My family and I are very happy with my
2001 Pontiac Aztek. It has been driven
alot by this family with 3 kids. To
date, the only problem we've had with
the car was a stuck rear lift gate
latch. My wife loves it so much she
wants to get one of her own.
The huge rear cargo area is great. In
fact, we like all the features of this
vehicle, which is why we purchased it,
and it hasnt failed to deliver.
I'd like to see Pontiac install a
rear-facing third row. My kids love to
play in that cargo area when we go on
long trips, and a third row back there
would be perfect for them.
As you can tell from my mileage I live
in my Aztek. I drive 160 miles round
trip every day for work. Due to an
auto accident I have herniated disks in
my back, my last car, a small truck,
caused me great amounts of pain. The
drive in my Aztek has not caused me any
I have not had to take my Aztek into
the shop for anything but general
maintenance such as oil changes. I can
not say that of the last vehicle I
owned, a Ford Ranger. The seats are
easy to remove AND replace. The cargo
tray and nets keep things from sliding
around in the back and the extra power
source is great for parades and
I have hauled costumes & props for
community theater, furniture from Ikea
& even hay. I comfortably fit 5 adults
in my Aztek, can not say the same for
Ford Explorer. I can dress in a suit
and high heels for work and my Aztek
lets me feel like I am getting in a car
not a truck.
Ok, gas mileage could be better, but at
20+ miles to the gallon with air
conditioning on its not bad and better
than my last vehicle.
Many people do not like the Aztek
based on its looks. If they would look
past that, they would find a quality
vehicle, with lots of comfort and
functionality at a reasonable price.
I wish Pontiac would advertise the
Aztek more because there are a lot of
consumers out there that are missing
out on a fabulous car!
I am so glad I bought mine. It's very
comfortable for my family of 4. It
holds everything I need it to and the
kids have plenty of room. The Aztek is
roomier than its counterparts (RAV4
Check out the Aztek. Youu won't be
Roominess, Cargo space,
Folding/removable rear seats, console
cooler, space age front end!
Sure, it's easy to bash Pontiac for
what most consider to be ugly, weird,
or bizarre styling. But it grows on
you, and after owning one for nearly a
year, I have concluded it is on of the
best values out there. We've had NO
mechanical problems, there are no
rattles or squeaks and it tows our
camper (equipped with towing package)
Front end styling -- very agressive.
Dash design is logical, yet sporty. I
call setting '5' for the fan
the 'tornado' setting. Flip and fold
rear seats create a huge cargo area.
Rear seats also recline about 20
degrees, if you want to take a snooze.
While clamshell rear hatch is very
functional, the spoiler, which is
mounted where the two pieces of
backglass merge restricts rear
visibility. Until a re-design, a
larger rear view mirror might help.
Lighter socket should be illuminated.
Large cowl opening collects leaves.