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2003 Pontiac Aztek

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Just the facts, Ma'am
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By wf
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2003 Pontiac Aztek AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Been an Aztek admirer since inception,
but waited for refinements. If you
don't need third row seating, more than
3500 lbs tow, traditional SUV badge,
ordinary horsepower (much more than
sufficient for my needs), and normal
ground clearance, this is for you.
Throw in decent mpg, great build
quality and radio, HVAC, and reclining
rear removable seats, and the Aztek's
perfect. Pet peeves: Rides a little
floaty, though I do push it when
rounding a corner with good feedback;
wish the exterior door handles were
like the Vibe's. Is owning living up to
the wanting? YES!! Overall, a pleasure
to own and drive, with decent insurance
premiums.


Best Features

Dimmable headlights; Driver Info center that keeps me amused (1SC pkg); uniqueness, out and in; sliding tray; folding arm rests; quiet interior (better than Lexus); full-down rear windows; factory-installed windshield tint; flat second row floor.


Worst Features

BIGGER rear mirror (so you can see thru both rear windows); folding side mirrors; rear cargo light that I can alternatively turn on from the rear; additional lights over second row; grab handles over all passenger doors; fuel door with remote release.


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Interesting vehicle
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By kaysoc
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2003 Pontiac Aztek AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is so unusual that some think it
is cute and others ugly. I know it
works for me. I am short, so I love
the slightly higher viewpoint. We had
some nasty weather and the Aztec was
smooth and controllable even in the
worst weather.
It is easy to load and we have gotten a
full sized matress in the back--and
were able to close the hatch.


Best Features

Style and appearance are excellent and it is comfortable to drive. The extra storage area between the seats is great.


Worst Features

Everything is great.


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Stop critizing this great car!
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By siucgirl
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2003 Pontiac Aztek Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this great SUV just this
month, but I am sure I will be in love
with it for awhile. I love the design,
although many critics are out there,
even my fiance. He kept going on and
on about how ugly it was, but when he
got in for the test drive he totally
changed his tune. Now we both love
driving it and it is more like a fight
to see who gets to drive. It's roomy,
comfy, and the ride is very smooth,
something you won't find in other SUV
since they are built on truck frames,
and the Aztek is built on a mini-van
frame.


Best Features

Very neat console cooler, lots of cargo room, and I have always enjoyed Pontiac's bright red displays.


Worst Features

I think the rear of the car is very cute, but that bar across the back can be a big distracting at times.


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On the Road with Aztec
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By Coach L
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2003 Pontiac Aztek Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Last month, I drove the Aztec from New
Orleans to St. Louis with no long
stops, and I got out of the vehicle
without any stiffness. No comfort
concerns. At 24-28 mpg on the highway,
no problems there either. Performance?
Responsive and smooth, but I wish it
sat just a little higher for speed
bumps and uneven driveways. Climate
control and stereo sound are excellent,
and it's fun to see people staring at
the vehicle at stop lights. The
unusual styling is an attention-getter,
and my high school students love it. My
only complaint about the interior is
that for some reason, some of the
seating areas seem to be wearing rather
quickly.


Best Features

Interior and exterior styling, extreme comfort on long trips, vast space in rear of vehicle, a/c and stereo performance.


Worst Features

improved ground clearance, increased seat durability


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I LOVE MY TEK
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By daluna71
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2003 Pontiac Aztek Fwd 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I was planning on purchasing a Honda CRV
my mom has one and she really likes it
but then on a lark while shopping
multiple dealers I happened upon the
aztek.Call me crazy but I actually like
the way mine looks so do most people
that see it.I get asked all the time if
it's that new mitsubishi that's out.I
hated the way they looked when it came
out but making the black trim body
color and giving it nicer rims makes a
huge huge difference.The aztek rides
much much quieter and softer down the
road I could not believe the difference
it also corners better and feels more
stable on the highway.The tek also has
features on it the crv can only dream
of.


Best Features

everything


Worst Features

power is adequate but more is always appreciated


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