AutoNSider

V-103 & WAOK’s Daryl Killian is the “AutoNsider”… broadcasting each Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. 'til 12 Noon. Daryl is a home-grown, “Morehouse Man”… who’s Automotive career spans 20 years including sales, service and management positions right here in Atlanta representing brands as diverse as Mercedes, GMC, Pontiac, Acura, Honda, Subaru, used car wholesaling and more! Daryl’s weekly call-in show offers tips for buying, selling, maintaining and simply enjoying automobiles. The show was born from the endless inquiries from friends and associates about everything from “when should I change my oil?”, to “when does the new (fill in the blank) come out?”. V-103 listeners can expect advice, in terms that they can easily understand, as well as insight into the “auto world” from an “insiders’” perspective...

Toyota RAV4

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD Limited

I looked at the window sticker before I even pushed “start”, and thought: “40 thousand for a RAV4? Really?” Then I drove it for a week and thought: “40 thousand for this RAV4? Not a bad deal at all.” Here’ s why: More than ample room for five + whatever they’d likely need for a comfortable week or...
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Lexus UX

AutoNSider Review |2019 Lexus UX 250h F Sport

So let’s just say that you’re a reasonably well-adjusted 30+ and you no longer care what Hollywood’s A-Listers are driving. You don’t really care if the rest of the world knows that you’re Green. It’s simply YOUR choice to leave a smaller footprint…and you don’t need a Tesla or a Prius to do it...
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Mercedes AMG

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Mercedes AMG C43 Coupe

Let’s just say that Mercedes is serious about their AMG line. Some car makers will slap something like an “S” on their vehicles…call it a “Sport” model…and hope that you’ll take their word for it. Not Mercedes. When you see ”AMG” you can be assured that it’s not just holding its stomach in to look...
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Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition

Tough guy with a soft heart. Yes…Nissan’s new Rock Creek Edition Pathfinder is much more than a cosmetic trim package. This guy is built to work hard, but not punish you along the way. So let’s assume that you already know that Nissan’s Pathfinder is a full-sized SUV…able to seat 6 or 7 depending...
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BMW X2 M35i

AutoNSider Review | 2019 BMW X2 M35i

It’s possible that you actually could squeeze 29 or 30 MPG out of this new BMW, but you probably won’t. Why? It’s way too much fun to drive. And hey…while good mileage is always appreciated, that’s not what you buy a BMW for, right? You buy a BMW because you enjoy driving…and their X2 delivers...
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Chevy Traverse

AutoNSider Review | 2020 Chevy Traverse High Country

Do you really NEED ambient lighting that changes with your mood…heated and cooled cup holders…or heated armrests? Or do you just need a comfortable, attractive three-row SUV that offers just about all the other luxury touches available these days + 5,000 lb towing capacity…and is priced maybe 10 –...
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VW Beetle 2.0T

AutoNSider Review | 2019 VW Beetle 2.0T “Final Edition” SE

Good bye, my friend! Yes…Volkswagen is ending production of its Beetle…and VW is taking their retro classic out with a bit of a flair. Over 21 million of the original Beetles were sold. It took roughly 45 years to hit that number…making the Beetle by far the biggest selling model ever made. Then VW...
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Hyundai Elantra GT

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line

Volkswagen, Honda and all you other “Hot Hatches”…you’re got company. Yes…Hyundai has taken their already well-regarded Elantra hatchback…added a good dash of Sriracha…and elbowed their way into the Hot Hatch Club. While Hyundai’s “regular” GT has a 161 HP 2.0 liter four, the N Line pumps out 201...
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BMW X7

AutoNSider Review | 2019 BMW X7 xDrive50i

If this Bad Boy isn’t King of THE Hill, the X7 is certainly king of something…and something BIG. While there are vehicles out there that’ll climb steeper hills, BMW’s top-of-the-line X7 x Drive three-row SUV is a rare combination of speed, handling, technology, capability…plus a huge dose of...
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Jaguar F

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

I almost lost my “Man-Card”. Yup. I won’t say I was scared, but I was truly startled the first time I really “punched” this 550 HP machine. Acceleration? Oh yeah. More than I expected. Now I’ve driven 500…600…even 700 HP vehicles before, but this Jag knows how to put its 550 HP on the road. All-...
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