The Pontiac Aztek doubles down by using two Native American names (Aztecs are native Central America Native Americans): Chief Pontiac was an Odawa (Ottawa) war chief who stuck it to the British and even raid Fort Detroit, while the Aztecs were a massive and complex culture decimated by European diseases and gold-hungry Spanish conquistadors. You’d think these two interesting would yield an interesting car, but no.

Advertisement

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

About the author

Erin Marquis

Managing Editor of Jalopnik.