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:

94

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

75

2010 Aston Martin DBS

09/10/09
94
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2010 Aston Martin DBS
Convertible

It’s impossible not to love the Aston Martin DBS Volante. The car’s design is breathtakingly beautiful, both artistically and hormonally. It has gobs of power with a sound to match.

2013 Porsche 911

08/30/12
92
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 Porsche 911
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.

2011 Lotus Evora

06/13/11
91
100

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

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 Lotus Evora
Coupe

It’s impossible not to love the Lotus Evora S, even if you don’t always like it. It’s wickedly fast, incredibly capable, and easy to drive at the limit.

2012 Porsche Boxster

02/15/12
90
100

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

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 Porsche Boxster
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

12/09/11
90
100

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

07/23/12
90
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 ATS
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 Audi TT

11/21/11
90
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 Audi TT
Coupe

The TT-RS is outrageously fast, looks wild, sounds incredible and delivers serious performance while embodying the uniqueness of the Audi brand.

2012 BMW 3 Series

07/04/12
90
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series
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

04/24/12
90
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 Scion FR-S
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

06/25/12
89
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 Hyundai Elantra
Wagon

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

2012 Audi A7

06/05/12
89
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 Audi A7
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

02/20/12
89
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 Hyundai Genesis
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.

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