1985 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

1985 Chevrolet Impala 305 ci from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 305 ci Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired152765 miles
Most recent distance164932 miles
Previous carChevrolet C3500

Summary:

Great car, they should still make them

Faults:

The heat riser system; there's a valve on the exhaust manifold. It is closed when cold, open when hot. It's a good concept, but if it fails you can blow your motor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2009

1985 Chevrolet Impala 5.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 miles
Most recent distance224000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

The most reliable ever

Faults:

The only thing that has gone wrong is the transmission went out on me when I shifted into park as I was driving. Not the cars fault. So it has been replaced with another. The valve guides leak a little oil on the spark plugs.

General Comments:

I drove to San Diego, CA from Virginia, and back. This is the most reliable car I have ever had. I would drive it anywhere anytime. Use to belong to a US Marshall, I'm the fourth owner. I will never let this baby go. By the way her name is Betty Boo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2004

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews