You know, I hate to say it and hate even more to admit it, but I think the Aztek was just built a little too ahead of its time. Had it been produced today, I'm not sure it would have been universally considered the ugliest car ever in a land of Cubes, Jukes, Lincoln MKwhatevers, and XBs. Perfect example: this later model year Aztek with a LS transplant, which I have to admit doesn't look that bad.

Disclaimer: I would never want an Aztek, nor would I ever recommend one, but I'm not sure it deserves quite the bad rap it has received over the years.