Christian Gulliksen

Senior Automotive Editor

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Christian Gulliksen is the Senior Automotive Editor for CarsDirect. He was formerly a senior editor with Robb Report magazine, and has contributed to publications like Worth, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and

Recent Contributions by Christian

  • Can You Cash In On Holiday Weekend Deals If You Have Bad Credit?

    May 23, 2016

    Bargain hunters often wait for big sales and promotions on holiday weekends like Memorial Day. But can you still cash in on these deals if you have bad credit? The

  • What Matters To Lenders

    May 23, 2016

    Improve Your Chances of Getting a Bad Credit Auto Loan Lenders that specialize in subprime loans know you've had credit problems, so they'll expect to find negative items in your

  • How Resale Value Affects Lease Payments

    May 23, 2016

    How Depreciation Affects Lease Payments You might have noticed that advertised lease payments for more expensive cars are sometimes cheaper than payments for less expensive cars. There are a few

  • CarsDirect Pre-Approval: How It Works

    May 23, 2016

    You know your credit isn't great, but it still surprised you when a dealer wasn't able to find a loan for the car you wanted to buy. Unfortunately, this isn't

  • Warranty Defined

    May 20, 2016

    Manufacturer warranties protect your new car purchase in a variety of ways. To avoid confusion or unexpected expenses, it's important to read the fine print and understand what they do

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Defined

    May 20, 2016

    A vehicle identification number (VIN) is a unique 17-character alphanumeric sequence assigned to each car. It's usually found on a small plaque mounted at the front of the dashboard, where

  • Usury Laws Defined

    May 20, 2016

    Buyers with bad credit scores expect to pay higher interest rates when they borrow money to buy a new car, but usury laws place limits on the amount of interest

  • Vehicle History Report Defined

    May 20, 2016

    When you're buying a used car, it's always a good idea to order a vehicle history report—the most prominent provider is Carfax. A typical report will include information on a

  • Upside-Down Defined

    May 20, 2016

    When you owe more on your car than it's worth, you're upside-down in your loan. Even if you make a good down payment you'll probably be upside-down for the first

  • What to Expect When You Get Pre-Approval From a Trusted CarsDirect Dealer

    May 6, 2016

    CarsDirect Fact: Getting pre-approval from a dealer that specializes in second-chance loans can make your next car purchase go as smoothly as possible. Getting pre-approval from a trusted CarsDirect dealer