Jeffrey Weidel

Weidel on Wheels: Chevy shakes up the Silverado

Chevrolet has historically been a major player in the full-size pickup truck category. So when Chevy makes changes in its truck line, the ripples can often be immediately felt amon ...

Weidel on Wheels: GM scores with GMC's Acadia

As someone who understands that the United States auto industry still has plenty of ground to make up before it can go head-to-head with foreign competitors, it’s always pleasing ...

Weidel on Wheels: Think you know the Jetta? Think again

Volkswagen’s top-selling vehicle arrives in 2011 with some changes. Think you know the Jetta pretty well? Take another look. This VW compact sedan arrived this year with a larg ...

Weidel on Wheels: Legacy sedan keeps customers coming back

It had been awhile since getting behind the wheel of a Subaru Legacy. While never a vehicle that has folks salivating at the opportunity to drive, the Legacy really is a very sweet ...

Weidel on Wheels: Maxima still a competitor in the mid-size world

If a mid-size sedan is the vehicle of choice, be prepared to do some serious evaluation. Why? Because there is an abundance of very enviable cars in this category. One of them ...

Weidel on Wheels: Lincoln rolls out the crossover for the techie

For the car person who likes innovation and plenty of technology, the 2011 Lincoln MKX speaks loudly. Redesigned this year, the MKX will dazzle even the most tech-savvy person wi ...

Weidel on Wheels: Toyota's got your sedan segment covered

Toyota has never been a company that was consumed with producing flashy, look-at-me-now vehicles. The Japanese automaker built its empire on delivering reliable automobiles at a re ...

Weidel on Wheels: LS 460 still has what it takes

Both Toyota and its luxury division, Lexus, have taken quite a beating over the past year with recalls damaging a fine company’s sterling reputation. So when the 2010 LS 460 was ...

Weidel on Wheels: Jeep's Wrangler Sahara meant for off-road

There is no disguising the real mission here. Despite efforts to make this an everyday vehicle, the 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sahara is clearly designed for the off-road crowd that wants ...

Weidel on Wheels: 370Z is everything a sports car should be

Although it was long ago, I still remember my college friend’s very cool sports car and the accompanying envy that went along with it for me. Although the Datsun 240Z was owned ...

Weidel on Wheels: Lincoln's MKT can give you power and comfort

A dozen years ago, the luxury division of Ford was riding high. How high? The Lincoln division was ranked right at the top as the best-selling luxury brand in the United States. ...

Weidel on Wheels: Xterra's ready for Mother Nature

This burly sport utility vehicle is definitely not designed for the masses. Yet Nissan has a nice thing going, targeting youthful, active car buyers who want a versatile SUV that c ...

Weidel on Wheels: Acura ZDX a hot topic

This is definitely not a vehicle for the masses. And just how do I know that? People show an immediate passion — good or bad — for the 2010 Acura ZDX. Judging from the reac ...

Weidel on Wheels: Vitara's shine gets lost in the shadows

Although it definitely warrants some attention, the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara suffers from two factors: A crowded field of strong competition in the compact sport utility class, plu ...

Weidel on Wheels: Kizashi drives it way into the car-buying conscience

Although its sales this year have drastically declined in the U.S., Suzuki is certainly not giving up. In fact, the Japanese auto manufacturer arguably has its best vehicle offer ...