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 MarketingProfs.com.

Recent Contributions by Christian

  • Our Take: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

    Jan 17, 2014

    Pricing and Equipment Finished in an attractive shade of Quartz Blue Pearl, our XV Crosstrek 2.0i test car drew plenty of praise for its upscale looks. In combination with

  • Our Take: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

    Jan 23, 2014

    Price and Equipment No Range Rover comes cheaply, and our test car—finished in Indus Silver—had an MSRP of $50,895 including destination. You can buy one closer to the Evoque's

  • Our Take: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

    Jan 31, 2014

    Pricing and Equipment Our top-of-the-line Mitsubishi Outlander GT (MSRP $27,795) came with an array of standard features like automatic HID headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, hill

  • Our Take: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

    Feb 6, 2014

    Pricing and Equipment Our test car—a top-of-the-line Mitsubishi Mirage ES finished in a blinding shade of Kiwi Green—listed for $15,990 with destination charges. It came fully loaded and had

  • Our Take: 2014 Subaru Legacy

    Feb 24, 2014

    Pricing and Equipment For a base price of $23,595, our Subaru 2.5i Sport came well-equipped with standard features like: All-wheel drive A continuously variable transmission (CVT) Automatic headlights A

  • Our Take: 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

    Sep 5, 2014

    Pricing and Equipment Zoom With a base price of $25,495 (plus a $820 destination charge), our Volkswagen Golf TDI came in mid-range SE trim with Tungsten Silver paint and

  • Our Take: 2015 Cadillac ATS

    Dec 3, 2014

    Pricing and Equipment Sedans start at $33,215, while coupes have a base price of $37,995. The entry-level Standard skimps on amenities. Most buyers in this class will get what

  • Our Take: 2015 Honda Fit

    Dec 29, 2014

    Pricing and Equipment Our test Fit was a top-of-line EX-L with navigation that retails for $20,925. What you get for that price is fairly astonishing, and includes: A continuously

  • Our Top Car Picks Under $20,000

    Aug 10, 2015

    As the average transaction price for a new car rises above $33,000, it might seem that buyers with a $20,000 budget are out of luck. That couldn't be further from

  • Getting a Used Car Loan With Bad Credit May Be Easier and Less Expensive Than You Think

    Aug 7, 2015

    If you’ve had credit problems, you may assume you can’t get an auto loan, or that it will be prohibitively expensive. Neither is necessarily the case. Your options depend largely