Ah, the Pontiac Aztek. Where do we begin? One could say the Aztek was ahead of its time as a crossover utility vehicle, others could say it’s the ugliest vehicle of all time.
However, the Pontiac Aztek has a lot going for it when it comes to being a future collectible vehicle. That’s right, the unloved Pontiac crossover could potentially be worth something more than we’d ever imagine. Autoblog has compiled a list of 10 reasons why buying an Aztek now could be a smart move when it comes to collector vehicles, and there is some convincing evidence.
Foremost, it follows the Ford Edsel strategy. At one point, the unloved Edsel was deemed the ugliest vehicle of all time. But, now it’s worth something. Why? Because people rallied around the car in a community fashion, bringing the Edsel to heights nobody saw coming. In good condition, an Edsel fetches around $50,000 today.
Speaking of communities, the Pontiac Aztek has a huge following. Heading over to Aztek Fan Club shows tons of fans rallying around the awkward crossover. That’s normally a pretty good sign of future collectibility: people care.
Not to mention, the Aztek got so much bad press during its on-sale years, it has become a curious case for so many. Why was it so bad? Is it that bad? Has the design grown on us? It asks a lot of question and piques interest in key areas where collector cars offer similar conversations.
Add in the fact it’s been featured across American pop culture and the Aztek (Breaking Bad and American Dad) could be diagnosed with Isuzu Vehicross syndrome. The Vehicross is arguably an incredible cult classic and was also featured in the film Mission To Mars.
Millennials have taken a liking to the Pontiac Aztek, too, scooping up the dirt-cheap crossovers like crazy. Are they on to something? Are we staring at a future collectible? Time will only tell.