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...

Mercedes AMG e53 Cabriolet

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Mercedes AMG e53 Cabriolet

Sure, you can save your points and fly first class every now and then, but what about the guy who owns his own plane? Or at least flies NetJets. What’s his life like? And how might he / she roll? Well most likely they roll in something like our test AMG e53 convertible—at least when they’re at...
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Genesis G70

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Genesis G70 2.0T Sport

Welcome to the club, Genesis. Yes…no more side door for you. You can come right on in the front door. And the valets will park your G70 right next to your German and Japanese frenemies. Genesis’ G70 is their brand new 4-door competitor to some of the world’s finest mid-sized, rear-wheel-drive,...
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2018 Nissan Kicks

AutoNSider Review| 2018 Nissan Kicks SR PT

Nissan’s funky-looking Juke is gone, The all-new Kicks is Nissan’s new baby. Four doors and a hatch. Room for 4 – 5. And a little bit of attitude. Not “Bad-Boy” attitude, mind you, but more of a “Hey—Isn’t your vehicle supposed to be at least a little bit fun” kind of attitude. Yes—in contrast to...
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BMW X4

AutoNSider Review | 2019 BMW X4 xDrive 30i

It’s OK to start a BMW review talking about the suspension, isn’t it? I ask, ‘cause “GO” is pretty much assumed with BMW, right? So, yes, it was the suspension that most impressed me about BMW’s X4. It feels as though you could climb a curb and barely feel it. BMW seems to have mastered combining...
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Hyundai Veloster

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Hyundai Veloster R-Spec Turbo

Congrats, Veloster…you’ve graduated! Yes, Hyundai has moved its Veloster up from “toy” to “Tiny Terror”. At least in R-Spec version anyhow. Well, “Terror” might be a bit of an overstatement, but in R-Spec trim, Hyundai’s Veloster has definitely joined the hot-hatch club. And what, you may ask,...
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4MATIC Wagon

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Mercedes E450 4Matic Wagon

So, you’ve already gone “over the top”. Where, then, do you find the next mountain to climb? That’s a question that all of today’s luxury vehicle engineers have to keep asking themselves. I mean, with a list price starting in the mid-$60s, and a drive-out sticker well into the $80s, so much is...
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BMW X2

AutoNSider Review | 2019 BMW X2 xDrive 28i

Is the all-new X2 the red-headed rascal of the BMW family? Well, in sunset orange metallic, it’s easy to think so. And yes, “attitude” is a big part of what BMW’s all-new X2 xDrive 28i is all about. Let’s just start with the name. BMW bills its new X2 as a sports activity “Coupe”, not as an SUV or...
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Chevy Bolt

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy is at it again – electrifying the auto industry! The introduction of the Bolt EV is quite different than the introduction of its long-standing plug-in hybrid, Volt. And for good reason. The Bolt EV is Chevrolet’s first all-electric vehicle (without the security of the combustible engine...
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Buick Enclave Avenir

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir AWD

Of course you CAN still buy European or Japanese, but you sure don’t have to anymore. Buick’s Avenir line is one example why. And perhaps Buick’s finest example of the Avenir is its’ Enclave, a worthy competitor to Lexus’ RX 350. The Avenir is the top of the Enclave line. It’s a big, comfy, well-...
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Buick Envision

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Buick Envision

Who knew? Yes, vehicles like this are pretty much all about comfort, connectivity, and carrying capacity, right? Who knew that the new ’19 Buick Envision also likes to dance? Yes, in addition to all the heated and cooled leather that the law allows, you’ll get 19” alloys, Bose premium 7-speaker...
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