The Cadillac Allante Was a Quirky, Interesting Failure

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Doug DeMuro

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The Cadillac Allante is a quirky, interesting Italian/American luxury convertible -- and it was also a failure. Today I'm reviewing the Cadillac Allante, and I'm going to show you all around it -- and I'm also going to show why it failed. I'm also going to drive the Allante and review the driving experience.
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Fred Fournier
Fred Fournier Πριν 12 ώρες
Must you emphasize every word you say? I can't even make it to the end of the video it's so annoying
Daniel Staggers
Daniel Staggers Πριν ημέρα
And they finally put in a Northstar which turned out to be the most poorly designed engine in the world. That is after the 4100 series, which begged customers to never buy another Cadillac again and avoid the Northstar fiasco completely. And so they didn't. I didn't. The 4100 had to be floored just to leave the driveway and taught me to never buy another Caddy even though my family was a Caddy family. That ended it.
Larry Schwartz
Larry Schwartz Πριν 4 ημέρες
So production involved shipping bodies on a 747. What a logistics nightmare, No wonder GM went bankrupt.
Henry Cruz
Henry Cruz Πριν 4 ημέρες
It's quick.?.? U floored it and a car flew by u!
HaloFan
HaloFan Πριν 5 ημέρες
I find my twilight sentinel quite useful
irishgotee
irishgotee Πριν 5 ημέρες
In late 1980's early 90's this car would have cost you about 60k, that's about 100k in today's money. Think about that. And ask yourself what are you really buying when you buy a new 2019-2020 vehicle for 30-50k....what corners did they cut to make the vehicle that affordable in today's money? A question for all you true car guys out there. What was the best decade for automobiles where all things were met. Build quality, technology (for the time) , safety and over convenience and refinement? For me I think anything america made 40'-70's were a class act especially 50's 60's but car weren't exactly crash safe back then. So if I were to pick my guess would be somewhere floating around between mid/late 70's up until the mid 90's What do you guys think?
Spliff Notes
Spliff Notes Πριν 8 ημέρες
20:50 aaight Im flooring it now. Wow thats quick! ...another car casually zooms past
Spliff Notes
Spliff Notes Πριν 8 ημέρες
I'm going to go ahead and say it.... Ferrari designers designing a Cadillac with gold keys and a digital gauge cluster in THE 80S that has to get flown on a custom airplane from Italy to Detroit Is one of the coolest damn things I've ever heard. I think if this was a brand Doug liked more he wouldn't gloss over those things as silly.
Ifa Girmae
Ifa Girmae Πριν 8 ημέρες
Repent of Fornication and drunkenness immediately! God Bless You!
Chaos Master Gaming
Chaos Master Gaming Πριν 10 ημέρες
It took him 4 months to release the video of the car at 0:32
Nozyspy
Nozyspy Πριν 10 ημέρες
'English' - Metric You mean Imperial - Metric.
Pickleball Productions
Pickleball Productions Πριν 10 ημέρες
My dads 1982 Chevy S10 had gold keys too.
John Rodriguez
John Rodriguez Πριν 10 ημέρες
Jr ewing having one makes me what to have one
Jim Reif
Jim Reif Πριν 11 ημέρες
First time I heard of this car was in an episode of Married With Children..
D M
D M Πριν 13 ημέρες
The accent when pronouncing Allanté is on the "e".
Cynical Sayonara
Cynical Sayonara Πριν 13 ημέρες
What is this car? The 93' camaro/firebird was way more modern looking. I don't understand. This must be 83'. My buddies 1984 Corvette has a factory CD player.
Mihail Kolev
Mihail Kolev Πριν 13 ημέρες
The "Fuel used" is actually pretty handy in case you are on a long trip with friends and want to share the money.
BA Berger
BA Berger Πριν 14 ημέρες
Love this car! Thanks for reviewing it!
Ivo Yankov
Ivo Yankov Πριν 15 ημέρες
Greetings from Bulgaria ! :) Can you make a video about Mercedes-Benz ML W163 or BMW E46 CI COUPE 1999
Jacob Smart
Jacob Smart Πριν 18 ημέρες
2k for a head gasket!!!! HOLY CRAP!!! Get it done less then a grand for sure around here. And less then that if you have a mechanic buddy! FL baby!
swoll1980
swoll1980 Πριν 20 ημέρες
It looks like a 2 seat Caviler.
DS2353
DS2353 Πριν 21 ημέρα
“Although, General Motors screwed that up too!”
Carlos Terán
Carlos Terán Πριν 21 ημέρα
Eres bastante payaso. ¿Lo sabías ?
Drunken Master II
Drunken Master II Πριν 21 ημέρα
Those types of videos are my favourite from Doug, because you can see he really does that because he likes it and not because it's his job.
darthvincor
darthvincor Πριν 22 ημέρες
Must've been a cool car back in the 80s, with all those buttons and those bizarre dials. Also quite some strange reasoning by GM: let's compete with the S-Class and XJS (both rear wheel drive), and make a front wheel drive V8...??
l l
l l Πριν 22 ημέρες
Good Ol GM products that are always break down
_daveshadow6_ O
_daveshadow6_ O Πριν 24 ημέρες
You should review a 1st gen Scion xB!
Patrick Flammang
Patrick Flammang Πριν 24 ημέρες
you need to review the 1979-1985 eldorado biarritz convertible ^^
Qdent
Qdent Πριν 25 ημέρες
Judging by the title, this car has a lot in common with most E-girls.
Jordan Abendroth
Jordan Abendroth Πριν 25 ημέρες
Front wheel drive V8.... Yeah makes sense
jun homa
jun homa Πριν 26 ημέρες
The crabby postage accordingly excuse because sparrow fifthly stitch notwithstanding a lopsided lily. reminiscent, gaping sleep
George J. Dorner
George J. Dorner Πριν 28 ημέρες
Gold keys and a full tank of gas...chinchy salesmanship at its most virulent.
Kiwi Guy
Kiwi Guy Πριν 29 ημέρες
Also the keys mentioned you were getting the gold standard came out before platinum level just like gold albums and platinum, albums were pieces of plastic that played music they even put them in cars before DVD cassettes or even 8 tracks do a video on those cant get more quirky than that
Kiwi Guy
Kiwi Guy Πριν 29 ημέρες
The third brake light was the thing I loved when it came out northstar engin is good till you work on them 10 seconds to find the starter Time up it's in the engin major tear down just for that .my northstar put 2 inch hole in oil cover drove 3 miles to get oil dumped 3 quarts in to find hole all went on the ground drove another 5 miles to park it fixed hole with Billy's amazing putty and no problems a love hate relationship
Ryan Cox
Ryan Cox Πριν μήνα
Bro, it was less quirky, than it was a really "cool car", as you say. 🙂
Jamahl Southall
Jamahl Southall Πριν μήνα
Stop crying and complaining that's all you do
JollyRogerVF84
JollyRogerVF84 Πριν μήνα
When Cadillac made good looking cars....... The window switches and other blind controls on the passenger side, were made for UK maybe. ;) Oh, one can see the mechanism of the roof top. You will not find it in the expensive SL, XJS or 911 and other European convertibles. The mechanism is hidden with an inner lining.
Zazoo Kluk
Zazoo Kluk Πριν μήνα
Overpriced so so Cadillac. Should’ve been priced for no more than $10,000. Styling is boring and Ho hum. Performance sucks.
Franco del Rio
Franco del Rio Πριν μήνα
a heap of shit
Gary Reno
Gary Reno Πριν μήνα
What A piece of crap!
Jesus Gomez
Jesus Gomez Πριν μήνα
Never buy a chromebook!! Google is a scam!!
Jesus Gomez
Jesus Gomez Πριν μήνα
Hey Doug, do something about these unskippable ads!!
peter455sd
peter455sd Πριν μήνα
" A General Motors concoction" =Perfect definition of this piece of crap
Spluffles
Spluffles Πριν μήνα
Same thing with the Fiero. 84-87 had many issues and things that could use fixing, they finally perfected it in 88, then canceled it
Mike Sanchez
Mike Sanchez Πριν μήνα
Sounds like my ex “Complete failure, yet lovable with Quirks”
Guillermo Arce
Guillermo Arce Πριν μήνα
I liked that car! Is all about opinions.
Joe Klejko
Joe Klejko Πριν μήνα
North star is a crap engine!!!!, not the one you want. Head gasket repair job is more that the car worth.
Elias Shedd
Elias Shedd Πριν μήνα
Still waiting on you to apologize for your BS Hummer review. Did you get paid off? You said at more than $100,000 the Hummer is the electric truck to beat? You said at 350 mile range, the Hummer is the electric truck to beat? You said with an unknown tow rating, the Hummer is the electric truck to beat? You said with no charging network, the Hummer is the electric truck to beat. Thiiiiis is now a BS channel.
Riz P
Riz P Πριν μήνα
That is one ugly looking Cadillac, which was also a peice of shit.
Piano Fry
Piano Fry Πριν μήνα
I don't know what is better a Reatta or an Alante. The Reatta looks really cool in person though.
Pandamasque
Pandamasque Πριν μήνα
Please do mk1 Oldsmobile Aurora!
Pandamasque
Pandamasque Πριν μήνα
Shipping coachbuilt bodies back and forth between Italy and the US is nothing new. US luxury manufacturers have been doing this since at least the '60s!
SlavKing42
SlavKing42 Πριν μήνα
I'm a failure but I'm not getting reviewed
Franklin Culbreth
Franklin Culbreth Πριν μήνα
My father had one of those pieces of junk. 2 months after he got it, the head gasket blew. He never bought another cadillac. He could have bought a different car for what the repairs cost. GM makes cars built for the junk yard.
ristomatti kolsi
ristomatti kolsi Πριν μήνα
The last good looking Cadillacs comes from early 1970's. This Allante looks like some european box. Just awfull.
New Coke
New Coke Πριν μήνα
I am around 3 minutes in while writing this, and when he said "The Allante also had a V8, but they screwed that up too.", I had a suspicion that it was the North Star V8. Looking at the comments, I see that I was right!
Tom C.
Tom C. Πριν μήνα
Interior looks like in Trabant...
Tom C.
Tom C. Πριν μήνα
Especially the roof liner is very luxurious...
TED Schmitt
TED Schmitt Πριν μήνα
FWD in that class of car was almost a kiss of death back then. It’s also interesting that here we are in 2020, and digital dashes have made only minor inroads.
KOB
KOB Πριν μήνα
It looks like a Chrysler K-car
all you need to know
all you need to know Πριν μήνα
It’s so funny, Doug doesn’t look happy with 23k gold keys in 1980s. But gets excited with glass keys in 2020s !!!!!
matthew scarborough
matthew scarborough Πριν μήνα
my 1970 deville covertible has the twilight sentinal aswell
Poly_G
Poly_G Πριν μήνα
Front. Wheel. Drive.
Carson Anderson
Carson Anderson Πριν μήνα
Beware the Allante owners club
Ted Malley
Ted Malley Πριν μήνα
GM's delusional aspirations for this car competing with the Benz SL were sad and pathetic.
RJ Mac
RJ Mac Πριν μήνα
The idiotic scheme to build the bodies in Italy and fly them to Detroit was typically GM. Lol.
Massimo Ascoli
Massimo Ascoli Πριν μήνα
The convertible roof operation is a big facepalm, considering Cadillac's from the 50's and 60's had a very efficent electric operating roof system
Orion Grandjean
Orion Grandjean Πριν μήνα
0:49 owned by *Tyler Hoovie*
Dick vankoughnett
Dick vankoughnett Πριν μήνα
I am trying to remember ,but weren't the body made of aluminum ?
Alexander van Gelderen
Alexander van Gelderen Πριν μήνα
"cARs aND BidS"
Jorge L
Jorge L Πριν μήνα
9:57 = coin slots?
pbee73
pbee73 Πριν μήνα
Flying the bodies like that is why it probably failed.... the car could have been a lot more financially feasible if the body was made here!
Ian Hinkle
Ian Hinkle Πριν μήνα
4:55 I think you’ve got an oil leak lmaooooo
James M.
James M. Πριν μήνα
Good video Doug 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Walter White
Walter White Πριν μήνα
That's a shifter from a Chevy Cavalier. GM always had a knack for using parts from their cheapest line on their high engine e.g. the Corvette Z06 had cobalt engineer parts.
AZDuffman
AZDuffman Πριν μήνα
That down/up mixer is actually a great idea.
Everard Santamarina
Everard Santamarina Πριν μήνα
Funny you say this type of review doesn't do so well. I've yet to watch any of your current model reviews. Maybe they're good but your insights on the time and rationale of the designs is awesome and brings perspective I had no idea about. Like these cars were air cargoed across the world is mind boggling. In fact, the DougScore using current standards feels like a betrayal but as long as you're being consistent it doesn't matter. More of these please, and please do a playlist of just these. Funnily enough, YT algorithm only recommends the older ones, not current model reviews. To find these among your other reviews is not easy. But keep up the good work.
Benjamin Filice
Benjamin Filice Πριν μήνα
fun fact: “Allante” is not a word in any language
Taelor Watson
Taelor Watson Πριν μήνα
I had a teacher in College with one. She was probably around 50 and dressed way too young. I nicknamed her Cat Woman.
Jazz 1934
Jazz 1934 Πριν μήνα
"THEFT SYSTEM ARMED" - what? :D
Studio Werk Vier
Studio Werk Vier Πριν μήνα
Doug is a Democrat
Calvin Nickel
Calvin Nickel Πριν 2 μήνες
They dropped one of these from a plane in Terminal Velocity I think it was.
Anatoly Stepanovich Dyatlov
Anatoly Stepanovich Dyatlov Πριν 2 μήνες
Flying the entire bodies from Italy to the US is the most ridiculous thing about this car. These mad lads actually did it. One would think "ok you really want to produce this in italy, how about transporting it by ship like any sane person would do?" but no, they just had to get above and beyond.
Adam Zi
Adam Zi Πριν 2 μήνες
Watch your mouth Doug, 1993 isn't 30 years ago (I was born in '93 hahaha)
Justin Evans
Justin Evans Πριν 2 μήνες
Showing this car off next to a dumpster in a shady park seems fitting.
Timchuk
Timchuk Πριν 2 μήνες
review that Cara that's on carsandbids.com please
Doris Wegner
Doris Wegner Πριν 2 μήνες
I had a north star in an xlr cadillac, 2005. No puck up, i wonder what stuff he usually drives
TriPyramid Pictures
TriPyramid Pictures Πριν 2 μήνες
You obviously don’t know that much about cars, because “Twilight Sentinel” has been around since even the 70s.
William Dunn
William Dunn Πριν 2 μήνες
Thought these cars were so beautiful as a kid...I almost bought one a few years back, but went with a Jaguar XK8 instead, huge mistake!
ChavoMysterio
ChavoMysterio Πριν 2 μήνες
The new Allante (while doing the Bundy Bounce)
caddymickey
caddymickey Πριν 2 μήνες
Very cool video. Thank you !
NJ
NJ Πριν 2 μήνες
I kinda love this car’s interior? Is something wrong with me?
NJ
NJ Πριν 2 μήνες
That said, the exterior is hilariously meh, when you consider what went into building it!
TheJetJONES
TheJetJONES Πριν 2 μήνες
So far I know, they're even sold in Germany through Opel dealerships But I NEVER seen one... 🤔
Tortomus
Tortomus Πριν 2 μήνες
105k wow
Justin H
Justin H Πριν 2 μήνες
The water pump is a pain replace
Anthony Vanacore
Anthony Vanacore Πριν 2 μήνες
Northstar.......HA......
G J
G J Πριν 2 μήνες
I had a 1988 without the northstar engine and a different dash that was an awesome car,
Paradigm Fusion
Paradigm Fusion Πριν 2 μήνες
Not even a feature in the Charlie Sheen movie "Terminal Velocity" could help it sell.. what the hell were they thinking putting that HUGE Northstar motor in that little car? It wasnt as bad as the Cadillac Cimarron though (you should review that bomb too..)
Mark Gibson
Mark Gibson Πριν 2 μήνες
Digital speedometers were a nightmare gm crap idea
Georg Forster
Georg Forster Πριν 2 μήνες
soon I will start my car collection - it will consist of just two cars - the one shown here + a Rolls Royce Camargue. Perfect fit.
Mark Gibson
Mark Gibson Πριν 2 μήνες
Ford made cars too
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