1985 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews - Page 4 of 9

1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlineta 5L 305 V8 4brl Carb from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5L 305 V8 4brl Carb Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired248357 kilometres
Previous carOldsmobile 442

Summary:

Muscle Car Heaven

Faults:

Minor leaks from T-tops, easy to fix.

Passenger door rusted out at bottom. Easy to fix.

General Comments:

Still has a lot of balls. Had a tune-up done, oil change, auto transmission, and rear differential done. Car runs like brand new. Already bought a new door, just have too put it on. Getting new paint job in Spring. Car has a lot of power, very hard not too fall in love with this car. Good steering on turns even at high speeds. I don't think there is a car out there that could take this car out except for it's brother the Corvette. Parts are very cheap to buy and install.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2004

1985 Chevrolet Camaro F41 org. 305 V8, now 500 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission org. 305 V8, now 500 V8 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carnone none

Summary:

A powerful and well built American Machine

Faults:

The typical things have gone wrong with this car since it is 18 years old.

The seat belt broke, belts broke, rust, it was wrecked once and etc.

However, the car has always bounced back with full force.

The car has balls and is a demon of its own. I strongly recommend this car.

Just don't drive it in the winter, ha ha. I have some good stories about that... (let's just say, get a long rope and tie it to the front wheels, and steer it like a sled!) :-)

General Comments:

The car is now a member of our drag race team in western PA. A new engine and paint job has made this car the meanest and most reliable car at the strip. The car runs in the 10s at 150mph+.

The only compliant I have, when I drove it as a regular car the tops leaked big time and the engine light was always on. When it was diagnosed it said the O2 sensors needed replaced. Well, after they were replaced, it kept saying they needed replaced. Who knows...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2003

1985 Chevrolet Camaro Sports Coupe 2.8 Multi Port V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8 Multi Port V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired178000 miles
Most recent distance193000 miles
Previous carChevrolet C10

Summary:

The Camaro is bye far the best performance sports car for a small amount of money!

Faults:

The car hasn't really had any problems since I purchased it. After about two months though, I had to completely replace all of the exhaust.

After a number of seriosly wicked burn outs, the first gear I'm my five speed standard transmission blew out and hasn't worked right since.

General Comments:

My Camaro is really fast, has excellent acceleration, and wonderful handling.

My only qualms are with the all plastic dash area.

Also the back seats are not very practical to get in and out of.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd June, 2003

1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 305 5.0L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 305 5.0L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance96150 miles

Summary:

American muscle at it's worst

Faults:

I have replaced the heater core.

It needs new head gaskets and valve cover gaskets.

The digital dash and odometer don't work, and the windshield wipers don't turn off.

Battery loses power if the keys are left in the ignition, even with everything off.

Car is extremely heavy and the engine is very very hesitant and sluggish.

General Comments:

Car handles OK for being very heavy.

Interior is comfortable and in very good shape for being 18 years old.

Body in great shape with absolutely no rust.

For 2000$ I'm pretty sure I got ripped off, especially with what I've put into it.

At least a 2000 watt stereo system makes it sound good.

Overall it's an underpowered pile of crap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2003

31st Mar 2005, 08:04

You clearly don't know what your talking about Camaros are extremely light cars, can I don't understand if you have so many complaints why you say you would buy another Chevy.

21st Nov 2005, 09:36

YOUR OBVIOUSLY are stressed about the money situation, YOU GOT SUCKERED don't blame it on a classic, your fault you didn't research what it was worth,

10th Apr 2009, 00:35

Ha Ha, I just bought a 85 Camaro 305 V8 for 500 cash.

1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 305 from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 305 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A dream car for any teenager or adult

Faults:

Nothing has really gone wrong except the head liner is starting to fall.

The radiator needed to be replaced.

General Comments:

This is the fastest car I have ever owned.

It is a all around good performer.

Really comfortable car to drive and ride in.

I love being able to beat almost any car I pull next to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 29 reviews