A Note From The Carpages Garage

Allow us to inquire: How are you doing? We ask because we care. These are unprecedented times we’re living in and as history continues unfolding before our eyes we can’t help but think about how you are navigating these uncharted waters. There’s a lot of gloomy ink being spilled about COVID-19, and some of it is helpful as governments and health care workers take

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What We’d Like To See Happen in 2020: Automotive Edition

Words by: Adam Allen

Now that we find ourselves hunkering down at home, the luxury of time is suddenly in abundance. When the world’s major stick and ball leagues started doing mock drafts and building ‘The Best of All Time’ fantasy teams, we couldn’t help but be inspired. With the automotive industry effectively on pause and huge changes likely on

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2020 BMW X7 M50i

Fashionably late, BMW’s X7 makes a splashy entrance

Words by: Adam Allen

Finally!

You could almost hear BMW’s dealership network exclaiming exactly that when the X7 began rolling off transporters and into their showrooms. Sick and tired of watching potential customers looking for a three-row luxury SUV flocking to Cadillac and Mercedes Benz stores and plunking down significant dollars

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Fast Take: 2020 BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe

Words by: Adam Allen

What is it?

This, dear reader, is BMW’s Gran Coupe concept applied to its flagship 8-series model range. While we know that this is not a coupe- the addition of the rear doors leaves little doubt of that- it’s still a sexy, slinky thing. The BMW bunch in Munich have a knack of carving market

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5 Things We Learned Driving the 2020 Mini JCW Countryman ALL4

Words by: Adam Allen

The Mini Countryman is not new, recently celebrating its tenth birthday spanning two generations. Since its inception, pretty much every variant has passed through the Carpages Garage from the turbocharged 3-cylinder base model with a manual gearbox to a fully kitted out S-trimmed example and everything in between. The full fat John Cooper Works

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2020 BMW X3 M Competition

When horsepower causes you to rethink your values

Words by: Adam Allen

The stench of hypocrisy emanating from the Carpages Garage is overpowering.

(Sigh)…OK, we’ll come clean. You know by now that we are staunch defenders of low centers of gravity, precise handling and superb efficiency in our cars-so, basically, sedans- and we have always wondered by any self-respecting

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Introducing Mazda’s 2020 CX-30 GT AWD

Mazda shrewdly fills a hole in their lineup

Words by: Adam Allen

SUVs are taking over the world.

It certainly seems that way. The prognosis for the longevity of the humble sedan gets less rosy with each year and buyers continue to thumb their noses at the superior handling, equally practical and more fuel-efficient vehicle type than their higher

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This is it: Your 2020 Mazda CX-5 Signature Skyactiv-D

Words by: Adam Allen

No, your eyes don’t deceive you- a Mazda CX-5 once again is the subject of a thorough poking and prodding courtesy of the Carpages Garage. We insist that this time it’s different, having brought you detailed once-overs of the models equipped with the gasoline powerplants available in this perennially excellent SUV in the past.

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Fast Take: 2020 Honda CR-V Touring

Words by: Adam Allen

What is it?

Unless you live in Yelapa, Mexico- or anywhere else in the world where cars do not ply the streets whatsoever- you know what this is. That’s because the Honda CR-V is exceedingly popular all over North America and has become a best seller for Honda. In the fall of 2019, the

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2020 Acura ILX A-Spec

A modern take on the beloved Integra?

Words by: Adam Allen

Turbos? No. Is all-wheel drive on the menu? Negative. Surely there’s a performance bump in A-Spec trim? Sorry, but no. What about an option for a manual gearbox? Ha-ha, that’s cute. So…tell us why
anyone would buy this?

It pains us to say it, but the Acura ILX is

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