Christian Gulliksen

Senior Automotive Editor

Christian Gulliksen was 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

  • Loan to Value (LTV) Defined

    April 26, 2016

    When a lender approves your loan, it will also give you a loan to value (LTV) percentage that might be 80%, 100%, 125% or even…

  • Negative Equity Defined

    March 22, 2016

    If you owe more on your trade-in than it's worth, the difference is called negative equity. A car with a value of $4,000 and a…

  • Act Quickly to Get the Best Deal on a 2015 Model

    November 17, 2015

    Car shoppers might think it’s a good idea to wait until December or January for the best deals on an outgoing model year. After all,…

  • Wicked Deals for Wicked Cars

    October 19, 2015

    As Halloween approaches, our thoughts turn to the sinister—specifically to cars that look downright wicked in red or black. But this is CarsDirect, after all,…

  • Our Top Car Picks Under $20,000

    August 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.…

  • Dodge Gives a "Caveat Emptor" Warning to Hellcat Shoppers

    March 2, 2015

    We've gotten used to stories of outrageous markups when demand for a new performance car outstrips supply. But if you're in the market for a…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2015 Honda Fit

    Our Take: 2015 Honda Fit

    December 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,…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2015 Cadillac ATS

    Our Take: 2015 Cadillac ATS

    December 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…

  • 2015 Cadillac ATS: Living With It Review

    December 2, 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…

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2015 Volkswagen Golf

    Our Take: 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

    September 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…

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