1985 Toyota Camry Reviews

1985 Toyota Camry LE 1.8 from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles

Summary:

Good car, fun to drive, but parts are becoming scarce

Faults:

So far, AC compressor - Nippon denso.

Right inside tie rod.

Left outside tie rod.

Rear struts.

Tires (all 4).

Cracked exhaust pipe.

Leaky valve cover gasket.

Currently replacing timing belt, since it's 25 Y.O, and is a BELT, not a chain.

Electric window regulator.

General Comments:

The car rides well, handles like a typical Toyota.

I've been happy with it; it came out of a 20 year storage period, so there were issues. Parts are an issue due to the age of the car, and sometimes it is hard to find them.

When everything is working perfectly, I love this car, but I am very picky about the ride, and parts can be hard to find.

Also, nowadays it's hard to find a good mechanic, and due to the age of the car, the dealerships have provided me HORRIBLE service, I prefer to stick with an ASE certified mechanic who knows what he's doing, and only go to the dealer for the hard-to-find parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2009

14th Jul 2009, 23:59

How did it end up in storage for 20 years?

1985 Toyota Camry LE 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carToyota 05 Acura

Summary:

A great econo box for around town

Faults:

The shocks are soft and the car could use a tighter suspension.

General Comments:

I bought this old car for my son. It drives really soft and comfortable. The brakes are OK. It leans on corners if you go to fast, but who needs to speed. It is very reliable and gets great gas mileage. I actually love the car and it seems to be well constructed. The interior is a beautiful crush velvet blue that still looks new, the radio is original and works great, the AC works well, the heather works well, it could use a stronger blower. All in all this is a great car for a town car, it is smaller than most cars of today and if you don't try to race it I'm sure it will give anybody lots of years of service. I have had it on the highway & it tracks nicely. I recommend it. also the engine does not burn any oil.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2008

1985 Toyota Camry DX 2.0 gas from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 gas Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired195300 miles
Most recent distance245600 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

Great little car

Faults:

Power Steering Pump replaced at 196,000.

Starter replaced at 235,000.

O2 Sensor replaced at 220,000.

General Comments:

This car continues to be reliable, steady transportation and is fun to drive.

I rolled over 200,000 miles driving from Seattle/Tacoma area to El Paso, Texas and back.

I wouldn't be afraid to take it on the same drive again, and probably will.

I want to see if I can make 300,000+ with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2008

7th Jan 2008, 10:08

I grew up with an 85' Camry that my mom owned forever. We put well over 250,000 miles on it before we sold it. It was really ahead of it's time too. I remember even as a kid thinking that most of the domestic cars my friend's families owned looked seriously outdated and resembled plastic garbage cans in the interiors. This Camry had sun roof, power mirrors, power antennae, power seats, a lumbar support, a stereo with a graphic equalizer that had a bank of lights that kept beat to the sound, overdrive, electronic fuel injection, and a heck of a nice engine. We even used it to haul our small camper for years.

I kind of wonder if it is still out there because even though we sold it in the mid 90's, it still looked brand-spanking new and even the paint still looked shiny. I sort of wish the new Camrys had as much 'cool factor' as the old ones.

1985 Toyota Camry DX 2.0 EFI 4 Cylinder from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
Engine and transmission 2.0 EFI 4 Cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired128569 miles
Most recent distance129321 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Great, Cheap Easy car to own and drive

Faults:

Right now I trying to get it repaired. It Started to run rough and the fuel pump started to make a bad noise. So I replaced, it did not solve the problem. Then I replace the fuel filter and fuel line. Still nothing, so I replaced the fuel pressure regulator. Still nothing. Now after $150.00 worth of parts and I'm still stuck. So I was told that the mass air flow sensor may be bad. Because that sensor lets a certain amount of oxygen through and tells the engine how to run and how much fuel to pump. I check on the Autozone web site, to get one new it will be $176.00. Screw that, so I checked Barry's U-Pull It prices and I can get one for $25.99 used. That's the route I'm taking.

General Comments:

The car is a great, dependable car. I bought mine three months ago. I paid $700.00 for it. Its white with blue interior. No rust, dings, or dints are on the body. It has a perfect white paint job. The motor is in perfect shape too. It has 128,432 miles on the odometer right now. Over all it has been a very good car and I enjoy driving it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2007

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 15 reviews