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1985 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 5.2L 318 V8 w/2bbl from North America

Year of manufacture1985
Engine and transmission 5.2L 318 V8 w/2bbl Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10


Even though it's a real fixer-upper, I'd love to do the work and enjoy it


The interior cloth on the top of the roof is missing.

The seats got wet because the back windshield was broken and it takes forever to clean.

The steering wheel moves a lot which I don't like.

There is a lot of work that needs to be done on the engine.

Sometimes, the left blinker works. Only when it wants to.

The windshield wipers don't work.

The whole radioator system needs to be replaced.

The brake sticks.

It takes a lot to turn the car in the direction you want it to go.

When driving it just down the road, there is a burning smell coming from under the hood.

General Comments:

The seats are velvour which I think is great.

It gets up to speed really fast.

It's mainly comfortable. I really like it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th December, 2003

1985 Chrysler Fifth Avenue from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance300000 miles
Previous carChevrolet s-10


A parts car right off the line! (it sucks!)


It stalls whenever I apply the brakes, unless I left-brake right-gas it.

Changed so many things, I couldn't list them all.

The starter recently died.

Started to leak transmission fluid, started at a drip, now seems to flow.

General Comments:

This car is garbage.

Please, do not buy this type of car. You will be sorry.

I hate this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd January, 2002

24th Jan 2002, 23:27

You had the car for eight years and got 260,000 miles out of it. It could not have been that bad of a car.

7th Feb 2002, 21:09

Based on what you have listed for mileage, you got a lot of miles out of this car. On that aspect, you may have gotten you money's worth. The repairs listed are typical (or less than typical) of a car with 300,000 miles on it.

1985 Chrysler Fifth Avenue 318 from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 318 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance178000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix


Best used car I've ever had!


Replaced alternator.

Electronic spark control.


Timing set.

Transmission rebuild & torque converter.


General Comments:

Very reliable car, comfortable ride, easy to maintain.

Only thing that got me was the fact that the stock crank timing gear has nylon teeth on it. I replaced it with an after-market timing set, all steel, and it runs again like it did when it was new.

My father bought this car new for 24,000 CAD, and I've had it now for 9 years. It still turns heads when we have it all shined up!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2001

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 7 reviews