Say hello to my big friend. Spotted in a parking garage in the Marina (where, hopefully, it stays during daylight hours), it’s the Pontiac Aztek. Introduced for the 2001 model year, the Aztek is often regarded as the World’s Ugliest Car.
Say hello to my absurdly high waistline. Say hello to my undersized wheels and my overhanging front. Say hello to my double-decker front and glass rear ends. I’m bulky, yet my lower ribs are showing, ain’t that a feat? Don’t I look like a giant Prius? But I’m no hybrid, I’m just a mutant.
Unfortunately, the Aztek isn’t just butt-ugly, it’s also large. However, it cannot accurately be called an SUV, since there’s no “S” involved. I guess it’s just a UV, meaning “Utility Vehicle,” or, more appropriately, “Ugly Vehicle.” Mercifully, the Aztek was put to death in 2005. Most Aztek buyers seem to have traded theirs in for something less unsightly. I wonder how many of them will now admit to having owned one.