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!

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Car Wars: Toyota Camry vs. Nissan Maxima

This week's matchup has America's midsize champion Toyota Camry taking on a worthy competitor in the Nissan Maxima. Check out how these two industry leaders compare.
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Honda Fit remains a solid choice among subcompact vehicles

Although the Honda Fit is listed as a subcompact vehicle, it can actually rival some compact sport utility vehicles for roominess. And those SUVS can't match the Fit when it comes to either price or fuel economy.
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Mazda Miata still the quintessential fun-loving convertible

Although there's nothing stunning about the Miata, it remains one of the great roadsters, providing a mix of excitement, affordable and handling - which combines to make it a quintessential fun car to drive.
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Lexus ES 350: Luxury sedan at an affordable price

The entry-level, luxury midsize sedan field is filled with attractive vehicles to peruse. And the Lexus ES 350 definitely makes the short list of which vehicle to buy.
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Controversial Acura ZDX exterior a selling point or not?

This is definitely not a vehicle for the masses. And just how do I know that? People show an immediate passion - good and bad - for the 2012 Acura ZDX.
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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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Infiniti G37 Coupe, good looks and strong performance

2012 Infiniti G37 Coupe IPL - My older brother is definitely not a car guy. He hasn't purchased a new car in decades and is very content driving a used pickup truck or the aging mini-van that provides major transportation
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2012 Lexus LS 460: Luxury sedan at a reasonable price

Besides the first-class ride, this large luxury sedan also delivers tremendous performance, has a ton of standard features, and possesses an exterior elegance that two years ago was enhanced by a wider grille and a few other changes in a mild redesign
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2012 Lexus CT 200 hybrid: No real competition

So what's distinctive about the 2012 CT 200? First off, it looks cool. During a week of test driving, several people remarked on the outward appearance of this compact four-door hatchback. No one identified it as a Lexus, but the CT 200 has a distinct look that sets it apart.
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Nissan Rogue: compact SUV priced right, but lacks performance

Introduced four years ago, the Nissan Rogue has yet to make a true imprint in the crowded compact crossover sport utility class.