They actually had built some 4 seat EV-1/Impact cars. But they used them as mules for a variety of alternate drivetrains, then showed them at one of the Detroit Auto Shows, where I saw them. They actually look better as a 4 place car. In addition to only being a 2 seater, there were several other key strikes against them from the start. First, they limited their "sales" area. Second was the price. But the worst thing they did was that it wasn't a real "lease", as there was no "option to buy" at the end of the "lease." It was, rather, nothing more than a rental, in reality. So the customers were lied to right off the bat, and thus the whole program was designed to fail, right from the word "go". So just how sincere and honest does that make GM look to be? How sad. And I hate to say all that, since I am retired from GM.
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The biggest problems the Aztek had were 1) it was a fastback, which precluded it having a third row of seating, unlike its sister ship, the Buick Rendevous; and 2) that it was butt UGLY, also unlike the Buick. Simply put, styling sells, always has. The Aztek was so ugly that as soon as it hit the dealers' lots, the company announced a second year "freshening", almost unheard of in the industry, and a huge red flag that screamed "we're in deep in trouble" to everyone.
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