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2003 Pontiac Aztek SUV

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Pontiac Aztek Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 185 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Pontiac Aztek

  • Although functional as a minivan/sport-utility crossover, the Aztek's ungainly handling and weak engine make it hard to recommend over more refined wagons and sport-utes.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Versatile interior, available all-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Cheap interior materials, poor visibility, styling that will never be considered beautiful.

  • What's New for 2003

    For 2003, the Aztek offers a few new high-tech options like a DVD-based entertainment system and XM Satellite Radio. You'll also find additional wheel styles, a tire pressure-monitoring system and a new "luxury appointment group" for top-of-the-line models.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



I will be passing this

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Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Aztek Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I have 380,000KM's on 'er and the Aztek runs like a top,it has been very reliable and comfortable to drive,and gets great gas mileage..I have nothing bad to say about this vehicle,it has been a very,very excellent family, as well as sporting, outdoor activity type vehicle.This vehicle has been top notch in any way you care to mention...and I like the fact it has unique styling and doesn't lo0ok like everything else out there..I hope my next vehicle will be this awesome!!! I wish they still made them,I'd get another but all wheel drive...even though the 2WD was great in the snowy icy,and wet conditions.




380,000 km and passing it

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Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Aztek Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

I purchased my 2003 Aztek new in the spring of 2003..I guess I,m one of the weirdos that like the styling..that is what attracted me to this vehicle,when I test drove it and saw all the cool little features,and how much room it had..well it spoke to me,so I bought it and,and have "0" regrets in fact it is without a doubt the best vehicle I have owned At 320,000KM I did have to have the intake manifold gasket replaced....but at 380.000KM she runs like a top.I oil sprayed(undercoated her from new,and every year after,and used 5W-30 Full synthetic Motor oil from Day 1 now my daughter is going to have it I only hope the new vehicle I purchased gives me the worry free long service the Aztek has.




Blower failures

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Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Aztek Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Our heater blowers keep failing. we are about to get our 6th. We don't use it much in summer and don't run it on hi very often. anyone else heard about this?



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I love it

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Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Aztek Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

i love my aztek my baby bought it for me 2 years ago and the only thing we have had to do is change the oil, put a set of tires on it and new brakes all i can say is that its not ever left me standing out in the cold/heat and that i love it lol




Ugly but functional

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Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Aztek Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Surprisingly impressed! First American car in 30 years, and it's really nice! No complaints, except for having great difficulty putting gas into it. Have had diagnosis by 3 certified mechanics, replaced fuel vapor canister, fuel evap solenoid and STILL have to put gas in at about 5 cents a spurt because the nozzle keeps kicking out. It's smooth, quiet, powerful and has a number of features I was going to invent one of these days. I recommend a buy, if you're more concerned about function than appearance.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Excellent value

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Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Aztek AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)

Have had car for 7 years now and have been more than satisfied. Recently had a few significant repairs. Over all am quite happy with the purchase. Runs well. Good gas mileage 18-24 mpg for a 6 cyl AWD model. Excellent in deep snow! This car lives in New England outside and has served well. Only minor cosmetic drawback is that it does not come with gas cover. Many people over the years have asked what happened to it. I keep needing to explained that this is the way it was designed. If they still made them I would buy a new one.



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Full 2003 Pontiac Aztek Review

What's New for 2003

For 2003, the Aztek offers a few new high-tech options like a DVD-based entertainment system and XM Satellite Radio. You'll also find additional wheel styles, a tire pressure-monitoring system and a new "luxury appointment group" for top-of-the-line models.

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Talk About The 2003 Aztek

2003 Pontiac Aztek Discussions See all Started By

dkennedy1417
dkennedy1417
03-20-2012
I also have a pontiac aztek 2003 and I have had a ton of blower motor problems actually mine went out yet again for the forth time in 3 yrs so I talked to a man today that said the aztek and grand pri...


The new '02 Aztek will show up in November and will be slightly redesign. The future of this mounstrousity is uncertain however. Very likely the Vibe will take over the Aztek lineup....


kritta16
kritta16
02-28-2003
that's exactly what i thought to begin with also, which was why i was so mad about it. i knew what they were trying to pull. i should tell you, my original intent was to buy an Aztek. HOWEVER, like...



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