1989 Cadillac Allante Reviews

1989 Cadillac Allante 4.5 from North America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.5 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles
Previous carCadillac Brougham

Summary:

Great 2nd car, fells like a real Italian car

Faults:

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.

1989 Cadillac Allante Convertible 4.5 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired99000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carCadillac Seville

Summary:

She's a killer

Faults:

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.

1989 Cadillac Allante 4.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4.5L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carIsuzu Trooper

Summary:

Get one now!

Faults:

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.

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews