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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!

Kia Sorento delivers considerable versatility

Roseville, CA- Last year's remodeling effort took the Kia Sorento to a higher level and gave it more credibility among a somewhat crowded group of midsize sport utility vehicles.
2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

GTI a Volkswagen hit for years

Reputation for performance and practicality Roseville, CA- The anticipation is finally over. The all-new, eighth-generation 2020 Volkswagen Golf was...
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Nissan Xterra an alluring buy for off-road crowd

2012 Nissan Xterra reviewed - 4.0-liter, V6, 261 horsepower /15-20 mpg /Price: $24,890 to $30,170
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Kia Rio becomes prime-time player among subcompacts

If there were an award for "most improved" vehicle for 2012, there's no doubt the Kia Rio would be receiving a good percentage of the votes.
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Volvo S90: New luxury sedan replaces S80

Roseville, CA- The new, rather cool 2017 Volvo S90, which becomes the Swedish automaker's flagship sedan. The S90 has little in common with the S80 and is newly designed from the ground up.
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Hyundai Genesis: Quite an Impressive Sedan

Redesigned for 2015, the Hyundai Genesis features a roomier cabin, improved engines, better fuel economy, additional entertainment options, and offers all-wheel drive
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2011 Kia Sorento, a nice value at modest price

This sport utility vehicle arrives with changes. Fully redesigned for 2011, the Kia Sorento is no longer an SUV that drives more like a truck than an easy handling sedan.
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Honda Civic offers diverse lineup of gas-saving compacts

Much like its bigger brother - the Accord - the Honda Civic is no longer undisputed king of the hill.
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Toyota 4Runner retains its rugged appeal

Unlike many of the current class of midsize sport utility vehicles, the Toyota 4Runner has pretty much stuck to its original script.
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2011 Subaru Forester dependable with plenty of value

When I think of manufacturers that produce dependable vehicles but with very little panache, Subaru and Volvo quickly come to mind. They both make automobiles with plenty of enviable qualities, yet will leave some car shoppers looking elsewhere simply because of their appearance.