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...

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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Hyundai Elantra Limited

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Hyundai Elantra Limited

We Americans have developed a taste for luxury. That’s why the average new vehicle these days includes heated power leather seating, alloys, blind-spot and cross traffic alerts, moonroof, proximity keys, smart phone connectivity, premium audio, even lane-keeping assists and auto high beams—and the...
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Is Jeep’s Rubicon a toy? Or is it a tool? I vote for tool. After all, you can have fun and look just as outdoorsy as you want in a lesser Jeep, and save maybe $10,000 in the process. But if you really want to USE your Jeep and traverse the mountains of Moab just like they do in the TV commercials,...
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2018 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY

AutoNSider Review | 2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE TD6

So what do you really get when you venture North of 50 or 60K? Is it just about the badge on the hood and bragging rights, or is there more to it than that? After all, today’s volume brands offer almost every amenity and nanny warning alert that the high-dollar guys offer. Almost. Do you really get...
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2019 SUBARU ASCENT

AutoNSider Review | 2019 Subaru Ascent

So maybe you’ve been makin’ miles for the last 5 or ten years in your Outback and maybe it’s your family, or maybe it’s YOU, but whatever the reason, you realize that it’s time to “plus-size” it a bit. Yep. It’s time for you to look for something in an “XL”. No worries. Subaru’s brand-new-for ’19...
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