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.
The electronic transmission is a smooth as it gets. The car is awesome. With the top down, you can carry on a conversation with ease. I wish I had the room for another for my wife.
The only improvement they could have made would be to simplify the controls by eliminating some of the buttons,especially related to the radio and CD player.