Car Reviews

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!

Ford Explorer distances itself from troubled past

Auto manufacturers like to tout their redesigns. The makeover language is always laden with positive information, never alluding that the previous model might have somehow been lacking in one area or another.

2012 Audi A7: A combination sedan, coup, hatchback

This is not just another vehicle in the Audi lineup of impressive offerings. This one is very unique. The German automaker has crafted a distinctive exterior style that has the new 2012 Audi A7 being

Ford Crossover SUV has definite ‘Edge’

2011 Ford Edge Review:Don't bother joining the party if you're coming in weak. That should be the message for all automakers that are producing crossover sport utility vehicles.

Ford Fusion Hybrid: good choice for midsize family sedan

The Fusion has been a nice addition to the Ford lineup, providing versatility to the once struggling American automaker. Aided by the success of this family-friendly sedan, Ford

2011 Jeep Wrangler, an impractical purchase?

U. S. Army officials saw a void in their transportation, a predicament that it wanted to address as it anticipated being thrust into World War II. The call went out for production of a four-wheel drive reconnaissance car

Cute, adorable Fiat 500 a huge hit with the ladies

Jennifer Lopez might be the best thing that ever happens to the new 2012 Fiat 500. Her energizing TV commercial is seemingly popping up everywhere, bringing the Fiat 500 into a lot of living rooms in America.

Ford adds some much-needed muscle to its F-150

Give the braintrust at Ford credit for listening to their customers and critics in regards to its Ford F Series trucks. Enough of them complained about a lack of power that Ford took the problem head on in developing the Ford F-150, a full-size pickup truck

Toyota Corolla no longer king of the compacts

What's the top selling car of all time? It's a bit surprising here that the answer is the Corolla, which has been going strong for more than four decades. Corolla sales surpassed 33 million in 2007 when this popular Toyota pushed ahead of the Volkswagen Beetle to become the top seller of all time.

Scion tC hits target market with youthful appeal

The Scion tC arrives this year with its first-ever complete redesign. Seven years after it debuted, the tC is still being marketed to the younger crowd, and the redesign makes that even more evident.

2011 Lexus CT 200 Hybrid

Lexus, the premium division of Toyota, is making its pitch to the middle class. Its latest offering is the all-new Lexus CT 200h, a compact hybrid, four-door hatchback that is priced at just over $29,000.