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.
Not that it matters anymore but the manual roof it awful, anti-lock brake system, electrical shorts and more power would have been nice
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.
All the electronics, and built in fog lamps. This car does everything but talk to you.
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!
Hard top (great for winter rains),
Bose stereo, V8 with excellent gas
mileage (total oxymoron!) Outside
temperature, HUGE trunk! It's a
beatiful ROADSTER! Designed by
Must bend over to fill gas tank (super
unleaded), no cup holder...for
Seattlite coffee drinker? After market
cup holder $100! $32 for an ignition
key? (chip) Ouch! Cha-ching! Get