The Cadillac Allante Was a Quirky, Interesting Failure

1. 09. 2020
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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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  • "THEFT SYSTEM ARMED" - what? :D

    Jazz 1934Jazz 1934Před 3 dny
  • Doug is a Democrat

    Studio Werk VierStudio Werk VierPřed 4 dny
  • They dropped one of these from a plane in Terminal Velocity I think it was.

    Calvin NickelCalvin NickelPřed 7 dny
  • 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.

    Anatoly Stepanovich DyatlovAnatoly Stepanovich DyatlovPřed 11 dny
  • Watch your mouth Doug, 1993 isn't 30 years ago (I was born in '93 hahaha)

    Adam ZiAdam ZiPřed 12 dny
  • Showing this car off next to a dumpster in a shady park seems fitting.

    Justin EvansJustin EvansPřed 14 dny
  • review that Cara that's on please

    TimchukTimchukPřed 15 dny
  • I had a north star in an xlr cadillac, 2005. No puck up, i wonder what stuff he usually drives

    Doris WegnerDoris WegnerPřed 16 dny
  • You obviously don’t know that much about cars, because “Twilight Sentinel” has been around since even the 70s.

    TriPyramid PicturesTriPyramid PicturesPřed 16 dny
  • 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!

    William DunnWilliam DunnPřed 19 dny
  • The new Allante (while doing the Bundy Bounce)

    ChavoMysterioChavoMysterioPřed 22 dny
  • Very cool video. Thank you !

    caddymickeycaddymickeyPřed 23 dny
  • I kinda love this car’s interior? Is something wrong with me?

    NJNJPřed 26 dny
    • That said, the exterior is hilariously meh, when you consider what went into building it!

      NJNJPřed 26 dny
  • So far I know, they're even sold in Germany through Opel dealerships But I NEVER seen one... 🤔

    TheJetJONESTheJetJONESPřed 26 dny
  • 105k wow

    TortomusTortomusPřed 26 dny
  • The water pump is a pain replace

    Justin HJustin HPřed 27 dny
  • Northstar.......HA......

    Anthony VanacoreAnthony VanacorePřed 27 dny
  • I had a 1988 without the northstar engine and a different dash that was an awesome car,

    G JG JPřed 29 dny
  • 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..)

    Paradigm FusionParadigm FusionPřed 29 dny
  • Digital speedometers were a nightmare gm crap idea

    Mark GibsonMark GibsonPřed měsícem
  • soon I will start my car collection - it will consist of just two cars - the one shown here + a Rolls Royce Camargue. Perfect fit.

    Georg ForsterGeorg ForsterPřed měsícem
  • Ford made cars too

    Mark GibsonMark GibsonPřed měsícem
  • 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?

    Name LessName LessPřed měsícem
  • Thanks for doing these weird older cars despite the videos not doing so well.

    Gustavo FigueiredoGustavo FigueiredoPřed měsícem
  • Kelly Bundy from "married with children" said "the new allante" 😁😁😁

    marcius marciukasmarcius marciukasPřed měsícem
  • I guess the Bundy Bounce didn't work 🤣

    BMTBMTPřed měsícem
  • first a little overview of the ALANTE

    Thel PhonThel PhonPřed měsícem
  • RPM/100

    shock6906shock6906Před měsícem
  • 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"

    locomojo0485locomojo0485Před měsícem
  • I remember this car was featured on "Married With Children".

    Unpopular Popular OpinionUnpopular Popular OpinionPřed měsícem
  • Thats why it was so technologically advanced because italy really just designed it gm just put the finishing touches on it

    Nintendo GamerNintendo GamerPřed měsícem
  • My 93 Allante is so much nicer than this one.

    DJ KadilacDJ KadilacPřed měsícem
  • I recall this from JR Ewing in Dallas driving it on the show.

    Jim RassinierJim RassinierPřed měsícem
  • 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.

    FredbenlyFredbenlyPřed měsícem
  • Northstars are the worst engines Cadillac ever made known fact

    Robert BennettRobert BennettPřed měsícem
    • Not true, the HT4100 was way worse. There are plenty NorthStars still on the road....including my 93 Allante.

      DJ KadilacDJ KadilacPřed měsícem
  • Doug i absolutely love the gold key delivery CRAP

    goole seachgoole seachPřed měsícem
  • 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!

    Gonzalo AGonzalo APřed měsícem
  • Basically, you just mentioned my personality.

    Marco Christian MagnoMarco Christian MagnoPřed měsícem
  • 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.

    MusicLoverMusicLoverPřed měsícem
  • The Knightrider theme started playing when he turned on the dash.

    Savory LemonSavory LemonPřed měsícem
  • Found a beautiful one for $4800 near me with 77k miles finna boutta actup

    Joker Ops AirsoftJoker Ops AirsoftPřed měsícem
  • Kinda cool

    Mark BehrMark BehrPřed měsícem
  • Blockbuster Robin William’s Jumanji

    Lo-GX Ensemble CoenTechLo-GX Ensemble CoenTechPřed měsícem
  • There was the 1993 Cadillac Allante then there was the 1993 Chrysler TC By Maserati

    Brandon LaswissBrandon LaswissPřed měsícem
  • Everything about this car = 😏

    whatthehell1012whatthehell1012Před měsícem
  • Reminds me of a very, very poor version of the Saab 900 convertible

    volvos60blokevolvos60blokePřed měsícem

    AidenTheSubaruFan2001AidenTheSubaruFan2001Před měsícem
  • Doug: "OK, floorin' it now... Wow!" BMW 3er: "see ya!"

    Darin KirschnerDarin KirschnerPřed měsícem
  • A CD player with 15 second electronic skip protection!! 😂 anyone remember that ESP that came in discman??

    John SchauderJohn SchauderPřed měsícem
  • Trump had/has a gold one. So did J.R. on Dallas so there's that.

    sofadviolatorsofadviolatorPřed měsícem
  • 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?

    WienWienPřed měsícem
  • Is Allanté not Allante

    ArturoArturoPřed měsícem
  • Opening the top takes a few birthdays

    krkrPřed měsícem
  • I had a 99 Deville and loved the fuel used option considering my electronic gas gage did not work

    Mojo the Helper MonkeyMojo the Helper MonkeyPřed měsícem
  • Cadillac actually commissioned several specially branded vehicle delivery trailers. My boss has 7 of them. They are absolute pieces of shit.

    TruckerPhilosophyTruckerPhilosophyPřed měsícem
  • I’ve always liked the looks of this car.

    El Tio Juan CarlosEl Tio Juan CarlosPřed měsícem
  • omg its a doggo 4:45

    Ryan LovejoyRyan LovejoyPřed měsícem
  • 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.

    Stanislav BoudyonnyStanislav BoudyonnyPřed měsícem
  • 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

    Midnight_ShadowsMidnight_ShadowsPřed měsícem
  • 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?

    sultan suryanegarasultan suryanegaraPřed měsícem
  • 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.

    Ian KnopIan KnopPřed měsícem
  • EElectronic. He says electric/electronic in such an odd way.

    MB TaberMB TaberPřed měsícem
  • This reminds me so much of the Lexus LC. Exact same story.

    Adobe After Effects ProjectsAdobe After Effects ProjectsPřed 2 měsíci
  • 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.

    Brian GraffBrian GraffPřed 2 měsíci
  • Fuck yes, more malaise cars please

    CJ RCJ RPřed 2 měsíci
  • Super work Doug! A car I have never heard of that I now appreciate and want!

    Alec HAlec HPřed 2 měsíci
  • Quirky? It looks like a convertible Chrysler Aries. It was also a piece of junk.

    don684don684Před 2 měsíci
  • 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 :(

    Roger SkagerströmRoger SkagerströmPřed 2 měsíci
  • 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.

    bfoot2211bfoot2211Před 2 měsíci
  • Someone near my house has one in dark green, with the northstar v8

    Aidan ShawAidan ShawPřed 2 měsíci
  • I still want to bash em both.....

  • "The neeeeeeeew Allante!!" -Kelly Bundy (Bundy Bounce).

    Leroy BrownLeroy BrownPřed 2 měsíci
  • 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.

    Dimitry KhyzhnyakDimitry KhyzhnyakPřed 2 měsíci
  • 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.

    MRoth93MRoth93Před 2 měsíci
  • 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.

    eb110americanaeb110americanaPřed 2 měsíci
  • You should the TC By Maserati

    ManiaMusicChannelManiaMusicChannelPřed 2 měsíci
  • We want these type of cars!! Please keep posting 80s 90s!!!

    B KB KPřed 2 měsíci
  • Is that roof how it was meant to be inside? Looks like your tent on the camping.

    karel-willem Jaarsveldkarel-willem JaarsveldPřed 2 měsíci
  • The neeeeeeewwwwww Allante!!!!

    CN MathiasCN MathiasPřed 2 měsíci
  • General motors dont honor their models, they just go, naa cancel that shit 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

    namastenamastePřed 2 měsíci
  • Now review a Chrysler-Maserati TC to complete the American/Italian mishmash failure cars. Lol.

    HobiemartyHobiemartyPřed 2 měsíci
  • That thing has a very quirky DIC.

    Speedfreak515Speedfreak515Před 2 měsíci
  • 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 !😱🤯😉

    Erie RErie RPřed 2 měsíci
  • These are exactly the kind of cars I want to see reviewed. Weird, Quirky and different.

    EvilbeefEvilbeefPřed 2 měsíci
  • 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.

    FeistyBastardFeistyBastardPřed 2 měsíci
  • how DUMB is this guy???

    Tony WellingtonTony WellingtonPřed 2 měsíci
  • 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.

    smakfusmakfuPřed 2 měsíci
  • 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..

    Fernando BarajasFernando BarajasPřed 2 měsíci
  • Thank you for showing me how the cupholders work on mine.

    sofadviolatorsofadviolatorPřed 2 měsíci
  • this thing has worse interior, exterior and features than a generic audi b3 1.8 mono

    Two_Number_NinesTwo_Number_NinesPřed 2 měsíci

    Josh AriasJosh AriasPřed 2 měsíci
  • If I could choose a car... I'd choose this one.

    Jett RinkJett RinkPřed 2 měsíci
    • You don't choose chooses you.

      sofadviolatorsofadviolatorPřed 2 měsíci
  • The white lines on the brake lights would be better in gold.

    Eric GunnisonEric GunnisonPřed 2 měsíci
  • Rockstar gave the Allante 4 doors and called it the Albany Primo

    Andrew DuongAndrew DuongPřed 2 měsíci
  • The Bundy 'Bounce'

    TheYorkManTheYorkManPřed 2 měsíci
  • 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.

    Jordan BritnellJordan BritnellPřed 2 měsíci
  • Had a '91 for two years. Absolute turd of a car.

    Joshua FullerJoshua FullerPřed 2 měsíci
  • Northstar: blown head gasket

    Atoool KAtoool KPřed 2 měsíci
  • Adam Ferrara? Is that you?

    Juan TruccoJuan TruccoPřed 2 měsíci
  • 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

    Sean O'ReillySean O'ReillyPřed 2 měsíci