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View Poll Results: 1985 FWD mid-size cars
Chevrolet Celebrity 9 56.25%
Ford LTD 7 43.75%
Plymouth Caravelle 0 0%
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:29 AM
 
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Last one of these polls on older cars I will do for a while, but wanted to do one more on the mid 80s MID-SIZE cars.

1985 Chevrolet Celebrity (grandma had one of these and amazingly, it was a very good car)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=27972 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=27975 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)

1985 Ford LTD (not to get confused, the big LTD in 85 was now Crown Victoria)
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=46409 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)
(sorry, no interior photo)

1985 Plymouth Caravelle
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=66631 &g2_serialNumber=2 (broken link)

(I know a man that has a 1984 Chrysler Lebaron thats a small 2dr thats based on the Plymouth Reliant) that he has had for YEARS! That car is still going, so I wonder if they were actually really good little cars? Also, he has never really maintained it).

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Old 03-25-2009, 12:35 AM
 
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People like to run down those Fords but I still see them just about every day.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:37 AM
 
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Last one of these polls on older cars I will do for a while, but wanted to do one more on the mid 80s MID-SIZE FWD cars.

1985 Chevrolet Celebrity (grandma had one of these and amazingly, it was a very good car)



1985 Ford LTD (not to get confused, the big LTD in 85 was now Crown Victoria)

(sorry, no interior photo)

1985 Plymouth Caravelle


(I know a man that has a 1984 Chrysler Lebaron thats a small 2dr thats based on the Plymouth Reliant) that he has had for YEARS! That car is still going, so I wonder if they were actually really good little cars? Also, he has never really maintained it).
I liked the 1985 Ford LTD the best, it has rear wheel drive and most of them came with V6 engines
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:49 AM
 
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People like to run down those Fords but I still see them just about every day.
I still see alot of them too... even the Celebritys. I see TWO of those LTDs about daily. Both driven by older ladies... one is a wagon and the other is a sedan like the one in the photo.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:53 AM
 
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I would rather have the LTD II at least a 302 V8 would fit in one. Those Celebrities were junk, I'm sure the Plymouth was too.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:58 AM
 
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I would rather have the LTD II at least a 302 V8 would fit in one. Those Celebrities were junk, I'm sure the Plymouth was too.
I always thought the Celebrity wasn't much to look at but they were pretty decent cars, weren't the Celebrities based on the FWD X-body cars?
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:04 AM
 
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I would rather have the LTD II at least a 302 V8 would fit in one. Those Celebrities were junk, I'm sure the Plymouth was too.
Yeah, I think grandmas "good" 1984 Celebrity was an exception.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:06 AM
 
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weren't the Celebrities based on the FWD X-body cars?
No, they were a totally different chassis that came out in 1982 and MUCH BETTER cars than the x-cars... although they shared some of the same engines on the 1982-85 models. It was a proven design because the Oldsmobile (Cutlass Ciera) and Buick (Century) versions lasted through 1996!
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:12 AM
 
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I always thought the Celebrity wasn't much to look at but they were pretty decent cars, weren't the Celebrities based on the FWD X-body cars?
Not sure. My grandma bought a new Celebrity in '84. She said she wanted a new Malibu as her previous car was an '81 Malibu but the salesman told her Malibus were discontinued after '83 and the Celebrity was supposedly the replacement.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:56 AM
 
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Depended on which model engine Celebrity you picked. The Buick Century was regularly praised as a very reliable car and it had the same engines. I think the interior build quality was higher on the Buick Century. The Celebrity Eurosport was suppose to be the sport edition. It wasn't really sporty but I heard the handling was better. One said the Celebrity would have been better if this had been the standard suspension. I'll look up some more info

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Looks like the Eurosport added anti-roll bars to help the suspension. The V6 engine was 2.8L and very weak by today's standards. Found one site that said the 0-60 was 9 seconds for the V6 and the lateral acceleration was .76 I think. Probably hampered by the heavy front half and 14 inch tires. I remember that Chevy, Buick, and Olds all had a 2 door sport model that wasn't bad looking at all.

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