Cynthia Gast

Automotive Editor

Cynthia Gast is an automotive writer with a lifelong interest in how things work, including cars. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading the works of other writers, visiting historic sites, quilting, going to the drag races, and, of course, figuring out how things work.

Recent Contributions by Cynthia

  • 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen YMM Overview

    April 3, 2014

    The 2014 Jetta SportWagen has more in common with the Volkswagen Golf than with the current Jetta sedan. You’ll find a high-quality interior with many…

  • 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid YMM Overview

    April 3, 2014

    More fun to drive than most hybrids, the Jetta Hybrid has faster acceleration, better handling and a dual-clutch automated transmission instead of the typical hybrid…

  • 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet YMM Overview

    April 3, 2014

    The one-of-a-kind Murano CrossCabriolet is the only mid-sized convertible crossover on sale in the U.S. Since its debut in 2011, it has garnered a lot…

  • 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan YMM Overview

    April 3, 2014

    The Tiguan is among the smallest of the compact crossover SUVs for 2014 with a cargo capacity significantly less than many of its competitors. Yet…

  • 2014 Volkswagen GTI YMM Overview

    April 3, 2014

    Originally intended as a limited-edition model, this sporty hatchback is now in its sixth generation and due for a major redesign for 2015. Yet its…

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz C350 YMM Overview

    April 3, 2014

    With the introduction of the new and smaller CLA-Class, the C350 and its fellow C-Class models are no longer the entry-level Mercedes-Benz. The C350 sits…

  • 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX YMM Overview

    April 3, 2014

    While the Impreza sedan and hatchback were redesigned for the 2012 model year, the Impreza WRX is still based on the previous-generation Impreza. However, this…

  • 2014 Lincoln Navigator L YMM Overview

    April 3, 2014

    The Navigator L is the long-wheelbase version of this full-size luxury SUV that is also capable of towing up to 9,000 pounds with the right…

  • 2014 BMW 760 YMM Overview

    April 3, 2014

    What is it like to drive a BMW 760? Well, it’s probably the closest you’ll get to being cocooned in total luxury. BMW’s 7 Series…

  • 2014 Volvo XC60 YMM Overview

    April 2, 2014

    Volvo’s long-standing top reputation for safety makes this small crossover SUV an excellent choice for families. The XC60 seats five comfortably in a cabin filled…

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