Cadillac XLR Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I own a 1992 cadillac allante and was wondering what everyone in heres perspective is on them i know some people owned them and some hated them honestly i absolutly love mine and so does my dealership anyway just wondering what your thoughts were..... go easy.
KC Ryan
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
0 Posts
My wife and I have owned both an '88 and a '93 Allante. We liked them both, however the 88 did have problems. The 93 was a great car, we wished now we had not sold it. Neither compare to the XLR.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
477 Posts
Allante vs XLR

My wife and I also owned a Cadillac Allante - ours was a 91 model. We loved our Allante as well. White diamond with red interior. Sweet. Also true is my opinion that the Allante does not compare to the XLR.

The only similarity is that both are Roadsters that carry the Cadillac emblem. Both were designed to take on the Mercedes SL 500.

When the Allante was introduced, the focus was all about styling. Remember the Italian Pinafarina bodies that were brought to the US in 747s? Remember the movie "Terminal Velocity"? Where the skydiving chick was pushed out of a KC135 locked in the trunk of an Allante? All about style.

After driving the Allante for two years, my squalks were about average performance, very average handling and a chassis that was "flexible". That being said, I believe the Allante is a very important car from a historical perspective.

The XLR is really designed to live on the cutting edge of automotive technology, and push that edge forward. The contrast between cruise and sport handling has to be experienced to be believed! It seamlessly shifts from pussycat to tiger, thanks to the magic of "magnetic ride control". And the Corvette C6 chassis gives the grinning driver that "carved from a solid chunk of metal" feel.

At 320 bhp, the XLR's performance is excellent - not spectacular. It will not keep up with the Mercedes SL 55 AMGs, the BMW M5s, or the Porsche 911s.....yet.

Super-roadsters notwithstanding, the goal of surpassing the "other" world class roadsters has been attained. This includes such rarified company as the Mercedes SL 500, Lexus SC 500, Jaguar XK, and Maserati Spyder.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I agree the XLR is an incredible automobile but having not driven one i cant really tell how it drives. The allante was cutting edge for its time as well, Digital dash CD player, Cell phone, Traction control, ABS, the entire driver info center. i think in 12 years i will get an XLR just a little pricy for me now.
by the way i currently have a black on black 1992 with just under 70 k on it
KC
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top