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Pontiac Aztek

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  • Let's see, so far we've heard from San Fran CA, Upper MA near VT/NH border, Seattle (Puget Sound region) WA, & Tampa FL. No Azteks, unless you count at the dealers. Seems most of the ones sold are in the Midwest area. Wow, that's really hitting Pontiac's demographic! :-)
  • gonzo7gonzo7 Posts: 259
    I live in Scottsdale AZ. Every house on my street has either a SUV or a Minivan. I have never seen one Aztek on the road. The dealer that was advertising them for $2500 below invoice still has loads of them. They used to be up front on display for all to see. Now they are all sadly huddled together in a side section of the car lot. They have about 20.

    It really is kind of sad.

    If Pontiac thinks this is what "cool" is they are pathetic.
    Their new 'youth' attempt reminds me of a 56 year old guy who buys some hair dye and makes his hair and eyebrows pitch black and starts wearing half buttoned rayon shirts. Hey sport- you just look like a dork.
  • nrd525nrd525 Posts: 109
    Just like I thought, I saw one of the green ones ( a really bad green, like the refrigerator we had when I was a kid), driven by a dark haired 45 year old woman. I've seen it three times now.
    That was on the way home from work yesterday. I went someplace yesterday afternoon, I parked my truck, and went in. When I came out, there was a white one, driven by a 30 year old woman with two little kids pulling into the sopt next to it.
    And last, I saw a red one driven by what looked like a 12 year old girl, but I'm hoping she was sixteen.
    I THINK I HAVE FOUND THE MAIN NEST!!! Tell the army, air force, etc...It's Toledo! Oh the humanity!!!Oh god, I am blind, my eyes!!
  • SporinSporin Posts: 1,066
    "Upper MA near VT/NH border,"

    Actually, I am in Central VT, right on the NH border. :)
  • jeno2jeno2 Posts: 11
    Yup.. My local Pontiac dealer still has their original order of 3 different Azteks. And, they too, have moved them from front-and-center to a side position somewhat hidden from main traffic flow.

    I'd love to hear the sales figures for the country thus far. Last I heard was 1,400 from the WSJ article two months ago.
  • My apologies....sometimes I am geographically challenged :-). As a side note (and not because I'm feeling guilty) I've always wanted to see your part of the country. The closest I've been is NYC...which isn't very close. If I had the time, I would like to make a road trip in my 00' Soobie OB Ltd. Let's see, I could continue my Aztek sighting study as I went along...hmmmmm.
  • Ouch! I'm still laughing...my sides hurt! I think Pontiac must have a big red push pin right over Toledo on the demographic map. :-)

    Gonzo: Ok, check, no Azteks in Scottsdale, AZ either (dealers not withstanding).
  • p0926p0926 Posts: 4,423
    Atlanta reporting: The only Aztek I've seen thus far was about a month ago on a car hauler on an area interstate. However, I did notice them advertised in last weekend's paper for the 1st time. I don't remember the specifics but I know that the ad mentioned "great deals available" along with a free "lifestyle package" which I took to mean the camping package. If you've absolutely got to have one, then it looks like you should at least be able to get a good deal.

    -Frank P.
  • None of you people at all are talking about the Aztek you know that. Yeah you can go ahead and make jokes, . But you people can at least try to be informative.
  • p0926p0926 Posts: 4,423
    Actually, I think potential buyers checking this topic would be interested to know the availability/popularity of the Aztek in various parts of the country.

    How's this for informative.... I thought the Car & Driver article that sporin refered to actually gave the Aztek a pretty good review. Of course, as he also pointed out, the Forester bested it in every area but one (cargo room). :-)

    -Frank P.
  • Duh...I guess we must have been talking about some other Aztek....gee...thanks for observation, NOT!

    Besides, as I recall you seem to have all the pertinent Aztek info anyhow. :-0

    Frank: Thanks...Atlanta has checked in, zero Azteks spotted on the road (at least under their own power).
  • tincup47tincup47 Posts: 1,508
    I saw one on the road the other day, hope it was just passing thru. :)
  • You may be skewing my sighting survey :-)
    I give you this one though.

    1 on-the-road sighting in the Great State of Maryland. BTW, I used to live in Landover and Ft.Meade in 2nd grade and junior high. I did some crazy things there to be sure :-)
  • alingaling Posts: 598
    The Aztek was parked next to the Insight at the EdmundsLive event. They actually look rather similar from this angle.

    http://www.overboost.com/images/256/full/DSCN7826.jpg
    Drew/aling
    Townhall Community Leader/Vans Conference
  • Would you prefer cheese or crackers with that
    WINE....! I have followed this post because of the funny quotes here; However it seems only you and some lizard guy likes the Aztek. So maybe, just maybe, that might give you a clue of the popularity of the "Pumba the Talking Pig" ( thanks Edmunds) Aztek. SO my uneducated guess is that if 99% of the people in the USA do not like the Aztek that could spell doom for resale!!

    I do think it was "Intellechoice" that stated it would be worth 50% of it's value in two years!!
    No car is an investment, but to lose that amount of value would be pure stupidity to purchase a car that loses 50% of it's value in just two years.

    By the way my mother used to say " if you cannot stand the heat get out of kitchen"..........
  • When in the heck did I mention resale value? Me and some lizard guy huh? WHATEVERRRRRR. I just don't know how you can come up with things I didn't even say.
  • What's your deal anyhow? I think it's obvious to anyone else who reads Lxnownr's post that he was adding info to his topic and not stating that you "specifically" said anything about resale value. I've copied the first paragraph again for your viewing pleasure (re-read carefully, maybe slower this time).

    "Would you prefer cheese or crackers with that
    WINE....! I have followed this post because of the
    funny quotes here; However it seems only you and
    some lizard guy likes the Aztek. So maybe, just
    maybe, that might give you a clue of the popularity of the "Pumba the Talking Pig" ( thanks Edmunds)
    Aztek. SO my uneducated guess is that if 99% of the people in the USA do not like the Aztek that could spell doom for resale!!"

    It's quite clear that he started a new paragraph after this exerpt, having nothing to do w/you. All he expressed was that you and Triplizard seem to be in the minority as ones that like the Aztek especially when compared to the sales numbers.

    Honestly, sometimes I think you either read to fast or see something that others don't!
  • SporinSporin Posts: 1,066
    koolguy,

    C'mon man... if you're going to drive an Aztek, you need to develop a thicker skin. In the last 10 or 20 posts, we've only been commenting on availability and sightings, the C&D road test and compared it to the Forester. How is that NOT talking about the Aztek????

    If you've got something to add, jump right in. :-)

    btw-A black one appeared at one of my 2 "local" Pontiac dealers yesterday. Still haven't seen one on the road.
  • kate5000kate5000 Posts: 1,264
    don't you think so? where are the Russian guy and Triplizard? and Evilone should be done with honeymoon by now, I think ;-)
  • I have not seen any Azteks in central NJ. I commute 60 miles per day and still haven't seen any actually purchased. The Pontiac dealer down the street has had the same two Azteks for months. The service manager takes one home every night to his house near mine. That's about the only use they'll get out of it. I looked in the inside once and hated it. And I have a radical new Grand Am with the "tennis ball" vents. Aztek is even beyond my wild taste!

    When I see the Aztek parked in the manager's driveway, it looks like one of the 1980's Civics from the rear, with that funky hatchback. I see no redeeming value to this vehicle, especially for $27K. I like Pontiac, but they've struck out big time with this White Elephant.
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