Pontiac Aztek Model Overview
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2002 Pontiac Aztek
I have a 2002 Pontiac Aztek put in a new fuel pump new fuel filter and a new fuel sensor it still won't start if you put gas in the throttle body it'll start and then die what can be my problem
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I get mail on my car but I keep getting this message about putting my VIN number in and tells me it's an 03 instead of an 04. I know that I just messed up. But I'm trying to get to the people to...
Have a 2004 Aztek rally edition. The main body buds went bad replaced it along with the wiring harness plug. Installed a new fuel pump, changed relays, changed fuses even though they were good, st...
We Are Looking At Buying A 2001 Pontiac Aztek. It Has 199,000 Mile's On It ...
How Good is the 3400 motor and what major problem's does this type of Vehicle have. Is it worth buying and second Aztek Thank You, Robin Johnson
Hi everyone my pontiac aztek 2003 seems to be making a high pitched whinning noise, when accelerating. Just looked at the transmission fluid and it's very very low. Could this have caused damage...
Pontiac Aztek Overview
How do you survive being called "the ugliest car in American history?" Sure, that comment came from Mad Magazine, but it reflected a general view of Pontiac's foray into the crossover market with the Aztec. Introduced to America as a grand prize on the first season of "Survivor" in 2001 (and like that show, people either loved it or hated it), that TV series has proved to be much longer lasting.
The Aztek was the first U.S.-produced crossover vehicle, a happy medium between station wagon and SUV for those wanting the versatility and solidity of an SUV with more car-like handling and better safety ratings. But the Aztek's Achilles' heel was its strange looks. Based on the Montana minivan platform, it looked like it had grafted the front end of a minivan to the bulk of an SUV and the rear body of a souped-up hatchback. It's too bad that we focus so much on appearance in this country, because according to owners, the Aztec handled smoothly, was incredibly comfortable and had more storage configurations and capacity than any SUV.
Aimed at an adventurous youth market, the Aztec offered some unique features. One was a removable front console that doubled as both a CD holder and a cooler. In the back, a special package included a built-in tent and blow-up mattress for car camping, enhanced by rear stereo controls and a lighter. A drop-down tailgate made loading and partying easier. Another unique feature was the fold-down front passenger seat. With the fold-down rear seats, this created 93 cubic feet of cargo space and could easily fit oversized or long objects. The dash was designed by a former NASA engineer, and another unique option here was the heads-up display, a design that's used by fighter pilots to access readouts in the least distracting way.
Sales were disappointing for the Aztek, and some feel that Pontiac never spent enough time marketing what made the crossover so cool and fun to drive. Owners say it was responsive, handled easy, got great gas mileage and was fairly speedy. The cargo capabilities were its biggest draw. Beyond the funky looks, other complaints centered on poor rear visibility due to the spoiler placement, and a heavy hatch that never closed properly. An underpowered engine and poor depreciation also did not sit well with owners. We wonder if "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch still owns his.