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2003 Pontiac Aztek Consumer Reviews

3.6
Average based on 16 reviews
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"It has a good personality"

by from shoreline CT on March 24, 2008

"Beauty may be in the eyes of the beholder". Our Aztek has all the bells and whistles, heads up display, trip computer, AWD, even a removable cooler between the two front seats. We have brought the ca...
"Beauty may be in the eyes of the beholder". Our Aztek has all the bells and whistles, heads up display, trip computer, AWD, even a removable cooler between the two front seats. We have brought the car to Florida three times all we can complain about in 70,000 miles is replacing a headlight. The ride is superb and we average 23 mpg on the highway, be lightfooted to get good in town milage.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Love my Aztek

by from Madison, WI on September 19, 2012

I have a 2003 Aztek that just passed 280k miles. I have had to do brakes, tires, oil changes, and thats it!!! I have had to replace the recline handle on the driver seat (common problem) but everythin...
I have a 2003 Aztek that just passed 280k miles. I have had to do brakes, tires, oil changes, and thats it!!! I have had to replace the recline handle on the driver seat (common problem) but everything else has been perfect. Love the way it rides, I consistenly get 24-30 mpg and my whole family loves riding in it. I wished they still made them. My wife has a Toyota Highlander and I much rather have my Aztek. Lots of fun, unique styling, and trouble free.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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mixed emotions

by from somewhere in ohio on April 23, 2014

i have always wanted an aztek so was so happy when I finally got a 2003 in 2011.it had 150,000 miles on it now has 195,000. it has electrical gremlins and none of my dash lights will shut off,keeps bl...
i have always wanted an aztek so was so happy when I finally got a 2003 in 2011.it had 150,000 miles on it now has 195,000. it has electrical gremlins and none of my dash lights will shut off,keeps blowing out my headlights and now my gauges stop working when I drive it for longer than an hour.if someone knew about electrical then it would be the best vehicle I had ever owned but its time to get rid of it before more goes wrong..loved this vehicle
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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best looking suv around.

by from Manitowoc, Wi. on November 2, 2012

Luv the way it looks, handles and performs. Still looks brand new after detailing. Would recommend this vehicle to everyone
Luv the way it looks, handles and performs. Still looks brand new after detailing. Would recommend this vehicle to everyone
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Great car for a chemistry teacher

by from Alberquerque, NM on October 14, 2014

I purchased this car for a steal with the incentives GM offered in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. On a teachers salary it really made a difference in the payment. I found it to be reliable transportati...
I purchased this car for a steal with the incentives GM offered in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. On a teachers salary it really made a difference in the payment. I found it to be reliable transportation, with lots of room inside to hold my sons crutches.(he was born with cerebral palsy). When needed it makes a perfect vehicle for someone who doesn't want to attract too much attention. Didnt have many issues with it, other than frequent windshield breakage. Oh, and it seemed is though people had difficulty seeing it on the road as I nearly killed two pedestrians on the road one night. In the end though, I decided I wanted to go for something abit nicer, so I moved up to a Chrysler 300 SRT. I will always have fond memories of this car though... WW
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Loved the Aztec

by from canada on March 27, 2015

I bought my 2003 Aztec Rally new in 2003. It had everything that I needed at the time. It was comfortable to drive, plenty of space.When my son moved out we actually fit a love seat in the back of it ...
I bought my 2003 Aztec Rally new in 2003. It had everything that I needed at the time. It was comfortable to drive, plenty of space.When my son moved out we actually fit a love seat in the back of it after removing the back seats. I did have issues with the wheel bearings but my husband fixed them with no problem, and the tires did not last as long as I would have liked. All in all it was a great SUV. It lasted until 345000km when the head gasket went.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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worst car by far

by from Elizabeth Indiana on July 2, 2010

I baught this car two years ago at 100,000 miles its a 2003 and the next 50,000 miles was the worst from fuel system wiring and fuel pump failure, wheel bearings and ball joints, transmission going ou...
I baught this car two years ago at 100,000 miles its a 2003 and the next 50,000 miles was the worst from fuel system wiring and fuel pump failure, wheel bearings and ball joints, transmission going out,and the front end still feels like its going to fall apart but no one can find anything loose. i guess its just poor design over all this car is the worst i have ever owned. I think its time to buy a real american car and that is ford the best i ever owned.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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A Good reliable and useful vehicle

by from Florence, South Carolina on December 31, 2009

Since I purchased this car, 4 years ago, I have enjoyed the capacity and comfort of this vehicle. It has been easy for me to maintain (I do most of my own maintenance work) and has been very "user" fr...
Since I purchased this car, 4 years ago, I have enjoyed the capacity and comfort of this vehicle. It has been easy for me to maintain (I do most of my own maintenance work) and has been very "user" friendly. I have had no reason to bring in for problems. It was designed to carry large (4 ft wide, exactly) load with the rear seats removed. Ican work with it and it is passenger friendly as well. I would recommend it heartily to anyone.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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I love my aztek!

by from Ann Arbor, MI on July 10, 2011

I use this car for work (sales) and for everything else. It has almost 200K miles and I have to let it go. I can't afford to keep 2 cars but I need something "younger" for work. Sigh. This car can fit...
I use this car for work (sales) and for everything else. It has almost 200K miles and I have to let it go. I can't afford to keep 2 cars but I need something "younger" for work. Sigh. This car can fit everything in. I wouldn't get a rally next time - hate the alloy wheels. The tires leak eventually and have to be reseated. Wheel hubs are a problem but those two things are the only real problems I've had. I am going to miss this car - it's the 2nd Aztek I've owned.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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Decent Car for a while!

by from Cincinnati, OH on July 2, 2009

I bought my 2003 Aztek used with about 30000 miles in july of 2009 it had 79000. Right around the 60000 mile mark this car became a money pit. Intake gaskets failing, fuel system wiring harness failed...
I bought my 2003 Aztek used with about 30000 miles in july of 2009 it had 79000. Right around the 60000 mile mark this car became a money pit. Intake gaskets failing, fuel system wiring harness failed, fuel pump failed, shift interlock harness failed, wheel bearings go bad really fast & front struts went bad. I spent several thousand dollars fixing this stuff. Dont bother getting an extended warranty unless it is a bumper to bumper one! Think hard and do your research before buying one of these cars. They are nice to drive, but poorly designed parts make it a pain to own and repair..
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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