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Pontiac Aztec, a great looking SUV

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by jerry33, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I thought the Aztec was a great looking SUV (one of the best looking ever). If it hadn't been made by GM, I would have been strongly tempted to buy one.
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    If your definition of good looking is "it looks no different than anything else", then yes. To me "looking like everything else" is just unimaginative and boring (which is why I'm not that keen on the Model S' looks). I don't doubt that the first definition of good looking is applicable to the Discovery Channel. Not that I want things to be different just to be different, but form following function is always good looking, and it seems to me that the Aztec was a case of form following function.
     
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    >To me "looking like everything else" is just unimaginative and boring
    I can understand that and can appreciate that. :)

    >Not that I want things to be different just to be different, but form following function is always good looking, and it seems to me that the Aztec was a case of form following function.

    True. I agree on something being useful in form and function and like when they mesh lines, style, and looks together. It can easily make it a success or a failure in a product. Roadster for example. It catches peoples eyes because its sexy and has nice lines.

    Curious, what is the form following the function in the Aztec? I can only see no door dings from shopping carts, door dings, and a great anti-theft deterrent device based upon looks! You know I had to put that in there ;)
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    LOL. I was thinking it's more aerodynamic than most SUVs. It appears as if it should be.
     
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    W.Petefish Active Member

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    Guys, lets get back on topic. (or change the topic label)
     
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    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Split off on on it's own.
     
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    Fwiw, when I was younger and first saw one, I liked it. No one else agreed :(
     
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    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Active Member

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    A few years ago my wife saw one and remarked on the look, saying that it's about as close to an SUV as she'd get.
     
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    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    Well, thanks to "Breaking Bad", the Aztek may have improved its popularity a bit.
     
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    #11 vfx, Sep 23, 2012
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    I liked it at first too but probably because it was just "different". There are varying levels of that mindset that EV owners have. Many of us have other slightly "off the norm" cars already.

    Not an Aztec fan anymore.
     
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    I hate to admit it, but I'm an Aztec fan.

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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    So wrong, Doug. Just so wrong.
     

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