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

2011 MINI Cooper

03/11/11
84
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 MINI Cooper
Hatchback

Improving on its strengths, MINI has made the 2011 Cooper S an even more attractive package, with technology that’s sure to please urbanite Mac geeks, more fuel economy to appease your inner Al Gore and an excessive amount of metrosexual style.

2012 Volvo S60 Sedan

04/14/11
84
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 Volvo S60 Sedan
Sedan

While competing in a small segment, the wide variety of options available for the S60, plus its solid luxury drive, powerful engine and handsome styling, make worth a serious look to a far wider group of customers.

2010 Toyota Prius

12/14/09
84
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2010 Toyota Prius
Hatchback

The best part about the all new Toyota Prius isn’t the optional tech goodies or the lower price for 2010; it’s not even the superior fuel economy; it’s driving a car that doubles as a real world video game.

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman Wagon

05/03/11
84
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman Wagon
Wagon

The Countryman is the first MINI with room for four people, grocery bags and is something you might actually want to own. Scratch that, the Countryman is something you’ll definitely want to own, once you drive it.

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

03/16/12
84
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 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan
Minivan

The 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan has a better quality interior, a much improved ride quality and a solid powertrain. With this family hauler, price is the main factor in getting customers in dealerships.

2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV

03/01/12
84
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 Mazda CX-5 SUV
SUV/Truck

In a segment defined by compromises, Mazda bills the CX-5 as a no compromise vehicle. That’s never true of any car, but with this compact crossover it’s certainly less of a stretch.

2011 Hyundai Equus Sedan

05/25/11
83
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 Hyundai Equus Sedan
Sedan

While a decent enough car, the Equus lacks the attention to detail and originality to pull a Lexus on Lexus. Good enough doesn’t cut it at this level.

2011 Chrysler 300

01/27/11
83
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 Chrysler 300
Sedan

The folks at Chrysler have excelled in the full-size category and have not disappointed with this 300C. True, the new look is a bit of a letdown, but with all the additions and upgrades, the second-gen 300 is an overwhelming success.

2011 Nissan Quest Minivan

03/31/11
83
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 Nissan Quest Minivan
Minivan

From the point of view of practicality and functionality, the Nissan Quest doesn’t reinvent the minivan but it does do the basics right, with style.

2013 Ford Focus ST Hatchback

07/05/12
83
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 Ford Focus ST Hatchback
Hatchback

Using technology to deliver everything from power, to handling, to refinement, this Focus lives up to its ST badge.

2011 BMW X3 SUV

05/18/11
83
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2011 BMW X3 SUV
SUV/Truck

The new X3 is an impressive machine with a handsome new body, and while expensive, it is by no means unrealistically priced. Were it not for the abysmal interior we’d heartily recommend it.

2012 Honda Civic

04/20/11
83
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 Honda Civic
Sedan

It doesn’t wow you with a bold new design, or with best-in-class mpg claims. But the new 2012 Honda Civic is, in every way, an improvement over its predecessor – and arguably the best buy in the compact car segment.

MotorMouths Newsletter

Get the latest reviews,
buying advice, deals &
more. Sent once a month.