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Pontiac Aztek

Consumer Reviews

Long-lasting, tough little car, great deal

By on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 218,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "built well, great for winter driving conditions"

Cons: "MFR Sunroof, parts changeouts - getting to them"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"We bought this car new in 2003 for 16K. It now has 218,000 miles on it and it is still going pretty strong. When I compare it to newer vehicles, it has a heavier body. It seems more solid. I like the plastic molding as it does not rust. It gets about 21 mpg. It handles very well in winter (snow/ice) with front wheel drive and sits high off the ground. The heavier front end helps with winter driving and vehicle control. Engine components, battery and headlamps are difficult to get to as the hood compartment is compact. We even had a trailer package installed aftermarket and use it to tow small trailers, jet skis, etc. We keep it maintained and have had to change out some things here and there, but as long as it keeps running I think we'll hold on to it. It still looks good for its age. A few things like if a lamp goes out on just part of the dash, you have to replace the whole module. It don't like that. Other than a few minor issues that don't affect performance, it's held up very well. We have a manufacturers sunroof and have had leakage issues for years now, but we found a remedy. I'll never have another car with a sunroof, but I can't give this one up until it's had enough."

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Owner of 04 Aztek Rally 83k to 133k

By on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 133,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Has many good uses, very comfortable for trips."

Cons: "Rearview spoiler takes time getting used to."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Had to unplug a door sensor because alarm kept going off. manifold has a small exhaust leak so now I get better 21.7 average MPG. Had to replace rear door struts $45. Front right hub was going out cost me $65. had to solder new dash lights on the gauges $12. CD/MP3 player stopped reading disks. new spark plugs and wires cost me $50. Replaced water pump serpent belt, coolant, Transmission fluid, fuel filter, only as a percussion ~$100. New battery $95, New tires $565. Tail light bulb $12. K&N air filter $30, New wipers $45. Sun glass roof cracked $125. Burned few 20amp fuses for Aux power. Car has been pretty strong and does serve a great purpose. Rear trunk door sometimes needs to be pushed up when opening. I did all maintenance myself. oil change every 6k or 9k miles. Drove FL to NY 3 times. pulled a heavy trailer to FL to GA. Driver side seat incline handle just broke, OEM about $65. Car is decent. Drove 50k miles in 2.5 years. Still driving."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I love it even being voted the ugliest car

By on Saturday, November 5, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great cargo space, you can spot it a mile away"

Cons: "spoiler makes strange blind spot"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my '05 with 3,000 miles on it from the dealer, technically new. Love it. When I was looking, I had 2 criteria, get more that 22 mpg and fit a 4x8 sheet of plywood in it. This was the only one that had both. The big suv's could carry the plywood but not one (at the time in my $15,000 price range) got over 15 mpgs. It is amazing what you can fit in this car and still close the back. You just have to laugh when it gets the highest appeal ratings from JD Powers in 2001 on everything but looks. I love the way it looks, I've never walked up to another car and realized it wasn't even the same make, unlike my dad's impala that looks like every other sedan built in the last 20 years. I love being different."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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