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I was looking at a nice old 86 (or 85) Aries today. I'm not sure of the mileage because of the 5 digit odometer, but the body is solid, hardly a rust spot on it anywhere. It's been sitting since 2007 but the guy moves it around his yard whenever he mows the grass. It needs a good heavy duty cleaning on the body (moss growing on it lol), a flex pipe and some brake work on the rear left wheel. Being 8 years older than my 94 Spirit, it's in much better shape, mechanically and body-wise. The guy says it's an 86, but it's got a carburetor and 4 bolt wheels. I thought they all got fuel injection in 86? My old 86 Lebaron had fuel injection and 5 bolt wheels too I think. He's asking 700 but is readily open to offers. Check out the ad for it (I see it now says the car is an 85).

http://newbrunswick.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1985-Dodge-Aries-W0QQAdIdZ490873897
 

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Chrysler brand went EFI in 1984. Dodge and Plymouth K-cars did it as a running change in 1985. Trucks got EFI in 1987 1/2. Omni /Horizon got it for 1988.
 

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One quick way to verify is whether it has the center brake light or not. 1985 versions didn't have it, but 1986 versions did. As I recall, the center brake light was required for the 1986 model year.

Carbs went away in 1984 as IC posted.
 

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If you can get a look at the VIN, which is at the lower left corner of the windshield on the dash, the 10th digit will be G for 1985 and H for 1986.
 

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Oops. Correct. My 1984 is E. my 1985 was F.
 

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Any car that has been sitting on grass can rust underneath really fast. Pay very close attention to brake and fuel lines.
 

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it is a 1985...has the 4 bolt wheels..1986 was the first year for them to have 5 bolt and bigger brakes, this one is also a base model which puts it with a carburated 2.2...and the LE badges are some moronic add on...
 

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Early 1985 - 5-bolt wheels came in late in the 1985 model year.
 
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