Zach Bowman

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

6.0 out of 10
Critic's Review History

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

83

The highest score
awarded by this critic is:

98

The lowest score
awarded by this critic is:

70

2012 Acura TL Sedan

03/09/11
83
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Acura TL Sedan
Sedan

We’re thrilled to see Acura invested in toning down its over-the-top styling in favor of lines that are significantly more palatable. Here’s hoping that the 2012 TL will be the new face of things to come from Acura.

2012 Audi TTS Coupe

09/05/12
86
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Audi TTS Coupe
Coupe

Would we put our money down on the barrel head for a 2012 TTS? No, but if you have no intention of really beating on the coupe, have no need for an extra 95 horsepower and all the heroics the power entails, the middle child of the TT line isn’t a bad place to spend time.

2011 Cadillac CTS

11/09/10
83
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Cadillac CTS
Coupe

A shockingly artful exterior matched with a comfortable interior and an engaging driving experience equals a compelling case for the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe. Graded on a curve, it’s a luxury sports coupe that gets the sporty right but falls short on the lux.

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

02/01/11
84
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Convertible

The engineers at GM have done an impressive job of keeping the traditional convertible gremlins at bay with the topless Camaro, and the result is a car that asks buyers to make few sacrifices for the joy of open-air driving.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan

07/31/10
84
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan
Sedan

The Cruze manages to do more than nail all of the basics of transportation. For the first time in GM’s history, it’s created a compact car that’s a pleasurable place to spend time in.

2010 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

07/15/10
70
100

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
SUV/Truck

The 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid is a vehicle that has all of the right bones, but none of the followthrough to be really worth it.

2012 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback

04/06/11
81
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2012 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback
Hatchback

For all of the bellyaching that we could work up over how long it takes to fully charge the Volt, GM has done an amazing job of building an EV that drives just like any other vehicle on the road.

2011 Chrysler 200 Sedan

11/17/10
78
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Chrysler 200 Sedan
Sedan

It pays to remember that the Chrysler’s new sedan carries a base MSRP of $19,995. That means for all of its foibles, the 200 is a good value instead of just a cheap car. For us, that’s the most impressive change of all for Chrysler’s small sedan.

2011 Dodge Avenger Sedan

12/08/10
77
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Dodge Avenger Sedan
Sedan

Given the blatant similarities between the 200 and the Avenger, Yours Truly would just as soon drive the Chrysler in V6 trim. Both carry identical price tags and the 200 is a marginally more attractive package.

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8

11/16/10
84
100

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

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8
Coupe

This beast is everything that’s right with the American muscle car. While it may not be fit for track duty, on the street, the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 is a force to be reckoned with.

2011 Dodge Journey SUV

12/03/10
82
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Dodge Journey SUV
SUV/Truck

It’s nothing short of amazing how much Dodge has managed to change the Journey in such a short period of time. With a little more work in the fuel-economy and exterior styling department, this could be an unlikely top-runner in a hotly competitive segment.

2011 Ford Edge SUV

08/23/10
84
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Ford Edge SUV
SUV/Truck

For 2011, Ford has given the Edge a detailed once-over, plopped a few new engine options under the hood and given the interior the kind of remake that doesn’t typically pop up mid-cycle. If the rest of the segment was hoping to catch up, it can keep dreaming.

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