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Pontiac Aztek: Such versatility, much ugly

The Pontiac Aztek is one of the ugliest vehicles ever built, but the fundamental ideas behind it are sound and should be resurrected today.

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Craig Cole

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The Pontiac Aztek is one of the ugliest vehicles ever made. 

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From all angles this crossover is an assault on the eyes.

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In later model years Pontiac smoothed out some of the Aztek's rough edges. 

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The mild restyling did little to improve this vehicle's overall appearance, though.

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The interior wasn't quite as heinous, but it's hardly worthy of any awards, either.

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The original Aztek Concept showed promise

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Somehow this design study wasn't as hideous as the production version. 

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You can definitely see where the production model got its profile from. 

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Its engine was shared with GM's minivan lineup.

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