2001 Pontiac Aztek Reviews - Page 3 of 16

2001 Pontiac Aztek GT 3.4L from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.4L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Laser

Summary:

I LOVE THIS SUV!

Faults:

The Vehicle has been good to me.

Only a few problems have developed due to standard use and wear and tear:

The O2 sensors needed replacing at 80,000 miles.

A coolant leak has shown up at 86,000 but is very small and too hard to locate until it gets worse.

When I bought the car, the sheet metal on the door was rusting slightly.

General Comments:

The Aztek has plenty of power to move you and your cargo.

Plenty of cargo room in the back.

There is some lack of leg room for the passengers in the rear.

There are many great features that come with the vehicle. Some include an in-dash cooler, HUD, seat warmers, 6 CD changer, air pump, and many more.

There is a great tent feature that can attach off the back when parked.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th January, 2007

2001 Pontiac Aztek from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired250 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Venture

Summary:

Great when it is working. Expensive when it is not

Faults:

Condenser cracked at about 29,000 miles.

Seats wearing badly.

Brake rotors warp easily. Had a brake job done with the rotors cut. Within 6 months brake began pulsating again.

Rear hatch won't pop open from the control in the dash.

Door lock on drivers side works intermittently.

Key-less entry key chain breaks very easily. (On my 3rd key chain)

When I go to stop, the car's rpm's jump up dramatically. When I put it in park, they climb to about 2500 rpm's.

General Comments:

When the car is working, it is a great car with plenty of room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd October, 2006

2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.4 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carPontiac Trans Sport

Summary:

Great

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This vehicle is very comfortable, needs a little more power. Gas mileage could be better 18/21 mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2006

2001 Pontiac Aztek from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired110 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Overall I would rate it a 8 out of 10

Faults:

At 3 years or around 16,000 miles my AC Condenser went out, but SUV was still under warranty. One year later the AC compressor went out on me after the warranty ran out and I was told it will cost $900.00 for a new one. To me this is unacceptable for two AC parts to go out before the vehicle is 5 years old. I still have no AC! Should be a recall on ALL AC parts.

Only a year after I bought the vehicle I had to have the passenger rear light assembly replaced because the top coating started to come off and it looked dull and ugly, now the rear driver light assembly is the same way, but I would have to replace at the cost of around $280.00.

Also had to replace the battery (without warning) after 4 years. Thought the battery had ware down indicators?

Now, 9-9-06 I can't get my rear hatch open, only lights flash when I press the remote rear button.

Called dealer and of course they said they don't know whats wrong and to bring it in so I waste more money.

Albert L. Beshada

Newton, New Jersey

abeshada@earthlink.net.

General Comments:

Love my Aztec, but think GM should talk to us all about these problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2006

10th Sep 2006, 09:19

Yes, I rate them at least an 8 out of 10 on the Ugly Scale, along with the Isuzu Vehicross, Honda element, & Chrysler PT Cruiser. (The Scion xB is not too far behind either)

Any votes for Cars of yesteryear on the high side of the ugly scale??? I would say that the AMC Pacer tops the list! A friend of mine had one in college, poor guy couldn't get a date until he sold it!!! (This was before "Wayne's World" however.)

2001 Pontiac Aztek from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carPontiac Aztek

Summary:

I love my Aztek!

Faults:

When I first got it the car would not start. Was the battery and the dealer replaced it.

Around 40,000 the transmission completely went. Fortunately it was still under the extended warranty and the dealer replaced it with a NEW transmission from the factory!

Gas gauge quit working about 70,000 and.

There is a strange clicking noise that has not been diagnosed yet.

General Comments:

I have been thinking about trading in this car mostly because of the high mileage and fear of added repair bills. BUT/... I really LOVE this car.

I get really good gas mileage. I can get up to 35mpgs highway and 22 around town.

Sound system is AWESOME!!!

Camping is fun... as long as it is in the cooler months!

Visibility can be scary... not good!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2006

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 62 reviews