This has been a great car. I haul lots of scuba gear and it has no problem holding it all. I can also take 3 adults with me with plenty of room and comfort. It really moves on the road too. Very snappy response to get around slow movers fast and safely. Handles like a dream on corners and on the open road. I love it. Plus, it's ugly and nobody will steal it.
Lots of baggage room. Roomy passenger seats and comfy driver seat. Good leg room too. I'm 6'3" and need lots of leg room. It's got it.
Despite the negative reviews I have read, I find this vehicle to be a great handling SUV. It is quiet, has great features, gives decent mileage, and is fairly comfortable. The only problem I have encountered to date is the rear hatch release, sometimes requiring 2 or three clicks to open.
We've previously always had a van because of the convenience in traveling so was reluctant to get the Aztek. Shortly after purchasing, we took an approximate 3500 mile trip. It was great. We especially liked the convenience of back access. We also have luxury feataures of DVD, heated seats, built in ice chest, etc. and especially felt much safer with the Onstar. In fact, used it to get directions and when couldn't find the keys they opened it for us from wherever. So far, we are very pleased with our Aztek.
Ease of handling, safety of Onstar, short turn around, easy to get in and out of,convenience of back hatch window opening, smooth ride, and luxury features.
Cons are rear view visability which you learn to compensate for. However, the small turning radius, power and agility as well as good gas milage make this a really fun car to drive. Overall visibility is very good, and the car's overall performance is very good. Everyone who drives it, loves it!
small turning radius, good gas mileage, good overall visibility in heavy traffic, V6 engine powerful when needed, runs very well