Essig Motors

(8 reviews)
Sales hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm
Service hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday 8:00am–8:00pm 8:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am–6:00pm 8:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am–6:00pm 8:00am–5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am–8:00pm 8:00am–5:00pm
Friday 8:00am–6:00pm 8:00am–5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am–5:00pm 8:00am–12:00pm
Sunday Closed Closed
(309) 582-5336 (309) 582-5336


About our dealership

This seller has been on since September 2020.
Located in Aledo Illinois, Essig Motors has been family owned and operated since 1989. Owner Jim Essig's experience in the auto industry began in 1975 working for his father's dealership in Washington, Illinois. We are honored to serve Mercer county, surrounding areas, and our growing online community with new, certified pre-owned, pre-owned, and also new and pre-owned commercial vehicles. Essig Motors offers an exceptional selection of new cars, trucks and SUVs including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram.
"The Biggest Little Dealer In Illinois"

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(8 reviews)

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Great customer service

I started my own Electrical Consulting business out of Houston,Texas. I began my search for a good pre owned Utility truck and found Essig Motors to have a great selection. I purchased all of my trucks from Pat Lafferty,who has been very helpful in assisting us with finding the right truck for our business needs. That began the relationship we have now going on 9 months and counting. I have purchased a total of 6 trucks from Essig's. True honesty and outright fair pricing and the owner, Mr. Essig, has been very instrumental in working with me and my company also. I would recommend this dealership for anyone's vehicle needs.


Amazing salesperson

I have purchased two cars through essigs. One a year ago, my first new car in years. One last month after my daughter totaled the first car. My salesperson TJ Sedam was amazing. She got me great deals with no haggling. I have absolutely loved both vehicles. I know if there are any issues she would take charge. They have even picked up my car at my work place for oil changes. Amazing experience!



I used to have a Pontiac Solstice but had to give it up. Decided to find another one. My husband got online and found what was advertised as a good, clean, low-mileage Solstice at Essig Motors in Aledo, Ill. He made several calls to salesman Pat Lafferty and we arranged a date to drive over. Have you ever dreamed of a car salesman who was actually honest in his dealings and treated you like he was glad to help you? Have you ever arrived at a dealership and found out that the vehicle WAS every bit of what they advertised it as? If you want a truly honest and enjoyable car purchase experience, just call Pat and come on down. He will make an honest sale and the Business Manager makes the paperwork easy too. Truly an enjoyable experience. And so happy with my car!!


Great experience in car buying!

I drove through the lot and saw exactly what I wanted. Took me a few days to get everything in order on my end but as soon as I was ready they we on the ball getting every thing set up and ready to go!


Great friendly service!

Notified TJ, our sales person ( and friend) a couple months back to let us know when they received a Charger in. As soon as one arrived she was on the phone to us. The process was fast and easy and they gave me great deal that I couldn't say no to. My husband and I have purchased 3 vehicles from them now and will most definitely keep our business with them. Great small town family service. That is again TJ for my dream car.


Awesome Experience!!!!

I recently purchased a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze from Essig Motors. TJ my Sales Consultant and Josh the Sales Manager went above and beyond to earn my business. This was beyond the best and easiest car buying experience I have ever had. Very professional and very good at what they do.


Great !

We had a great experience purchasing our new company truck. It was an easy and fast transaction from the sale to the expediting of the financing. We drove 150 miles to deal with Essig and that's where we plan on going for all our future needs.


A warning for people looking at used vehicles.

I would warn anyone about buying a used car or truck here. I recently purchased a vehicle here unfortunately and no one seems to care about my business, only my money. At first the vehicle wouldn't even start; there were two major problems with the truck, it was as if no one even looked at the vehicle before deciding to sell it. It was my fault for not turning away at this point, but they went out of their way to not tell me the issues with the vehicle and tried to sell it to me ASAP and get it out the door. The next day I called and emailed about what else I had found wrong with it, and they decided to ignore me. So here I am, writing this review. Hopefully people will see this and not get suckered into a sale like I was.

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