1989 Cadillac Allante 4.5 from North America


Great 2nd car, fells like a real Italian car


Radio Speakers all had to be rebuilt (Cadillac allante club very helpful)

Idle control motor went bad and car stalled (90.00 dealer part)

Several convertible top issues (club)

Window stuck in down position (dealer still had parts)

Now have oil leak I think my pan is bad.

General Comments:

This is the most fun you can have without spending a whole lot of cash. the local chapters out there will help you keep this baby alive.

It does need some TLC, but it is a very rewarding ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2007

1st Mar 2007, 16:01

Cadillacallanteclub.com is very helpful when it comes to hard to find parts. They got my braking system parts after Cadillac told me that I was out of luck, since they don't make them anymore.

5th Apr 2015, 14:01

I have a Cadillac Allante 1989. Some times when driving across town, the car will not start. After sitting for hour or two, the car will start up.

My email is ami5973@sbcglobal.net

10th Apr 2016, 18:01

About a year ago, you said you had a problem with your Allante not starting. I have similar problem. Did you ever figure it out?

24th Aug 2017, 22:14

I would recommend looking into the VATS key bypass.

21st Aug 2018, 08:41

I had a similar problem with my 95 Seville. It turned out to be the fuel pump. It would show normal pressure when randomly checked, and my mechanic just happened to check it when it was acting up and the pressure dropped very low, and of course it stalled (if it sat for a time it would start).

1989 Cadillac Allante Convertible 4.5 from North America


She's a killer


I have had to replace the muffler.

I had to replace the thermostat last summer.

Drivers window is sticking, but it's an easy fix.

General Comments:

This is one of the fastest front wheel drive production cars on the road, and just eats the road up.

For the money you lay out for one, you couldn't spend it better. As previous reviews say, it's a one of a kind and even at it's current age, still turns heads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2001

28th Jun 2004, 13:54

Why does my car engine light and oil come on. the oil light blinks when I stop and goes off when I pull off. and there is a funny smell coming from the bottom of the car as if it is burning.

14th Aug 2017, 22:49

Have you checked the oil recently?

15th Aug 2017, 17:09

Really, the comment you are replying to was posted over 13 years ago. The car is most likely long since dead from lack of oil!

19th Aug 2017, 20:36

Or fully restored by a new owner.

1989 Cadillac Allante 4.5L from North America


Get one now!


None that couldn't be fixed for under 10 bucks ;-)

General Comments:

This car rocks! A real head turner. Although this car is over 10 years old, it has enough power to smoke most cars off the line and enough luxury to make you not care that you can ;-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2000

31st Jan 2001, 12:08

Better off with a BMW.

16th Jun 2001, 12:39

Great overall car. real head turner.

Can out run almost any car in its time and handles amazing.

A collectors dream.

19th Aug 2001, 10:32

BMW in the 80's sucked... even the early 90's... ones looked bad.