- Sep 6, 2016
whats wrong with the 85 turbo motor? I thought the 3.8 sfi was what everyones crazy about?
'84-85's are for suckers who think '86/87 guys are crazy about them. Buy an '85 for the turbo motor and '86/87 guys will think you are a clueless idiot.
Swap in an LS and they'll respect your judgment. Swap in a turbo LS and they will give you respect.
NOBODY hates '84-85's more than '86/87 Turbo buick owners and many if not most 84-85 original or near new owners sold them to suckers and bought 86/87's so its not like their hatred is based on ignorance.
'85's have good parts - 8.5" rear, good steering box, good body, good 200-4R trans and were THE FASTEST G-Body UP until 1985, but compared to a '86/87 the motor is 1) terrible, 2) not easily upgradeable and 3) all of the "experts" have given up and bought '86/87's, so if you ever have a problem, even a minor one, 95% of responses will be "sell it and buy an '86/87 and 4% will be other clueless noob '85 owners asking you if you ever got an answer to your question, because theirs is broken, too. Maybe 1% of the '85 specific repair advice will be helpful.
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