Fast Take: 2019 Kia Stinger GT 20th Anniversary

Words by: Adam Allen

What is it?

Regular patrons of the Carpages Garage establishment will recognize this as the Kia Stinger from a couple of summers ago when we flogged one for the first time, except that this one is painted in a fetching shade of Ghost Grey and is a special 20th Anniversary model. It’s an homage to

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2020 Kia Sedona SX Tech

Kia would like to remind you that our 3-row SUV simply can’t compete with a minivan for family supremacy

Words by: Adam Allen

Attention Families: Your three-row SUV is not fooling anyone.

We get it- you don’t want to drive what your parents did, and if you call yourself a child of the late 80’s /early 90’s you likely

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2020 Ford Escape SEL AWD

No, Ford won’t sell you a sedan; but
they’d like you to check out the completely redesigned Escape

Words by: Adam Allen

No more sedans…is this for real, Ford?

This isn’t news but it still hasn’t completely sunk in for us- Ford will no longer offer sedans as part of its product portfolio. That’s right folks- the company that put

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Fast Take: 2020 Volvo XC90

Words by: Adam Allen

What is it?

C’mon people! You know what this is. In these SUV-obsessed times we live in, the XC90 has been on everyone’s radar since its debut in 2015 to unanimous praise by both the motoring press and public alike. It instantly became one of the must-haves in the three-row luxurysegment
thanks to its

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2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country T5 AWD

We say hello to Volvo’s latest wagon offering (and so long to unnecessary plastic cladding)

Words by: Adam Allen

Egregiously extraneous plastic cladding does not a good wagon make.

Agreed. Somehow, someone in Volvo’s design team embraced the idea when the concept of Cross Country wagons was conceived in Gothenburg that they should have chunky, black plastic cladding on the

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2019 Maserati Levante GTS

We drive a Ferrari SUV! ***

Words by: Adam Allen

So what’s with the multiple asterisks?

OK, we’ll come clean- we didn’t test a Ferrari. The engine- which is the centrepiece of this car- was screwed together by the good people at Ferrari HQ in Maranello. That’s right folks- the people responsible for building the most intoxicating and highly

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Fast Take: 2019 Subaru BRZ Raiu Edition

Words by: Adam Allen

What is it?

It’s a BRZ- which you are undoubtedly well acquainted with by now-but with more attitude. This limited-edition model is distinctive from more pedestrian BRZ’s with its Cool Grey Khaki paintjob, various STi bolt-on body accoutrements, unique dark alloy wheels and a short shift kit. It shares some tasty hardware with other

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2020 Toyota Supra GR

An end of summer road trip to Muskoka in a car that was worth the wait

Words by: Adam Allen

Patience is a virtue. Granted, we find ourselves in short supply of that far too often but what little we admittedly posses is about to be rewarded. The GR Supra we are about to drive had a gestation period

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2019 Honda Accord 2.0 Touring

The Ultimate Guilty Pleasure

Words by: Adam Allen

Hmmmm…isn’t the ultimate guilty pleasure singing along to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” while devouring a dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts?

You can sign us up for that anytime…well,maybe just the calorie bombs. We might as well get this out of the way now- we really like the Honda Accord. To

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