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

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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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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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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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Ozzie writes:
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Looks good, gets good mileage, cheap to own

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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

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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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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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1984 Dodge Daytona Reviews

Love It! By TimWhitcher_1

I bought this car used with 80,000 miles on it. It's in great shape, although it needs paint. I always wanted this model. I owned a base N/A Daytona in 1984. It's a real trip. It has it's problems. Ex... Read More

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1986 Dodge Daytona Reviews

Buy One That You Can Test Drive. Don't Grab One Thinking Its A Quick Fix. Trust Me, It's Not. By Derek

still isnt running yet bet from the specs i can tell its not a speed demon. the interior is somewhat small and there is hardly any head room unless you take out the t- tops and drive ace ventura styl... Read More

Should Be A Fun Build. Not Sure How Performance Will Turn Out. By Dstratt01

Not running yet. Needs a few things here and there. Once completed it will be a pretty fun car to drive. 4 cylinder turbo with a 5 speed manual transmission and t-tops. It's gonna be a great summer ca... Read More

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1987 Dodge Daytona Reviews

For 1100$? Hell Yes. Now For About Another 2k In Repairs. By Miles

Maybe if the first day i bought it it hadn't thrown a rod bearing i'd give it a 5. They are fast as hell though, on 7psi instead of stock 14 even. Especially nice with the 5-speed and t-tops. The Pow... Read More

First Car By John

Got the car to drive to school. Back seats were punishing because of the sloping roof and hatch area. The stereo was awesome. PPI amp and JL sub was the best thing about this car. T-tops leaked an... Read More

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1988 Dodge Daytona Reviews

1988 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z By Anders

Shelby Z version Loved this car. With modded ECU I could keep up with Mustang 5.0s of the time. Performance - front wheel drive, 2.2L I-4 Intercooled Turbo. Averaged 30+ MPG on one trip with an aver... Read More

My Custom 1988 Daytona By Jonathan

Originally: Non-intercooled 8-valve turbo, 3-speed automatic Current engine: 2.4L DOHC Turbo The engine is originally from a 1998 Stratus. Upgraded with SRT-4 pistons, rings, rods, bottom end bearin... 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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