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Weidel on Wheels. Author Jeffrey Weidel is an award-winning writer from the Sacramento region who has reviewed automobiles for more than two decades. Check out his latest ride!


Volkswagen Tiguan provides performance, but fuel economy an issue

A momentum swing has taken place with the Volkswagen Tiguan, which experienced lukewarm sales during its U.S. debut in 2009. Although sales are not yet off the charts for this compact crossover sport utility vehicle

2012 Mazda CX-9 attractive, agile and spacious

Lumped into the generous offerings of large sport utility vehicles, the initial thought here regarding the 2012 Mazda CX-9 is why does it get categorized in this segment? Frankly, it doesn't seem that large.

Mazda3: Still Ranks Among Best Compact Cars

A test drive in the Mazda3 might convince folks who don't care for compact vehicles to reconsider.

2017 Honda CR-V is better than ever

Roseville, CA - Completely redesigned this year, the 2017 Honda CR-V is slightly taller, wider and longer.

Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road provides good versatility

Roseville, CA- Toyota enjoys huge sales numbers in the U.S., where reportedly half the midsize trucks sold are Tacoma models
Hyundai Veloster 2019 model

2019 Hyundai Veloster: an unconventional hatchback

Veloster is a solid choice in its class Roseville, CA- When an auto manufacturer skips a year of production, one of two things can happen:...

Mazda 3 boasts enviable 40 mpg

Even top-selling vehicles need something new to keep the appeal level from falling. With that in mind, the braintrust at Mazda decided it was time to give its already popular Mazda 3 some added appeal.

2013 Fiat 500 lineup includes turbo model

Did you lose track of Fiat? Join the club. Fiat had a decent U.S. run in the late 1960s and mid-70s. But the Italian automaker disappeared for more than 30 years.
Toyota C-HR

Toyota C-HR lacks performance

Anemic performance downgrades C-HRRoseville, CA- Toyota and its luxury division (Lexus) have manufactured a lot of sport utility...

Acura RDX remains top-notch SUV

Acura RDX more appealing than ever Roseville, CA- While the previous incarnation of the Acura RDX didn't inspire great enthusiasm, one would never know it...