1985 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

1985 Toyota Corolla Review Ratings

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  • 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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PROS
"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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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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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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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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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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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.

Cons

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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Jeff writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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4

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its rwd

Cons

old so its a money pit

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Great Drift/track Car — great car for track use if u have the money. most are old and beat when you get them but that just means you can get them for cheaper. good aftermarket support. but giving that most are not in the besr condition, they can be a money pit

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

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Daniel writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla SR5 Hatchback Review
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5

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Its really fast and fun to drive.

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no reasons to avoid because its very good and unique.

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Its Very Good And Unique Because Its Toyota. — Its have great power,good braking,excellent handling,its has great chassis,its new in ad out,its blue outside and inside,it can be full with $20.00 and it has a excellent design,its very fun to drive if you're a fan of Toyota cars.

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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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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Veronica writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla SR5 Hatchback Review
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5

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i love the handling and the speed. not a fast car but has potiential to be a fast car. great drift car, i dont drift but my bf does.

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only thing i hate , it has no heater nor ac. i hate drum brakes, wish i had disk brakes all around. other than that its a great wonderful car

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Corolla... What? — i forgot to mention i have a mr2 steering rack. the drifing on this car is reliable and great. stays sideways and burns out great. my bf runs through tires from drifting. small corners to big corners. interior is good and decent. seats are good condition, dash has minor cracks. has all interior pieces. exterior is good. small dents, i havent had an accident, thankfully to damage the body. there is however a fender dent where it bends with the door. all my corollas have had this from previous owners. i bought this car for 500 plus a Nintendo Wii. it wasnt even running completely. we towed it from Sw of SAn antonio,texas near marbach and pushed it with my 01 cavalier to the south east taking pack streets..... took a looong time.a bout 2 hours

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gj writes:
1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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5

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lightweight machine thats on rails..

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slow..

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Its Might Be Slow.. But It Takes Corner Like Its On Rails.. — jline wheels 16x9.5 0 offset fronts, 16x9.5 -38 offset rears wrapped in 225/45/16 hankook rs2's.. cusco LSD.. jblood carbon hood, TRD wing, CBY kit.. 1971 porsche racing green.. sparco evo bucket seats.. sparco 4 point harness.. nardi deep dish steering wheel adapted with n>>rg quick release hubs.. raybrig H4 headlights.. chassis stitched weld for a stiffer chassis.. megan racing coilovers.. greddy DD exhaust.. fully built 20v.. 304/304 cam shafts.. ported and polished heads.. upgraded injectors, cbr 1100xx throttle bodies.. arias 12:1 comp pistons.. mega squirt stand alone ECU.. TRD short shifter.. wilwood dynalite racing 4 piston calipers.. brembo rotors.. cusco strut triangle bar..

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