I bought my 2002 AWD used with 25k and it is now up to almost 60k. Just a warning, be prepared to replace both the front wheel bearings at some point. I have done some research on the internet and this seems to be about the most common major problem with the vehicle. I was just out of warranty and it cost me about 400 bucks to do both. Even so I love this vehicle. You can get a good deal on them since some people don't like the looks. I just tinted all the windows and put a grill guard on and it looks awesome. It handles great, good MPG for an SUV (lower to mid 20's), plenty of room, good for hauling people or just flip the seats up and you can haul a ton of cargo.
Interior design, different from everything else, good sound system, decent power. I bought the tent package with air mattress and will never sleep in a real tent again!
I bought the Aztek because of all of the great things it can do. It is the best car I have ever owned (I am 60 so I have owned a bunch). It does everything and is the most comfortable car I have ever owned. We went 14k miles last summer and never had any comfort problems. Get past the looks and buy one. You will really love it. You can get a good deal on one and shop around for the bells and whistles.
All of the great things it can do. It is sooo comfortable! It is a camper, a van, a truck by removing the seats. It has a great sound system, door packs and a cooler between the seats..
It could look a bit better. The back window has the bar across the middle.
I traded my Suburban for my Aztek.
Best economics trade ever... I have 52K
miles on my 2002, and have had no
mechanical problems, and get 20/25 city
and highway. Don't have the space of
the suburban (9 passengers), but have
room for 5 adults and luggage for
same. I tow a 8' utility trailer for
recreation, and love the flexibility of
flipping rear seats down, or up, or
taking them out easily. Cargo space is
nice in the rear, with 48" width for
hauling lumber for those home
improvement projects. Drivers seat
cover replaced under warranty last year.
Economics of flexible, versitile
vehicle, that will still hold 5
adults. Great sound system, and drive
great in town, or at 80 on the
interstate. Truck like aspects, with
car like handling.
Rear hatch lift mechanisms need to be
stronger to open in winter, or open at
all some times. Like spoiler for
looks, but severaly impacts clear
vision to the rear. Rear seat cup
holders difficult for adults, since
they are located in the lower door
Some people don't like the styling, but
we love it even though it is a little
quirky. Styling aside, this is a great
vehicle. It is practical, comfortable,
lots of room to haul stuff around. The
mileage is better than most any other
SUV. We have the bright Aztek yellow
and it is great because you can easily
find it in the parking lot. It easily
tows our 19 foot I/O boat with no
trouble at all.
Very practical and useful vehicle that
it is still fun to drive and unique.
Did not like the looks at first in
2001. But now I love it. It's
different! Great vechicle with a great
sound system. Perfect for the family
with a cottage and you need that extra
space but don't want a van. Drives
great! My friends at first said it was
ugly, and then when they had there
first drive, they liked it. I could not
be happier with my purchase. I hope
they don't stop making them because I
think they are catching on. No problem
Tailgate sound controlls and four
ft.wide storage area. Great ride and
totally original dash. Quiet ride.
View through rear view mirror took some
getting used to. Probably better
without air deflector.