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

2013 Acura ILX

04/19/12
78
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Acura ILX
Sedan

Until your options are limited to the car dealership equivalent of Sophie’s Choice, the ILX 2.4-liter is a car that’s worse than redundant: it’s irrelevant.

2013 Acura ILX

04/19/12
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 Acura ILX
Sedan

A well-rounded car, the ILX offers luxury for less and is certain to also deliver brand qualities like reliability and durability. What is lacking, however, is a more engaging driving experience, once a hallmark of Acura vehicles.

2013 Acura RDX

03/29/12
87
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 Acura RDX
SUV/Truck

The RDX proves that as far a compact premium crossovers go, when it comes to the balance between performance and luxury, compromise isn’t always a bad thing.

2010 Acura ZDX

04/14/10
75
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 Acura ZDX
SUV/Truck

While Acura will say the ZDX does just what it’s supposed to, by crossover standards, it certainly does not. It manages to deliver quite a bit on the entertainment side, but with no practicality to speak of, it’s a pointless vehicle.

2010 Aston Martin DBS

09/10/09
94
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 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.

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.

2012 Audi S5

07/22/11
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 S5
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.

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.

2011 BMW 1 Series M

11/09/11
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 2011 BMW 1 Series M
Coupe

The 1M is a watershed moment, marking a new era of turbocharged sports cars. And the wilder styling on this newest M car is a nod to a younger demographic.

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.

2011 BMW 5 Series

07/16/10
85
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 5 Series
Hatchback

The 5 Series Gran Turismo offers tremendous luxury, excessive amounts of power and the sort of handling you’d expect from a BMW.

2011 BMW 5 Series

05/10/11
81
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 5 Series
Sedan

The official car of ballers on a budget, the 528i is back for 2011 delivering a BMW at a price low enough to finance – not lease. But its engine is a deal-breaker.

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