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Pros: the roomy interior
Advice: Look for a car similar that was just leased for a year....I recently purchased this car after the previous owner had signed up for a 1 year lease. It has 14,000 miles on it and is It stickered for 25,000 when new and we paid 14,000. We are the type that will keep it until the wheels falls off. It drives like a car, has the room of a mini-van inside and the seats are so comfortable with everything well in reach! I am in love with this vehicle! Buying it used makes the depreciation factor work beautifully in your favor if buying new is too expensive!
Pros: The looks, the comfort and the drive
Cons: I didn't get enough extra features
Advice: You must drive it to understand its true appealHave test driven it for 3 years and have loved it everytime. My husband finally bought me one, two weeks ago, for my birthday and I LOVE IT!! I love the looks. I love the roominess and comfort. And I love the way it handles. It is a wonderful ride. I only wish I would have gotten more bells and whistles. I don't have a problem with the blind spots and I feel the gas mileage is not bad at all, for an SUV (SRV). My husband drove it for the first time, when we brought it home, and he was quite surprised to find that it handled more like a car than a truck (I kept trying to tell him). My 14 year old son loves it. He thinks it's a pretty cool ride and doesn't mind being picked up at school. The stereo system sounds great and I love the back hatch area. Can't wait to take it tailgating and camping. I have the Versatrak Option. Haven't had to use it yet, but I'm sure it will come in very handy in the Pittsburgh Winters. (I'm hoping not to have to find out for awhile). Overall, I truly love my Aztec. It is the best ride I think I have owned.
Pros: THE PERFORMANCE
Cons: NOTHING AT ALL
Advice: JUST TEST DRIVE IT..THEY WILL SEE FOR THEMSELVESTHIS CAR IS THE BEST!I HAVE HAD THIS FOR A WEEK NOW AND WANT TO DRIVE IT ALL THE TIME.I HAVE A WINSTAR MINIVAN AND CAN NOT EVEN COMPARE THE TWO.ONLY THING THE VAN HAS ON THE AZTEK IS MORE SEATS.I LOVE THE WAY IT HANDLES GOING AROUND CORNERS,LOVE THAT I CAN SEE OUT THE BACK WINDOW SO WELL,I HAVE THE NEW BLUE COLOR AND I DONT SEE ANYONE WITH IT YET..I FEEL LIKE IM THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS CAR AND EVERYONES HEADS TURN!I HAVENT HEARD ONE PERSON SAY THEY HATE THE LOOK.IT HAS IMPROVED SINCE THE 2001 CAME OUT.I HAVE 3 BOYS AND ITS A PERFECT FAMILY CAR!I RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WANTING TO BUY A SUV.I LOOKED AT THE OTHER SUVS AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THE AZTEK..YOU HAVE TO DRIVE IT ONCE!YOULL BE HOOKED!
Pros: Comfortable Ride. Comfortable Seats. Cool appearance.
Cons: Leg space in the back.
Advice: Drive it once and you will be hooked.I LOVE THIS VEHICLE!!! I was never interested in purchasing a big car. Never liked them. Then I saw the Aztec at the car dealer and fell in love with its appearance. I do not understand why some people don't see that it's so sharp. I love the fact that it stands out on the road. Then I took it for a test drive and we closed the deal the same day. That car is THE most comfortable vehicle I have ever driven. I love the lumbar support in the seats and the head-up display. Not to mention that it also comes with a compass and an XFM radio station.
Pros: Room and comfort
Cons: outside appearance and right side vision in heavy traffic
Advice: try it and enjoy the comfort and don't worry if some think its an ugly car.I rented this car for 8 days and drove it all over California. Highway and City traffic. It was a little difficult to see if a small car was along side of you in heavy traffic but overall it was very comfortable and drove well. If it wasn't that my wife and sons think the car is too ugly I would be shopping for one when we need a new car. Maybe she will change her mind after looking at the prices of similar type cars.
Pros: handling and gas mileage
Cons: 2001, small wheels, I like the larger ones on the 2002 & 03
Advice: just drive it.This is, hands down, the best vehicle I have ever owned, and I trade cars every three years. I will not trade this car. The car is versitile and has met every requirement I have thrown at it. It hauls wood, people and all sorts of other things. I don't understand the negative things people say about it. Every review I have read states that it does not have a rear window wiper. YOU DON'T NEED ONE. It never needs it. Probably perfect ayrodynamics. there is all kinds of room. My neighbor asked if he could drive it. His wife hated it. She drove it, a did he, and had one the next day. A friend of mine looked and drove all of the SUV's and when he drove the Aztek he bought it on the spot. So, if you think it is ugly, the loss is yours. Look at the new cars and they are following along the lines of the Aztek. Also, none of them can compare with the excellent gas mileage. I have had more positive remarks that negative
Pros: comfort and convenience package
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: get a fully loaded Aztek now while the incentives are great.At first glance, many people will be turned off by it's unique appearance. However, that changes once you actually appreciate the vehicle and all its ammenities for a reasonable price. A fully loaded Aztek can be had for under $23,000 if you look into all the available rebates and incentives.