The We Buy Cars Dome is a next-level car buying and selling experience
The Dome is a Johannesburg icon. Nearly all of us have some form of memory that revolves within the walls of this stand-out facility. Whether you witnessed your favourite American singer with their spectacular pyrotechnic displays, or you enjoyed the former TopGear presenters amuse you with their childlike antics and incredible mechanical performances.
The Dome: a brief history
The point is, The Dome is a place most Joburg residents cherish dearly but, like most things, a change-up was in order and with it the ownership and purpose of the iconic Dome. Where it once was the MTN Sundome, it then had a revival as The Dome at Northgate from 2001 to 2004. From then, until 2015, it was known as the Coca-Cola Dome when Ticket Pro purchased the facility. This may be the reason why everybody refers to it in seemingly endless ways.
The We Buy Cars Dome
Its latest change, however, is of a more automotive scope and it's also the new flagship premises of one of Africa’s fastest-growing companies, We Buy Cars. The We Buy Cars Dome now boasts the elite status as the biggest covered second-hand car dealership in the southern hemisphere and possibly the world, with a storage capacity of around 1,500 vehicles. As you can imagine it’s a rather incredible sight.
"the biggest covered second-hand car dealership in the southern hemisphere"
We Buy Cars is a company that was built from the ground up. Faan van der Walt and his brother Dirk began buying and repairing cars and then flipping them for a profit. Now, they are growing a company that strives for excellence and performance, leading the South African used car market by a seemingly unstoppable force. The numbers don’t lie: Before the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic, We Buy Cars was Flipping around 6,000 cars a month. Despite financial uncertainties, We Buy Cars have grown exponentially over the last two years and as of February 2022 has been flipping an incredible 11,000 cars a month.
It's incredible to see how We Buy Cars has grown to become the major influence on the local used car market, with plans to further extend its business to every city in South Africa. Now The Dome has, once again, undergone a change and with it comes new memories of first cars and dream cars – in fact, as petrolheads we'll even go as far as saying it's a factory of dreams.