just a random car question

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  1. oddobot

    oddobot carpe diem all diem long

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    Hey gang,
    My girlfriend is looking for a Pontiac Aztek. Does anyone know why they stopped making them? And why are they so darn hard to find?? Does anyone know of any defects that led to the cancellation? Was there something that happened with the 4WD/AWD systems? Cause a lot of them that we've found have been 2WD. We've tried carmax, autotrader, etc etc, with little to no luck. Anyone know of any other used car sites???


    Thanks peeps!
    Jayson
     
  2. KnightSaberAmi

    KnightSaberAmi Nyan Nyan

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    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    I heart Oddobot's threads for their economic insanity.
     
  4. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    wow someone actually WANTS one of those things?
     
  5. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I had a friend who rolled one. Twice. At different times. She's dead now.
     
  6. newguy

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    craigs list
     
  7. Sportimus

    Sportimus Well-Known Member

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    The Pontiac Aztek was made from 2001-2005. It was GM's first attempt at making a fun crossover vehicle, but failed at it miserably. It was not the mechanics or reliability that doomed the car, it was its butt-ugly exterior styling. It was also priced too expensively for Generation X'ers. About half of them in 2001 went to rental fleets and for GM employees. It's interior design and overall mechanics were rather decent and got some good acclaim. What killed it was the bad rep it got from critics and from people looking to buy an SUV in regards to its looks. GM softened the body cladding at bit in 2002, and added a few more goodies in the following years, but it was not enough to bring up sales of this doomed model.

    All wheel drive was available in both base and GT model trims.

    Calendar Year/Total sales in America (30,000/year was needed to break even):

    2001 / 27,322
    2002 / 27,793
    2003 / 27,354
    2004 / 20,588
    2005 / 5,020
    2006 / 347
    2007 / 25

    They are rare because not many were sold. Due to it being essentially worthless, I can not in good conscience recommend this vehicle.
     
  8. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    To paraphrase: It was ugly. It was a car that BECAME A TENT. For God's sake man, it was ugly and became a tent. BECAME A TENT.


    A TENT.


    I don't need a $25,000 tent. Seriously.
     
  9. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Well, if you spent $25k on an Aztek and became homeless...it would seem a wise move.

    The only car in my life i thought Fuglier was the AMC Pacer.
    to quote an old Speed Channel commercial:
    And dude, the Aztek came with a First Aid Kit.
    A FIRST AID KIT.
    the first ever First AID KIT to include anti-depressants because it was the single-most butt-ugly car ever made....
     
  10. oddobot

    oddobot carpe diem all diem long

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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww gee thanks....
     
  11. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    also there is this Pontiac is toast and the aztec helped it onthe way to the grave :( 
     
  12. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I'd point you to the Buick Rendezvous before I'd point you to an Aztek. Mechanically they're the same, but the Rendezvous looks much better.

    I'm a big fan of Pontiac and I actually like the Aztek, so take that for what it's worth.
     
  13. Sunstorm9119

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    Oddly enough, one of my former co-workers drove a Rendezvous, and two of my current ones drive Aztecs. Still one of the butt ugliest things i've ever seen.
     
  14. Ace Convoy

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    Well....I liked the Aztec but always thought it's Buick Bretheren was Ugly.

    But the Aztec was discontinued in 2007 or early 2008...........You might want to try Carmax.com.
     
  15. Keiichitron

    Keiichitron Not a physicist, dammit

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    as was said numerous times before, it was ugly and thus sold very poorly. what is she looking for in a vehicle? maybe we can find her a better option
     
  16. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    I'm pretty sure it was built on a mini van platform instead of a truck/suv platform which IMO would have helped to sell more units. The high price didn't help either. Nor its atrocious looks...
     
  17. KnightSaberAmi

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    OMG some of the comments in the thread I actually laughed until I cried. Yeah as I have said before that sucker bombed faster than the Edsel and that was epic. Get her an Xterra instead but one of the older models. The newer ones have been compromised on "trunk" space for more leg room in the back and the backseats have stadium seating. Definitely get her an Xterra if she's dead set on a SUV.
     
  18. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Jeremy Clarkson that said it had the fit and finish of a Chinese water pistol.
     

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