Metro Car Sales marks 40th anniversary with many giveaways
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.
(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.