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Year / Model Reviewed:
2004 Pontiac Aztec AWD
Lots really. The car handles great, get's halfway decent gas mileage, decent acceleration, TONS of room for the size, all in all it's just a fun car.
I've owned my Aztec for nearly 6 months now and I have 28000 miles on it. I had been pretty psyched about the car and it's functionality. However, today I spent $300 replacing brake pads and rotors. This struck me as odd. The repair shop told me they had been noticing that the aztecs were frying pads and rotors very quickly. Sucks for me, those aren't covered under warranty.
The rear hatch is quirky. Now that weather has warmed, it seems to be working as intended - but the darn 3 second safety-lock delay is the most ridiculous idea ever conceived. I've gotton some strange looks running from the switch to the hatch in the parking lot when I don't have the remote in hand.
AWD is mostly great. However, if you manage to spin the wheels with the engine cold, the AWD will cut out to prevent overheating. Not sure how it could be overheating since I've only had it in drive for 8 seconds and it's 16 below zero... but whatever.
Other imperfections... the gas cap just doesn't really seem to seal the tank... in order lift the wiper blades you need to turn them on and cut power with them in mid motion... the rear window collects snow faster than the rear defrost can melt it... blind spots are everywhere - but I knew that when I bought it...
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Yes, it's true... I have driven other cars.