1985 Chevrolet Spectrum Review

1985 Chevrolet Spectrum 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles

Summary:

The first car I will always love

Faults:

Timing Belt Broken within 1,000 miles of having it replaced.

Thermostat Stuck.

CV Joints Replaced.

Trip odometer stopped working.

Would not idle with A/C running.

A/C Compressor Died at 128,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car was a hand-me-down that I still love although it no longer runs.

While my Spectrum was not peppy in the least, it was an attractive hatchback. I had the optional instrument panel, which while convenient actually was a bit depressing when watching the Tachometer while accelerating. The interior was much more spaceous than most mid-sized sedans and The Control Panel design was used for 10 more years in Isuzu's other vehicles.

When The engine gave up the Ghost I spent years trying to convince my father to replace the little Isuzu engine to no avail, Finally He Bought me a Corsica to take to college, it more than compensates but I still miss my little Chevy/Isuzu.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2003

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review