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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 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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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

When is too much not enough? When is 200 MPH not quite flat out? When is $100,000 not required? When it’s Dodge…that’s when. And if you’ve been following Dodge’s 700+ HP offerings for the past few years, you’re probably wondering “Well, what are they going to do next”? Here’s your answer. And get...
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 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T AWD

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T AWD

2019 brings a complete re-do to Hyundai’s Santa Fe. And a well-done “clean sheet of paper” it is. We tested the two-row version that used to be called the Santa Fe “Sport”. Today it’s simply called “Santa Fe”…and their three-row version is now the “XL”. Makes sense, no? But just because Hyundai...
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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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