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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...

2019 SUBARU ASCENT

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Subaru Ascent

So maybe you’ve been makin’ miles for the last 5 or ten years in your Outback and maybe it’s your family, or maybe it’s YOU, but whatever the reason, you realize that it’s time to “plus-size” it a bit. Yep. It’s time for you to look for something in an “XL”. No worries. Subaru’s brand-new-for ’19...
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2018 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 side

AutoNSider Review | 2018 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4

This is the Big MINI, but let’s not get carried away with “big”, OK? To put it into perspective, MINI’s Countryman is almost 2 feet longer and 4 inches wider than their “baby” 2-door MINI, but still almost 2 feet shorter than something like a Toyota Camry. So while still on the somewhat-small side...
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2018 Toyota C-HR

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Toyota C-HR

The C-HR is Toyota’s new entry into perhaps the hottest segment on wheels today. And it’s easy to see why pint-sized 5-door utility vehicles are doing so well: rising gas prices, crowded streets and even more crowded parking lots are all combining to make small nimble vehicles in demand. But there’...
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2018 Nissan Rogue SL AWD

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Nissan Rogue SL AWD

Quick Question: After the Ford F150 and Chevy Silverado, what’s the third-best selling vehicle in the USA right now? Toyota Camry? Corolla? Honda Civic? Nope… through March of this year, the #3-selling vehicle in America was the Nissan Rogue. Why? Style, content and price. While car dealers may...
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2018 Toyota Camry XLE

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Toyota Camry XLE

Just look at the pictures of the XLE’s interior. Pleated and perforated heated leather that would look at home on any Lexus, right? And now the re-designed / re-engineered ’18 Camry wrings almost as much “go” out of its 203 HP 2.5-liter four as Lexus did a few years ago out of their 3.5-liter six...
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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT-S

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT-S

Tough assignment: How do you get in the ring and duke it out with the likes of Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, KIA, Mazda, Ford and Chevy… and win? Mitsubishi thinks the answer is that old consumer favorite… offer more for less… and then back it up with a strong warranty. And that’s what they seem...
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2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD

If Mazda isn’t on your radar, you just might want to give it a second look. Size-wise, Mazda’s ’18 CX-9 is virtually the same size as Audi’s Q7, for example. Same on the outside... same 14+ cu ft storage behind the third row… same 38+ cu ft with the third row folded. And in Grand Touring trim,...
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2018 KIA Rio EX Hatchback

AutoNSider Review | 2018 KIA Rio EX Hatchback

This is just about the least expensive vehicle that KIA makes. You wouldn’t know it to look at it… or to drive it. Cutting right to the chase, just one thousand $20-dollar bills will get you a five-door hatch with contrasting leather, automatic, alloys, smartphone integration, keyless entry, power...
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Yes… those gearheads over at Fiat / Chrysler / Alfa seem to keep offering us a new 707 HP vehicle every year now. It started with the Dodge Charger Hellcat a few years ago… then a 707 HP Challenger… and now a 707 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee. Thanks, guys! And in an age when Europe is serving us more and...
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2018 Mazda Miata MX-5 Club

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Mazda Miata MX-5 Club

If you’re anything over 5’ 10”… or 200 lbs… I’d say you wear it. Slide in and it fits like a good pair of running shoes… connecting you all that much better to the road. And connecting to the road… actually driving… is what this car is all about. Mazda’s Miata is one of the last surviving examples...
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