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...

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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2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

No… that snap, crackle and pop are the sounds coming out of those four big pipes in the rear as soon as you press “Start”… and the minute you press that button, you know that this Lexus is unlike any other Lexus you may have known. At first glance, it might fool y’, tho’… with its’ typically Lexus-...
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Mazda 3 Grand Touring

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Mazda 3 Grand Touring

Does size really matter to you? I mean, if you really need room for six or more, go for it. But if you’re like so many of us… running solo or with one passenger most of the time… don’t think that you need to go big to get luxury and performance, OK? Mazda’s 3 Series is proof. While you can get a...
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Hyundai Santa Fe

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultra

Tiffany Taste on a Targe’ budget? Welcome to the club. It’s a big club... but hey… one that doesn’t necessarily require a lot of pain to join. Take Hyundai’s Santa Fe, for example. If you need a roomy 6 or 7-seat SUV with virtually every bell and whistle available today, Hyundai will put you behind...
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AutoNSider Review | Mercedes 550e 4MATIC

This vehicle could save your life if you’re destined to be one of the one-out-of-ten people killed in “one-vehicle crashes”… but more on that in a moment. The GLE is Mercedes’ best selling SUV. It’s their two-row, five-passenger mid-sized SUV that faces increasingly strong competition from their “...
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AutoNsider Review | 2018 Subaru Crossstrek

“Sport”… utility… looks… economy... price... all-wheel drive… surely people are not still wondering how Subaru has become one of America’s fastest-growing brands, are they? Once known as the unofficial “Official Vehicles” of New England and Colorado because of their all-weather capability, Subarus...
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