1985 Chevrolet Camaro Reviews - Page 9 of 9

1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0 TPI from North America

Year of manufacture1985
Engine and transmission 5.0 TPI
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

A few minor sensors went bad in the first few years of ownership. Over the years, I've replaced a water pump, a few thermostats, and other maintenance items. Biggest expendature ever was a new brake master cylinder at 120K miles.

General Comments:

In 14 years and 130K miles, the car has been a low-maintenance dream. With Tuned-Port Injection, the car still beats new Mustangs at the stoplights. Current mileage is about 17 around town and 27 on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 1999

14th Dec 2000, 19:03

Not quite. I don't think you could beat new Mustangs on the 1/4 mile. Or even '87 on up Mustangs.

12th Jan 2001, 22:31

Somebody obviously does not know the power of the 305 that Chevy has.

29th Jan 2001, 15:43

I agree.

My old Cougar beat a Mustang, a 1992 GT.

11th May 2001, 01:10

I had a Z-28 that I just recently sold. As a man I am not to proud to share, I cried when it was gone. It was the "BEST" car I ever had. The only things I had go out on it was the speedometer, transmission oil coolers, and the paint job. I would definitely buy a brand new one if I could.

1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta 5.0 V8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1985
Engine and transmission 5.0 V8 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

The only things that have gone wrong with the car are due to wear and tear and the general age of the car. Everything works ok, the only thing I will say is that the seals on the doors and T-tops have a tendency to leak and are difficult to replace.

General Comments:

The standard performance of the car is pretty average. It needs the CAT removing, a tuned performance exhaust, performance air filter & carbs just for starters. Once you make these changes the performance is greatly improved. BHP's of around 300 are easily obtained with these and a few other mods.

The handling on the car is exceptional, taking into account the size & weight.

The body is made out of extremely thick steel so while being very heavy it does not rust so easily.

The parts are much easier to find and cheaper than you might expect from a yank as long as you are prepared to hunt out the little specialist dealers.

The only downside is the cost of running the car - it only does about 20 MPG.

Still, what the hell - it sounds cool!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 1997

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