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...

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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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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Mercedes 450 GLE 4MATIC

AutoNSider Review | 2020 Mercedes 450 GLE 4MATIC

Yes…the ‘20s are starting to arrive, and if Mercedes’ re-designed GLE is any indication, they’re worth the wait! I’ve driven at least 500 different vehicles in my career, and I can’t remember ever driving any vehicle that felt smoother than Mercedes’ all-new 450 GLE. Velvet and silk. Every control...
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Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Plus

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Plus

I almost felt like I should have had a prescription to be dealing with something this potent. And hey…this isn’t even the Hellcat. The Scat Pack is “just” Dodge’s 392 cubic inch / 6.2 liter 485 HP Hemi. Sort of the “middle brother” of the family, if you will. But punch the throttle even half-way...
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Chevy Camaro 2SS

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Chevy Camaro 2SS

So why am I driving a high-performance 455 HP machine like this SLOWER than I normally drive? Two reasons. One, because its fire-engine red exterior and the almost animal-like sounds coming out of those big twin pipes in the back make the Camaro SS a magnet for every law-enforcement professional...
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Hyundai Accent Limited

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Hyundai Accent Limited

Sometimes I wonder about folks who drive a lot, yet have disdain for inexpensive cars. And you might ask, “Heck…if you drive a lot, wouldn’t you want the best vehicle that you could afford?: Not necessarily…and especially if most of that driving is in the city. More on that in a moment, tho’ First...
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