1987 Cadillac Allante Reviews

1987 Cadillac Allante 4.1 liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.1 liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carAcura Legend

Summary:

Stylish luxury sports car by Cadillac and Pininfarina

Faults:

Antilock braking system had a problem but was repaired by dealer at a reasonable cost due to a Cadillac assistance program.

General Comments:

This is the finest (and most fun) car that I have ever owned.

It has great styling, superb Italian craftsmanship of body and interior.

The car is comfortable, fast and has incredible handling.

Only a few thousand manufactured each year so it is unique and likely to become a collector that will appreciate in value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2001

1987 Cadillac Allante Convertibile 4.1L V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4.1L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Summary:

Bottom line, Collector's Edition says -- Allante, if you don't have one - get one now

Faults:

Motor mounts needed replacing when purchased, and a few piddly things since then.

General Comments:

Caddy really blew it when they discontinued it... blend the handling of a Ferrari with the comfort of a Cadillac and you have an Allante... a real rocket.

Most people think it's a new car and it's incredibly rare to see them... everyone is impressed.

Impossible to get the performance, looks and IMAGE this car gives you for anywhere near the price they can be had for.

Only a few thousand of them in the world... definitely a collector's item.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th November, 2000

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews