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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    Jenifer Lee
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    Fuel

    Ok so this car. Grr... I had the fuel lines replaced this past weekend and a fuel filter replaced. I drove the car yesterday just fine. It died on my way to work this am. It acted as though it was ...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 days ago)
    James Zernitz
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    No Power

    I have a 2004 poniatc aztek 3.4l 130k mi. this car has an issue where if you press the gas pedal too hard it will instantly feels like it hits the rev limitor and stop at 2k rpm. the limit is norma...

    88 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    Jenifer Lee
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    Fuel Lines

    I just bought a 2004 Pontiac aztek. I have spent a whole week working on the brakes and brake lines. I just got them completed tonight and found that I need to replace the fuel lines as they are c...

    12 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    Jay Haech
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    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?

    6 views with no answers yet
    Brandon Slaughter
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    Where Are The Crankshaft Sensor

    Where are the two crankshaft sensors located on 2004 Pontiac Aztec

    26 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)