1985 Toyota Camry User Reviews

1985 Toyota Camry Top Comparisons

Users ranked 1985 Toyota Camry against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

1985 Toyota Camry vs:

    Have you driven a 1985 Toyota Camry?  
    Rank This Car

    User Reviews

    Displaying 1 - 10 of 12 1985 Toyota Camry reviews.

    1985 Toyota Camry LE Review
    Brakes:
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    45

    Turbo Diesel 1985 Toyota Camry Rare Car. — I like the alternative fuel type. Diesels are thought to be longer running. Diesels seem more mysterious to me and more different to diagnose. My biggest complaint is difficult starting in cold and it smokes at first. Also oil is very dirty sooty and difficult to clean up. It may have a problem with oil rings or valve seats as seemlying excessive and sludgy oil collects in the overhead valve cover and leaks into the rebreather and clogs air intake? Otherwise a pretty good runner.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Diesel with turbo runs well

    Cons: Can be hard starting in winters here in Mount Shasta, CA

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    Camry

    Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

    CarGurus has 99,766 nationwide Camry listings starting at $700.

    ZIP:
    1985 Toyota Camry LE Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    185

    Best Car Ever Owned.. — I inherited this car in 1999 from my father who kept up with it like a swiss watch. It never gave the family any issues, ever.. It was never beat on, had no rust to speak of, and survived two accidents with only minimal damage. (other cars were wrecked) When i got this car it already had 225K miles on it. The interior never wore, the quality of everything mechanical worked, was original, and never needed to be fixed or replaced. Oil changes done every 3k miles my my father, and later by myself. The exterior color was a silver color that never faded, and with a coat of wax shined like it was brand new. The wheel coating chipped off, and the dull alloy wheels looked almost like polished aluminum by the time i got it. When i got the car, first car, i replaced the CAT coupler which was a known issue on these cars for rusting out, figure that needs to be done about once every 60k miles. New rear struts, and front struts, new CVJoints, which also seem to go about every 125K miles, and a new timing belt every 100K miles. Other than these things, it had a bad fuel filter that i replaced as well, but i would call this basic maintenance. At 367K miles the radio decided it only wanted to play AM and only at full volume, so i pulled the fuse, the power antenna had also decided yet again to stop functioning, which i assumed was due to the radio issue, so i lowered it, and used a diskman through the tape deck, which was it's own seperate unit in these cars, and made due with that. At 386K miles the CVJoint started clicking again, it would have been the third one i replaced on the car myself, and probably about the 9th that was done on the car. I sold my 85 Camry LE to a friend who needed a car to go back and forth to school. He still owns it and uses it as a commuter car to go back and forth to work. It has over 500K miles, still on the original Engine, Transmission, and probably about the 19th set of CVJoints. If you find one of these, high mileage, or not, i would pick one up, because even if it needs work, it will last you a real long time.

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

    Pros: I sold it at 387K miles. It needed a CVJoint.. I kick myself for selling it, as my friend still has it with over 500K Miles.

    Cons: CVJoints, Exhaust Bracket for CAT,... Thinking..

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    1985 Toyota Camry LE Review
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Interior Noise:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    285

    Tough & Reliable — very tough & reliable,mine is the 5 speed model,good power plus great on fuel,mine has 302,000 km on it ,still goin strong,but a little bit of blue now & then,prob valve seals,pretty easy to work on

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

    Pros: very durable

    Cons: overal style is kinda weird

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    1985 Toyota Camry DX Review
    Back Seats:
    Cargo Capacity:
    Family Car:
    Fuel Economy:
    Front Seats:
    Handling:
    Maintenance Cost:
    Price:
    Power:
    Reliability:
    Looks/Style:
    Overall:
    35

    A Quick, Justy, And Plucky Little Toyota That Will Take A Beating And Still Serve You Well. — This is the first car I've owned myself, having driven my parent's Subaru for a year while I worked to save for it. I picked a Toyota having heard so many sing the praises of the company for reliability and fuel economy. I have to say that the Camry can deliver both. Unfortunately my particular car had a rocky start. She had been abused in a prior life, and the head gasket went almost immediately after I bought it. My first gasket job down, she's now ticking like clockwork. She isn't fast or sporty by any means, she chugs up long hills and idles a little rough, and occasionally shows her age in the completely analog dashboard and lack of any sort of safety features many people expect in a modern car. But if you want something simple, lovable, plucky, and fun with a whole lot of character and reliable if not abused, then this is definitely a car to check out. On top of that the minimalist interior is spacious and comfortable to match the absolutely gigantic trunk. She's old, slow, simple, a little rough around the edges and painted a drab shade of old Volvo blue, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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

    Pros: Cheap
    Reliable (provided it's been cared for)
    Quick for it's age
    Minimalist, spacious, and comfortable.

    Cons: 2SELC Engine is rather underpowered
    If not cared for, replacement parts hard to find sometimes

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    1985 Toyota Camry LE Liftback Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    25

    I Love My Car And Will Never Get Rid Of It. I Hope To Restore It Totally. — I love the crushed, dark blue velvet interior for the seats and the doors. I love that when every body elses new cars are broke down, my 85 camry is the only one still running. Its also very easy to keep up the maintanance on.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Keeps running

    Cons: the A/C finally gave out on it in 2006

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    1985 Toyota Camry LE Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    75

    The Answer To An Unsolvable Riddle. If You Don't Own The Camry, You Just Can't Know — Epic. Totally epic. The best car in the world. 290,000 miles and counting. If you own one you already know, if not you couldn't believe better. Ferrari? Lamborghini? Child's play. Enough wasted breath. The impossible perfection of the 1985 Toyota Camry Sedan defies description.

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

    Pros: Best Car in Creation

    Cons: Comparing It to Other Cars

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
    Is this helpful? Yes | No
    1985 Toyota Camry LE Liftback Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    25

    Watch Out For The Dillorian. — Its an old car, but its built solid. Its a Toyota 4 cylinder that only needs basic maintenance. And as my mechanic said, "It's a Toyota, just needs oil." Compared to all the other cars out there, the Camry might need some tlc, but if you love cars and like to work on them, then its a great car with many possibilities.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Roomy and built like a tank!

    Cons: Needs an engine/ transmission overhaul

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    1985 Toyota Camry DX Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    125

    Ick! — When I got the car it was used well, and although it had been maintained meticulously, the work was done by bad mechanics who did bad work. So the car was in bad shape when I got it. I knew the car as a child, as it was my mother's car. I drove it when I was a teenager when it was still a youthful car. Performance: acceleration great - braking great - handling okay Build Quality: Great, just really needs to be maintained better than it had been. Then it would have lasted longer than it did. Appearance: These are boring cars. Comfortable inside, not a lot of room in the trunk though. Cost of Ownership: When it was young and spritely, it was good. But even though the mileage was still very low (25K), after it was 15 years old this car acted like an old man. Falling apart. Needed a new A/C unit, new everything. It was atrocious. For that low mileage, it should have still been speeding around town like a young teenager. After all, it is a Toyota! I had to put it down. Sold it. Fun Factor: When I was a teenager, or borrowing the car as an adult, when the car was still in good shape, it was fun. When I owned the car, it was awful to drive. I hated it and sold it as quickly as possible. *I would only recommend a NEW Camry to someone. And they would need to maintain it well AT THE DEALERSHIP... not at some corner shop.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Good for Old Ladies

    Cons: Bad for Young Ladies

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    1985 Toyota Camry Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    25

    Beautiful To Drive, Low Maintenance Vehicle, Good Towing Power. — Reliable, fuel efficient,comfortable, and smooth to drive. Braking, excellent,handling:smooth,acceleration,could be improved but its 24 years old.great purchase price, basic wear and tear maintenance is all you really have to pay, rarely breaks down.Neat appearance.Works great for us.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Smooth to drive.

    Cons: not as comfortable as my corolla.lol

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No
    1985 Toyota Camry LE Review
    Appearance:
    Performance:
    Quality:
    Overall:
    35

    Great First, Cheap Car — # Performance – The car handles great, shifting/accelerating/braking is great, never had a problem. # Build Quality – Regular maintenance made the car lst 287,000 miles before it started knocking. # Appearance – Cliche boxy look standard on nearly all 1980's sedans. # Cost of Ownership – 25-30 mpg, low maintenance # Fun Factor – Basic car, easy on gas, easy to drive, dont expect a racecar.

    Pros: Long-life, Low Maintenance, Good Performance

    Cons: Boxy Look, Slow Accelertion

    Is this review helpful? Yes | No

    Displaying 1 - 10 of 12 1985 Toyota Camry reviews.

    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Toyota Camry Reviews

    Good, Not Great, Car By timothytre

    After 6,000 miles of ownership, I have to say that a Camry is simply a Camry. Known for its reliability and fuel economy and not too much more. While the car has more style and better lines than its p... Read More

    Good, Not Great, Car. By timtre3

    The 2015 redesign is significantly improved from the previous style. It has similar body lines and styling of its luxury sister, the Lexus ES350 and the same rims as the current body style of what is ... Read More

    2014 Toyota Camry Reviews

    Perfect Vehicle For All Around Use By NissanofStafford

    The pricing is a little higher, however it is made up with reliability, low maintenance and major fuel savings. Would recommend and buy again. Great safe vehicle that has a quiet ride overall. Gives a... Read More

    2014 Camry By SgtKidJoe

    Great acceleration. Car is great on long trip and a daily commuter. I bought this car for my wife and she absolutely loves it. Trunk is spacious and holds a lot of cargo. This is my idea of a mid-size... Read More

    2013 Toyota Camry Reviews

    Excellent Car Overall And Comes With Big Fuel Savings By hiltyga

    The best thing about this car is the fuel savings. I average just right under 40 mpg for in-town stop and go (Atlanta) traffic. This was huge for me because I was getting about 18 mpg with my BMW. ... Read More

    Worst Car That I Have Ever Driven And It Was Almost New! By MichaelTK

    Initially I was amazed that the trunk was so poorly designed that luggage that easily fit in a Ford Fusion's trunk could not all fit in a Camry. Had to carry a suitcase on top of passenger's legs in b... Read More

    2012 Toyota Camry Reviews

    We Love It So Far By recoveryagent007

    This car is way better than anything we've ever owned and we love the smart key system and the toyota care plan was awesome for the first two oil changes and tire rotations I plan to buy second Toyota... Read More

    Great For The Price By beersbm2

    This is probably the nicest vehicle you can own for ~$330/mo. The SE version is very sporty, especially in the bright red that we have. Car rides well, is very reliable, and is good on gas. I am pre... Read More

    2011 Toyota Camry Reviews

    Great Buy By ebarber7

    I actually loved my 2011 Camry LE, do not have it any more because silly teen texting while driving through an intersection totaling my poor camry. Great safety features allowed me to escape without ... Read More

    As Dependable As They Come. By Moorebros1

    This car does what I need it to. Gets me from point A to point B. Haven't had any issues and is always reliable. Will own this car till it can't go anymore. I have always liked the Toyota brand an... Read More

    Cars compared to 1985 Toyota CamryPeople researching a 1985 Toyota Camry contacted a dealer about

    Camry

    Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

    CarGurus has 99,766 nationwide Camry listings starting at $700.

    ZIP:
    Have you driven a 1985 Toyota Camry?  
    Rank Your Car →