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mom2niltac
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« on: May 18, 2017, 10:22:16 PM »

We bought our 2005, who we call Baby, 2/28/05.  We have put 145,000 miles on her and hope to put many more on her.  Had we known that it would be the last year and how few were made, back then, we would have found a way to buy a 2nd one.
Purely by accident, I came upon this site and I really wish I would have 10 years ago!
There were several Aztek groups on Yahoogroups, but they are just porn now and were by the time I joined.
If there is anyone still out there who drives a 2005, especially, I hope to see some replies.
If anyone has any sort of meet up or rally in the west, would love to know.  I live in SoCal.
Was mad when Pontiac chose to discontinue the Aztek line, but was even more mad when Pontiac was gone.  We love Pontiacs.  Husband drove a Pontiac "muscle car" when we met (nearly 40 years ago now), which we had to give up when we got married and had a baby within 1 1/2 years of that. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 06:01:51 AM »

Welcome,  I as well have an 05.  I picked mine up at a Honda dealer 6 months ago and love it.  My friends think its ridiculous and make fun of me but I love the vehicle, especially for the price, the shape it is in, and low miles it currently has. 
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2005 Aztek Fusion Orange Metallic FWD
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 03:44:16 PM »

I also own an 05, a black Rally, with low miles (less than 100K). It was purchased last September from a dealer in Florida who deals in buying repos.  It looked like someone tap danced on the hood and a few things were either broken or removed and the back tires were super low profile and silly looking on the Rally rims on the back. With the help of a Pull-a-part location and two new tires, it's a great looking car now. Was even able to find the tent and air mattress still in the GM boxes. It also has the removable tray in back.

Unfortunely, we're all the way across the country in Georgia. Occasionally, I'll see one on the road here.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 03:45:17 PM »

Oops, forgot to say welcome!
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 05:48:48 PM »

Hi and Welcome!

I have a 2003 aka "The Warthog" (after the vehicle in Halo).  Bought it used in 2005 while still under warranty.  Currently has over 120K miles.  It often has an issue or two (fuel gauge, transmission sometimes slips, lower intake manifold gasket leaks, front wheel bearings, etc), but has never let me down.  

10 years ago we had the Aztek rally and that was a blast.  I'm hoping we can do something like that again some day.

I'm also all the way over here in GA.  

One of my favorite accessories for my Aztek are the internal bike racks.  The racks are made from extruded aircraft aluminum and bolt to the hold downs where the back seats attach (once the seats are removed).  With my factory dark tinted windows in the back it's hard to tell that my bikes are back there.  A lot more secure than carrying them on a rear bike rack.  They were part of the bicycle accessory kit which included honeycomb pattern rubber mats (easy to clean and they look even better than the stock carpet mats).  I usually pull out the right side rear seat and bolt in just one of the racks (only pull out the other seat when I need to carry more than one bike).

I also have the hiking package which included backpacks that attach to the back of the front seats and black Aztek logo seat covers.  The accessory packages are really hard to find these days, so when you come across them, grab them!

These forums are mostly dead these days.  A lot of the original members have moved on to other vehicles, but some still stop in from time to time.  I've seen more new members popping up lately.  Not sure why that is, but it's great to see!

Lots of good info in the message base - very helpful if/when you run into a problem.  Someone has probably already had that problem and shared their solution to it.

Good luck with Baby!







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Bill (aka Bird Dog)
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2017, 06:30:25 AM »

This article is why i joined the fan club....and bought a tek on a whim...hahah.

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/10-reasons-why-buy-a-pontiac-aztek-right-now/
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2003 in Electric Blue


« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 12:12:27 PM »

Hey mom2niltac - I'm way late seeing this, but welcome to the club. I got my '03 Tek in 2009, and she quickly became my favourite vehicle that I have ever owned. Unfortunately, I had to give her up last July, just too much needed repairing to make sense - tranny needed a rebuild, AC was shot, had a control arm issue, and a couple of other things, but the AC and the tranny sealed the deal. Now driving an '09 Santa Fe, but miss my Aztek every day. Wishing you many more years with your baby, glad you found your way to the AFC - lots of great info and great people here!

We bought our 2005, who we call Baby, 2/28/05.  We have put 145,000 miles on her and hope to put many more on her.  Had we known that it would be the last year and how few were made, back then, we would have found a way to buy a 2nd one.
Purely by accident, I came upon this site and I really wish I would have 10 years ago!
There were several Aztek groups on Yahoogroups, but they are just porn now and were by the time I joined.
If there is anyone still out there who drives a 2005, especially, I hope to see some replies.
If anyone has any sort of meet up or rally in the west, would love to know.  I live in SoCal.
Was mad when Pontiac chose to discontinue the Aztek line, but was even more mad when Pontiac was gone.  We love Pontiacs.  Husband drove a Pontiac "muscle car" when we met (nearly 40 years ago now), which we had to give up when we got married and had a baby within 1 1/2 years of that. 
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Former owner of a 2003 Electric Blue beauty who met her end at 271,000 Kms.
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