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Hot Rod Cadillac - The Northstar Allante was the 1st Cadillac V Model
By gep10 on 11/01/14 20:01 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible 2dr Convertible

Review

I was looking for a more comfortable weekend getaway car to replace my 1966 Corvette roadster. I bought a low mileage 1993 Northstar Florida car with a hardtop. This car is fun to drive!! It handles very well, has a comfortable ride and seats, accelerates with authority (matches a 1973 454 Corvette in the quarter mile and has a higher top speed -144 MPH) and gets decent fuel economy (24 -25 MPG highway). The exhaust note is subdued at part throttle and throaty when you get on it. The 295 HP DOHC V8 is torquey and revs aggressively to its 6500 RPM shift points. The trunk is huge, there's a large interior storage area, fine leather, power everything and a nice sounding audio system.
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
new owner of 93 nstar
By cobalt23 on 08/30/13 04:03 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible 2dr Convertible

Review

Just joined in on the fun with everyone. Please will some one out there take moment to console me on HOW to properly work the convert top, at the moment I fold down I hear this horrible click noise that drives you crazy and the back rim bar gets stuck on the rear hook ? I think I need to fold top up close together before I drop down Help Thanks to all, otherwise just love my PININ
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful
1993 Allante' It's like a bad drug!
By chargalant on 09/07/11 21:19 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible 2dr Convertible

Review

Have had mine since Jan/2001. I knew the 93 was special w/the Northstar system. It has always been a pleasure to drive...and I drive hard and agressive and the car takes it all and askes for more. Power, handeling matches a Corvette. Styling is and always will be timeless, thanks to Pinnin Farina. I am amazed how cheaply they're selling for these days. As much of a headache this car is, I'd have seller's remorse if I got rid of it. But the cost & frequency of repair has exceeded the amount I paid for this car. Quirks abound! Yet this car will get very collectible at some point. Just don't know when. But it's a Caddy w/Italian styling, power and it IS a roadster!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Oh how I love this car!
By Nancy Jazwa on 06/11/10 15:10 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible 2dr Convertible

Review

I ordered a brand new black 1990 and loved it! thought I would order a 1994 but when I learned "93" would be the last year I ordered the "Pearl Red" just like the Indy Pace car. I am a female that is a car nut. I wash my cars by hand and do excellent preventative maintenance on them. I have a second car for the last 10 years which has saved mileage on my "93". I have virtually no problems except the CD player no longer plays and a problem when I lock it from the inside passenger door upon re-entry with the key the alarm goes off so I get out and lock it and unlock using the key.
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My Favorite Thing
By John Edwards on 02/17/10 12:42 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible 2dr Convertible

Review

It is like a magic carpet ride. Performance is more than adequate and you will get many positive comments about its styling. With the current depressed pricing for this car, it is an excellent value for an occasionally used second or third car.
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
1993 Cadillac Allante
By Dan III on 09/11/09 18:12 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible 2dr Convertible

Review

The 1993 Allante is the finest car Cadillac has ever built. It is too bad they didn't keep the line going. The XLR is a nice care, but doesn't compare to the Allante. Cadillac build some prototypes of the 1994, which had a fully powered metal roof, similar to the XLR. The quality of the interior and the exterior is unmatched by "normal" American cars. The only negative for the car is the semi-manual convertible top, however if you put it up and down a lot, it gets simpler and easier. I have been asked several times while stopped at traffic lights- what is it and how much do I want for it. It is a real head turner.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Extremely Comfortable Road Car
By babylac89 on 06/27/09 19:00 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible 2dr Convertible

Review

When I first bought my Allante from the original owner it was strictly for the beauty. Cadillac has one of the best Pearl White paints on any vehicle. I was absolutely surprised at how smooth it was over the previous Allante's without the 295HP Northstar engine. The handling and the performance is unmatched. It's truly ashamed that just when Cadilac finally got it right, the Allante was done. I personally see it as a world class automobile, like the Mercedes SL and anything from Lexus or Infinity. Given more time, and with the Northstar engine, the Allante would have found it's true audience! But I am seriouly happy to own this piece of automotive history!
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Allantes after 15 years
By Bill on 12/21/08 18:00 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible 2dr Convertible

Review

I read all the reviews on these cars and don't understand why the wrong people buy them. These cars are in the same price range as the 500SL class and are not treated like them. The SL's are stored in heated garages and treated to the best of care by very high priced service personnel. Allante owners seem to want to treat these beautiful cars as a daily driver and neglect the proper service and care. If you think it is expensive to have the Northstar worked on check what the repairs cost on the 560SL. I now have my 4th Allante and will have 1 more if I can find one of the 1993 yellow ones. Best buy for the money anywhere.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Classic look, but impractical. BEWARE!
By goguidogo on 10/27/08 08:35 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible 2dr Convertible

Review

I hear that new parts for the Cadillac Allante body are out of production, and no plans are being made to produce more since so few Allantes were ever manufactured. If you buy an Allante and have any trouble with it in a wreck or with normal use, you may be out of luck when it comes to finding replacement parts for the body. The Allante is a classic beauty, but it was not a well-thought-out car. It is very impractical, and the interior pieces are of cheap plastic that do not withstand wear. The '93 Allante is the best one to own. Great power/performance! GM put the right powertrain and transaxle in it,but the car is overly-complicated and the computer systems are not reliable.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
15 year old rocket!
By roadrunner on 09/11/08 19:24 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible 2dr Convertible

Review

This is my third allante. Owned a 93 in 94 and ex got that one. Then a 91 and finally again a 93. This is the only one to own if you enjoy performance. Earlier years were somewhat more reliable, but puny in performance. With nearly 300 horses at your command, you will surprise just about anyone thinking they can beat you. But, even better, is that this car was the flagship of Cadillac in 93 and earlier years. Body by PinaFarina of Italy and drive train from an Eldorado. It still has features that most cars don't and can stand up to just about anything you put up against it off the line. But, the Northstar engine has a number of issues that could cost you a bundle. Good ones are gre
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