1985 Dodge Charger Reviews

1985 Dodge Charger Shelby 2.2 turbo from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles

Summary:

Mine, Mine, Mine

Faults:

When I bought the car, it was in excellent shape body wise, good shape on the interior.

I have had more recent problems with the fuel line and replacing the gas tank.

Once I finish replacing that, it is on to replacing the emergency brake.

General Comments:

I bought new tires all the way around the day I first made the car runnable, I knew I would SMOKE everyone off the road. And I did, believe that.

Feeling the Turbo kick in and slam me back into the seat is a feeling like no other.

Built for racing and speed, but not uncomfortably compact.

The fun of the manual transmission, the Turbo kicking in, watching the tires smoke the pavement...

All this and I am a girl. I love it.

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

Review Date: 10th May, 2008

1985 Dodge Charger power wagon 318 from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 318 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired144141 miles
Most recent distance146444 miles
Previous carFord ford ranger

Summary:

This is my dream truck

Faults:

The only thing that has went out on this tank is the water pump 200miles ago.

General Comments:

I love this truck with a passion, its 318 runs like a sawing machine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2006

14th Sep 2006, 17:26

Did the "Ram" part of your truck's nameplate fall off, so you think it's called a "Charger" cos Dodge never made a truck called that...

1985 Dodge Charger Shelby 2.2 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership1990
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired1 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Landcruiser

Summary:

In the Dodge tradition of affordable speed

Faults:

Fuel pump lost pressure, fixed on warranty.

Charging system failed, fixed on warranty.

Kept wearing out tires due to right foot.

General Comments:

What a great car. I had this car from new and thrashed the car for 5 years.

In the day it was a real head turner on the roads and I wish I still had it.

Added full ground effects and handled like it was on rails.

Got great mileage even at 100 MPH.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2004

1985 Dodge Charger Shelby 2.2 turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

Fast and furious for cheap (but rare)

Faults:

Had to replace shifter linkage pin.

Had to replace tires, (smoked 'em).

General Comments:

Will smoke the tires through first and second gears.

Looks like a circuit racer.

Seats are fairly comfortable and hold you upright in the corners.

Suspension feels soft over the bumps, but is nice and tight in the corners as well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2002

13th May 2004, 07:16

How many gears does the 2.2 turbo Manual have?

20th May 2004, 09:10

The 2.2 turbo manual has a five speed transmission.

29th Sep 2004, 10:16

I just picked up a 1985 Dodger Charger Shelby at a farm auction. It has 19,000+ on the odometer with a almost perfect interior. It was last inspected in 1991. The original owner was killed in a motorcycle accident. I was told my his mother that he raced the car at a local dragstrip. It does however suffer from some fire damage, as it was sitting too close to a barn that burnt down. The fire melted the left rear tail light and started on the bumper. Also bubbled the paint on that side. The car runs great and seens to be fast (only got it to 2nd. in my 800 ft. driveway). I had to add new calipers, but other than that I think I got a great deal on the car. I am looking for a rear bumper and left rear ground effects. Anyone having information on a parts car would be a help.

13th Feb 2005, 11:49

For parts for Shelby Dodge Charger email AJ Jones at aj_1957@yahoo.com.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 4 reviews