The Pontiac Aztek will always have a place in automotive history – right in between the Edsel and the 2014 Jeep Cherokee – but if you happen to be a fan of this unconventional-looking crossover, then here's your chance to own a rare find. The 2001 Aztek you see here has the distinction of being the very first Aztek ever sold with VIN 001, and it's currently up for auction on eBay.

This isn't the first time this particular Aztek has seen an auction block, though. It was one of many GM-owned vehicles at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, and it ended up selling for $15,950. Now the Aztek is owned by a car dealership in Texas that has it listed locally on its website for $16,999 – compare that to the $21,445 base price of a brand-new Aztek in 2001.

As of this writing, the eBay auction for Aztek No. 001 has not met the reserve, with six days left and 15 bids, the highest of which is $3,222 (slightly higher than the $2,848 Blue Book value). With just 8,000 miles on the odometer, this well-maintained Aztek isn't your typical used car, and you can check it out in all of its plastic-cladded glory in the gallery (of not-so-great images) above.


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      Unni
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can we call this the Mother of all cross over revolution ? I think this was the first CVU ever produced by GM ( please correct me if i am wrong ). From Wiki : The Aztek had among the highest CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) scores in its class, and won the appellation of "Most Appealing Entry Sport Utility Vehicle" in 2001 from J.D. Power and Associates, an independent consumer survey organization which noted: "The Aztek scores highest or second highest in every APEAL component measure except exterior styling." Matthew DeBord of The Big Money argued that despite its poor reviews and sales, the Aztek was the car that, in the long run, could save GM. He praised GM for being daring and trying to create an entirely new market in vehicles, rather than simply copying successful formulas. He argued that the Aztek's failure is similar to the failure of the Apple's Newton and Mac Portable - two failed products that revolutionized the computer industry and became the basis for later successful products made by Apple.[23]
      Cool people
      • 1 Year Ago
      Walter White make AzteK infamous !
      stecki3d
      • 1 Year Ago
      i prefer walter white's asking price...
      Tourian
      • 1 Year Ago
      Too bad Pontiac couldn\'t have built them with Honda emblems on the hood. They would have sold hundreds of thousand of them.
        Mr E
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Tourian
        Amen, brotha. The people who actually own these things seem to love them. They're definitely not super models, but very utilitarian. Like you said, the Element, and similar vehicles get tons of love, while this thing kind of pioneered that segment.
        8LiterHemiV8
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Tourian
        Ha!
      TangoR34
      • 1 Year Ago
      Shame the VIN number doesn't make this car look any prettier.
      lasertekk
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does it come with the tent package?
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      To me the real standout is that Rubbermaid interior. Looks like you could submerse it in the ocean and it would cause no staining or damage to that dashboard.
        A P
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        Gee maybe a good thing for a SUV, dont you think? Durability is a good thing.
      wsbfan
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd rather have the one from Breaking Bad
      mojonaut
      • 1 Year Ago
      I still think it's prettier than ANYTHING SsangYong have produced.
        Timothy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mojonaut
        Its funny that you say that, because one of the cars SsangYong builds (built?) looks like it could pass for a second-gen Aztek: http://www.arpem.com/coches/coches/ssangyong/actyon/flash/ssang-yong-actyon-lat.jpg
      vizcarmb
      • 1 Year Ago
      Walter White approves
      cpmanx
      • 1 Year Ago
      You just had to throw in that gratuitous dig at the Cherokee, didn't you? Oh well, you do know your audience...
        A P
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cpmanx
        They write for the lowest common lemming on here. Jeff Ross is just a hack and proves with every article he steals....errrr writes for AB.
      P.Z. Dawkins
      • 1 Year Ago
      As soon as the Aztek hit the market I knew it would be one of those weird cars that certain collectors (maybe I'll be one) would go nuts for at some point in the next few decades, provided it remained in great condition. It's not very well made and ugly as sin, but it's an important piece of automotive history.
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @P.Z. Dawkins
        I thought about getting one as a joke of a beater winter car.
        Gladtobehere
        • 1 Year Ago
        @P.Z. Dawkins
        I'm not mocking you, but how is it "an important piece of automotive history."? Was there any kind of technology that was so unique to distinguish this aside from the horrid look? I am patiently waiting for your answer. :-)
          polbga
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Gladtobehere
          Because it was the ugliest car ever made, ever
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