The Cadillac Allante Was a Quirky, Interesting Failure

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Doug DeMuro

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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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Ted Malley
Ted Malley 15 ժամ առաջ
GM's delusional aspirations for this car competing with the Benz SL were sad and pathetic.
RJ Mac
RJ Mac 18 ժամ առաջ
The idiotic scheme to build the bodies in Italy and fly them to Detroit was typically GM. Lol.
Massimo Ascoli
Massimo Ascoli Օր առաջ
The convertible roof operation is a big facepalm, considering Cadillac's from the 50's and 60's had a very efficent electric operating roof system
Orion Grandjean
Orion Grandjean Օր առաջ
0:49 owned by *Tyler Hoovie*
Dick vankoughnett
Dick vankoughnett Օր առաջ
I am trying to remember ,but weren't the body made of aluminum ?
Alexander van Gelderen
Alexander van Gelderen Օր առաջ
"cARs aND BidS"
Jorge L
Jorge L 2 օր առաջ
9:57 = coin slots?
pbee73
pbee73 3 օր առաջ
Flying the bodies like that is why it probably failed.... the car could have been a lot more financially feasible if the body was made here!
Ian Hinkle
Ian Hinkle 3 օր առաջ
4:55 I think you’ve got an oil leak lmaooooo
James M.
James M. 3 օր առաջ
Good video Doug 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Walter White
Walter White 3 օր առաջ
That's a shifter from a Chevy Cavalier. GM always had a knack for using parts from their cheapest line on their high engine e.g. the Corvette Z06 had cobalt engineer parts.
AZDuffman
AZDuffman 3 օր առաջ
That down/up mixer is actually a great idea.
Everard Santamarina
Everard Santamarina 4 օր առաջ
Funny you say this type of review doesn't do so well. I've yet to watch any of your current model reviews. Maybe they're good but your insights on the time and rationale of the designs is awesome and brings perspective I had no idea about. Like these cars were air cargoed across the world is mind boggling. In fact, the DougScore using current standards feels like a betrayal but as long as you're being consistent it doesn't matter. More of these please, and please do a playlist of just these. Funnily enough, YT algorithm only recommends the older ones, not current model reviews. To find these among your other reviews is not easy. But keep up the good work.
Benjamin Filice
Benjamin Filice 4 օր առաջ
fun fact: “Allante” is not a word in any language
Taelor Watson
Taelor Watson 6 օր առաջ
I had a teacher in College with one. She was probably around 50 and dressed way too young. I nicknamed her Cat Woman.
Jazz 1934
Jazz 1934 10 օր առաջ
"THEFT SYSTEM ARMED" - what? :D
Studio Werk Vier
Studio Werk Vier 10 օր առաջ
Doug is a Democrat
Calvin Nickel
Calvin Nickel 14 օր առաջ
They dropped one of these from a plane in Terminal Velocity I think it was.
Anatoly Stepanovich Dyatlov
Anatoly Stepanovich Dyatlov 18 օր առաջ
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.
Adam Zi
Adam Zi 19 օր առաջ
Watch your mouth Doug, 1993 isn't 30 years ago (I was born in '93 hahaha)
Justin Evans
Justin Evans 20 օր առաջ
Showing this car off next to a dumpster in a shady park seems fitting.
Timchuk
Timchuk 22 օր առաջ
review that Cara that's on carsandbids.com please
Doris Wegner
Doris Wegner 23 օր առաջ
I had a north star in an xlr cadillac, 2005. No puck up, i wonder what stuff he usually drives
TriPyramid Pictures
TriPyramid Pictures 23 օր առաջ
You obviously don’t know that much about cars, because “Twilight Sentinel” has been around since even the 70s.
William Dunn
William Dunn 26 օր առաջ
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!
ChavoMysterio
ChavoMysterio 28 օր առաջ
The new Allante (while doing the Bundy Bounce)
caddymickey
caddymickey Ամիս առաջ
Very cool video. Thank you !
NJ
NJ Ամիս առաջ
I kinda love this car’s interior? Is something wrong with me?
NJ
NJ Ամիս առաջ
That said, the exterior is hilariously meh, when you consider what went into building it!
TheJetJONES
TheJetJONES Ամիս առաջ
So far I know, they're even sold in Germany through Opel dealerships But I NEVER seen one... 🤔
Tortomus
Tortomus Ամիս առաջ
105k wow
Justin H
Justin H Ամիս առաջ
The water pump is a pain replace
Anthony Vanacore
Anthony Vanacore Ամիս առաջ
Northstar.......HA......
G J
G J Ամիս առաջ
I had a 1988 without the northstar engine and a different dash that was an awesome car,
Paradigm Fusion
Paradigm Fusion Ամիս առաջ
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..)
Mark Gibson
Mark Gibson Ամիս առաջ
Digital speedometers were a nightmare gm crap idea
Georg Forster
Georg Forster Ամիս առաջ
soon I will start my car collection - it will consist of just two cars - the one shown here + a Rolls Royce Camargue. Perfect fit.
Mark Gibson
Mark Gibson Ամիս առաջ
Ford made cars too
Name Less
Name Less Ամիս առաջ
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?
Gustavo Figueiredo
Gustavo Figueiredo Ամիս առաջ
Thanks for doing these weird older cars despite the videos not doing so well.
marcius marciukas
marcius marciukas Ամիս առաջ
Kelly Bundy from "married with children" said "the new allante" 😁😁😁
BMT
BMT Ամիս առաջ
I guess the Bundy Bounce didn't work 🤣
Thel Phon
Thel Phon Ամիս առաջ
first a little overview of the ALANTE
shock6906
shock6906 Ամիս առաջ
RPM/100
locomojo0485
locomojo0485 Ամիս առաջ
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"
Unpopular Popular Opinion
Unpopular Popular Opinion Ամիս առաջ
I remember this car was featured on "Married With Children".
Nintendo Gamer
Nintendo Gamer Ամիս առաջ
Thats why it was so technologically advanced because italy really just designed it gm just put the finishing touches on it
DJ Kadilac
DJ Kadilac Ամիս առաջ
My 93 Allante is so much nicer than this one.
Jim Rassinier
Jim Rassinier Ամիս առաջ
I recall this from JR Ewing in Dallas driving it on the show.
Fredbenly
Fredbenly Ամիս առաջ
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.
Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett Ամիս առաջ
Northstars are the worst engines Cadillac ever made known fact
DJ Kadilac
DJ Kadilac Ամիս առաջ
Not true, the HT4100 was way worse. There are plenty NorthStars still on the road....including my 93 Allante.
goole seach
goole seach Ամիս առաջ
Doug i absolutely love the gold key delivery CRAP
Gonzalo A
Gonzalo A Ամիս առաջ
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!
Marco Christian Magno
Marco Christian Magno Ամիս առաջ
Basically, you just mentioned my personality.
MusicLover
MusicLover Ամիս առաջ
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.
Savory Lemon
Savory Lemon Ամիս առաջ
The Knightrider theme started playing when he turned on the dash.
Joker Ops Airsoft
Joker Ops Airsoft Ամիս առաջ
Found a beautiful one for $4800 near me with 77k miles finna boutta actup
Mark Behr
Mark Behr Ամիս առաջ
Kinda cool
Lo-GX Ensemble CoenTech
Lo-GX Ensemble CoenTech Ամիս առաջ
Blockbuster Robin William’s Jumanji
Brandon Laswiss
Brandon Laswiss Ամիս առաջ
There was the 1993 Cadillac Allante then there was the 1993 Chrysler TC By Maserati
whatthehell1012
whatthehell1012 Ամիս առաջ
Everything about this car = 😏
volvos60bloke
volvos60bloke Ամիս առաջ
Reminds me of a very, very poor version of the Saab 900 convertible
AidenTheSubaruFan2001
AidenTheSubaruFan2001 Ամիս առաջ
24K MAGIC IN THE AIRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Darin Kirschner
Darin Kirschner Ամիս առաջ
Doug: "OK, floorin' it now... Wow!" BMW 3er: "see ya!"
John Schauder
John Schauder Ամիս առաջ
A CD player with 15 second electronic skip protection!! 😂 anyone remember that ESP that came in discman??
sofadviolator
sofadviolator Ամիս առաջ
Trump had/has a gold one. So did J.R. on Dallas so there's that.
Wien
Wien 2 ամիս առաջ
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?
Arturo
Arturo 2 ամիս առաջ
Is Allanté not Allante
kr
kr 2 ամիս առաջ
Opening the top takes a few birthdays
Mojo the Helper Monkey
Mojo the Helper Monkey 2 ամիս առաջ
I had a 99 Deville and loved the fuel used option considering my electronic gas gage did not work
TruckerPhilosophy
TruckerPhilosophy 2 ամիս առաջ
Cadillac actually commissioned several specially branded vehicle delivery trailers. My boss has 7 of them. They are absolute pieces of shit.
El Tio Juan Carlos
El Tio Juan Carlos 2 ամիս առաջ
I’ve always liked the looks of this car.
Ryan Lovejoy
Ryan Lovejoy 2 ամիս առաջ
omg its a doggo 4:45
Stanislav Boudyonny
Stanislav Boudyonny 2 ամիս առաջ
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.
Midnight_Shadows
Midnight_Shadows 2 ամիս առաջ
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
sultan suryanegara
sultan suryanegara 2 ամիս առաջ
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?
Ian Knop
Ian Knop 2 ամիս առաջ
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.
MB Taber
MB Taber 2 ամիս առաջ
EElectronic. He says electric/electronic in such an odd way.
Adobe After Effects Projects
Adobe After Effects Projects 2 ամիս առաջ
This reminds me so much of the Lexus LC. Exact same story.
Brian Graff
Brian Graff 2 ամիս առաջ
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.
CJ R
CJ R 2 ամիս առաջ
Fuck yes, more malaise cars please
Alec H
Alec H 2 ամիս առաջ
Super work Doug! A car I have never heard of that I now appreciate and want!
don684
don684 2 ամիս առաջ
Quirky? It looks like a convertible Chrysler Aries. It was also a piece of junk.
Roger Skagerström
Roger Skagerström 2 ամիս առաջ
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 :(
bfoot2211
bfoot2211 2 ամիս առաջ
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.
Aidan Shaw
Aidan Shaw 2 ամիս առաջ
Someone near my house has one in dark green, with the northstar v8
MOWBSTER DOODLE
MOWBSTER DOODLE 2 ամիս առաջ
I still want to bash em both.....
Leroy Brown
Leroy Brown 2 ամիս առաջ
"The neeeeeeeew Allante!!" -Kelly Bundy (Bundy Bounce).
Dimitry Khyzhnyak
Dimitry Khyzhnyak 2 ամիս առաջ
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.
MRoth93
MRoth93 2 ամիս առաջ
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.
eb110americana
eb110americana 2 ամիս առաջ
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.
ManiaMusicChannel
ManiaMusicChannel 2 ամիս առաջ
You should the TC By Maserati
B K
B K 2 ամիս առաջ
We want these type of cars!! Please keep posting 80s 90s!!!
karel-willem Jaarsveld
karel-willem Jaarsveld 2 ամիս առաջ
Is that roof how it was meant to be inside? Looks like your tent on the camping.
CN Mathias
CN Mathias 2 ամիս առաջ
The neeeeeeewwwwww Allante!!!!
namaste
namaste 2 ամիս առաջ
General motors dont honor their models, they just go, naa cancel that shit 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
Hobiemarty
Hobiemarty 2 ամիս առաջ
Now review a Chrysler-Maserati TC to complete the American/Italian mishmash failure cars. Lol.
Speedfreak515
Speedfreak515 2 ամիս առաջ
That thing has a very quirky DIC.
Erie R
Erie R 2 ամիս առաջ
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 !😱🤯😉
Evilbeef
Evilbeef 2 ամիս առաջ
These are exactly the kind of cars I want to see reviewed. Weird, Quirky and different.
FeistyBastard
FeistyBastard 2 ամիս առաջ
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.
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