The Planet Hyundai Used Car Super Store at 7100 W. Sahara Ave. has become a real home-away-from-home for Shiril Marshall, used car reconditioning manager.
A five-year employee of Planet Hyundai , Marshall is a big believer in the value of a preowned vehicle and serves as a valuable member of the staff, especially since he speaks Spanish fluently.
"This store is awesome. Thanks, in part, to the fact that we have so many connections with automobile experts all over the country, we are truly able to land some great quality cars," he said. "... we can pass on the savings to our customers, who have flocked to this dealership since it opened July 2.
"This lot, dedicated as a used car superstore, is an awesome concept and it enables us to help others, especially those who simply cannot afford a new car. There is no greater feeling than being able to help a person get a good vehicle for an affordable price."
Marshall said even more important is a warranty that comes with the sale of each vehicle.
"It means so much to customers that every car on this lot comes with some type of a warranty," he said. "Our staff goes through each and every car with a fine-tooth comb to ensure that we can feel comfortable selling each vehicle."
It didn't take long for Marshall to start receiving referrals from customers who enjoyed their experience at the Planet Hyundai Super Store.
"Some people simply feel more comfortable speaking with someone who speaks their own language," he said. "There is no question that buying a car is a very stressful decision, so it's my job to remove as much of the stress as possible."
Marshall grew up speaking Spanish.
"The Latino people know that we're going to go out of our way to help them. I'm here at 7 a.m. every morning and I usually don't leave until at least 12 hours later, so I'm always around."
Marshall pointed out that the dealership's owners are down-to-earth businesspeople and that trait carries over to the employees.
"I appreciate working for them because they are always patting us on the back. The environment is productive and everyone loves working here," he said.
Planet Hyundai co-owner Ron Coury added, "Shiril comes to work every day with such a positive, upbeat attitude, always willing to take on any customer or management request with a level of zest and enthusiasm that is truly contagious and exhilarating. This new location has only been open one month and thanks to the dedication of Shiril and our entire staff, we have seen our preowned vehicle sales increase by about 80 percent."
For more information, call 702-938-1400. Other Planet Hyundai dealerships include Planet Hyundai Sahara at 7150 W. Sahara Ave. and Planet Hyundai Centennial at 6200 Centennial Center Blvd. Visit www.planetlv.com for details.