Customer Testimonials

From Google My Business:
I had been looking for a newer car and when I figured out what I wanted - I went to Essig Motors to see if they could help. Well, I called out there and an hour and half later, Pat Lafferty called he found a car that met all my criteria. Great price & Sheldon worked to get us the lowest interest rate. Best car buying experience. I highly recommend going to Essig Motors for your next car or truck! Good people. - Sarah Brown

We're originally from Springfield, IL and trying to buy a Chevy Volt from a local dealer. We found out that Essig had one so I got in contact with them and began working with Sheldon. Unfortunately the only financing they could offer were from GM financing since we were so far away (158 miles). Sheldon was able to hold the car for us until we eventually secured local financing and were able to take the 2 1/2 hour drive up to Aledo. For a small town virtually in the middle of nowhere, Essig motors definitely impressed me with how friendly they were and upfront about any problems or concerns. Before we even made the drive Sheldon texted me a picture of a scratch on the hood of the Chevy which I greatly appreciated. Overall this place is a fantastic car dealer that will beat out most of the larger dealers, even if you have to make a road trip of it. - Charles Zake

We had been looking for upgrades to our two older vehicles (truck and family van) for several months, and even drove to another dealership with the intent to purchase a newer family van from them - but that dealer (who knew we were on our way) sold the vehicle to someone else minutes before we arrived, and then tried to sell us on a "great deal" on something else that didn't fit our criteria.

I grew up near Aledo and know Jim Essig to be a man of integrity, so I was very pleased to find a truck and van matching all our criteria on their website. We arranged to meet with Sheldon DeFrieze, and he was very helpful. He had the vehicles ready for us when we arrived, showed us how to use all the bells and whistles, etc.
They gave us fair value for our trade-ins, and our purchases came in a little better than kbb value. The van had some minor work still scheduled to be done, so Sheldon drove it 2 hours to us when it was ready!
10/10 Would buy again! - Matt Whitehall

We went to Essig in Aledo today, not knowing if we would or wouldn’t be leaving with the truck. But Pat Lafferty & Josh the General Manager gave us a great deal and made things work for us. It was the best experience I have had buying a vehicle. Thank you Essig we will be doing business in the future with you as well! - Lil G-Man

We just bought our 2nd car this year at Essig from Pat Lafferty. No high pressure sales and honest, very likable people. We won't buy a car anywhere else. I can't say enough good things about our vehicles and the wonderful people and services at Essig motors. - Sheri Chandler

I purchased a 1995 Cadillac from Pat Lafferty, my experience was terrific. I actually bought the car thru photographs that Pat had sent me, they were detailed and accurate, his follow thru was great and the car was as he described it. I am very pleased with my purchase. I would highly recommend Pat and Essig Motors when purchasing your next car. - Howard Nusbaum