2004 Pontiac Aztek Overview


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2004 Pontiac Aztek Overview

Call it the Barry Bonds of crossover vehicles. Looking like a compact hatchback that's jacked up on steroids, the Pontiac Aztek is either loved or hated, though once people see it in action, they can't deny its performance and versatility. Available in one model, either with front-wheel drive, or AWD Versatrak (which kicks in in low traction situations), the 2004 Pontiac Aztek sees few changes. The biggest is a Rally package, aimed at a sportier look. It adds chrome exhaust tips, new interior and exterior trim, a lower ride height, and a body-colored grille. An MP3 option places audio controls on the steering wheel.

Despite customer comments about being underpowered, the 2004 Aztek still carries the same 3.4-liter, 185-hp V6 and 4-speed automatic transmission. It seats five, and has an incredibly versatile storage capability, with many different compartments in the cabin and trunk. A fold-down tailgate, removeable cooler, roll-out cargo floor, and optional tent package are aimed at a youthful, adventurous market, even though the Aztek is not meant for off-roading.

Highlights of the 2004 Aztek, according to owners, are great gas mileage, easy handling, AWD performance, a smooth and quiet ride, incredible amounts of room for cargo, and comfortable seats. They love all the options, such as the cargo tray, cooler, and heads-up dash display (like those used by fighter pilots!). Downsides are a heavy hatch that is supposed to release with the touch of a button, but takes several tries to make it work. The rear spoiler causes major blind spots and takes getting used to. Some owners wish for more rear leg room. And the Aztek seems to depreciate very quickly, which is good news for used car buyers, but not for sellers.


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    Jay Haech

    Will A Transmission From A Pontiac Montana Fit Into An 04 Pontiac Aztek?

    My trans in a 04 Aztek is stalling while accelerating. I have a Pontiac Montana and was wondering if the transmissions are interchangeable? If not, what transmissions are?

    4 views with no answers yet
    Brandon Slaughter

    Where Are The Crankshaft Sensor

    Where are the two crankshaft sensors located on 2004 Pontiac Aztec

    21 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    How Can I Get A Key For My 2004 Aztec? My Original Burnt Up In A House Fire...

    Bought a PK3 key and had it cut but how do I program it without the original?

    4 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Fuel Filter Location

    2004 fuel filter where is it located

    746 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

    2004 Pontica Aztek

    Why would the car jump while driving it? When it starts to jump I let off the gas and it will stop and going up hills seems to make it worse

    9 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)