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4.6 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 9 reviews
2002 Pontiac Aztek Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 9 reviews
Perhaps it was the odd styling. Or perhaps it was its unfortunate association with the off-putting Richard Hatch, who won one on the first season of Survivor. Whatever the reason, the Pontiac Aztek crossover wagon did not exactly heat up the market when it was introduced in 2001. The 2002 Aztek makes a few cosmetic changes to try and convince drivers to look beyond the surface.
For the 2002 Pontiac Aztek, the GT trim is dropped. Only a base model front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive wagon are available, both with a 3.4, 180-hp V6 and 4-speed automatic. The Versatrak AWD system is designed to distribute power only as needed, in an effort to be more fuel efficient, and it adds little weight to the Aztek. Though marketed towards adventure, the 2002 Aztek is not built for off-roading. Inside, the removeable console/CD holder/cooler is now standard on both wagons. Various packages add many options, such as heated leather seats, a sunroof, power seating, a heads-up display, roof rack, keyless entry, OnStar, and traction control. The 2002 Aztek seats five, but seems more designed for functionality, with many storage compartments in the trunk, removeable seats, an optional cargo tray, fold-down tailgate, and optional tent/mattress package. Owners report they can fit more cargo in the Aztek than in an SUV.
The most controversial aspect of the Aztek is its souped-up hatch appearance. Neither SUV nor wagon, it is easy to spot in crowded parking lots. Pontiac tried to temper that a bit by replacing the black-clad bumpers and moldings with body-color ones. It still is a big downside for owners, but they seem willing to live with curious stares in exchange for the 2002 Aztek's great handling and manueverability, good fuel economy, comfortable seating, and quiet ride. The cockpit dash is easy to access, and owners love the storage capability and the standard cooler. Biggest complaints are on the reliability of the Aztek, which has many problems, most notably with the A/C condenser. Engine power seems weak, especially up hills, and the hatch is heavy and doesn't release automatically with the one-touch button. The Aztek also depreciates quickly in value.
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Pontiac Aztek Questions
I Have Aztek Ran Outta Gas Put Gas In All Of Sudden Started Sounding And Ac...
my sister drove it till it almost ran outta gas it stalled out at the gas station put gas in started acting funny before all that it was running good no problems at all no sounds at all.
Lights On My Dash Will Not Dim On My 2002 Aztek
I turn the dimmer up and down and will not work. How do I fix this problem
Gas Gage Goes From E To Full And Back Down Again
I can't tell if I have a full tank of gas or going on E... the gas gage keeps going up and down when I drive. what is the problem and can I fix it myself?
When I Press My Brakes It Is Hard And Sounds Like Air Is Escaping
2002 Pontiac Aztek Had Electrical Issus And Now Wont Start.
I have a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. Over the past few months there has been some electrical issues with the doors locking and unlocking themselves, sometimes the rear hatch wouldnt work, sometimes the head...