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1985 Dodge Daytona User Reviews

1985 Dodge Daytona Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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John writes:
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great acceleration, fantastic handling

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The front wheel drive can be tempermental

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I Would Love To Own Another Of These In The Same Turbo Z Package — Turbo Z, great acceleration, stopping power was very good, handling was superb, Problems with the power seat, maybe I was too heavy? Appearance was excellent. Costs were low, good fuel mileage. Driving this one was the most fun of all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tliddle writes:
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4

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Sporty, good reliability and handling, this was a fun car to drive.

Cons

Not very much room in the back seat

tliddle
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1985 Dodge Daytona — I went with the 4 cyl version so as to try to reduce my traffic enfractions. My 4-4-2 and Mustang got me pulled over so much, I - TO THIS DAY - can tell you my drivers license number. This was a nice comfortable ride - ver dependable and easy to maintain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ozzie writes:
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3

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Looks good, gets good mileage, cheap to own

Cons

Power doesn't match the looks

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Its A Good Car! Plain And Simple — Performance- The performance is a little lacking with the N/A 2.2. It seems like it can't flow enough air through the TBI fuel injection, even with bigger exhaust and no cat it doesn't have much power. Handling is terrible on mine because it needs 4 new shocks Build Quality- its a typical 80's Dodge, half the interior parts are either broke or missing, but it could have been all the neglect and abuse from the previous owner. Appearance- Looks fast, but isn't, makes me want to grow my hair out turn on some Motley Crue and buy a jean jacket Cost of ownership is awesome, I'll still have less than $1000 in it even after I put new shocks, struts, and windshield in it. Fun Factor- Its actually a really good driving car, terribly simple, cheap and easy to fix, and its built really well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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kthazard writes:
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good 80's style and great performance for its day

Cons

under-powered without the turbo option

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Fun Car To Drive, Nightmare To Work On. I Miss My Old Daytona — This car was an 80's icon. Great styling for the 1980's. Sleek exterior and futuristic interior. For a front wheel drive 4 banger with turbo, it was a great performer. In its day, other cars with V8s were bogged down with smog control and these cars, when equiped with a turbo, could run with and out perform a lot of them. (especially the Shelby variant sister cars) Build quality left some to be desired but was not all bad. Some paint was known to flake and electronics sub-par. Power window track gear breaks easily and were plastic. The automatic transmissions were awful but who would want the auto-trans anyway? Gas milage as I remember was about average for a four cylinder. The driving experience was fun. Front-wheel drive helped the handling but the turbo torque and turbo lag took getting used to. You had better have the wheels pointed where you wanted to go when the turbo spun up. I had immense fun with the car and many fond memories.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tyler writes:
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very reliable

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short

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Very Clean And Has 17' Koing Appeal Rims On It — this mint! i love to have a good time and drive it places it has a need too get over 60 half the time lol . this car is a great car too drive and is a great gas saver!! its a 1985 dodge daytona turbo-z

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

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Shirley writes:
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I Love This Car, I Have Had It For 16 Years And Running. — My mom bought me this car when i graduated from high school. It was my dream car. Every one tells me that is time for a new car, but why if my car looks good and runs good? I have driven other cars but they dont campare to my Dadge Daytona.

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Reviews From Other Years

1993 Dodge Daytona Reviews

Great For Enthusiasts, But I Wouldn't Recommend It To Anybody Because Of The Difficulty To Get Parts By Jordan

Quick little car. Grips the road awesomely. Has needed minor things here and there. Looks aggressive outside but pretty basic, yet nice, inside. Milage of about 14MPG off the lot city and 18MPG highwa... Read More

Daytona By Mike

great car, quick, i love this car, its loud and can handle its own, lots of miles but still has a lot of balls left, very fun to drive and hasnt shown me many problems yet, love dodge, mopar baby Read More

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1992 Dodge Daytona Reviews

I've Owned It For 13 Years So Far And Will Keep Going Until The Wheels Fall Off. By Steven

I have owned this car for 13 years. I bought it when I was 19 and making bi-weekly 400 mile trips to see my girlfriend. I'd be lying if I didn't say the 140 mph speedometer didn't intrigue me as a k... Read More

Good First Time Car. By Sara

I loved my little blue car, Sammy, god rest him. I had five people besides my self packed into that thing that one fourth of july it was hilarious... It was so much fun to drive but had small issues l... Read More

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1991 Dodge Daytona Reviews

Fiesty By Ridin_Dirty

I love this car! I take it out when I want to race. It beats most cars and trucks off the line. Made a couple updates to the interior for a bit more flash and it turns heads. I'll keep this car till t... Read More

Sporty Little Car I Bought For $300.00 Dollors. By Bobby

The overall look and handling of the car was good brakes are dinomite its got god gas mileage no knocking good front leg room no cup holders small ash tray booming stereo poor rear leg and head room ... Read More

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1990 Dodge Daytona Reviews

Nice Outside, Engine Disappoints. By Bow_Win

It was a great first car for me for the $1000 I paid but would of liked more out of it. The trans went bad and he gauges were beginning to go bad. Gas wasn't too bad would of liked better. Car was qui... Read More

Overall, I Love My Daytona And Would Not Trade Her For Anything! By Angie

I've owned this car for 12 yrs. I'll admit, it's cost me a lot to keep her running but part of this was because the previous owners ran her hard and did not take care of her as I do. I just had her re... Read More

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1989 Dodge Daytona Reviews

Hot Little Shiny Unit, Named It The Dolly D. By Mollie

Bought my Daytona 3 days ago it came home for a great price tag. The red paint needed waxing, have started with a few minor repairs. I am the 2nd owner, and was well loved and maintained. I would lov... Read More

I Should Have Dropped A Hemi In It. By Norm

Dodge had paint issues...in other words, the paint peeled off. On the upside, this was my wife's car so I got it for free. About a year later, the headliner came down. I found a place to fix it for $1... Read More

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