• Jan 18, 2008
click above for more high-res images of the Pontiac Aztek... if you dare

The Pontiac Aztek may be the butt of more jokes than Britney Spears, but even two years after its demise, the world's ugliest crossover of all time is still selling. In fact, Pontiac dealers chalked up a whopping 25 sales in 2007, and we'd like to meet the visually impaired customers who drove them off the lot and into a lifetime's worth of ridicule. Actually, we'd like to visit the 25 Pontiac dealerships that risked the embarrassment of keeping a two-year old "new" car on their lots. Any mention of Sales Person of the Year should include the fine men and women who pushed, dragged and pulled those Azteks off the lot. How do you explain to the new car shopper why his new car no longer has that new car smell? OK, we're done.

PS: We're well aware that there are many satisfied owners out there who appreciate the practical design of the Aztek's interior layout, smooth ride and the world's best built anti-theft device (i.e. its looks). We apologize for being so insensitive.

[Source: Inside Line]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      this is my second Rendezvous. I also had an '02 model, which got to 160K before I bought the '06. not a single problem there, either.

      the '02 was the "extra ugly" version, covered in gray cladding. the '06 is much nicer, with everything matching outside.

      AZMike
      patty
      • 7 Years Ago
      I always liked the Aztek and if I could aford the car I would get it. UGLY? no just look at the lancer, pinto, yugo....now they are ugly
      Claire
      • 7 Years Ago
      I sure did not think my Aztek was ugly and I miss it. Bought a Mercury Mountaineer which is a big gas guzzler and has no where the capacity to haul stuff like the Aztek. Aztek got 25 miles to the gallon with the air on. We would have bought another one if they were still making them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't care how it drives or even if it would last forever. It is BUTT FREAKIN UGLY. The Element, which is no one's supermodel, could only dream of being this hideous.

      The only feature this car had that no other model has ever had was the ability for the owner to leave it unlocked with the keys in the ignition and still be at peace in the knowledge that it would still be sitting untouched smack in the middle of Compton when you came back for it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks just as good as a hummer!

      Matter of fact, it looks like a crushed down hummer!

      Looks like almost any other of those generic looking
      SOBs crunched down!

      Buy one for your mother in law and quit complaining!
      redbird
      • 7 Years Ago
      REMEMBER THE MATADOR ?? NOW THAT WAS UGLY !!!!!!
      tOM hRUBY
      • 7 Years Ago
      I bought a 2002 used a couple of years ago and just love it. It rides good, handles like a million dollars and gets good gas mileage. It is so much an ugly duckling that it is pretty.
      CL
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks are definetely deceiving. I bought it because it was a pontiac and a SUV which are know for their package extras. What other vehicle can you hook up a tent play the radio in the back of your vehicle , store your snack in the console and go camping! At the family reunion I was the only small SUV able to load an electronic wheelchair for a family member and we are a big group! So look out Saturn Vue, Honda Pilot and Ford Escape because you may have sold more but you can't carry more!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, there are a bunch of ugly cars! Hummers for heavens sake!
      • 7 Years Ago
      ALL SUV's are UGLY, period. Worst of all is that ugly Element, looking like a sideways refrigerator box on wheels, followed by the PT Cruiser, which looks like a 1930's-era gangster's car, and don't even get me started on that ultra-ugly Hummer! I wouldn't be caught dead in any of them, including an Escalade. By the way, GM quality has waxed and waned; my last TWO NEW Buicks were HUGE lemons with SERIOUS engine and electrical system problems. I'll NEVER own another GM vehicle as long as I live. I feel as though I got taken by GM for over $60,000.00. NEVER AGAIN. It's really SAD when you consider that my used 1996 Town Car, with over 150,000 miles on it, has been 10 times more reliable than my last two NEW GM vehicles! GM "quality"? Like a 1973 Dodge Dart............GARBAGE.
      Jay
      • 7 Years Ago
      Please don't forget the AMC PACER!
      Wolfster
      • 7 Years Ago
      After owning a POS Saturn lemon that among myriad problems had to have the engine rebuilt at 45k miles and again at 90k (3rd time was at 120k and it went straight to the junkyard), I will NEVER own another GM car. GM's quality is a big reason why Toyota is succeeding. I'd rather buy an old Yugo than one of GM's crappy cars. I now own a '94 Nissan that at over 100k doesn't even have an oil leak.
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