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

  • Why You Should Consider a Minivan

    Aug 30, 2016

    We think it's time to take another look at the minivan. The new Chrysler Pacifica has shown us that a minivan can be stylish, too, and any minivan offers more

  • Gas Is Cheap- But So Are Green Cars

    Aug 30, 2016

    Gas prices are down, and so are sales of green cars. Because of low demand and government incentives, though, that makes this an excellent time to get a great deal

  • Should You Buy a 2016 or 2017?

    Jun 21, 2016

    Summer has only just begun, but you'll find plenty of 2017 inventory at dealerships when you go shopping this July Fourth weekend. This will lead many buyers to ask the

  • Some "American" Cars Are Less American Than Some "Foreign" Cars

    Jun 21, 2016

    Many U.S. car buyers want to support our auto industry and its workers by buying American. But it may surprise you to learn it's literally impossible to buy a new

  • Getting a Bad Credit Auto Loan

    May 26, 2016

    There's nothing unusual about getting a new or used auto loan with bad credit—thirty percent of American buyers need what's called special financing. We're here to explain how it works,

  • Improve Your Chances of Getting a Bad Credit Auto Loan

    May 23, 2016

    Lenders that specialize in subprime loans know you've had credit problems, so they'll expect to find negative items in your credit report. But not all bad credit looks bad in

  • 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

  • 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

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

    May 20, 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

  • 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