1. We have friendly and knowledgeable staff to assist from Sales/Leasing to Parts/Service. Our Service staff has nearly 300 years combined experience to accurately diagnose & correct your symptoms. Our sales staff has over 280 years in experience to help guide you to the perfect vehicle. Want to know more about your Sales representative before meeting with him/her?

Go to our About Us > Staff link on the website and click on their picture for a personal BIO that will help you to get to know them.

Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Scott Rossi
    General Manager
    828-785-4326

    Scott A. Rossi is General Manager of AAG's Prestige Subaru in Asheville, NC. Previously Rossi was the General Manager at our Toyota dealership in Columbia, South Carolina.


    Rossi joined Anderson Automotive Group, after serving as chief operating officer of the Carland Automotive Group, where he was responsible for overseeing four automotive facilities and service centers. Prior to this, he gained dealer experience through General Manager roles at automotive retail centers including Hendrick, Penske and the Van Tuyl Automotive Groups. Rossi also co-founded Topline Motors Ltd., an automotive wholesale company .He began his career as a Sales Associate in the '80s in Albany, New York.


    Rossi has received various accolades for his managerial expertise, including the Nissan Center of Excellence award and the Honda President's Award. He was awarded the Chevrolet Mark of Excellence award three years in a row and was a member of the Toyota Board of Governors. He also is a graduate of NADA's Dealer Academy.


    Rossi attended The State University of New York at Oswego where he studied communications/broadcasting.


    He enjoys sporting events, boating and is a serial concert go'er


    He is married to his college sweetheart Carol, have a daughter Bella that's attending Tulane University and a Portuguese Water Dog named Calypso.

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  • Ryan Brown
    Business Manager
    828-782-3976


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  • Bob Evans
    Sales Manager
    828-818-1321 or 336-429-9174 cell


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  • Joe Tate
    Internet Sales Director
    828-818-1740 or 828-777-2527

    I have been with Prestige Subaru since 2006 and I serve as the Internet Sales Director for Prestige Subaru. Before coming to Prestige Subaru I worked over 20 years as a Store Manager for Ingles Markets. I am grateful for all of the wonderful people I have worked with over the years with Ingles and with Prestige Subaru. I am part of a great team of  Internet Sales Specialists . They are smart, gifted, dedicated to each customer they meet and most of all they are a wonderful group of people to spend time around.The Internet Sales team takes a lot of pride in their product knowledge and giving exceptional service.

    I have a son Kyle who is a professional welder and a daughter Kaylee who is a student at Milligan College, (studying Occupational Therapy ). They bring great joy to my life and have grown to be outstanding young adults. I love dogs and have had as many as 5 at one time, ( many of them rescues).I love anything outdoors and am an avid reader. I believe the world becomes a better place when we do our best to share kind words and acts of kindness anytime that we can to others. I hope to meet you when you are in to look at a Subaru. Blessings, Joe Tate

    Click below for a personal greeting from Joe.





    Joe Tate
    Internet Sales Director
    828-298-9600 ex 1310
    828-777-2527 cell
    1-888-854-4293 ex 1310
    jtate2527@prestigesubaru.com

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  • Jason Taylor
    Service Director
    828-782-3957


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  • Thomas ' Doc ' Way
    Parts Manager
    828-818-1364


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  • Melissa Bell
    Internet Support Specialist
    828--785-4388


    An Asheville native, I enjoy all that being in Asheville has to offer from the food and music scene to hiking and mountain biking. I spend my "off time" with my daughter and our fur babies, Zeus (a Lhasa Apso) and Tubby (an orange tabby).

    Being a long time Subaru owner myself, I was excited to join the Prestige Subaru team and help others find the perfect vehicle that fits all their needs and lifestyle! With over 20 years experience in the automotive business, I strive to put my experience to work for you. Whether this is your first time buying a vehicle or your hundredth, I believe that every customer deserves a level of customer service and professionalism that will make their next purchase a pleasant one."

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  • Darryl Blizzard
    Sales Specialist
    828-818-1252 or 828-989-2313 cell

    Hello everyone! I'm Darryl, my wife Neina & I along with our Little Pooch (Sophie) just moved from Florida to call Asheville our home. We've been visiting family here for years and fell in love with the area.

    I'm very fortunate to be a part of Prestige Subaru as they are an outstanding Family-based group of people. It's a privilege to help you with your needs. My goal is only the highest level of customer satisfaction. I'm looking forward to meeting you.

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  • Steve Bryson
    Sales Specialist/Outside Events
    828-782-3932

    I have lived in the Asheville area all my life. I worked as a Automotive Technician for 20 years. I also had a towing company for over 15 years and during that time, I only had to tow in three Subaru's.... so now you know why I love the product.

    I enjoy traveling, time at the Beach, Snorkeling and spending time Outdoors!

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  • Buck Davis
    Business Manager/Sales Specialist
    828-818-1262

    Buck Davis has been with the Prestige family for over 20 years. He is well known for making lasting relationships with his customers as he is easy to work with, efficient, and accessible.

    Buck is a Western North Carolina Native. He grew up in a small town in the country just a few miles away from Asheville. He has 8 siblings with plenty of great stories to tell.

    Buck is passionate about his job and his customers.

    When he is not working, he enjoys hiking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, yard work, and being with his son, Trenton.

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  • Trenton Davis
    Sales Specialist
    828-818-1711 or 828-380-9333cell

    Hey everyone, my name is Trenton Davis. I was born and raised here in Asheville and I am glad to call it home. I just recently moved back to the area from Wyoming, with that being said I have moved away a few times but I keep finding myself back here in the mountains that I love. I moved back here with my girlfriend Maria and our two dogs (Raider/Kaia) that we love even though they drive us crazy sometimes. I got into the car business because I like meeting new people and I like trying to make their buying experience as quick and as painless as possible. 

    A few things I like to do include baseball, basketball, snowboarding, and fishing. I grew up doing all of the above and I even played baseball in college which was a great experience. If you are new to the Asheville area you will quickly realize Subaru culture is alive and well, almost every other car you see will be a Subaru and that is not just a coincidence. The people in Asheville know the value of a Subaru and know their capabilities. 

    With that being said if you are in the market for a vehicle come on down to Prestige Subaru and ask for me, I will make sure that you leave here happy and in the right vehicle for you.

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  • Sean Fitzpatrick
    Sales Specialist
    828-785-4404

    A native of Long Island, I moved to Asheville in 2005 along with my wife Melissa. A year later we found our home in Hendersonville as well as the first new addition to our family. An abandoned Shitzu mix we found on the side of the road during a snow storm shortly before Christmas. We named him Oliver. A few years later, a trio of feral kittens found our home. It took a long time to gain their trust, but now they are the most loving house cats. 

    I have always worked in customer care. I began working the counter at my father's deli when I was 12. As a young adult, I was fortunate to join Home Depot as they were growing. I never expected to still be with them over twenty years later. Over those years, my role changed, and customer contact was no longer my primary focus. I really missed the one on one personal care, which prompted my career change. I was most recently representing Ford, but leapt at the opportunity to join the Prestige Subaru family.

    It is truly an honor to be a representative for a company known not just for the excellence of its product, but also for its commitment to its customers.

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  • Betsy Hancock
    Internet Sales Manager
    828-818-1745

    Hi! My name is Betsy Hancock. Originally from Knoxville TN, I relocated to North Carolina in 2018. Surrounded by some of the oldest mountains in the world and the warm creative culture of Appalachia, I knew I had found my forever home. Before working with Prestige, I was a fulltime artist traveling to markets all over the region. I still find great joy in painting, but found I have a passion just as strong working more directly with people…which is what brought me to Prestige Subaru!

    When I am not helping you find your dream vehicle, you can find me swimming, painting, traveling, or at a concert. I live with my fiancé, Brad and our adorable fur baby, Bruin.

    Thanks for learning a bit about me, I look forward to meeting you!


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  • Josiah Gonzalez
    Sales Specialist
    828-544-8552

    To whoever may find their way to this bio, you are reading about a very passionate car enthusiast who's main aspiration is to rise in this industry for the love of both automotive culture and the well being of their community! My name is Josiah, I am now 20 years old but have been working in or around dealerships since I was 17! My journey into this field began at a very young age with a passion for cars.... Sports cars, usually. I was obsessed with the idea of exotic cars such as the McLaren F-1 and the Lamborghini Murcialago but as time went on and as I matured over the years, that translated into an appreciation for all cars, regardless of top speed. At first, the idea was to apply my automotive prowess in the engineering field but it only took a couple semesters of college before I realized that I wanted to go bigger than that - I wanted my own dealership. So what did I do and what was my plan to achieve this? I dropped out and started working for a used car dealership and have since moved to Prestige as a salesperson working diligently to provide A-1 customer service to new and experienced car buyers alike. Look no further if you're looking to work with someone who's in this thing for the greater good of the customer and who's in it for the long haul. 

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  • Justin Harrison
    Internet Sales Manager
    828-544-8551

    I am a North Carolina native, originally from the Charlotte area. I have lived in Asheville for over a decade. I love the mountains of WNC and know nowhere else I could call home! My wife, Lindsay, and I have a beautiful daughter. She loves dancing, music, and dogs. And we hope to get her a dog very soon!

    I enjoy getting outside as often as I can, whether it's in my backyard or exploring the Appalachian Mountains. I also love checking out Asheville's thriving music scene. My first passion in life is music and I enjoy a variety of genres. I have played guitar for most of my life, and have been teaching myself to play piano over the past few years. If we happen to meet, I'm always ready to chat about your favorite artists!

    Feel free to shoot me an email or give me call, so I can help with your next car today!

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  • Anna Kendall
    Sales Specialist
    828-818-1227

    Hi Friends! My name is Anna and here is a bit about myself. I moved to the Asheville area when I was nine and have been hiking the trails ever since. I love being outdoors doing just about anything, but if there is a waterfall it's better! I am energetic and outgoing, I love my job as a sales consultant here at Prestige getting to know all different types of people, and I actually bought my first car from Prestige years ago! I have always loved Subaru's so joining the team here is a thrill.

    I have a wonderful husband and two children as well as three dogs and a cat. I thoroughly enjoy life and would love to help you find the vehicle that best suits your needs! 

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  • Ember Latrella
    Technology Specialist
    828-818-1092

    Hi I'm Ember ! I am an outgoing person that loves to meet new people. I am easy to talk to and enjoy making new friends. I support and help out with animal adoptions and donate to brother wolf animal rescue regularly. I love doing anything outdoors and protecting our environment.

    Since Prestige Subaru supports and believes in helping out our local animal shelters, meals on wheels, local groups such as river link that help protect our environment I can say I am proud to be part of such a amazing team .

    I like to hike and fish in my spare time and enjoy spending time with my family.  I look forward to meeting you and helping you choose a vehicle that supports you in all your adventures !

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  • Samson Owens
    Internet Sales Manager
    828-782-3981 or 828-777-0852 cell

    During my 19 years of living here in Western North Carolina, I have became fond of what the Asheville area has to offer. From the live music festivals held in the fall, to the wonderous dog parks that I enjoy taking my sweet and loving animals to where they can run along with chasing the wildlife that comes into their vision.

      

    Out of all the four-seasons that this state has to offer, I have found that the Autumn time has to be my favorite. Venturous hikes with my four-legged friends on the Blue Ridge Parkway has shown me what a beautiful area I have chosen to live in.

      

    Growing up, my father always told me, "You're only as good as the people you choose to surround yourself with." That is why I have chosen to work here, at Prestige Subaru among co-workers I believe want to bring the best car buying experience you can have to each and every customer. You, are Subaru family, are what makes working here the best work experience that any staff member has to enjoy. We hope to see you soon!

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  • Anthony Pelle
    Marketing Director
    828-818-1274


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  • Kim Richardson
    Internet Sales Specialist & Delivery
    828-785-4301 or cell 870-404-9662

    Hi there! I'm Kim Richardson. I look forward to learning about you and your vehicle needs and helping you find a vehicle you'll love. My focus is giving you an outstanding purchase and ownership experience.

    I've driven my 2005 Forester over 163,000 miles and it has comfortably and reliably delivered me through snow, ice, rain, and mud. I love my "Rooster." My four-legged friends appreciate the rear seats folded down so they have prime sniffing position from the windows. I appreciate the moon roof everyday and the heated seats on chilly occasions.

    I traveled many of those miles touring as a professional singer/ songwriter. I've released three cds and am always working on new tunes. I love getting outdoors and exploring trails & waterways. Whether on foot, two wheels, or by kayak, nothing beats getting my toes in the grass (or water) and the sky in my lungs.

    Being a Prestige Sales Consultant affords me the opportunity to be of
    service to you, helping you find the right vehicle for your needs; one
    you'll be proud to own and excited to drive. Come say hello, let's talk
    about what brings you joy, and find the vehicle that fits your life.

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  • Jeffrey Rutledge
    Sales Specialist
    828-678-6020

    My name is Jeffrey but I also go by Jeff. I grew up in the wonderful state of Oklahoma where it was more common to see a horse standing next to you at a red light that a Subaru Outback. In 2012 I moved with my family to Asheville and left the tornados and dust storms in my rear view mirror. Thankfully Asheville has no lack of interesting people and culture, especially when visiting the drum circle on Friday night. 

    I enjoy the outdoors, especially camping and fishing, after all, I did grow up watching Man vs Wild on the discovery channel so that basically means I'm a survivalist professional. I do most of my outdoor adventures at Lake Fontana and the weekends I'm not out there, I'm walking around downtown Asheville, sampling the food and drinks. 

    The Subaru life is new to me, but has already been a blast being involved with. I can't wait to answer any questions you may have or go on a few test drives.

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  • Jason Wicks
    Internet Sales Manager/Digital Marketing
    828-738-1593 or 828-280-1270

    My name is Jason Wicks. I thought I would tell you a little bit about me, why I love what I do, and some of the things that make me passionate about life and Western NC. Before joining Prestige in October 2013, I worked in the newspaper industry for 15 years. My love of Subaru started in 1990 with my first car, a 1982 Subaru GL. Since that time, I have owned a total of 8 Subarus, including a 1998 Outback with over 248,000 miles. Four of these vehicles were purchased from Prestige. As you can see, the Subaru brand has been much more than a car for me, it's been a friend and part of the family.

    I am married to Lisa and we have 2 girls, Greta and Afton our sweet dog Olive (Yellow Lab) and Tucker the orange tabby cat. After growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I moved to Western NC in 1992 and fell in love with all the mountains can offer and have been here ever since. I enjoy mountain biking, trail running, camping with my family and I recently finished my 6th half-marathon.

    Thank you for learning a bit about me and I look forward to meeting you! 

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  • Amanda Blankenship
    Service Advisor
    828-785-4261


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  • Gus Dotsikas
    Customer Relations Manager
    828-782-5719


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  • Delina Hensley
    Service Advisor
    828-785-4276

    Greetings and a big "Hello!" the 'Paris of the South'!

    I've lived here in Asheville since 2007. My love of theatre brought me here, but my love of the mountains kept me here. I so enjoy a quiet hike on a beautiful day or a quiet walk by the river with my dog, Carson. I am also a performer by trade. Since I was a little girl, the stage called to me and I found I had a knack for entertaining people.

    In fact, before arriving here at Prestige Subaru, I was a performing tour guide on the LaZoom Comedy Tours. It's the big purple bus in downtown Asheville. It's always full of folk laughing and having a great time and I'm proud to say that I was a part of that for 5 years.

    With my performance and touring background, I enjoy meeting and talking with new people and I can't wait to meet you!

    Feel free to bring along any fur babies you may have. I would love to meet them and animals are always welcome!

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  • Kelly Hensley
    Service Advisor
    828-782-3987


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  • Ike Kearney
    Porter
    828-785-4281


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  • Josh Jordan
    Express Service Technician


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  • Eron Skelton
    Service Advsior
    828-782-5796


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  • Katelyn Carachure
    Concierge


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  • Tearesa Cartrett
    Assistant Service Manager
    828-785-4162


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  • Bobi Gaertner
    Title Clerk
    828-818-1081


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  • Ryan Mills
    Parts Specialist
    828-818-1183


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  • Mary Macera
    Service Scheduler
    828-782-5589


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  • Gillian Murray
    Service Advisor
    828-782-5795


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  • Diann Stamey
    Service Scheduling Coordinator
    828-782-3985


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  • Robert Austin II
    Senior Master Technician


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  • Megan Coleman
    Technician


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  • Scott Beam
    Master Technician


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  • Bubba Brady
    Automotive Technician


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  • Connor Brooks
    Technician


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  • Colt Brookshire
    Air Bag Technician


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  • Dominic Deprospero
    Technician


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  • Brandyn Edwards
    Service Technician


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  • Josh Gardner
    Service Technician


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  • Tim Gerhard
    Automotive Technician


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  • Jerry Ingle
    Automotive Technician


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  • Sam Jay
    Technician


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  • David Lewis
    Express Lube Technician


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  • Austin Neamand
    Express Service Technician


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  • Matt Taylor
    Parts Specialist
    828-818-1769


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  • Tyler Tesner
    Express Lube Technician


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  • Lee Whitmire
    Service Dispatch


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2. When you buy from us you are helping your local community. We are VERY active supporting our local community from donations & sponsoring events, to even hosting events here at the Prestige Adventure Center. A few of the causes we help are Asheville Humane Society/Network, Asheville Wine & Food Festival, Smokey Mountain Relay, Veterans helping Veterans, Run/Walk for Autism, American Cancer Society, Taste of Compassion, Colorado Relief Fund Raiser, Dog Day Afternoon, Put for Mutts, Bele Chere, the list just keeps on going. 





3. We believe in customer service and no one lets us know better than our clients!  Our staff has received many personal compliments, including many hand-written thank you letters after their experience here.




4. Prestige Subaru has consecutively been the #1 Subaru Dealer in the South East,  thanks to great customers & great staff. We have received numerous awards. Many of our staff received multiple Sales, Service and accomplishment awards too.  

    


5.  Peace of Mind knowing that when you come to Prestige we will be here for support long after the sale. Prestige Subaru has been family owned & operated since 1967 right here in Asheville. We have generations of follow-on clients coming here time & time again for their vehicle needs. We are also VERY pet friendly, many of our clients bring their furry companions that enjoy a lot of attention from our staff.


6. Amenities to ensure you are at ease & comfortable while you wait. We supply free grind-per-cup coffee, locally sourced from Dynamite Roasting Company in Black Mountain, hot chocolate, and lattes. We offer free Wi-Fi. We provide complimentary local shuttle service with a new fleet of complimentary loaners when you are having major service completed. We have re-vamped the customer waiting areas, Sales offices, showroom & service advisor space in our new showroom building. Including a quiet lounge space separated from distractions for customers to conduct business while they wait. Including enclosed service advisor spaces that provide a more comfortable & private experience for our clients.

                  



7. We are engaged in Social Media. We offer up-to-date news, specials, events and contests with free giveaways. Some examples are from Whitewater rafting/Zipline tickets to Baseball Game & theater/show tickets. We also send out a monthly eNewsletter with a selected customer of the month, Sales & Service employee of the month, even a selected Pet of the Month. Check out our  Facebook page, ' Like us' , to join the family.

                                                                          



8. Massive inventory and selection ON THE LOT & READY FOR DELIVERY to choose from. If we don't have exactly what you are looking for on the lot, if its available, we will go to all lengths possible to get it. Rest assured having a huge inventory means you will find what you are looking for.



9. Enjoy a different experience going thru the Prestige Adventure Center showroom/facility. This location is where our Internet Sales Department is housed as well as additional service bays. The Adventure Center showroom is quite different from your normal dealership showcasing the latest outdoor gear all sourced from local manufacturers. On display in this large showroom you will find outdoor gear from Liquid Logic, Sylvan Sports, Watershed, Outrider USA, and items/brochures/information on countless more. So stop by, sit back, relax enjoying a locally sourced coffee or hot coco on us while you peruse the gear.

 



10. At Prestige we look for long term relationships, we don't want to just get you "in and out". The staff,  here at Prestige, have many of the same interests as our customers...  Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, a love for animals, Woodworking, the list goes on.  While buying a car or getting your car serviced; connect with our staff. Something that sets us apart, and keeps clients coming back, is the people that work here and the lengths they will go through to ensure their customers are satisfied.


11. At Prestige we not only treat your personal information with the utmost confidentiality but we also go to extra lengths to ensure it's securely destroyed once it's no longer needed.

 

12. We listen to our customers!  We have significantly expanded our operations to provide additional levels of service with expanding service bays, detail operations as well as inventory storage. This will provide a better customer experience for parking & navigating our facility.


 


Last but not least:

Want to know why Prestige is the #1 Subaru Dealer in the SouthEast? - Watch the video for the answer.


 


Prestige Subaru is a great place to work!