Thank you for sharing your story.
I feel kind of responsible for the Aztek. I was in a focus group for the car based on my ownership of an SUV (Cherokee). We answered lots of questions, looked as some test-bed cars showing off various features (like the fold-down rear hatch lip, various rear door types, etc.) and then drove several test cars (not Azteks) to evaluate engine/tranny combos. Fun and I earned like $100. Then when I saw the Aztek and it had several of the features we evaluated, I saw the horror of what I had done! : )