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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Tortomus
Tortomus Πριν 9 ώρες
105k wow
Justin H
Justin H Πριν ημέρα
The water pump is a pain replace
Anthony Vanacore
Anthony Vanacore Πριν ημέρα
Northstar.......HA......
G J
G J Πριν 2 ημέρες
I had a 1988 without the northstar engine and a different dash that was an awesome car,
Eric Broderick
Eric Broderick Πριν 3 ημέρες
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 4 ημέρες
Digital speedometers were a nightmare gm crap idea
Georg Forster
Georg Forster Πριν 4 ημέρες
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 4 ημέρες
Ford made cars too
Name Less
Name Less Πριν 5 ημέρες
why is is to a specific city but from just in Italy? did pininfarina change where they produced this over time or was it just some strange oversight of the creator?
Gustavo Figueiredo
Gustavo Figueiredo Πριν 5 ημέρες
Thanks for doing these weird older cars despite the videos not doing so well.
marcius marciukas
marcius marciukas Πριν 6 ημέρες
Kelly Bundy from "married with children" said "the new allante" 😁😁😁
BMT
BMT Πριν 6 ημέρες
I guess the Bundy Bounce didn't work 🤣
Thel Phon
Thel Phon Πριν 9 ημέρες
first a little overview of the ALANTE
shock6906
shock6906 Πριν 9 ημέρες
RPM/100
locomojo0485
locomojo0485 Πριν 9 ημέρες
GM is just such a sad company... LOL always excuses... "This was GM in the 90s" Now it's "This is GM in 2020, still sucking and cutting corners, making advances in years old technology"
Unpopular Popular Opinion
Unpopular Popular Opinion Πριν 9 ημέρες
I remember this car was featured on "Married With Children".
Nintendo Gamer
Nintendo Gamer Πριν 10 ημέρες
Thats why it was so technologically advanced because italy really just designed it gm just put the finishing touches on it
DJ Kadilac
DJ Kadilac Πριν 11 ημέρες
My 93 Allante is so much nicer than this one.
Jim Rassinier
Jim Rassinier Πριν 12 ημέρες
I recall this from JR Ewing in Dallas driving it on the show.
Fredbenly
Fredbenly Πριν 13 ημέρες
Its really a SAAB but without the usual SAAB quirks. GM "owned" SAAB at the time, till its demise 2012. Had a 1999 9-5 model with 2.3L Turbo. So watching this video brought back many (mostly good) memories.
Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett Πριν 13 ημέρες
Northstars are the worst engines Cadillac ever made known fact
DJ Kadilac
DJ Kadilac Πριν 11 ημέρες
Not true, the HT4100 was way worse. There are plenty NorthStars still on the road....including my 93 Allante.
goole seach
goole seach Πριν 14 ημέρες
Doug i absolutely love the gold key delivery CRAP
Gonzalo A
Gonzalo A Πριν 15 ημέρες
Ahh please this car is horrible. Your overall score is way high. Compare this to an Acura Legend of the time an this Cadillac feels late 70s. The interior quality's is horrible. Even a 1993 Ford Escort looks better inside and out!
Marco Christian Magno
Marco Christian Magno Πριν 17 ημέρες
Basically, you just mentioned my personality.
MusicLover
MusicLover Πριν 19 ημέρες
Was better to stick with the other front wheel drive Caddy convertible the Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible was far prettier and i bet many buyers opted for the Eldorado and not an Allante.
Savory Lemon
Savory Lemon Πριν 19 ημέρες
The Knightrider theme started playing when he turned on the dash.
Joker Ops Airsoft
Joker Ops Airsoft Πριν 19 ημέρες
Found a beautiful one for $4800 near me with 77k miles finna boutta actup
Mark Behr
Mark Behr Πριν 21 ημέρα
Kinda cool
Lo-GX Ensemble CoenTech
Lo-GX Ensemble CoenTech Πριν 21 ημέρα
Blockbuster Robin William’s Jumanji
Brandon Laswiss
Brandon Laswiss Πριν 22 ημέρες
There was the 1993 Cadillac Allante then there was the 1993 Chrysler TC By Maserati
whatthehell1012
whatthehell1012 Πριν 22 ημέρες
Everything about this car = 😏
volvos60bloke
volvos60bloke Πριν 22 ημέρες
Reminds me of a very, very poor version of the Saab 900 convertible
AidenTheSubaruFan2001
AidenTheSubaruFan2001 Πριν 23 ημέρες
24K MAGIC IN THE AIRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Darin Kirschner
Darin Kirschner Πριν 23 ημέρες
Doug: "OK, floorin' it now... Wow!" BMW 3er: "see ya!"
John Schauder
John Schauder Πριν 25 ημέρες
A CD player with 15 second electronic skip protection!! 😂 anyone remember that ESP that came in discman??
sofadviolator
sofadviolator Πριν 26 ημέρες
Trump had/has a gold one. So did J.R. on Dallas so there's that.
Wien
Wien Πριν 28 ημέρες
This guys scoring system makes no sense to me. He vocally praises the cars acceleration during the drive in the video (and is even made giddy by it), noting that it does 0-60 in 6 seconds, which is pretty good even by modern standards... but gives the acceleration a 2 out of 10??? Is this like golf scoring here? Do you want to get a low number?
Arturo
Arturo Πριν 29 ημέρες
Is Allanté not Allante
kr
kr Πριν μήνα
Opening the top takes a few birthdays
Mojo the Helper Monkey
Mojo the Helper Monkey Πριν μήνα
I had a 99 Deville and loved the fuel used option considering my electronic gas gage did not work
TruckerPhilosophy
TruckerPhilosophy Πριν μήνα
Cadillac actually commissioned several specially branded vehicle delivery trailers. My boss has 7 of them. They are absolute pieces of shit.
WILLIAM RANDALL
WILLIAM RANDALL Πριν μήνα
CADILLAC, THE SAFEST CAR TO DRINK AND DRIVE IN sOmEtImEs = 33, dead pig
El Tio Juan Carlos
El Tio Juan Carlos Πριν μήνα
I’ve always liked the looks of this car.
Ryan Lovejoy
Ryan Lovejoy Πριν μήνα
omg its a doggo 4:45
Stanislav Boudyonny
Stanislav Boudyonny Πριν μήνα
Yeah, Doug, that’s why you reviews of old cars are so valuable - they can give us a small look on how life looks back then.
Midnight_Shadows
Midnight_Shadows Πριν μήνα
I'd just like to remind everyone that this top of the line, state of the art, Cadillac flagship car, was beaten by an Oldsmobile badged Blazer in 91, because at least the Blazer/Jimmy/Bravada told you which directional turn signal was on. Lmao
sultan suryanegara
sultan suryanegara Πριν μήνα
8:33 i actually think they’re reversed because drivers tend to seek tracks more than reversing/replaying a track, doesn’t this arrangement mean that its more ergonomic for the driver as the button is closer?
Ian Knop
Ian Knop Πριν μήνα
I assume the labeled displays in the center are a reminiscence to the time console in the Delorean from the "Back To The Future" movie.
Martard Taberski
Martard Taberski Πριν μήνα
EElectronic. He says electric/electronic in such an odd way.
Adobe After Effects Projects
Adobe After Effects Projects Πριν μήνα
This reminds me so much of the Lexus LC. Exact same story.
Brian Graff
Brian Graff Πριν μήνα
I heard that the Northstar tended to use a lot of oil... they should have just used the Corvette as a basis for the car... which they did later.
CJ R
CJ R Πριν μήνα
Fuck yes, more malaise cars please
Alec H
Alec H Πριν μήνα
Super work Doug! A car I have never heard of that I now appreciate and want!
don684
don684 Πριν μήνα
Quirky? It looks like a convertible Chrysler Aries. It was also a piece of junk.
Roger Skagerström
Roger Skagerström Πριν μήνα
As a kid I had a Matchbox Allante in black with a red pin stripe and chrome mirror wheels. It looked so cool. And so ugly IRL :(
bfoot2211
bfoot2211 Πριν μήνα
Thank you Doug for making this. I know you latest ridiculous rare unaffordable Italian 4 wheeled (yawn) whatevers are getting more views but that’s just low hanging fruit. Little boy’s messing their shorts clicking on a internet hottie. You my friend keep documenting the history of older cars that more people have seen and driven or youth haven’t seen. Keep doing it I love seeing these cars despite not being part of 1million views in a day. Life isn’t all about popularity and money. Thank you Doug. Carry on.
Aidan Shaw
Aidan Shaw Πριν μήνα
Someone near my house has one in dark green, with the northstar v8
MOWBSTER DOODLE
MOWBSTER DOODLE Πριν μήνα
I still want to bash em both.....
Leroy Brown
Leroy Brown Πριν μήνα
"The neeeeeeeew Allante!!" -Kelly Bundy (Bundy Bounce).
Dimitry Khyzhnyak
Dimitry Khyzhnyak Πριν μήνα
Japanese cars of that era wasn't simple. In fact far more advanced. They also had digital dashboard,and much more like: adjustable suspension,TV, ultrasonic mirror cleaning,fridge,kettle,electric curtains, motorized spoilers and so on. Ah, and the main thing, all those toys works even 30 years later like on the day one.
MRoth93
MRoth93 Πριν μήνα
Videos about these cars the exceptionally well for me. I do not like thosemodern supercar thingys...They are not as quirky as these older cars. Especially it is always enterntaining to see, what was considered important or modern back then.
eb110americana
eb110americana Πριν μήνα
My dad had a 1999 STS, which had the high output Northstar in it. I have never been in another car that had a better sounding mechanical valvetrain induction noise from inside the car. I really wish I could go back and hear it one last time.
ManiaMusicChannel
ManiaMusicChannel Πριν μήνα
You should the TC By Maserati
B K
B K Πριν μήνα
We want these type of cars!! Please keep posting 80s 90s!!!
karel-willem Jaarsveld
karel-willem Jaarsveld Πριν μήνα
Is that roof how it was meant to be inside? Looks like your tent on the camping.
CN Mathias
CN Mathias Πριν μήνα
The neeeeeeewwwwww Allante!!!!
namaste
namaste Πριν μήνα
General motors dont honor their models, they just go, naa cancel that shit 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
Hobiemarty
Hobiemarty Πριν μήνα
Now review a Chrysler-Maserati TC to complete the American/Italian mishmash failure cars. Lol.
Speedfreak515
Speedfreak515 Πριν μήνα
That thing has a very quirky DIC.
Erie R
Erie R Πριν μήνα
YeAh... I was a supplier for Gross Mismanagement during the Waggoner era😫😪 He was called DiCk ! 🤯 for a reason, frankly, I'm F'n AmAzEd they survived !😱🤯😉
Evilbeef
Evilbeef Πριν μήνα
These are exactly the kind of cars I want to see reviewed. Weird, Quirky and different.
FeistyBastard
FeistyBastard Πριν μήνα
My father had an Allante back in the 90s and the thing was CONSTANTLY in the shop. Always had a problem. Constant nagging problems. He had it out with Cadillac for selling him such a lemon.
Tony Wellington
Tony Wellington Πριν μήνα
how DUMB is this guy???
smakfu
smakfu Πριν μήνα
Being 45, I remember when these came out in 87. As a styling exercise, it was reasonably well regarded, but as a GT convertible, it was widely regarded as a sloppy mess. I thought they were cool looking, and I remember going with my dad to the GM building (which housed FAO Schwartz toys in midtown Manhattan), and sitting in an Allante they had in the lobby showroom. As a kid, the dash (in 87) looked like something from Bladerunner. In the late 80’s, button count in many American and Japanese cars (and even a few French cars) had become synonymous with luxury and technology (more buttons == more computery stuff). It was a fad that died a quick death, along with the hard-edged techno-interior styling of the 80’s. It was the 89 Lexus LS400 and the 1990 Audi 100 , with their organic, sweeping dash designs, and less is more aesthetic, that almost all cars, even today, still borrow from. By 1993, the square computery button bonanza interior of the Allante looked absurd and very, very dated, especially sitting in the same showroom with the 93 Seville/STS and Eldorado/ETC, which had interior design that was a direct (and very successful) cross between Lexus LS and the Audi 100 Additionally, while neither a drop-top or a 2-seater, by 93 Cadillac had the 12th generation (E-Body) Eldorado TC, with 295BHP Northstar. The 93 ETC simultaneously looked far more expensive inside than the Allante (modern sweeping teardrop dash, lots of real wood, handsome gauge cluster) while being far less money. The Eldo, while still a big, under-steering FWD mess, at least had a high degree of body rigidity and had excellent NVH refinement. Having driven the 93 Allante back to back with the 93 ETC, the Allante felt like a Chrysler K-car with a big V8, the ETC felt like a legitimately expensive high-buck Cadillac Coupe. The 92-93 Eldo/ETC and it’s 4door sister, the Seville/STS, were both massive jumps forward for Cadillac (which they then, in typical GM fashion, allowed to stagnate for over a decade - hell, the later g-body Seville was actually a step backwards). Oddly though, today it’s the Allante I want for my collection. The exterior styling has crossed the threshold into classic car territory. The dynamics of the car don’t matter, because even the best luxury cars from that era are relics by today’s standards (you’ll get better dynamics from a modern run of the mill generic crossover). The Allante is rare and looks like the 1980’s on wheels. I imagine driving one on a warm summer day must make you feel like “Sonny” Crocket or Tony Montana.
Fernando Barajas
Fernando Barajas Πριν μήνα
The worst thing about the Allante was the torque steer especially if you had the Northstar v-8.. You had to yank the wheel in the opposite direction when you floored it but it was a cool car..
sofadviolator
sofadviolator Πριν μήνα
Thank you for showing me how the cupholders work on mine.
Two_Number_Nines
Two_Number_Nines Πριν μήνα
this thing has worse interior, exterior and features than a generic audi b3 1.8 mono
Josh Arias
Josh Arias Πριν μήνα
WHERE IS THE BRONCO
Jett Rink
Jett Rink Πριν μήνα
If I could choose a car... I'd choose this one.
sofadviolator
sofadviolator Πριν μήνα
You don't choose Allante....it chooses you.
Eric Gunnison
Eric Gunnison Πριν μήνα
The white lines on the brake lights would be better in gold.
Andrew Duong
Andrew Duong Πριν μήνα
Rockstar gave the Allante 4 doors and called it the Albany Primo
TheYorkMan
TheYorkMan Πριν μήνα
The Bundy 'Bounce'
Jordan Britnell
Jordan Britnell Πριν μήνα
The Northstar V8 was known to blow head gaskets. So not a really good powertrain. $60K US for a convertible with no insulation in the fold up roof. Iconic, but junk.
Joshua Fuller
Joshua Fuller Πριν μήνα
Had a '91 for two years. Absolute turd of a car.
Atoool K
Atoool K Πριν μήνα
Northstar: blown head gasket
Juan Trucco
Juan Trucco Πριν μήνα
Adam Ferrara? Is that you?
Sean O'reilly
Sean O'reilly Πριν μήνα
That business plan was......... remarkable. Why didn't they build the body in Detroit? Surely PinanFarina could have just mailed the design to the states! Christ almighty
TheDarkPhoenix23
TheDarkPhoenix23 Πριν μήνα
The "Gold Key" was actually the name of the Cadillac program for service and sales excellence. That fact you got gold colored keys was just driving the point home.
Tom Peters
Tom Peters Πριν μήνα
Ahahahaha When u where sliding the climate control back there was about 1 second when I happened to look back to the screen to have your finger block the "f" on the "apply brake to shift" message on the screen underneath,so what I saw for a second was "apply brake to sh*t" lol😂. I was cracking up
RJ En
RJ En Πριν μήνα
Is this guy Jewish?
whatSongIsThis?
whatSongIsThis? Πριν μήνα
Dafuq was that Doug Score animation?
Tyler lambrich
Tyler lambrich Πριν μήνα
So nobody is gonna talk about the new Doug score chart!???
INTOTH3LIGHT
INTOTH3LIGHT Πριν μήνα
hey doug, you should find a la forza?! has anyone ever offered one?
InsideOfMyOwnMind
InsideOfMyOwnMind Πριν μήνα
GM was destroying everything they touched back then just as now.
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Davi Edmond
Davi Edmond Πριν μήνα
We had a pink one as a kid.YES PINK !!
Jon DeSalvatore
Jon DeSalvatore Πριν μήνα
Doug you absolutely need to find an early to mid 90's Bonneville SSEi to review. The quirks and features in that car would be enough for 2 videos.
marn200
marn200 Πριν μήνα
The last time i thought: "is that a Cadillac?" Was when i saw a strange pickup thing
Grande Gathor
Grande Gathor Πριν μήνα
the 3rd brake light in of stylling, i think was because it was made in Italy, the bodywork, if i remember we in europe only was obligatory in mid/mid-late 90's
Katie Sacco-Pebler
Katie Sacco-Pebler Πριν μήνα
I love when you do the truly qurky cars like this. Remember the truant!
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