Tagged: 10 cars with bad reputations

Hagerty Insurance asked its customers, mostly car collectors, to name the "Most questionable cars" of all time. These are the top vote-getters.

Pontiac Aztek
Tagged: Ugly
Pontiac Aztek
Life span: 2001-05

Sadly, the Aztek could have been a successful vehicle if it hadn't been quite so hideous.

On certain rare occasions a car company can produce a model that many people find unattractive and yet, somehow, it ends up finding an adoring market. The Honda Element is one example. The Chrysler 300 is another.

Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way with the Aztek. In its five year production run, just 115,000 were made. The crossover SUV's exterior, reminiscent of Pablo Picasso's cubist period, doubtlessly drove away many buyers who might have loved the versatile vehicle packaged inside. The Aztek was always highly rated by its owners, garnering top scores in J.D. Power's owner satisfaction surveys.

When the Aztek was finally replaced by the Torrent, a Chevrolet Equinox with a Pontiac nose and tail, GM billed the Torrent as Pontiac's first ever SUV. Even GM, it seemed, wanted to relegate the Aztek to the scrapheap as quickly as possible.


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Unreliable

Dangerous

Ugly

Unreliable

Nerdy

Dangerous

Boring

Ugly

Pathetic
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