Archive for August 30, 2018

Visit the Oldest Diner in North Carolina for a Big Dose of Nostalgia

oldest diner in North Carolina

If you are looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon this month, you should drive to Mt. Airy and have lunch at the oldest diner in North Carolina. Snappy Lunch served its first meal on North Main Street in 1923 and has been doing it almost every day in the same spot ever since.

When the diner first opened, the town’s population was under 5,000. Today, that number has more than doubled with an estimated 10,347 residents in Mt. Airy. In addition, the area gets its fair share of tourists looking for a taste of Mayberry — the fictional town made famous by Mt. Airy’s own Andy Griffith.

Griffith used to eat at the diner as a young boy and mentioned it frequently in interviews. It even earned a mention in The Andy Griffith Show, making it a key stopping point for fans of the show.

When visiting Snappy Lunch, most people choose the house specialty, the pork chop sandwich. It is a big slab of pork, topped with coleslaw, and squeezed between two buns. It is just as big, messy, and delicious as it sounds.

The diner is opened for breakfast and lunch six days a week. Locals know that if there is still a line at closing time, the diner will stay open until it has served everyone.

For more suggestions on where to eat in the Mt. Airy region, contact us at Larry Jay Mitsubishi. We’ll be happy to recommend our favorites.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s Battery Life Extended

Outlander PHEV’s battery life

There is no denying the growing popularity and allure of driving an electric car. For many people, they want to live a greener lifestyle, while others want to be able to save on fuel costs. Whatever your reason for wanting something electric, it is a good one. As the popularity increases, the technology improves. For the 2019 model year, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV’s battery life is getting even better.

Mitsubishi has announced a 10 percent increase in its battery capacity. This comes from a switch to a 2.4-liter Atkinson Cycle inline four-cylinder engine, compared to a 2.0-liter engine for the 2018 model year. With this new engine and its new 13.8 kWh battery pack, it will offer an electric driving range of 28 miles. The 2018 model has an electric range of 22 miles.

Along with its increased range, the Outlander PHEV is getting a boost in power, too. The electric motor’s output gets a boost of 10 percent to deliver 95 horsepower on its own. This brings the total output to 135 horsepower. The electric mode top speed has increased to 84 mph from just 78 mph last year.

The upgrades are not just performance related. The interior gets some updates, too. There will be new leather seats in the front and more climate control vents for back seat passengers to enjoy.

Stop by Larry Jay Mitsubishi to test-drive the 2019 Outlander PHEV.