The Cadillac Allante Was a Quirky, Interesting Failure

1 Σεπ 2020
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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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  • There was actually car called "The Allante" from the 'Married With Children' episode 'Kelly Bounces Back' which aired in 1990?

    M ChambersM ChambersΠριν ημέρα
  • Doug, did you have to drive that perfectly clean caddy through dirt/gravel for the shot?

    Frank LaoFrank LaoΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • The 89' Eldorado had a completely digital gauge cluster - no overlays - only pure 80's digital green screen. I'm very surprised their flagship car built 4 years later had worse aesthetics

    James BlazesJames BlazesΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • GM's management is hilariously stupid and slow. No wonder this car was a failure. The only concession I'm going to make is that when you drive it, I'm amazed the convertible top is superb. it doesn't let light in every corner and doesn't make flapping/rattling noises. I'm amazed that for an old car, the top is in pretty decent shape.

    largol33t1largol33t1Πριν 3 ημέρες
  • Hey, Doug, test an AMC Pacer, pls!!!

    Alex SaldivarAlex SaldivarΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Sounds a bit too close to Allende. No wonder it failed.

    TDF PFCTDF PFCΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • The "Bundy" bounce! Thank you Christina Applegate.

    Robert WorkmanRobert WorkmanΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Ok am I the only one that heard Thissss, with a lisp?

    C SwimmC SwimmΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Must you emphasize every word you say? I can't even make it to the end of the video it's so annoying

    Fred FournierFred FournierΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • And they finally put in a Northstar which turned out to be the most poorly designed engine in the world. That is after the 4100 series, which begged customers to never buy another Cadillac again and avoid the Northstar fiasco completely. And so they didn't. I didn't. The 4100 had to be floored just to leave the driveway and taught me to never buy another Caddy even though my family was a Caddy family. That ended it.

    Daniel StaggersDaniel StaggersΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • So production involved shipping bodies on a 747. What a logistics nightmare, No wonder GM went bankrupt.

    Larry SchwartzLarry SchwartzΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • It's quick.?.? U floored it and a car flew by u!

    Henry CruzHenry CruzΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • I find my twilight sentinel quite useful

    Tayd0gTayd0gΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • In late 1980's early 90's this car would have cost you about 60k, that's about 100k in today's money. Think about that. And ask yourself what are you really buying when you buy a new 2019-2020 vehicle for 30-50k....what corners did they cut to make the vehicle that affordable in today's money? A question for all you true car guys out there. What was the best decade for automobiles where all things were met. Build quality, technology (for the time) , safety and over convenience and refinement? For me I think anything america made 40'-70's were a class act especially 50's 60's but car weren't exactly crash safe back then. So if I were to pick my guess would be somewhere floating around between mid/late 70's up until the mid 90's What do you guys think?

    irishgoteeirishgoteeΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • 20:50 aaight Im flooring it now. Wow thats quick! ...another car casually zooms past

    Spliff NotesSpliff NotesΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • I'm going to go ahead and say it.... Ferrari designers designing a Cadillac with gold keys and a digital gauge cluster in THE 80S that has to get flown on a custom airplane from Italy to Detroit Is one of the coolest damn things I've ever heard. I think if this was a brand Doug liked more he wouldn't gloss over those things as silly.

    Spliff NotesSpliff NotesΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • Repent of Fornication and drunkenness immediately! God Bless You!

    Ifa GirmaeIfa GirmaeΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • It took him 4 months to release the video of the car at 0:32

    Chaos Master GamingChaos Master GamingΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • 'English' - Metric You mean Imperial - Metric.

    NozyspyNozyspyΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • My dads 1982 Chevy S10 had gold keys too.

    Pickleball ProductionsPickleball ProductionsΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • Jr ewing having one makes me what to have one

    John RodriguezJohn RodriguezΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • First time I heard of this car was in an episode of Married With Children..

    Jim ReifJim ReifΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • The accent when pronouncing Allanté is on the "e".

    D MD MΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • What is this car? The 93' camaro/firebird was way more modern looking. I don't understand. This must be 83'. My buddies 1984 Corvette has a factory CD player.

    Cynical SayonaraCynical SayonaraΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • The "Fuel used" is actually pretty handy in case you are on a long trip with friends and want to share the money.

    Mihail KolevMihail KolevΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • Love this car! Thanks for reviewing it!

    BA BergerBA BergerΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Greetings from Bulgaria ! :) Can you make a video about Mercedes-Benz ML W163 or BMW E46 CI COUPE 1999

    Ivo YankovIvo YankovΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • 2k for a head gasket!!!! HOLY CRAP!!! Get it done less then a grand for sure around here. And less then that if you have a mechanic buddy! FL baby!

    Jacob SmartJacob SmartΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • It looks like a 2 seat Caviler.

    swoll1980swoll1980Πριν 25 ημέρες
  • “Although, General Motors screwed that up too!”

    DS2353DS2353Πριν 26 ημέρες
    • DS2353 misspelled Garbage Motors...

      LiberalsAreGarbageLiberalsAreGarbageΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Eres bastante payaso. ¿Lo sabías ?

    Carlos TeránCarlos TeránΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Those types of videos are my favourite from Doug, because you can see he really does that because he likes it and not because it's his job.

    Drunken Master IIDrunken Master IIΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Must've been a cool car back in the 80s, with all those buttons and those bizarre dials. Also quite some strange reasoning by GM: let's compete with the S-Class and XJS (both rear wheel drive), and make a front wheel drive V8...??

    darthvincordarthvincorΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Good Ol GM products that are always break down

    l ll lΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • You should review a 1st gen Scion xB!

    _daveshadow6_ O_daveshadow6_ OΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • you need to review the 1979-1985 eldorado biarritz convertible ^^

    Patrick FlammangPatrick FlammangΠριν μήνα
  • Judging by the title, this car has a lot in common with most E-girls.

    QdentQdentΠριν μήνα
  • Front wheel drive V8.... Yeah makes sense

    Jordan AbendrothJordan AbendrothΠριν μήνα
  • The crabby postage accordingly excuse because sparrow fifthly stitch notwithstanding a lopsided lily. reminiscent, gaping sleep

    jun homajun homaΠριν μήνα
  • Gold keys and a full tank of gas...chinchy salesmanship at its most virulent.

    George J. DornerGeorge J. DornerΠριν μήνα
  • Also the keys mentioned you were getting the gold standard came out before platinum level just like gold albums and platinum, albums were pieces of plastic that played music they even put them in cars before DVD cassettes or even 8 tracks do a video on those cant get more quirky than that

    Kiwi GuyKiwi GuyΠριν μήνα
  • The third brake light was the thing I loved when it came out northstar engin is good till you work on them 10 seconds to find the starter Time up it's in the engin major tear down just for that .my northstar put 2 inch hole in oil cover drove 3 miles to get oil dumped 3 quarts in to find hole all went on the ground drove another 5 miles to park it fixed hole with Billy's amazing putty and no problems a love hate relationship

    Kiwi GuyKiwi GuyΠριν μήνα
  • Bro, it was less quirky, than it was a really "cool car", as you say. 🙂

    Ryan CoxRyan CoxΠριν μήνα
  • Stop crying and complaining that's all you do

    Jamahl SouthallJamahl SouthallΠριν μήνα
  • When Cadillac made good looking cars....... The window switches and other blind controls on the passenger side, were made for UK maybe. ;) Oh, one can see the mechanism of the roof top. You will not find it in the expensive SL, XJS or 911 and other European convertibles. The mechanism is hidden with an inner lining.

    JollyRogerVF84JollyRogerVF84Πριν μήνα
  • Overpriced so so Cadillac. Should’ve been priced for no more than $10,000. Styling is boring and Ho hum. Performance sucks.

    Zazoo KlukZazoo KlukΠριν μήνα
  • a heap of shit

    Franco del RioFranco del RioΠριν μήνα
  • What A piece of crap!

    Gary RenoGary RenoΠριν μήνα
  • Never buy a chromebook!! Google is a scam!!

    Jesus GomezJesus GomezΠριν μήνα
  • Hey Doug, do something about these unskippable ads!!

    Jesus GomezJesus GomezΠριν μήνα
  • " A General Motors concoction" =Perfect definition of this piece of crap

    peter455sdpeter455sdΠριν μήνα
  • Same thing with the Fiero. 84-87 had many issues and things that could use fixing, they finally perfected it in 88, then canceled it

    SplufflesSplufflesΠριν μήνα
  • Sounds like my ex “Complete failure, yet lovable with Quirks”

    Mike SanchezMike SanchezΠριν μήνα
  • I liked that car! Is all about opinions.

    Guillermo ArceGuillermo ArceΠριν μήνα
  • North star is a crap engine!!!!, not the one you want. Head gasket repair job is more that the car worth.

    Joe KlejkoJoe KlejkoΠριν μήνα
  • Still waiting on you to apologize for your BS Hummer review. Did you get paid off? You said at more than $100,000 the Hummer is the electric truck to beat? You said at 350 mile range, the Hummer is the electric truck to beat? You said with an unknown tow rating, the Hummer is the electric truck to beat? You said with no charging network, the Hummer is the electric truck to beat. Thiiiiis is now a BS channel.

    Elias SheddElias SheddΠριν μήνα
  • That is one ugly looking Cadillac, which was also a peice of shit.

    Riz PRiz PΠριν μήνα
  • I don't know what is better a Reatta or an Alante. The Reatta looks really cool in person though.

    Piano FryPiano FryΠριν μήνα
  • Please do mk1 Oldsmobile Aurora!

    PandamasquePandamasqueΠριν μήνα
  • Shipping coachbuilt bodies back and forth between Italy and the US is nothing new. US luxury manufacturers have been doing this since at least the '60s!

    PandamasquePandamasqueΠριν μήνα
  • I'm a failure but I'm not getting reviewed

    SlavKing42SlavKing42Πριν μήνα
  • My father had one of those pieces of junk. 2 months after he got it, the head gasket blew. He never bought another cadillac. He could have bought a different car for what the repairs cost. GM makes cars built for the junk yard.

    Franklin CulbrethFranklin CulbrethΠριν μήνα
  • The last good looking Cadillacs comes from early 1970's. This Allante looks like some european box. Just awfull.

    ristomatti kolsiristomatti kolsiΠριν μήνα
  • I am around 3 minutes in while writing this, and when he said "The Allante also had a V8, but they screwed that up too.", I had a suspicion that it was the North Star V8. Looking at the comments, I see that I was right!

    New CokeNew CokeΠριν μήνα
  • Interior looks like in Trabant...

    Tom C.Tom C.Πριν μήνα
    • Especially the roof liner is very luxurious...

      Tom C.Tom C.Πριν μήνα
  • FWD in that class of car was almost a kiss of death back then. It’s also interesting that here we are in 2020, and digital dashes have made only minor inroads.

    TED SchmittTED SchmittΠριν μήνα
  • It looks like a Chrysler K-car

    KOBKOBΠριν μήνα
  • It’s so funny, Doug doesn’t look happy with 23k gold keys in 1980s. But gets excited with glass keys in 2020s !!!!!

    all you need to knowall you need to knowΠριν μήνα
  • my 1970 deville covertible has the twilight sentinal aswell

    matthew scarboroughmatthew scarboroughΠριν μήνα
  • Front. Wheel. Drive.

    Poly_GPoly_GΠριν μήνα
  • Beware the Allante owners club

    Carson AndersonCarson AndersonΠριν μήνα
  • GM's delusional aspirations for this car competing with the Benz SL were sad and pathetic.

    Ted MalleyTed MalleyΠριν μήνα
  • The idiotic scheme to build the bodies in Italy and fly them to Detroit was typically GM. Lol.

    RJ MacRJ MacΠριν μήνα
  • 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

    Massimo AscoliMassimo AscoliΠριν μήνα
  • 0:49 owned by *Tyler Hoovie*

    Orion GrandjeanOrion GrandjeanΠριν μήνα
  • I am trying to remember ,but weren't the body made of aluminum ?

    Dick vankoughnettDick vankoughnettΠριν μήνα
  • "cARs aND BidS"

    Alexander van GelderenAlexander van GelderenΠριν μήνα
  • 9:57 = coin slots?

    Jorge LJorge LΠριν μήνα
  • 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!

    pbee73pbee73Πριν μήνα
  • 4:55 I think you’ve got an oil leak lmaooooo

    Ian HinkleIan HinkleΠριν μήνα
  • Good video Doug 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    James M.James M.Πριν μήνα
  • 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.

    Walter WhiteWalter WhiteΠριν μήνα
  • That down/up mixer is actually a great idea.

    AZDuffmanAZDuffmanΠριν μήνα
  • 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.

    Everard SantamarinaEverard SantamarinaΠριν μήνα
  • fun fact: “Allante” is not a word in any language

    Benjamin FiliceBenjamin FiliceΠριν μήνα
  • I had a teacher in College with one. She was probably around 50 and dressed way too young. I nicknamed her Cat Woman.

    Taelor WatsonTaelor WatsonΠριν μήνα
  • "THEFT SYSTEM ARMED" - what? :D

    Jazz 1934Jazz 1934Πριν 2 μήνες
  • Doug is a Democrat

    Studio Werk VierStudio Werk VierΠριν 2 μήνες
  • They dropped one of these from a plane in Terminal Velocity I think it was.

    Calvin NickelCalvin NickelΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 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.

    Anatoly Stepanovich DyatlovAnatoly Stepanovich DyatlovΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Watch your mouth Doug, 1993 isn't 30 years ago (I was born in '93 hahaha)

    Adam ZiAdam ZiΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Showing this car off next to a dumpster in a shady park seems fitting.

    Justin EvansJustin EvansΠριν 2 μήνες
  • review that Cara that's on please

    TimchukTimchukΠριν 2 μήνες
  • I had a north star in an xlr cadillac, 2005. No puck up, i wonder what stuff he usually drives

    Doris WegnerDoris WegnerΠριν 2 μήνες
  • You obviously don’t know that much about cars, because “Twilight Sentinel” has been around since even the 70s.

    TriPyramid PicturesTriPyramid PicturesΠριν 2 μήνες
  • 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!

    William DunnWilliam DunnΠριν 2 μήνες
  • The new Allante (while doing the Bundy Bounce)

    ChavoMysterioChavoMysterioΠριν 2 μήνες
  • Very cool video. Thank you !

    caddymickeycaddymickeyΠριν 2 μήνες
  • I kinda love this car’s interior? Is something wrong with me?

    NJNJΠριν 2 μήνες
    • That said, the exterior is hilariously meh, when you consider what went into building it!

      NJNJΠριν 2 μήνες
  • So far I know, they're even sold in Germany through Opel dealerships But I NEVER seen one... 🤔

    TheJetJONESTheJetJONESΠριν 2 μήνες