2001 PONTIAC AZTEK

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149,281 Miles
71,372
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 149281
Color: YELLOW
Transmission: AUTOMATIC
Engine Type: 3.4L 6
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: BILLINGS, MT
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VIN 3G7DA03E01S537871 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN MINI VANS BUILT WITH SECOND ROW 50/50 SPLIT BENCH SEATS OR CAPTAIN'S CHAIRS, FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." THE SEAT LATCH ANCHOR WIRE DIAMETER IS GREATER THAN 6.1 MM.


Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
  Based on 109 reviews

The Best UGLY car you could ask for.

3.1
magicbus20 on 05/05/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

167,000 miles is much more than I wanted when getting my first vehicle. This thing was ok and gave me a great experience. It lasted a littler over 200,000 before I gave up on her. (I can't tell for sure because of a short in the odometer.) Which brings me to the first con, electronics. There were a couple of shorts and other weird things happening. The transmission started to shift hard and slip out of gear on hot days. Overall I trusted this car with my life. Usually got me point a to b until a cold winter day. Heater had gone for some time and finally she overheated and kicked the bed, or so I thought. Family mechanic brought her from the dead. Still rotting in the yard.

New buyer needs help with quirk!

4.3
rodgerramjet47 on 10/01/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Just bought for 15 yr old Son for him to drive in a 6 months, and wife now after some brainless driver side- swiped her beloved 2005 Screeming Yellow mustang! Bought cheap and car is absolutely like new red/black GT AWD. Got from original owner who has regularly documented maint hx and new guaranteed trans. SUV has intermittent very loud intermittent rattle that seems to come from left front. Rattle comes on more when air is on, maybe(?) Thought at first to be worn/loose shocks, but with all the A/C comments, wondering if condenser is failing and making grinding noise-- RPM drop? Note: Air bolws VERY cold!?

Not too sure.

2.5
SUE on 08/17/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Bought this car from my in laws. What a bad choice. It was low on miles when I bought it from them. Fuel censor went, and they never replaced it. It was just 32 days after they purchased it. They had done some minor repairs on it. They barely drove it. So when I bought it 9 yrs old with 114k on it. I though I was laughing. I have now put it up to 154k in about 1 1/2 yrs. And the transmission just pooched on me a few days ago. The engine light comes on often, the breaks go, the gasket needs changing. No heat in the winter or air conditioner in the summer. And its been fixed repeatably. I am glad to hand over this hunk of junk.

It got a bad rap

4.5
Mina on 07/16/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

At first I thought it was just plain ugly! Then I drove it and bought it, needing a car NOW. Fun to drive, great U-turns, comfortable, enough features. New engine at 72,000 miles - a piston/cylinder spring broke - but that's the only problem. 26 mpg on trips - really good for the space we had. Seating was good, even used the tent and mattress once (we're older). Liked having shoulder belt in middle of back seat. Disgusted that Pontiac/GM didn't have a comparable sized replacement, now in 2007 Rendezvous. Like that, but, again, discontinued.

great

4.6
justin on 05/19/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

never have had a problem with my aztek. runs great. a few things have gone wrong. but i got the car with 150k. should have gotten a bigger motor. but i can't complain. i know everyone thought they were ugly but i think they're one of the nicer mid level cars GM built.

keep it for life

5
derek16 on 01/15/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car for about a year now and i love it! When i first got it the temp. gauge went out so i returned it to the car dealer ship. They tried to fix it but the just broke it even worse and the broke the gas gauge. But i know when im gonaa run out. It is in the shop because the air conditoner compresser fell off but what can u expect. Every car will need work done to it eventualy. I have treat this car like crap and it has only broke down onec. Everyone says that it is good on the snow but i have ran into many curbs and bent the rims. All in all this is the best car that i have had and i plan to switch to the torrent when this one goes out. Very roomy. Hope this was helpful.

Best Vehicle Ever!

5
Best Vehicle Ever on 01/05/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You must purchase this vehicle! It is hands down the best vehicle I have ever owned. I have purchased brand new vehicles time and time again. This time I thought it would be smart to pay cash for a vehicle. The Aztek's are priced low and literally the best vehicle I have ever owned. I work at a large dealership and it literally drives better than a brand new vehicle! Really reliable I've never had a problem which is amazing with such high mileage. This vehicle is in showroom condition even the leather is like new. Pontiac really made a sound vehicle this time! Really pround of my vehicle, and enjoy driving it each and everyday! After getting out of new vehicles I look forward to mine! Buy 1!

Love my Aztek

4.8
LostNotForgotton on 10/23/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never had a problem with my Aztek. I put nearly 30,000 miles a year on it and it has never given me any trouble. My Aztek is fully loaded with the exception of AWD and heated seats. The heads up display is a cool feature. The storage tray is convenient although if you set anything on it while drive it will slide around. I think the storage tray should have been coated with a rubber surface. The onboard air pump should be standard on all vehicles. I can pump up an air mattress, basketball or all of my tires. The 6 disc in-dash CD player and factory 10 speaker Pioneer sound system are great. I would say the engine is a little under powered for the weight but overall I love my Aztek.

Switching To Ford or Foreign!

3.9
TonyaHarding on 10/15/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

When the Aztek was introduced, it was love at first sight! I just HAD to have one! Six pricey years later, I can't wait to get rid of it. I gave it a 5 for reliability because it's never broken down and left me stranded, but only a 5 because it's been one thing after another with this vehicle. Three A/C condensers,odometer went out so had to replace ENTIRE display, heat/AC control went out, dual temp control went out, head gasket, gas gauge doesn't work, driver side window, black trim paint started fading and peeling away when 4 years old, roof rack clamps rattle in wind, taillights and center brake light weathered & cracked @ 4 years. 5th GM car AND my last! Ford or foreign next time!

2001 Aztek things I learned

3.9
mike on 09/22/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought this car in 2008, with only 63K miles on it for 5K. Needed to put on new AC condenser, which the dealership wanted $1,100. I bought a reconditioned one on ebay for $200, and then a shop installed for $75 Also I problems with steering PULLING hard left, and then hard right, until I noticed that there were two different brand of tires on front. Once I bought two new tires that matched, it drives like a dream. I still get lights that flash on the dash, I keep taking it in, and , two weeks later they come on again.

Must Purchase!

5
BusinessOwner on 09/18/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is the best vehicle I have ever owned! I have nearly 170k miles on it and have never done a single thing to it, besides oil changes and tires. When I hear about peoples vehicles breaking down it shocks me because everything works on this Aztek and it is truly flawless! I have heard many wonderful things about them before purchasing but owning and drive makes me a believer! My next vehicle will be a low mileage Aztek (if I can find one)... And the styling is still sharp for it's age! I love my Aztek TCH

Go ugly early!

4.4
miwright on 09/08/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The Aztek was recently chosen as one of the ugliest cars ever built. I concur. It is also the most utilitarian car that was ever built. Parents always teach that it's what's inside that counts. I have head room galore, unprecedented comfort, and radio controls at my finger tips. Add a heads-up display (nice for me, a pilot), a zip-in tent, sound system controls at the tailgate, an ice cooler for a console, myriad other creature features, and you have the best little house on wheels! I pity the man that looks only on the external challenges of this fine automobile and misses its inner beauty. My other cars are a Jaguar VDP, a 300ZX and a Lexus... guess which I like the most?

If your looking at getting a Aztek!! Run

3
RUN!! AWAY!! on 08/19/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

If you are looking at buying an aztek because they are roomy or because they have the cool camping package. You are not going to like it once you recive the bill! You are reading information from a real Pontiac aztek owner and I am (warning you plz do not buy this suv) yes you! I am sick and out of thousands! I cry everyday for what this aztek has done to me! I am a single mom and now have no car. I have owned this suv for 5 yrs and put a computer in, Windows dont work, 2head, oil pump, fuel pump, intake sensor, gas-Gage wont read, radiator, starter, conpressor, and now at 121,000 motor with a 4g bill! And I only have 4 payment left to make to the bank on it! Dont let it take you for a ride like it did me! Ty

getting rid

3.5
bummed2008 on 02/28/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Well, I wanted to like this thing, because of it's character. the interior has good design and fun to drive with decent power. and actually looks good. we loved taking this car to outside events and the kids could sit on the tailgate. here comes the sad part.. at only 40,000 miles we started having major electrical issues that were expensive and battery replacement was $600. now the head gasket or something is having trouble and tranny is slipping up hills.. this car is not a keeper. PS also had electrical issues on a 1999 Grand-Am when it was brand new. wont be buying a Pontiac any more and its a shame because I love how they feel and drive

Interesting & Fun

5
Paul Johnston on 01/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I first saw the uniqueness of this car, I fell in love. I did much research in the net and prowled dealerships before making the final decision. I have loved it from the first test drive to the present. With its slide out tray in the rear, makes loading and unloading a breeze. Love the tailgate seat, the air shocks are a God send and the compressor is very useful when in remote places. When driving on long trips, quite pleased with the mileage on the highway. Once I even got 40 Can. miles per gallon, not estimated but calculated. Did have to get the computer replaced but felt that it was something I did. No other major repairs so far to date. Loved its stability on the highway.

Good Car, But don't buy one used

4
Kevin on 12/13/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Smooth ride...very adaptable...nice sound system...great tailgate vechicle...good in snow...decent MPG. The problem is the parts, under the first warranty the AC condenser,head and tail lightbulbs, broken plastic trim (overhead interior) had to be replaced. On the advice of a service tech. I extended the warranty what good advice...right after the first warranty expired the water pump, the starter, the 6-way power seat and the AC condenser (again), replaced. This is why people get mad and buy foreign because GM knew of these flaws and refused to fix them gratis...if you don't extend the warranty you're doomed. We still have it, and no problems I guess all the bugs are worked out.

Great SUV Good Mileage Bad Reliability

4.4
maroguy on 02/17/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I have owned it for 2 years all out of warranty. I only have 80k miles on it. Getting sick of repairing it. Previous owner had rear carrier, more wheel bearings, intake gasket, anti lock brake harnesses, and the dreaded ac condenser all replaced under warranty at least.

This is amazing

4.9
DrHorse on 11/03/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it, just an amazing car. Fun to drive and never have a problem running in mod (I make little off-road with it). The security is very high, I face a hit and run and I got nothing, and very tuff. Only body was affected, now is look like and run like a new one!

Love My "Azzy"

5
Sonia on 09/10/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought this car because we were ready to start traveling, and 93,000 miles later, it has been the most comfortable car for that, not to mention the decent gas mileage helps to fund our road trips. It has also hauled things from Lowes that people stood in the parking lot smiling because they didn't think it would fit...drop the back seats and it hauls very well.

I can't win!

3
Dave Szigety on 06/21/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

If this car were only reliable, it would be a dream. Problem is, every couple months something breaks and it's never anything cheap! Two manifold gaskets in 3 years, new A/C condenser last year is leaking again already, the C/D radio fried itself and now the the hydraulic lifts on the rear hatch have gone with no warning! I have always treated this car right (maintenance, oil changes, etc.) and following the wisdom of the Car Guys on NPR, I've always driven it like my mother-in-law was sitting beside me. This is my third Pontiac in a row and each has been worse. I'd still be driving my '92 Grand Prix if it hadn't been totalled! Goodbye Pontiac, goodby GM...period end!

Love it!

4.9
AKMelnick on 03/30/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I find the Aztek fun to drive, love all the cool features such as music controls on steering wheel. I have a black one and it's styling exterior design may have been some what odd or even ugly when first came out however, there are many suv's that tend to look similiar now such as the Lexus SUV. I love the look!

Nice vehicle

4.5
Joanne on 11/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I really enjoy this car. I sit up high and it does what I want it to do at about half the price of other similar SUVs. I think it's a shame Pontiac stopped production of this model.

the booger mobile

4.5
booger's owner on 08/23/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

i love this car. i have looked at different SUVs like the element or the mazda 3 hatchback but cannot find the fun stuff on my car like the tailgate party feature with the stereo controls in the back and the seat on the tailgate wit the cup holders. it is the most unique automobile that i have ever driven. my dad has an aztek with over 100K miles on it. i'm heading up to 75K with only a few problems that i have learned happen in other GM cars like the intake manifold gasket replacement. i also had to replace the condenser which i understand happens to quite a few other aztek owners. all in all this is an aweaome SUV to drive and it gets plenty of looks! i love all the space inside!!!

Crazy Car....

3.5
mjessup on 05/20/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Loved this car...when I bought it still under warranty. Super fun. Good price. Great camping-getup. Cool features (heads-up display!!) Met all my needs for the 1st year. Then the warranty ended and I've had nothing but problems. Like the others: Air conditioner out X2, Head Gaskets, Brakes X2, Various Engine Parts, Fuel Pump, and CRAZY mechanical problems that just won't quit (ie: lights come on and stay on when nothing is wrong, security system locks up and shuts everything off while driving, gauges spin in circles, headlights turn off, once OnStar even started talking to me..and I'm not a subscriber... it really IS a Christine!!) I've spent more in repairs than payments. Never again.

Great Vehicle

4.8
Mitch on 12/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have 122,000 miles in 4 years and still runs like new. Gas Mileage: 21/24 Handles the road like a smaller performance car and very comfortable on long highway drives. Front wheel drive is great in the snow. Inside cargo area is enormous (like a van). Tell everyone to "Kiss my Aztek".

Best SUV on the road

4.9
Ralph Isenberg on 10/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wife bought a 2001 AWD GT and loves it. Leather seats, ice cold AC, towing package which we have used a couple times to tow a car from out of state. Drives and rides extremely comfortable, the 3.4 engine has plenty of pickup and pep.

Disappointment

2.1
Steve on 10/20/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I cannot say enough about how unsatisfied I am with this car. It is a complete lemon. Air conditioner quit at 40,000. New tranny at 57,000, and new engine parts at 61,000. I still owe more than it's worth and am looking to sell it for much less. I am very disappointed in this vehicle only because I love the space and its fun to drive. But now i own a $20,000.. $7,000 car, after paying 10,500 for it and putting almost the same back into it to fix it. Wish i had never purchased a Pontiac

Will not buy another Aztek

3.3
Borders on 08/25/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

We purchased our Aztek used in 2003. Had very low miles & fully loaded. Had taken it in last winter to fix condenser on A/C unit & to repair head gasket. Major work. Since we had no warranty left, luckily GM came through & paid for the parts (1/2 the total price). We had to pay for the labor which still cost us $1,000.00. When driving long distance, neck tend to get sore & tense. The back hatch doesn't release on the 1st try. ABS system makes noises sometimes. Will buy Toyota or Honda next. They tend to stand buy their product!!

Ugly but REALLY practical

4.9
Nick on 08/25/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best bang for the buck in mid-size U.S. SUVs. Roomier than an S-10 Blazer, safer than the current blazer, and gets 21 mpg FOR HALF THE PRICE OF MANY MID-SIZED SUVs. FIRST SUV to get 4 star rollover rating and how many 2001 SUVs had standard side airbags? Sure its ugly, but how many $50k luxury SUVs have a heads-up display on the windshied off of an F-15 fighter, a built-in air pump, and their own tent?!

I don't see the outside behind the wheel

4.9
okiechemist on 07/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 2001 Aztek in October 2001. I have really enjoyed it. I did and do catch a lot of comments from friends about its looks but I just commented that "When I'm driving the car I can't see the outside." Incidently, the same people who give me the hard time are also the ones who request help hauling things, or wanting to use my car for trips (it does have a lot more room).

Why the major problems with no recalls?

3.4
koriseyes on 07/20/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

The vehicle is really a nice vehicle but, and this is a big but. There are alot of problems with this car and I haven't owned it a year. The a/c condenser is bad, so for most of the summer in 90 degree weather, I've been a hot tamale. The cluster is bad in a spot or two. The odometer does not work. How is this supposed to affect my resale value when you can't see the mileage. Not to great I would imagine. And now it sounds like I may have the first Aztek to be apart of NASCAR. Everytime I turn a corner I sound like I'm burning rubber. I'm sure by now that Pontiac/GM know by now that every year of the Aztek has major problems so why is there not help to fixing these problems? Uh? REcall!

Loaded GT w/On-Star is way to go!

4.5
AztekSteve on 04/01/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

An Aztek GT with the leather and cargo and camper package with ON-Star is a great package. Sure, with any Aztek that has On-Star you sacrifice the sunroof... But oh what a gain! Be mindful of the On-Star. Most 2001 and 2002 models use the older analog system. I have had to tell my local GM service department more about fixing it properly than they know.

I love the look, hate the unreliability

3.3
sherry on 02/25/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I absolutely love my Aztek. The look, the drive, the storage. Okay, the hatch sticks, and you need to use the fob as you lift up the back hatch or else it locks again. I have 56,000 miles, first it was the electrical wiring with the headlight, then wiring with the starter, now its the transmission. My mechanic shrugged and said it's the same Grand Am transmission. $2,000 repair! I need reliable!I can do without cute! I'm so disappointed!

95,000 miles in first 2 years

4.4
2001 Aztek Owner on 02/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This car has been a pleasure to drive. I love the HUD, the rear stereo controls. The vehicle is very responsive and has pretty good zip. Had 2 irritating problems in first year. A/C compressor went out and due to the miles I was putting on at the time my warranty was out and Pontiac refused to take care of the problem. Also, some kind of sensor for the fuel pump went out and again Pontiac would not help. This is a great handling SUV/SRV and it is a shame it has not taken off. If not for the extremely poor resale value I would consider buying another.

Love My Aztek!!

4.8
CreativScreename on 12/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my '01 (first year model) Aztek GT w/ all the fixin's almost one year ago. I bought the vehicle for a long backroad trip around the US w/ my dog. It was perfect. Never gave me one bit of trouble on my 8,000 mile trip. Lots of room for large pets. I love the camping package and the car as a whole is roomy and uncomplicated. SO fun to drive!! I've only taken the car in once and that was simply to change the headlights. The only downfall is that you have to remove multiple objects under the hood to install new ones. It is something of a gas guzzler, as most SUVs are.

Buyer beware

2.3
Raymon on 12/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Replaced the air conditioning unit 6 times the first 4 years. Major electrical problems. No way to open rear hatchbach if latch fails. Except by destroying the gate interior panel. No warrantee package covers interior repair. Not a good experience.

aztec lover

4.4
jan kaiser on 09/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I've enjoyed my Aztec enough to by another one. It's the perfect size for my needs. Drives like a mini van w/o the extra size and is much more sporty.

never again

3
marycat on 07/11/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I loved my Aztek for the 1st year. Then the problems began. I had it towed 3 times. The engine would continually stall. When it was towed to the garage it would run and they could find nothing wrong. I was not the only one this happened to. You can hear the wind through the passenger window which I have also fixed 3 times and it still does it. My SES is alway on and there is nothing wrong. I have given up on paying for that to be checked My heater went out the 2nd year (l live in WI and need a heater) This year air conditioner went out. Now I am stuck and cant afford a new car.

Aztec - Like It

4.5
Tough Customer on 07/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

In some ways we just love it. Great road trip car - storage, decent hwy mileage, sit up high, corners pretty well. Looks cool inside and out. Can carry lots of stuff but it's not a minivan or just another SUV.

2001 Pontiac Aztek

4.9
William R Peterson on 06/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have really enjoyed owning my Aztek and love the response I receive when driving it. I purchased it because of it unique body style and design was differant from what other auto makers were offering.

Not bad...kinda odd looking though

4.1
slapp1 on 04/30/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this vehicle because I needed something bigger with a new child in the house. I couldn't bring myself to buy a minivan. I was unexpectedly surprised. I bought an AWD version with the 6 disc CD changer and ten speaker stereo and the stereo is LOUD! It has been a capable handler in deep snow and rain and I am pretty happy with it. The black color helps blend that odd bodyside cladding and I feel it looks good. I have driven it cross country many times so far and I have not had any mechanical problems except for an A/C problem that just cropped up. This is being fixed under warranty by the way.

Great car

4.4
bigwicker on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My second Aztek. Handles beautifully. Comfortably but a fairly firm ride considering it's build. 26 mpg hwy @ 80mph w. AC. Great room. Can't understand why Edmunds lists it as mid- size. No matter how fully loaded, I always seem to be able to see out the reah hatch. Great handling. I always know exactly where the front bumper is. A joy to park and maneauver in tight spots. Quick enough. Dependable so far (80k miles) Criticism: Spoiler on rear hatch encumbers rear view vision. Rear hatch doesn't want to release in cold weather. Lousy trade- in value...completely unjustified. Great car.

Wally's Tec

4.6
Wally Crane on 04/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I liked the style and reviews on the net art the time. I had a few problems, one major. Modules have had to be replaced, Trunk opener had to be adjusted, some gauges recalibrated, all under warranty. The major prob was the trans. At 43,000 it fell apart. After some struggle GM paid for 1/2. I still enjoy the tek though.

Problems That Cost Money

3.3
pfcgtmw on 04/14/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

First, anyone who complains about the look of the vehicle was stupid for purchasing in the first place. 33,000 miles intake gasket leaked and was replaced. 35,000 air conditioner went out. Found a leak in condensor & put in new. 47,000 antifreeze leaking which has been estimated at $1300. driver's side door sticks. only had vehicle for a little over a year so I am not impressed. GM will not do anything about the problems.

What's that?

4.9
jb03 on 04/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our second Aztek, and yes, we still have the first one. I love the styling, I love the interior. I JUST LOVE MY PONTIAC! Everyone asks.. "what's that." And I have to go into detail about what a cross-over SUV is, and what it isn't. You can not mistake this for any vehicle on the road (albeit its sister, the Rendezvous from Buick.) For anyone looking for room, fun, good gas mileage, and comfort, the Aztek is the edgy, hip way to go! Not to mention you can take it camping with the optional Camping Package.

Traveling Tek

4.4
Aztank on 03/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The Tek is a great vehicle for our lifestyle, we love to camp, bike and canoe and have been on several trips with it. We get about 24 mpg on the highway unless we're pulling bikes/canoe then we get about 20mpg. The functionality and gas mileage sold us on the Tek. The exterior caused us to dub ours "Aztank" because of the boxy lines, however, it has really grown on me. Bottom line, you get a large, practical and efficient vehicle for a great value, Azteks make a statement and are extremely practical but if you have to have a vehicle that EVERYbody envies you won't want an Aztek.

bryan's aztek

4.1
xedf003 on 03/23/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

i thank the aztek is a great srv for the active lifestyle that alot of people have today, but the press have such a square minded outlook on cars and trucks that if it looks diffrent than any other car or truck they are to soon to knock it. A gm is so worried about the prss's opion that they have not done alot of promotions on the srv!!!!. Saying all of that, for the features and price this is the best veahicle in its range...

2001 Aztek front wheel drive

4.5
jrd farms on 03/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The mileage ave 22 in town and 27 on the highway 70+ mph. The front seats aren't all that comfortable for me- but my husband is bigger and fits very comfortably. Dealer service 2x;the radio (am,fm,cassette,cd), the check engine light module needed replaced (65000 miles). I have a whistle sound when the weather is cold but as the car warms up the sound goes away. (The dealer told me that it is the throttle housing and won't hurt to not have it replaced-just annoying). Versitile interior, the rear seats fold, or remove which gives me lots of options.

Darth Vader's Golf Cart

4.9
Nicholas Apruzzi on 03/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you like the style, it is a great deal. Where else can you get a mid-sized American SUV with AWD, heated leather seats, side air bags, 10 speaker stereo and a heads-up display off of an F-15 fighter - for $10,000 less than a Ford Explorer or Jeep Grand Cherokee? (And with better gas mileage, and lowest rollover risk)

Aztekian For Life

4.8
Finglehimer on 03/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My Wife and I love it! We have only had it for a week and We are sold, what a great vehicle, sorry to hear about others misfortune. We bought ours with 36,882 miles on it. Fully loaded leather nice sound package, onstar, headsup display and the air compressor, who would have ever thought of that! what an awesome car. oh and for our insurance that was the best. Apparently it is a very safe vehicle, out of the possibility of 40% discount, our Aztec was rated for a 30% discount from State Farm Mutual. Quiet, handled well in a 30-45 mph wind (head on and crossway) and who can argue with 26 MPG!!! VERY VERY SOLD.. and again and again!

edmunds doesn't do this car justice!

4.5
aztekfan on 03/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I love this SRV. My teen daughter's friends say it's a "luxury vehicle". We sprung for all the amenities and it was worth it. I love the look on people's faces when they see me driving it. It isn't ugly, just different! It also has saved me from many an accident due due the traction control. We have been everywhere with it, including the mountains in a snowstorm. We did have a problem with it (first year model!!) and it took forever to get the car back - I missed it so much! We're buying the 2004 next month!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing But trouble

2.3
Dino501 on 02/05/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I Love the look of the Aztek. Inside is very comfortable...UNTIL I had to take it in for the recall on the battery discharge problem which I wasn't haveing. The computer blew and I had to wait 2 weeks to get a new one. That was 3 computer systems ago and still have tons of trouble with electrical system and I have replaced all the lights and fuses over and over.Not to mention all the sensors going haywire and not working. Also the AC goes out at least one or two times a summer. Dealership was as nice as they could be but no help. But Pontiac was NO HELP and did nothing about it. Ruined me on Pontiacs and this was my 3rd and last of their products.

its ok

3.8
PJMoose on 01/17/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Many huge pluses but not enough leg room, and I don't like the gm service so maintaining it is a drag. Driving it is fine. Handles well but a bit light on its feet in snowy conditions.

AWWWWSSSSOM!

4.9
deacon1 on 01/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle! Fun to drive. Been all over with it. Fantastic handling etc. I average 22mpg. Great to haul with too. I have the FWD GT model. Ask me what my next vehicle will be? Another Aztek!!!! Great comfort with seats, everything within easy reach.

smooth as silk but poor quality control

4.1
jqua on 01/05/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

This vehicle has a love it/hate it design. Typical of GM there were 1st yr problems. An ABS Sensor died twice in 18 months. the rear hatch doesn't open using one push of the switch. Several computers failed. A/C compressor failed. All during warranty period but down time was a pain. Wonderful car to drive, handles well, very smooth on the road.

Huge disappointment

2.9
NoMoreGM on 11/22/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had EXTENSIVE problems (complete electrical system meltdown was the main one) with this vehicle. It had been in the shop 12 times in less than 15 months and 20000 miles. This car was recalled for a "battery discharge condition" (see NHTSA website for details). The dealership was useless to fix the problem; they just kept replacing the battery and cleaning the spilled battery acid off the engine and sending me on my way. I complained to GM and they refused to fix the car also. There are many good reviews from Aztek owners on Edmunds, so my case must be an isolated incident. But after my horrible experience, I can’t see myself buying another one.

"Never buy a first year car"

3.9
Bartwod on 11/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love my Aztek. It is easy to get in and to get out. I like the feeling of sitting taller than a car. The controls for the radio are in the steering wheel and it is easy to use. I do not like leaning over the back gate to load groceries and unload. I have had many problems that were quite expensive and was told by one service department person, "Well, m'am, you did buy a first year automobile." Well, I love the car, but GM has not responded to any of my letters or emails about the problems. This is a wonderful car for those over 50 but GM brought out the Buick and stopped advertizing this car.

Very satisified

4.5
handsym on 10/05/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had 3 trouble-free years of service from this vehicle. The ride is great and extremly quiet. My wife wants to get a new one, but the one we have has been so good, that we are holding off.

Love my AZTEK

5
janiebaby on 09/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I loved the look of the Aztek when they first came out. They do not look like every vehicle out there on the roads. It was an easy transistion from the "mom" mini-van to the Aztek. Because of my vehicle, 3 others have bought Azteks. :-)

Best Car I ever owned

5
carguy2549 on 09/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfort-unbeatable. Style-like it or don't-I like it. Driving-fantastic. Economy-with 54,500 miles my overall average is 23.9. Love that computer. Ihave the top model but in FWD with traction control. Snow is nothing to me. the heads up display is great. All the other cars are catching on the the style thing. I just don't like rounded corners. OH, as far as the rear wiper goes, you don't need one. The dirt just blows away and window stays clean.

3 years old & still fun to drive

4.9
T&J in FLA on 08/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 3 yrs and 45000 miles it's still fun to drive. Also with 2 growing boys they've never complained about not having enough room in the back seat. People say it's ugly but have you noticed that alot of the high end suv's are starting to look a lot like aztec's?

Lost 60% of it's value in two years OUCH

3.1
tniepoth on 07/21/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

It lost 60% of it's value in the first two years. After only 30,000 miles, the A/C has gone out, the rear hatch hinge is defective, and the transmission whines terribly when it's warmed up and goes uphill. Trying to get out from under this one. The only thing I like is the fact that the back seats come out giving a low, flat floor so that I can load my 3 big dogs with room to spare.

Awesome All Around!!! AAA

4.9
tc122196 on 06/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Aztek used with over 40,000 miles on it. But it still runs as if its brand new. I have never had so much fun driving a vehicle. Its as if people that drive an Aztek have a group all of their own. I recently had a guy come up to me at the mall while my husband and I were putting our purchases away..he put his arm around me and said You like yours as well as I like mine? I said oh yes! Other Aztek- ians wave when you pass..complete strangers! Fun Fun Fun!!! Our next vehicle is already decided to be another Aztek!

AWESOME!!!!! This is the best car ever!

5
AztekHeather on 06/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2001 Yellow Aztek GT (YAz) is the most fun car I've ever owned. Versatility, comfort, surprising luxury, and great gas mileage are some of the many reasons why I fell in love with YAz. But mostly, he's unique and just plain fun to Tek around in!

Lease Is Over And I'm Buying It

4.6
Cleveburg on 06/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We had one of the first on the street in 2000 and opted to lease as a safer option that purchasing given the car was the first crossover design. People tell me its ugly but for the money, its been a great value and practical in too many ways to list. The lease is just about up and we're thinking about purchasing it given the buy-out price is less than the residual lease value. We did just have some major warranty work - A/C compressor and a head gasket so I'm probably going to go with an extended warranty to address the anxiety factor. Besides, if you want unique, you see fewer of these on the road than those new SUV crossovers costing over fifty grand!

Get over it!

4.9
Tusktek on 06/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove a lot of vehicles. I was going to buy either an SUV or a Grand Prix GTP. Due to comfort reasons, chose GTP. Went into dealership for GTP came out with 2001 Aztek GT.

It Grows on you!

4.4
Tejas Lady on 05/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I was a little iffy on the looks of this thing but once you drive it, look at all the great features and really get to know it you grow to love it. This is perfect for our family of 5 the kids all feel in love with it, ages 17- 11. I really think it is 3 vehicles in one, a SUV, minivan, and a pickup truck. SO VERSATILE! It will grow on you.

I Love My Aztek

5
iiicarol on 05/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Honestly I have always wanted a Blazer.At the dealership we around and looked at Blazers,the trucks and then I saw a black Aztek. My first intial thought was " What is that?" I have never seen one until that moment.My husband drove it first, said he really liked how it handled and then I drove it. I Love everything about this vehicle. YEs it is unusual looking but that is what makes it so unique. I bought mine at 19,000 miles on Jan 2 2003, since then I have 27,000. We took it to the races in Feb, Took the back seats out threw in a mattress. It was the perfect trip.we are very faithful and loyal group us Aztek owners.

Aztek Excitement!

4.9
RandyP on 05/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I have ever owned. Before I bought the Aztek I compared it to several other FWD SUV's. I found it had more room, both passenger and cargo, than any other SUV, a bigger engine than 90% of the others and got better gas mileage than any other SUV in it's class! If you have never driven one do yourself a favor and just drive it before you buy anything else.

the best

5
azztek on 05/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great Car Truck Van

PROBLEMS PROBLEMS AND MORE PROBLEMS

2.6
montana aztek owner on 05/13/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

VERY PROBLEM PLAGUED FOR A NEW VEHICLE - - GM WON'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

Mechanical Difficulties

2.6
Calyn on 04/12/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I have driven the Pontiac Aztec for almost 3 yrs and I have had difficulty with the condensor for the air conditioner 2 summers straight. The condensor was leaking and cracked both times and had to be brought to dealership for repair of the same problem. The information lights continously come on and display inaccurate information. The air-bag light comes on and stays on. Outside of mechanical problems, it is a fun car to drive but I would never purchase another one of it's kind and I would encourage not purchasing a car before it has been on the road for at least 2 years.

All Around Vehicle

4.8
joebenko on 04/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun car to drive. Responsive to the wheel. Great small features such as automatic sound level change with highway speeed. Plenty of cargo room and easy to set-up. Unique design that everyone is now coping. When i first drove, we called it the butt-ugly car that was beautiful

Wife loves it

4.5
rmbmt on 03/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife drives almost 20k a year and loves this. We sold our Durango and am happpy we did as this gets around 23mpg and the Durango got 14. My main complaint so far is that the temp gauge will often appear as if the car is running warm. The dealer has checked it several times and said it is ok - so I guess we all should believe the dealers - right?

Love it!

4.4
jimaztek123 on 03/20/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Aztek every time I go to the local home improvement store. One of the main reasons I bought it is the low, wide cargo space. Can fit 4x8 sheets flat! It's certainly the best value in it's class. Yes the back end is ugly. Guess that's why they're not flying off the lots. No homeowner should be without one though! It's also inexpensive enough that I don't sweat banging it up a bit.

Fun to drive and comfortable

4.5
Gene Pafford on 03/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted a SUV that was easy to get in and out of, Also wanted good milage and I have have both. Very comfortable and I am getting 22 mpg mix of in town and hiway.

Great Economical SUV

4.5
Ttoro on 03/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Low maintenance SUV, very confortable and very well thought.

So ugly it's cute

5
morgan59 on 02/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was out looking to buy my 3rd Ford Exploer. Then I ended up at the Pointiac dealer looking at an Aztek, at 1st I thought it was ugly then as I looked at it, it got cuter I looking inside of it I was very impressed. I drove it and was sold I went back to my Ford dealer and looked at what I got for the same money. The Exploer was so plain,the new silver pastic inside the sport is cheap looking and feeling So back to Pointic I went. Bottom line My AWD Aztec is great. There's more space than the exploer more power,BTW most the new SUV types coming out they're as far out styled if not more than the Aztec. ie: frist drives 05 cars in MT,C&D, auto week etc.

The Ugly Duck

4.8
johnnyl on 01/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

That's really a Swan. Fun to drive. I can give sports sedans a run for their money. Great get up and go. Excellent features. Love both the interior and exterior.

Luv My Aztec

4.9
jraymond01 on 01/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have really enjoyed it. I mountain bike and it easily takes me and three of my fellow bikers wherever we want to go. I recommend you try it!!!

Az to me

4.5
vern on 01/13/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Would purchase again, gets bad reveiws because people haven't driven, once driven loved. Certin colors combos stink and could use a little more agressive posture.

2 Years and 57K miles later....

4.4
PhillyAztekBoy on 12/14/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This car still runs good. I do alot of communiting back and forth to work, and have not had any problems whatsoever! I still get people come up to me and ask "What is that? I like it!" For my few gripes 1)The hatch gets stuck way to often and I have to press the release button more than once. 2)GM made it hard to use after-market equipment (i.e. stereo stuff). I had to relocate the factory radio under the backseat. 3)Wish steering was a little more powerful. Good car folks. I love it!!

Unique Aztek Owners.

4.8
bossman on 11/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having owned the Aztek for the last year and a half we have experienced a couple of computer problems which required the replacement of the component as well as a minor door problem. We have had as many approving glances as disapproving. We tow a 1500 lb. tent trailer and find that the vehicle handles well for long distance towing, long distance travel without the trailer is comfortable as well. We love driving the vehicle and would buy another.

Pontiac Aztek

4.9
Jackee on 10/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2001 exterior design was an improvement over the 2000 model. It is sporty and fun. The mileage surpassed all expectations. I was getting over 27 miles to the gallon while on vacation. The slide-out cargo tray is wonderful when loading and unloading packages, no aching backs. The back is spacious and will handle lots of packages. I had done a lot of research regarding this vehicle and it is living up to everything I had read, and in some respects it is even better.

Best thing out there!!!!

5
LVMYAZTK on 10/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Aztek!! A cool looking midsize SUV with all the features of a luxury SUV. This is the best thing out there, in my opinion. I can't believe it is not more popular. It is comfortable, sporty, practical and FUN! I love driving it!

Thees es no toaster humper!

4
Steevie Weevie on 10/07/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Let others rave about the super comfortable leather seats, heads-up display, well-laid-out instruments and switches, and ro-o-o-om. Living in Tucson, I appreciate the dark factory window tinting and ample air conditioner. I keep a scrapbook full of Aztek-bashing articles for passengers’ amusement. It’s really hilarious for four big adults to be cruising smoothly and comfortably along listening to great sounds spilling out of the 10 speakers while reading some writer’s garbage prose about a CRX on steroids and the unholy spawn resulting when an SUV humped a toaster.

Ugly Duck gives you a bang for your buck

4
B. Adams on 09/10/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Captain's chairs are great except for skinny armrests which are not comfortable at all. Car gets fantastic gas mileage...Car is exceptionally heavy compared to other SUV's but get the 16" wheels for much better handling.Car is sluggish and acceleration is only fair. Cornering is another challenge. ABS brakes are ok but again you've got a lot of weight to stop...The Aztek is super roomy with great head room.. The biggest problem with this car is rear visibility-there is none...there is a major design flaw with the back end.If you like a car that is different and cost a GM V.P.of design his job...the Aztek is for you.

Pontiac Aztek Wind Noise

3.5
aztec on 08/22/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

At highway speed (70 mph) the wind noise is excessive, so much that you can not talk on the cell phone or carry on a normal conversation. The manufacture calls this a wind turbulence and admits that it is there,however they will not fix or replace this defective vehicle.

People ask to look inside

3.9
almoh on 08/19/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

It is the first vehicle we have had where people have asked about it and asked to look inside. We have been approached in parking lots, even classic car gatherings.

Just get in one, alright?

4.9
mjpieters on 08/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a pity reviewers have been cracking down on the looks. We love the Aztek, and choose it in part for its styling. Aztek's strenghts are in its interiour and ride. With Tracking Control, the Aztek will get you out of more bad situations than your average SUV; an inside so spacious people that get into our car get out again to see how the outside holds it all. Edmunds came to the same conclusion. After running with the pack in condemning the Aztek looks, Edmunds turned around and came back on their views with a Follow Up where the reviewer actually sat in the car, and tried it. If you are looking for an all-round car, test the Aztek. I bet you will be sold.

Blind as a bat!!

3.5
daicom on 07/29/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Geesh!! what's up with the new azteks and their one color design? all of the 2002 have the same plasta clad as the 2001 models but poorly painted to mask the cladding, thats what happens when you paint over textured plastic, so to all of you 2002 owners, yes your pontiac aztek has plastic cladding under the less than desirable bumpy finish, oh minus a few lines, but it's still there. No brain surgeon needed to figure that out.

Great Aztek

4.9
kinserc on 07/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Chassis! Styling is much improved over 2001. I'm glad GM finally figured out that cladding isn't always the way to go.

2001 Aztek

4.8
Mot76 on 06/14/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like riding in something that's different from the rest. The more I look at my Aztek, the more it grows on me. The fuel mileage is great for a vehicle like this with all wheel drive. The interior is well layed out and spacious. It has more room than my friend's Four Runner. The sound system is one of the best I had yet!

DDB

5
Donovan on 06/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I chose all tens because I am selling one of these vehicles. but realistically, I would only have issues with a couple things. These are the gas mileage and the blind spots. Power is great for a six banger. The car is useful and the audio system is great.

excellent

4.9
FST on 06/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun , lot of space , good vision , confortable , I will buy an other one , buy in leather and full package or you will be disappointed , On star should be improved

Aztek is Terrific

5
susanjskinner on 06/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All we can say about our one year old Aztek is - FANTASTIK! Cant understand why more people arent driving them - perhaps if the dealers made an effort to sell them (ours was in the back of the lot)--- very comfortable, great goodies, quiet ride, powerful...we love it!

hmmm

2.9
bobbobob on 05/25/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

still cant get over the exterior styling, my son wanted one, my explored has better acceleration than it, and is not as "out of the box"

Love my New SUV

4.9
Andrea on 05/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After only having this vehicle for a month, I don't think I could drive without it! It is so comfortable and easy to drive. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good mid-sized SUV.

AZTEK

4.8
Firsttime user on 04/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Best part of the vehicle is the gas mileage with over 10,000 miles on the car we are averaging over 27 miles per gallon which includes city as well as highway driving. Really handles well and is comfortable.

Multifunctional Veh

4.9
MusicDoc on 03/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Regarding the 2001 Aztek AWD GT - I use it in many capacities from business trips and lunches, to camping, cycling, and hiking. It is appropriate for both! Fun to drive, good designs, comfortable, and reliable. Great traction on snow and ice!!!

NOT A COOKIE-CUTTER, IT RULES ALONE!

4.8
DAVID on 03/27/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

EXCELENT VEICLE FOR THE MONEY! READ MY FAVORITES. HIGH QUALITY BUT IF YOU LIVE IN A COLD CLIMATE, DON'T EXPECT THE HATCH TO OPEN.

Aztek from Mexico

4.4
aztek39 on 03/22/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Has a very comforable ride, drives like a car, city gas mileage varies from 19 in the summer to 16 in the Winter. Highway milage is about 25 can hold alot of stuff. very good workmanship.

used

4.3
guyver53402 on 03/18/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

just bought a used aztek awd, went to minnesota and back,820 miles, quiet and comfortable. I like the cargo capacity and rear bench room for my 3 kids. 23mpg doing 74 mph ave. Anyone having mech probs. I am going to get a extended warranty because of my past experience with american vehicles

Buyer Beware: Read before Purchasing

4.1
alchemy3 on 03/13/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Do not buy a 2001 Aztek. The 2002 are at least $4,000 cheaper! This is not something the dealers will tell you. I bought a 2001 just before the 2002 came out, the dealer told me "no significant difference in price." So far GM and Pontiac have said, Tough, not our problem its yours. So basically they have no customer loyalty.

What's not to like?

4.6
Luvinhomebrew on 03/11/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have a 5'5" eleven year old and a 5'0" nine year old. Big people run in my family. My boys not only fit into the Aztec, they LOVE it, and they'll be able to fit in it when they're in high school! I took out a Le Sabre before I took out the Aztec, and found the ride was the same. I thought the ride would be typical SUV. I wouldn't buy no sissy ride!

Aztecs are worth it!

5
borglette on 03/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have been driving a 2001 Aztec for over a year. The look of the vehicle is what attracted us into test driving one. It's definitely not the boring mainstream SUV style, inside or out. We were searching for a larger vehicle than we currently had but didn't want to get stuck driving an SUV bus. The Aztec is extremely roomy inside and the shape lends to it's versatility. It's very smooth riding, very comfortable to drive and gets excellent gas mileage.

Another satisfied 'TeKKer'

4.1
smiwee on 03/06/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought in 10/01, taking advantage of low interest rates,rebates,etc. Had been looking for a year, running the gamut from Subarus, to GMC Envoy. Aztek presented the best compromise of space,low entry, power, comfort,towing ability, and lots of bells and whistles! ;-) Have had no problems whatsoever and continue to feel I made the best decision.

Best in class!

4.8
corey76 on 03/06/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Simply put, I compared the Aztek to just about everything. It beat out all of it's competition in so many important areas it was ridiculous! Well it didn't win in every part, but if it didn't win, it was an equal. Then with the incentives they are offering, it was the best deal! So really it was a no brainer! Anyway I have a 2002, Black with lots of options, I love the new style and I highgly recommend it!

2001 Aztek GT

4.4
billduffy on 02/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like this car, I've owned mine for about 3 months. Lots of interior room and features. Gas mileage is awesome for a big vehicle, I'm averaging 24 MPG. With all the bad press about this car, I thought people would be laughing at me while I drive, but nothing like that has happened. Everyone I talk to about the car like it. I have some problems with build quality, but these problems should be easy fixes and be covered by warranty. This car has been great!


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