1993 Cadillac Allante Convertible 4.6 Northstar from North America
Possible the finest car ever produced in the USA
Oil leak. Common to the 1st year of production on the Northstar engine. The fix requires removal of the transmission and oil pan etc. If the leak is not too bad and you don't mind the drip, you can live with it. With a car this nice, it is really worth it to have it fixed.
The 1993 is the best choice, mainly because of the Northstar engine. Rated at 295 horsepower and with a total weight of under 3,700 pounds make this package a thrill to drive. The exhaust is throaty at idle, but quiets out when driving. The handeling is great and the style is timeless. The car is pure Cadillac with all the luxury and comfort one would expect. It is a real attention getter and most who ask about it think it is a new model. I have a 2002 Seville and I would leave it at home anytime to drive the Allante. The Allante out performs the new Seville and the appearance makes your heart race. Selling for about $66,000 in 1993 would equate to at least $90,000 in today's money and worth every penny. Truly a classic and one can still be had if you really look. I can think of no other current production car that approaches this machine. To fully understand the car, you will have ti drive one. If you get the chance, bring your checkbook.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd September, 2002
16th Apr 2004, 11:13
Have a 93 (for 4 years) and just love it. Agree with the writer.
23rd Sep 2005, 15:37
I have owned 3 corvettes during my lifetime and I had rather drive my 91 Allante than either of them. It operates so smoothly in every way. The acceleration is excellent and the ride is unsurpassed. It is very relaxing to get out on the weekends, just feel the machine. It is all original and loves to be driven.