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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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.
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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.
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2011 Toyota Tacoma epitomizes quality

There was a period several years ago when the Tacoma was starting to decline in sales. Not that the product had slipped, it's just that people wanted larger trucks. Well, those same gas-guzzling behemoth trucks aren't selling so well now with gas rising above $4 per gallon.
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A look at the 2011 Toyota Sienna

TOYOTA SIENNA - Nothing has changed much in the mini-van world. Although the impressive Kia Sedona is closing the gap and some other offerings are solid mini-vans as well, the top dogs, as they have for many years, remain the Sienna and the Honda Odyssey.
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2011 Nissan Murano, a great midsize crossover

The Murano remains an extremely attractive crossover that offers sophistication, sporty handling, a spacious backseat, appealing cabin, and delivers plenty of performance.
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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.
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Mitsubishi Outlander, Lancer Sportback reviewed

Like all good automakers, Mitsubishi is making constant adjustments to existing vehicles, while also developing new models as well. Below are a pair of 2011 vehicles that have undergone changes in recent years.
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2011 Mazda Miata still delivers the fun factor

What's the first consideration for many convertible car owners? Fun. Sure, it's a simplistic approach to buying a vehicle, but it remains a guideline for folks who like the top down, wind in their face, and taking meaningless drives just for the heck of it.
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Chrysler 200 model replaces Sebring

Despite being one of the most popular rental cars on the market, there were plenty of people who took great pleasure in taking shots at the Chrysler Sebring.
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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.