cool things with wheels since 2006
It is my opinion that the Aztec should actually be praised and memorialized. The Pontiac Aztek was the last time that General Motors tried to be a trend setter, original and daring. It's just to bad that the marketing committees and bean counters had their dirty ways with it. I think the potential was there, they just managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory..
That's a good point. GM really hasn't done much to try anything new since the Motorama days... nothing was ever made of all those "futuristic" concepts, and it was all a waste of time and money, and they basically gave up. Then they tried the Aztec, and were drubbed thoroughly for not getting a success. Hell, when has a car maker done anything new and succeeded at it anyway? The Prius? None of the many efforts of Dodge Plymouth Chrysler were a success either, in the late 90s, early 00s. I liked that Prowler, but they didn't get the engine right, and it flopped
I found the Aztek as aesthetically pleasing to the eye as a sharp stick in the eye! To make it even uglier they had the "camper tent option" what a joke! Wow it just became a safari wagon. Hahaha. And your right on the prowler (which I LOVE the looks of)it was only available with a V6 and an automatic transmission. What a deal breaker!
For the record, Mrs B had a Aztec. I liked it, but it had a tendency to chew up front wheel bearings. Good sensible car, easy to get in and out of.
Perhaps these people are Fans of BREAKING BAD.