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Old 02-14-2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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The Aztec . . . still selling?

I was looking around, doing some research on cars and I came across this article.
http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/18/2...aztek-25-sold/
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The Pontiac Aztek may be the butt of more jokes than Britney Spears, but even two years after its demise, the world's ugliest crossover of all time is still selling. In fact, Pontiac dealers chalked up a whopping 25 sales in 2007, and we'd like to meet the visually impaired customers who drove them off the lot and into a lifetime's worth of ridicule. Actually, we'd like to visit the 25 Pontiac dealerships that risked the embarrassment of keeping a two-year old "new" car on their lots. Any mention of Sales Person of the Year should include the fine men and women who pushed, dragged and pulled those Azteks off the lot. How do you explain to the new car shopper why his new car no longer has that new car smell? OK, we're done.

PS: We're well aware that there are many satisfied owners out there who appreciate the practical design of the Aztek's interior layout, smooth ride and the world's best built anti-theft device (i.e. its looks). We apologize for being so insensitive.
I'm not sure what I'm more amazed with, the fact that there are still people willing to buy them new, or that dealers are still trying to sell them. I feel really bad for the dealers that have had them for the past 2 years. Looking at them day after day . . .

BTW, I was NOT looking for the Aztek, I was looking up stuff on Grand Prix's and Grand Am's
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:46 AM   #2
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well what they should do, if there are any left on lots, is have a Demo Derby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:27 AM   #3
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Worlds best anti theft device....that's classic...lol
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:06 AM   #4
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wow... just wow
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One of my coworkers has one. He absolutely loves it.

But even he says it's unbelievably ugly.

The idea of the Aztek was very interesting and practical.

It's just a shame they put such a good concept into such an UGLY package.

Here's a real fun piece of trivia for you. One of the guys who designed the Aztek had a hand in the styling of the C6 Corvette. I had to laugh when I heard that one.

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The Aztec looks to me like a dumpster on wheels.
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Never noticed that before. But you're right. I'm not sure which ones are worse, the first ones with the grey clading or the later ones with a spoiler.
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