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1985 Dodge LancerReview
CJinSD writes:

Nice Idea. Painful Execution — My father bought a Lancer ES Turbo when they were new. It was fast, looked good, and had comfortable front seats. It was also the car that sent us off to import land. The head gasket went at 17K miles. The second one went at 24K miles. After that, who knows, as the digital instrument packed up shortly afterwards. My mother bought a new Porsche in 1986, which made other faults apparent. Faults like the body panels and interior pieces not fitting together well. The center caps on the alloy wheels went missing frequently, something that applied to all other Chrysler products with the wheel option we selected. It also rattled in a way that made hatchbacks a niche product in the US to this day.

Pros: Lots of room for people and luggage. Saw 132 mph on the digital speedometer before it stopped working. Best automatic transmission.

Cons: Badly built. Smoke rising through hood scoop. Rattles. Dealer was awful.

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1985 Dodge Lancer FWD Review
Jerry says:
cheap junk
vs1985 Chevrolet Celebrity Wagon FWD
1985 Dodge Lancer FWD winning categories:
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  • Cargo Capacity
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity Wagon FWD better.
"Chevy has fold down seats w lots of space in the back"
Would Buy Ranked 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity Wagon FWD better.
"held up better over time "
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