Colum Wood

Owners of the new
cars reviewed by this
critic give him/her
an overall credibility
rating of:

7.1 out of 10
Critic's Review History

In their published
reviews, this critic awards
an average score of:

85

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

92

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

76

2013 Porsche 911 Coupe

08/30/12
92
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Porsche 911 Coupe
Coupe

Demolishing its predecessor in both outright performance and its ability to let even novice drivers push it with ease, this is not just another 911 in a long line of the very best daily driven sports cars, it’s the very first in a line of daily driven exotics.

2012 Porsche Boxster Convertible

02/15/12
90
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 Porsche Boxster Convertible
Convertible

About the only area the Boxster doesn’t excel in is looks. In fact, it may just rank last among its peers. Still, it’s the hands down driver’s car of the bunch. In its segment it’s the most sound purchase and one that you’ll never have to explain.

2013 Scion FR-S Coupe

12/09/11
90
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Scion FR-S Coupe
Coupe

The Scion FR-S rewards a good driver, and is perhaps the best tool we can think of to develop and improve your performance driving skills. It’s comfortable, functional and refined. Add to this surprisingly good fuel economy and a price well below the $30,000 mark and the car’s appeal is vast.

2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan

07/23/12
90
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan
Sedan

Technology, luxury and innovative safety features will all help, but what makes the ATS a winner is the fact that it delivers on its promise of being a rival to the untouchable BMW 3 Series; a perfect luxury sports sedan to get you to the office and one that, should you wish, will deliver on the track.

2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

07/04/12
90
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan
Sedan

An immensely more practical machine, with improved fuel economy, comfort and features, the newest 3 offers so many more of the qualities buyers actually want and use on a daily basis, while remaining a class-leader in driving enjoyment.

2013 Scion FR-S Coupe

04/24/12
90
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Scion FR-S Coupe
Coupe

The most special part about the FR-S is that you don’t have to add anything to the base price to have what is easily the single best performance bargain on the market. It is not just an affordable driver’s car, but the affordable driver’s car.

2013 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

06/25/12
89
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Elantra Sedan
Wagon/CUV

Functional and fuel efficient with the flowing lines we expected from a Hyundai hatch, the Elantra GT surprises with fun.

2012 Audi A7 Sedan

06/05/12
89
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 Audi A7 Sedan
Sedan

The car you drive says something about you. The A7 says ‘modern’ and ‘stylish’ but still ‘wealthy’. While an impressive luxury ride, the A7 is by no means the easy choice in its segment, unless price is the top priority.

2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

02/20/12
89
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
Coupe

The 2013 Genesis Coupe looks better, the power upgrade is impressive, plus driving dynamics have been improved. All these factors combine with the unique value packaging to make it not just a stand-out, but a stand-alone pick.

2012 Audi S5 Coupe

07/22/11
89
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 Audi S5 Coupe
Coupe

The Audi S5 is a perfect daily driver for those who enjoy luxury, speed and beauty. It has a solid earned-it-myself new-money ethos.

2013 Cadillac XTS Sedan

05/29/12
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Cadillac XTS Sedan
Sedan

Do E-Class owners want a bigger E-Class? They might once they find out just how impressive the XTS is. A loaded up E is about the same as an impressively luxurious XTS, and no rival can match the extensive technology Cadillac has on offer.

2011 Infiniti G

03/16/11
88
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 Infiniti G
Sedan

The 2011 G25 is luxurious and engaging, and it looks the part too. It’s the kind of car you aspire to own. So a heart-felt thank you to Infiniti is in order, because now you can.

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