While cruising through south Asheville today, we noticed a weird looking vehicle up on one of the sidewalks. As we got closer, it began to take off, so we rushed ahead to get a photo of it. Turns out is the new Elf Organic Transit Solar Powered Electric Vehicle, made nearby in Durham North Carolina.
I did some research and found out that it gives 1800 MPGE, the equivalent of gasoline expenditure in the average automobile, goes 30 MPH, has a 48 mile range, has a 750 Watt Electric Motor, and zero emissions. It sounds like the perfect fit for Asheville NC!
AskAsheville had recently found out that AutoStarUSA of Asheville North Carolina is having a promotional contest and they are giving away a Car as the Grand Prize. Now the car is not a brand new car, nor is this The Great American Muscle Car Giveaway; but a Car Giveaway is a Car Giveaway and who doesn’t want to win that?! Think of all you can do with a car, or a second car, or maybe you just want to win it to sell it and make some money? Either way, AutoStar is offering you a chance to win this vehicle.
The vehicle is a 2011 Ford Fiesta and I believe Van, the Owner of AutoStarUSA, will be picking out a random winner on April 15, 2016.
There is No Purchase Necessary to win, and here are 4 ways to enter the drawing:
We all go through car problems.. and that’s just something we have to live with. I had planned a trip to see my cousin for her birthday. I would be there or die trying. As time started to become more absent, I began to lose faith that I could make it for Kaylee’s 10th birthday. Then, I came across Anderson Nissan and they saved me from all of my troubles!
I got in touch with Rob, the rental manager, and without further adieu I made it to Georgia and spent much needed time with my family. Even though I didn’t stay long, I hadn’t one bit of worry about my transportation, a 2014 Nissan Sentra. I LOVED driving that car!! I drove over 500 miles, roundtrip, and only had to fill up two times.
My little cousins kept wanting to ride with me and I’m not sure if the cause of the rental car had something to do with that or how long it had been since we’ve seen each other. Either way, Anderson Nissan helped make my trip happen and I’m so grateful for that.
Asheville Used Car Dealers are a dime a dozen. Just about anyone who can get their hands on a few vehicles, wants to open up a shop to make a quick profit. Some groups buy totaled cars with a clear title, fix a few things, and then sell them as if they never had an accident. Then there are some that could shine up any lemon on the lot and sell it to folks, leaving them to deal with plenty of needed repairs in the near future. My family purchased a vehicle from one of these used car superstores and has had nothing but problems. She bought it as is, with problems that she was not made aware of and all included. Where do you think the term “used car salesman” comes from? It is because unfortunately, to many.. the sale of a vehicle comes before making sure that the buyer receives a dependable vehicle and something where the value is close to the price they are paying for it. Appalachian Motors is changing the tone of the industry, at least in the Asheville area. They decided that they were going to make sure that a quality used vehicle (car, truck, van or SUV) was what they were offering on their lot, and selling to folks in the community. This decision was made awhile back. Yesterday growth was inevitable, today it is happening. As other Asheville Used Car dealers are struggling to make it, Appalachian Motors is moving full steam ahead. Their main location on Sardis Rd cannot accommodate of their inventory and customers; so they have attained a new piece of property on Sand Hill Road that is going to allow them to more than double their business. And this is just part of their great news. Two more big moves in the works as we speak. Congratulation to the team over there! You can also see Appalachinan Motors on Facebook.
Some of the personalized license plates that I have seen around the Asheville area make me take a second to think about the story behind them. Here are a few that you too might have seen around town:
The Sugar Bear License Plate. I was looking for more of a Sugar Daddy, but I will have to settle for this!
The Flash’r License Plate. I hope they are talking about the car!
The Grandparent to 5 License Plate. Hopefully the kids don’t have any more kids or we will have to change the plate!
The “Oh My” License Plate. Oh my, this photo was taken in Hendersonville NC!
The Vett at 50 License Plate. Finally, after 50 years, I own a Corvette!
The La Fit License Plate. Makes me think of fitness. Plus there were 20 sweaty women working out nearby. I sped off quickly!
The Great Dane License Plate. Yeah, Asheville is full of pet lovers!
The Flipp It License Plate. I thought of “Flip This House” for a moment. Or they might have flipped their previous vehicle in an accident and picked this plate as a survival memory. But deep down I think it is their PG way of saying F**K it!
The Not Too Mellow License Plate. Oh, this must be a Mellow Yellow joke. Or maybe the “Fellow” behind the wheel is OCD!
The Cabin License Plate. Most likely a business owner who sells or rents cabins. Guess how many cabins they rented by having this plate? Probably none! But cute anyway.
The Live To Fly License Plate. Either someone is a Pilot, or a wannabee pilot; but this car was flying up Biltmore Avenue to say the least!
The House Fly License Plate. Might as well be a cockroach as far as I am concerned!
The Stay True License Plate. They used a dollar symbol ($) as the “S” so I can only assume drug dealer!
The Mountain Living License Plate. Someone so excited that they are finally living in the mountains of Asheville North Carolina!