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...

NIRO

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Kia Niro EV

I wasn’t afraid Yes…I drove a new ’19 KIA NIRO all-electric CUV and I wasn’t afraid. Afraid of………….? Afraid of running out of juice. Of not having enough “GO” to hit expressway on-ramps with the necessary vigor. Of having to forgo energy-sapping amenities like heated AND cooled seats. Of not having...
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Toyota C-HR

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Toyota C-HR Limited

This vehicle ought to come in camo. Why? Attitude. Toyota has made what just might be one of the most feisty-looking “Urban Warriors” on the road today. While at first glance, the CH-R might remind you of Nissan’s departed Juke, the CH-R is 9 inches longer and a little wider. There’s legitimate...
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KIA Forte EX

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Kia Forte EX

Some people still don’t get it. They think that KIA is still a price product. That may have been true ten or so years ago, but today, every model in KIA’s line-up can stand toe-to-toe with any of their competitors. We recently tested the all-new ’19 KIA Forte for a week, and came away darned...
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Mitsubishi Outlander

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

Really? Mitsubishi? Champ of exactly what? Let’s start with “Champ of the most rows at the lowest price of any SUV out there today.” And those are leather-lined rows…all three rows of ‘em…heated in the front…riding on 18” alloys…with all the blind-spot, lane-change, and rear-cross-traffic alerts...
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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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