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Nissan Altima Coupe & Murano, 2009: Weidel on Wheels

Nissan Altima Coupe & Murano, 2009: Weidel on Wheels 2By Jeff Weidel

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While Honda and Toyota deservedly receive praise for their competent vehicles, Nissan has resided quietly in the shadows. But test driving Nissan vehicles during the past 10 years has made me appreciate the high quality of the lesser-revered Japanese automaker.

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Dodge Journey, 2009: Weidel on Wheels

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By Jeff Weidel

Declining minivan sales doesn’t mean people movers are outdated. School carpools and youth sports teams still need transportation versatility and large families require seven-passenger vehicles. Understanding the concept, Chrysler came out with the Dodge Journey for 2009.

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Volkswagen Touareg, 2004: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Volkswagen Touareg, 2004: The Weekly Driver Car Review 4It’s named after a nomadic, hearty Saharan tribe with the unusual-sounding name, TOUR-egg.  Literally translated, the word means “free folk.” So what better way to test drive the Touareg is the first SUV offered by Volkswagen — than during an open-road, 400-mile round-trip journey to the famed Monterey Peninsula?

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