by craigster on Dec 16, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Cadillac Allante 2dr Convertible
Besides being an obsolete car and no longer supported by GM for many parts, my Allante was not very good. Until the Northstar engine, in the last model year, the performance was very weak for a V8. It has consistent and continuing problems with its electrical and braking systems (anti-lock accumulator). When I did need a part (like a key which was previously mentioned by another owner) it was hard to get as well. As many have said, I loved the look of this car and thought it would be a collectible - but it is not. It is basically an orphaned model which GM would rather forget they ever made. So I am now trying to unload it but with little success. Just some words to the wise, folks.
by DAMON on Aug 25, 2005 Vehicle: 1990 Cadillac Allante 2dr Convertible
The Allante is a unique car and a lot of fun to drive. The Italian body is timeless and looks just as good today as it did 15 years ago. The car needs to pampered, yet I drive my almost every day. Not unusual to get over 21 mpg in combination of highway and city driving.
by Blue Skies on Oct 17, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Cadillac Allante 2dr Convertible
I remember seeing an Allante several
year's ago, "What was that?" it made
my head turn. 7 years later I could
afford to buy my dream car at a Kia
dealer with brand new cars selling for
$8K. Who would buy a 10 year old car
for $16K? Ha! No one knew a diamond in
the rough! All the bells and whistles
in a convertible disquised under the
hard top! With a 3 year warranty it's
been worth every penny on a sunny
Seattle day (yes, rain too!) I've now
extended the warranty for another two
more years! How many cars out there
can have such luxury/affordability as
a teenager of 13? I'm contemplating
selling it, but every time I look
around nothing can compare!
by skinsfan on Nov 15, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 Cadillac Allante 2dr Convertible
This was once a bad ass car. Initially
selling for $55,000 and up. The engine
is a thing of beauty; a durable strong
4.5L V8 with lots of power. The
weakpoints on this vehicle would be the
convertible top (was not manufactured
durably enough as it leaks). The
electronic system also has occasional
flaws. And, because it comes standard
with a Bose sound system, if you want
to change anything, you must remove the
entire system. All in all a very fun
car to own, but not recommended for a
day to day driving vehicle.
I see you've mentioned the Allante in another post. That car was a piece of pretty junk! A fwd roadster with a 140hp V8 upon introduction and GM couldn't figure out why it failed miserably in the ma...
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