Weidel on Wheels

Weidel on Wheels: Infiniti G37 convertible is a looker and a performer

Drive a luxury convertible with the top down through the somewhat rural Foresthill area, a rather sleepy town above Auburn, and one is bound to receive some long, gazing looks. A ...

Weidel on Wheels: Routan makes the minivan a fun vehicle to drive

While I’m no fan of the minivan, one has to admit that the 2011 Volkswagen Routan is a pretty nice vehicle. Put the Routan’s same essentials in a sport utility vehicle body a ...

Weidel on Wheels: Volvo’s S60 makes a welcomed return

Contrary to its reputation that can be summed up in one word — stodgy — Volvo has actually produced a vehicle with some real personality, attractive looks, and sporty character ...

Weidel on Wheels: New redesign makes this Kia sportier than ever

Toss out the impressive gas mileage and a sticker price that appeals to many, and there wasn’t a whole lot else that was convincing car shoppers that they should be driving off t ...

Weidel on Wheels: Impreza WRX STI is quite impressive

Ever drive a small compact vehicle that’s turbocharged? If not, it’s something to consider next time you happen to be out shopping for a smaller car that delivers big-time in t ...

Weidel on Wheels: Redesigned QX56 offers plenty of luxury, power

Although many large sport utility vehicles are still on the road, gas-conscious times like these certainly have people thinking twice about purchasing one of these behemoths. Let ...

Weidel on Wheels: Love to drive? You’ll love the Camaro Convertible

Although it disappeared from production for seven years, the Chevrolet Camaro must have been missed judging by the number of eyeballs I got while testing out the 2011 convertible. ...

Weidel on Wheels: Reintroduced, 2011 Buick has a more “Regal” appearance

Researching the history of the Buick Regal, my memories were pretty right on regarding this rather nondescript vehicle. The old Regal was a long and lean sedan that was introduced ...

Weidel on Wheels: Lancer offers mediocrity, but some good stuff too

To properly provide an overall evaluation of the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer, one should really test drive all its options — the Lancer has four different trim variations and they are ...

Weidel on Wheels: Scion’s tC gets its first makeover

In an attempt to recapture some of its youthful appeal, the Scion tC arrives this year with its first-ever complete redesign. But even with the changes, it’s doubtful the tC can ...

Weidel on Wheels: Honda provides luxury and practicality with SUVs

It’s apparent from these two vehicles that the folks at Honda know a little something about producing sport utility vehicles. Looking to manufacture a family-friendly SUV that i ...

Weidel on Wheels: Optima rises up from the bargain basement

This used to be a vehicle that only the bargain shoppers would consider. The Kia Optima was indeed, a great bargain. However, it was far from being a great car. Fast-forward to ...

Weidel on Wheels: Accord and Civic still fit your sedan needs

Even though its impact has been diminished somewhat with the emergence of strong competitors, such as Kia, Hyundai and several American manufacturers, Honda vehicles remain near or ...

Weidel on Wheels: Nissan catches the eye with Juke

After giving this rather odd-looking vehicle a quick once over visually, I was prepared to dislike it. What had Nissan done? This vehicle reminded me of a sawed-off shotgun and lef ...

Weidel on Wheels: Nissan scores at both ends of the price spectrum

There is no commonality between these two vehicles — other than they share the same parent company. The subcompact Versa bears the Nissan name, while the M56 mid-size sedan is ...