Metro Car Sales marks 40th an­niver­sary with many give­aways

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AL­MOST 200 loyal cus­tomers at­tended the high­light of Metro Car Sales’ 40th an­niver­sary cel­er­a­tions in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg as the city’s top used-car dealer marked four decades of growth by giv­ing away a Peu­geot 107 in a draw.

The com­pany was founded in Al­lan­dale by broth­ers Ossy and Ba­boo Essa. They quickly be­came renowned for be­ing the num­ber-one dealer in pre-owned ve­hi­cles in PMB among buy­ers and fi­nanciers. Metro has long moved from the CBD of Al­lan­dale to the land­mark cor­ner of Boshoff Street and Vic­to­ria Road in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg, and now forms part of the Metro Group which is man­aged by the Essa broth­ers. The staff at Metro Car Sales boast a com­bined mo­tor-in­dus­try sales ex­pe­ri­ence of over 125 years be­tween them and the in­house fi­nance depart­ment al­lows for fi­nance to be ar­ranged ef­fort­lessly in just un­der an hour. To date, over 30 000 ve­hi­cles have been de­liv­ered to clients. Some cus­tomers have re­turned for their fourth and fifth ve­hi­cle, which shows the staff are meet­ing Metro’s aim to guar­an­tee years of mo­tor­ing peace for their clients, sup­ported by a two-year un­lim­ited mileage SA war­ranty. Some of th­ese cus­tomers were at Satur­day’s 40-year an­niver­sary party and many of them won smaller prizes, while ev­ery­one could take a car-wash voucher.

Brian Zuma, PRO for Mar­itzburg United, was master of cer­e­monies, while Mrs South Africa fi­nal­ist Mar­itsa Gouws handed over the keys to the car, worth over R100 000, with Wheels cor­re­spon­dent Brian Bas­sett and The Wit­ness trans­port edi­tor mon­i­tor­ing the draw. Ba­boo Essa thanked the day’s spon­sors on be­half of Metro Cars, namely Kara Nichas PMB, Asiphephe Ve­hi­cle Test Sta­tion, War­ranty So­lu­tions, Ned­bank as well as Ie­mas.

PHOTO: ALWYN VILJOEN

(From left) Metro parts man­ager Rookaya Is­mail, the ec­static win­ner Kevin John, Mrs South Africa fi­nal­ist Mar­itsa Gouws and sales man­ager Elvis Naidoo at the han­dover of a Peu­geot 107 at Metro Car Sales’ 40th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg on Satur­day.

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