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 Tundra 1794 4X4

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Toyota Tundra 1794 4X4

So how do you call a fifty-thousand dollar pickup a “bargain”? When it’s priced several thousand dollars under its competition. Yes...with tricked-out heavy-haulers approaching six figures, it was a welcome sight to see our test Tundra’s sticker top out at “only” a bit over $52,500. And that was...
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Mazda Miata MX-5

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Mazda Miata MX-5

It’s going on 30 years now. Most relationships don’t last that long. But Mazda’s little two-seater has been warming the hearts of genuine sports car aficionados since the 1990 model year. And like most enduring relationships, it’s gotten way better over time. The ’19 Miata is the fourth generation…...
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Lexus ES350 Ultra Lux

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Lexus ES350 Ultra Lux

So after 30 years, what might be left to say about Lexus’ latest ES sedan? How ‘bout this: If you’re planning to lease a luxury sedan, pick any one you like. Today’s vehicles are so well-made that anything should get you through a three-year lease with no drama. But…if you’re planning to BUY a new...
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mclaren

AutoNSider Review | 2019 McLaren 720 S

If you need to go faster, try a Cessna Citation…or perhaps a Lear. Otherwise, this McLaren 4.0 liter twin turbo 710 HP V-8 should be all you need to get your pizzas home while they’re still warm. How fast? 212 MPH top end. 0-60 in under 3 seconds. Does the Quarter in around 10 seconds. But “feel”...
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KIA Optima SX Turbo

KIA Optima SX Turbo

So what have we got here…a half-price Audi? That’s how I felt when I fired up KIA’s re-styled top-of-the-line Turbo Optima for the first time. And no…Audi’s A4 and A6 offer a bit more, but KIA is packing a surprising amount of performance, content and comfort in today’s Optima SX. For a low-$30’s...
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BMW X5

AutoNSider Review | 2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i

If you’ve got it…why not? I mean, who doesn’t relish the ability to literally explode forward…even uphill? To bound over railroad crossings and potholes with barely a ripple? Heck…sitting in your elevated SUV driving position with that thick leather covered steering wheel in hand…knowing you’ve got...
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 Mazda 6 Signature

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Mazda 6 Signature

Guess who’s trying to punch above their weight class these days? Yep. Mazda. And they’re leading with an uppercut that they call their new “Signature” series. We had a chance to test their new Signature series in their four-door 6 series…Mazda’s competitor to the Camry, Altima, and other mid-sizers...
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 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL LTD ULT

My Bride and I had a chance to take Hyundai’s new-for’19 three-row Santa Fe to the beach for a week. Just the two of us. I thought this XL-sized Santa Fe might be a bit more vehicle than we needed. But hey…maybe not. Let me back up a bit. Maybe I was spoiled. I’d had a chance to drive Hyundai’s new...
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Subaru Forester Touring

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Subaru Forester Touring

I didn’t expect quite so much. Not that I didn’t know that Subaru has been on fire for years now. They’re one of the few manufacturers who’s sales have been surging for the past couple of decades…for good reason. It’s just that I thought that they’d save their best stuff for their larger Outback…or...
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Nissan Rouge SL

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Nissan Rogue SL

Think of your favorite pair of jeans. Maybe they’re your Saturday afternoon jeans…or maybe your go-clubbin’ in Nashville jeans. But whichever they are, they just feel right, don’t they? I ask, ‘cause that’s kind of how Nissan’s Rogue felt to me. I’d just climbed out of a vehicle costing twice as...
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