride all it need is that candy paint put on. Read More

Read all 8 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo reviews

2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Average But Respectful Car To Have In You Driveway By cholo33

This car has never failed me once, little things here and there but nothing mechanically wrong. It has some style to it but lacks the power off the supercharged SS. It does however have a lot of the s... Read More

Sporty By CamaroGirly

I love my car! It's fast, reliable and sporty all in one. It can be used for more than just a sporting event - it can hold all your son's baseball equipment in the trunk and your cooler! It's a WIN. Read More

Read all 38 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo reviews

2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Reviews

Love It By Randyracer

just recently got the car and havent had too much time behind the wheel but being a GM driver this is one of their nicer mid range sports cars, doesnt compare to my 93 camaro but still love it none th... Read More

Stylish, Comfortable Car. By keegroup

I haven't had any major problems; a few small ones-radiator, oxygen sensors, ABS sensor harness. The latter is a problem that could end up costing a ton if you don't know any better. Also, don't skimp... Read More

Read all 25 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo reviews

People researching a 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, exterior
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
27% of the time
Ford Mustang
8% of the time
Chevrolet Impala
8% of the time
Monte Carlo
Looking for a Used Monte Carlo in your area?
CarGurus has 1,794 nationwide Monte Carlo listings starting at $1,495.
ZIP: