Weekend Athlete

Weekend Athlete: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

By Bill Jackson on Fri Mar 26 02:45:00 GMT-06:00 2010


Compact crossovers are a natural choice for the Weekend Athlete crowd because they’re not as expensive as larger cars, they’re easy to park, and most will carry a lot of toys. Some do the job better than others, and Hyundai’s… Read More

Weekend Athlete: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

By Bill Jackson on Fri Mar 26 02:45:00 GMT-06:00 2010

Compact crossovers are a natural choice for the Weekend Athlete crowd because they’re not as expensive as larger cars, they’re easy to park, and most will carry a lot of toys. Some do the job better than others, and Hyundai’s… Read More

Weekend Athlete: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

By Bill Jackson on Fri Mar 19 02:42:00 GMT-06:00 2010

It’s been crazy the past seven months, and it’s kept me from putting cars through the Weekend Athlete tests. My testing skills were a bit rusty when I took the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox out, but it turned out to have… Read More

Weekend Athlete, a Ford Focus and the Tri-ing for Kids Triathlon

By Bill Jackson on Thu Aug 06 05:35:00 GMT-06:00 2009

Most times when I’m competing I have to rent a car to get where I’m going, and sometimes that means getting stuck with one that wouldn’t be my first choice. Such was the case when I got a sedan for… Read More

Weekend Athlete Takes Toyota RAV4 to Grand Haven Triathlon

By Bill Jackson on Thu Jul 30 03:02:03 GMT-06:00 2009

This summer, I’ve mostly done new races I’ve never done before. It’s fitting, then, that I’d get a new car to drive to one, too. The race was a blast, but what about the RAV4? Car: 2009 Toyota RAV4 base… Read More

Weekend Athlete Hits the Elkhart Lake Triathlon in a 2009 Kia Sedona

By Bill Jackson on Thu Jul 09 06:12:00 GMT-06:00 2009

It’s summer, and that means it’s time to switch to triathlons, camping and trail-running. The Weekend Athlete feature is also changing things up, adding a more real-life, real-use look at whatever car — sometimes, gasp! rentals — I’m taking on… Read More

The Weekend Athlete Compares Compact Cars

By Stephen Markley on Thu May 07 03:55:00 GMT-06:00 2009

Compact cars usually garner attention for their low price tags and advantageous fuel economy numbers, but our Weekend Athlete, Bill Jackson, wants to put the spotlight on the utilitarian side of these vehicles. With this in mind, he lined up… Read More

Weekend Athlete: 2009 Ford Edge Sport

By Bill Jackson on Thu Apr 30 01:26:00 GMT-06:00 2009

I already tested the Ford Edge once, but I decided to give it another look considering it was 10 below zero the first time and I remember thinking how much I enjoyed things like spring-loaded rear seats, a power hatch… Read More

Weekend Athlete: 2009 Honda Pilot

By Bill Jackson on Thu Apr 23 01:35:00 GMT-06:00 2009

Normally, three-row crossovers like the Honda Pilot breeze through Weekend Athlete tests with such ease that I don’t always bend over backward to test them. But, with a slow week and a new 2009 Honda Pilot in the office, I… Read More

2010 Kia Soul: Weekend Athlete

By Bill Jackson on Thu Apr 16 02:58:00 GMT-06:00 2009

Sometimes small cars surprise me by being capable of carrying unruly cargo, and other times I just find myself muttering, “Man, this thing is tiny!” When I saw the Kia Soul at the Chicago auto show, I thought it would… Read More

Weekend Athlete in Squaresville

By Bill Jackson on Thu Mar 12 02:43:32 GMT-06:00 2009

A box is a handy thing to carry stuff in, and I’m all about carrying things in the car. The very square Nissan Cube and Kia Soul were recently on hand at the Chicago auto show, so it made sense… Read More