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1985 Toyota Corolla Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 30 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:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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"ride" 15 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"rwd" 6 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews

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Daniel writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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5

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Fun, quick, small, cheap. What more do you want?

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It's an old car, no avoiding it. Parts are plentiful however.

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Like I Said, If You Can Find It In Good Shape, Get It. — Unless you get a good one (which would be hard these days) you should expect to have to fix/repair worn out parts. If you can get over this, however, I would strongly recommend this car as it provides mountains of fun for cheap. It's light so it gets good gas mileage as well. If you find one in good shape for cheap, get it.

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

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Kevin writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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5

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Great handling

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a little bit underpower

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The Ae86 — AE86 Corolla GTS, it was my all time favorite car when i was teenager, in fact i still love this car!!! It equipped with a 4AGE 1.6L engine, rear wheel drive, with the TVIS Toyota variable intake system, the air intake will increase at 4350rpm, engine sound will be more fierce after the 4350rpm mark. Acceleration is kind of slow, brake is ok, and handling was outstanding due to good balance of the car, i love to keep full throttle entering the corner (due to it is underpower), and the car can drift a little bit out of the corner which you will never got this experience from a FWD Civic. The build quality is good, i used my AE86 as a part time courier car, it had done over 180000miles on it without any major problem. The styling is good, it looks like it never got old. Gas mileage is great. Its just so fun to drive this little car! I owned three AE86 during my teenager period, I really missed it!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cameltow writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Hatchback Review
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5

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What can I say- I've owned it since new, 28 years this May of 2013, unless the Mayans are right and it never makes it to it's anniversary!

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Most women, especially in my age group, don't like it.  They say it's sort of loud and a "kidney kicker", Bish, bish, bish, lol!

Cameltow
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Tougekaze: A Car For All Seasons — It's iconic. It makes me feel like an individual instead of just one of the sheep; I'm able to handle its routine maintenance and it is very economical to operate; it handles pretty well and accelerates even better; it gets great gas mileage; it only costs me $225.00 a year to insure; not a month rolls by when some young guy doesn't leave a note on my windshield or strike up a conversation with me and offers to buy it. For the complete modifications, visit at http://1985ae86hatchback.blogspot.com

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

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Dustin writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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5

Pros

It will give you alot of fun if you know how to drive it the way it wants

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If you have a family over 4 you cant really carry all of them

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Pretty Good Overall Car — The car has a good sporty feel to it when you step on the throttle around the corners. Since it was a rival for the eg-6 civic and they were made to be sporty, i'd say that it has good build quality since nothing has broken yet for me. Its white and black making it look like a panda which is cute. The interior looks really gloomy but thats not a problem. It gets 34mpg which is really amazing since its a really old car. The maintence is pretty cheap since its japenese which is the most reliable compared to the american and european cars. Its very fun to drive when you want it to be fun.

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

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Mads writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla DX Review
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4

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It won't let you down, when you need it the most.

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Slow. The engine doesn't have enough power or torque to drag along that... Relatively large body around.

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The Best Car I've Ever Had. — It's an old car, and it's had a long life, ever since my mom decided to run an extra 1000 km on my timing belt... Oh well. I had the engine replaced with another 2E engine, which is a 1300cc.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ray writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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5

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Fuel economy; build quality.

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Not an overly powerful engine; best for short trips.

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85 Toyota Corolla Le — I've always been a fan of Corollas. Great fuel-efficient car. Decent power: this one actually felt like it had a stronger automatic transmission than my '01. Very fun car to drive: excellent daily commuter for short trips. Not as comfy on long trips as my '01, but not too bad.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Omar writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla SR5 Hatchback Review
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best car ever

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needs a motor swap to be quick or atleast a built motor

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Find One And Buy One — super sturdy and best balance i've ever had in a car. its slow of the line but nothing can touch it in corners. can be bought for under $2,000 and easy to maintain. super fun to drive if corners are your thing.

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

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Luis writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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5

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Fun to drive

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Lacks power based on today's standards

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1985 Toyota Corolla Gt-s — The 1885 toyota corolla GTS has lots of power for a small vehicle and the year it was built in. It's lots fun to drive and very reliable. There is a lot of performance parts that can make the car taster. It is also a great drifting car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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chocolet writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla SR5 Hatchback Review
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4

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positive

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none

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Great — I just love everything about it 200,000 miles and still going. Paint still looks good and everything works sunroof, pop up lights. Great performance. Have put about 1000.00 into it. Gas mileage couldn't be better. Interior seats didn't hold up as good as I would have liked.

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

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Jeff writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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4

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good handling and very light

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lack of power, body needed alot of works

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Toyota Ae86 — Toyota Corolla GTS which is same as the AE86. 125hp engine with very very light body. I bought one for $1200 and ripped all the interior to make it a much lighter car. Recaro seat, HKS intake, TRD exhaust, gasket kit, gears, suspension kit, bars...a very fun car to drive with..

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

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2014 Toyota Corolla Reviews

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2013 Toyota Corolla Reviews

Inferior To Previous Corolla By DavidH25

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2012 Toyota Corolla Reviews

It Is A Nice Family Car. By Ömer

It is a nice family car.It doesnt makes a lot of sounds.It is pretty fast.It cost a very big money.And ıt swallows a lot of gas.It is very fun to drive this car because it is comfy.You should buy on... Read More

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2011 Toyota Corolla Reviews

Best In Price Range By DavidH25

The 2011 is the last model year the Corolla has with the 1.8Liter 1ZZ FE, an engine with a near perfect blend of power and economy. The 2012 went to the 2ZR FE and gets less economy than the 2011, 34/... Read More

Great Value By patsyflo22

This car holds its value well and I feel like I have gotten my money's worth. I prefer a car with more power, but this is my second Corolla and I have no real complaints. Maintenance costs are very re... Read More

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2010 Toyota Corolla Reviews

10 Corolla By Poli79

This is a decent car. I've owned 2. Good MPG. Good price for the size car. I would absolutely purchase another one. I highly recommend for someone wanting good gas mileage at a good price. Handles gre... Read More

Good Family Car With Sport Look By mathieulebras

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