The Aztek could've been a TRUE "utility" vehicle had they cared enough to make it attractive. I agree w/ Moosebreath in his amazement that someone somewhere greenlit some of these automotive oddities! I've seen a couple of the hotted-up Jukes in town that don't look too bad at all, but they don't look like the others.
My SUV is an 07 Mazda3 wagon - it still looks okay, even if the tail lights look a bit racer-boyish. I can carry anything in there. I have hauled 3 MTB at once multiple times. I can put 1 (if not 2) of them in there without removing the front wheel. I haul furniture of all types/sizes in there. It's a joke amongst my friends, that the way people look when I first show up to haul something and the way they look when I load it THEN close the hatch door: "Are you going to try to get THIS in THERE?". I love to see their faces in the rearview as I drive away. I'd like a newer CX-5 or a newer 3, but I don't really NEED one, so I'll keep driving this 'til it doesn't drive anymore.
I would guess the guy that said it was ugly knew well what it is, and that he had an axe to grind. Just happens that Huff's happened to be the one that helped him unburden himself of the problem. Nobody is going to wait around to tell the owner of a car that their car is ugly. They might do it on a forum dedicated to a certain car...
This Sky's not perfect, but it's perfect...for me