Some classical aspects of Metric–Affine Gravity are reviewed in the context of the [Formula: see text] type models (polynomials of degree [Formula: see text] in the Riemann tensor) and the topologically massive gravity. At the nonperturbative level, we explore the consistency of the field equations when the [Formula: see text] models are reduced to a Riemann–Christoffel (RCh) space–time, either via a Riemann–Cartan (RC) space or via an Einstein–Weyl (EW) space. It is well known for the case [Formula: see text] that any path or reduction “classes” via RC or EW leads to the same field equations with the exception of the [Formula: see text] theories for [Formula: see text]. We verify that this discrepancy can be solved by imposing nonmetricity and torsion constraints. In particular, we explore the case [Formula: see text] for the interest in expected physical solutions as those of conformally flat class. On the other hand, the symmetries of the topologically massive gravity are reviewed, as the physical content in RC and EW scenarios. The appearance of a nonlinearly modified selfdual model in RC and existence of many nonunitary degrees of freedom in EW with the suggestion of a modified model for a massive gravity which cure the unphysical propagations shall be discussed.