1985 Pontiac Trans Am User Reviews

1985 Pontiac Trans Am Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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: 4.5 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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"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"exterior" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews

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Bradford writes:
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3

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power

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milage

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Love It — i have a 85 Pontiac Trans Am with the 305 which previously to this car i hated. Since owning this vehicle i have come to enjoy this engine quite a bit. parts are cheap, not terribly slow, and not too bad on gas. interior is deffintly a 2 seater unless your a midget. exterior is excellent, i love the 3rd gen style.

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

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Holiday48000 writes:
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This 1985 3rd Generation Pontiac Trans Am still turns heads, it seems like the design will never be outdated. I love how it drives and the sound of an American V-8 under the hood. The seats are really comfortable and the view either to the rear and sided are excellent with all the glass on this car. The power from its 5.0, TPI engine is outstanding with the tuned port and the 8 injectors spraying fuel right over the intake valves for a great amount of engine torque. This classic Trans Am will keep up with the current pony cars of today.

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It is not an economy car but I do get a respectable 18 MPH around town and about 24 on the Highway.

Holiday48000
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This Blast From The Past Is Still A Head Turner — Whats not to like about owning a classic car like this, it looks great, handles great and runs great. I get more comments about owning this car than I do with my 2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP. I also love the fact that it will "No Longer Lose Value" as it ages, so I consider it a wise investment as every year that goes by it will only gain in value. To bad Pontiac no longer makes cars, but just think of it, if GM made new cars that look like the classics of yesterday and applied all the new safety and engine features used today, I would be first on line to be buying one.

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AJ writes:
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4

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Looks Good, and lots of Fun!!

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Gas Hog!!

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I Love It, And Will Hope To Have It Forever!!! — Lots of fun!! So far its been a project because it has needed some TLC, but I love having the car!!! One day I am hoping it is complete, and then I shall take the ultimate road trip cross country!!

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

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nr1taowner writes:
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style, comfort, power

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gas milage, sensor and computer problems.

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Wont Be Selling Mine Ant Time Soon. — i love the handling. when you sit in it you think she is a boat but when you put it in gear and turn your first corner, you find your self speeding up for the next. emision crap is for the birds and the exhaust is a joke. high flow cat and catback exhaust and a holly rebiult quadrojet and k&n air filter and now she is even better. 52,000 miles and counting. going LS1 and 6 speed manaul soon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ralph writes:
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I love the T-Tops

Cons

Not as structurally sound as it should be because of the T-Tops.

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I Really Enjoy It. — It doesn't perform like I think it should but you can't expect much out of a stock 305. It's a great looking car, in my oppinion, and it's fun to drive. It's pretty plain and all stock, down to the radio in it.

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

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Brennan writes:
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Powerful and cheap to maintain

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Fuel efficiency and lack of support from GM

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Excelent — Best bang for the buck in my opinion. Fast and fun, it is like a mix of a sports car and a muscle car. Plenty of room inside the car and upgrades for it are very cheap. It was built for high mileage and will last forever.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Linda writes:
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the beauty of it - what can I say, it was yellow!

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don't have it anymore

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85 Trans Am Beauty — fun car to drive with a 350 roller motor - acceleration was great, t-tops for a great sunny day drive, custom interior for a styling look, had a few bugs to tweak out when we got it but it was a charm to drive. miss this car!

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

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Bruce writes:
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Fun Fun Fun

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Fuel Prices

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Drive It And Find Out For Yourself — Like the torque and power dont like the fuel bills. Great in the dry but an absolute unpredictable nightmare in the wet but sideways driving always gives me a big smile. Wish it was in better condition but its a rolling restoration and will get there in the end

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

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Tracy writes:
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fast

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gas milege

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My Trans Am — took 4 years to build this car engine combination I put together myself 355 is 500 for 500 not bad for a grocery getter!! has high 10's in the quarter this car is fun to drive and catches alot of attention

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

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Eric writes:
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performance suspension with a built 350

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not good in winter

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Wanting Another — the number one vehical i owned... maybe because dad taught me how to build cars and we built it together but by far my favorite... fast as hell witha built up enforcer 350 and no govornor in the tranny with 2.75 gears in the rear meant all top end

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

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1999 Pontiac Trans Am Reviews

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