Posted by: eriksenchevroletbuick | August 2, 2010

Blast from the past….

I wasn’t sure who to send this to, so figured you were a good choice.
My husband and I bought our first brand new car from Eriksens back in 1975. I know, before you were born. I drove it for 20 years until retiring it and getting a new Blazer.
It is a 1975 Nova LN, coupe. It has about 130,000 miles on it now. It is dark red metallic with black vinyl roof. It was stored for about 10 years or more after I quit driving it. In the last year we have been restoring it back to it’s original look and condition. We had it painted at Quality Paint in Rock Island. The interior is still the original. We did replace the carpet since we had every thing out of it and figured it was the best time to do it. We have belonged to “National Nostalgic Nova Club” since the early 80’s. We now belong to the Eastern Iowa Chapter of “NNN” also. We took it to the nationals in 1986 when I was still driving it daily and won a Bronze rating.
Even though we have enjoyed taking it to car shows in the last few years, this year is special because it looks brand new again.
We were out taking pictures of it one Sunday and my husband came up with the idea to get a picture with the Eriksens sign in the background. Then, I decided to send it to you just for fun.
Hope you enjoy it.
-Submitted by Mary & Jim Conrad
Posted by: eriksenchevroletbuick | August 2, 2010


Kids are rough on vehicles. They trample the interior with dirty shoes. They eat (and drop) everything. They put their little sticky jam-hands anywhere they can reach. They kick the backs of seats. Sometimes, they even scream out while riding down the road – for no apparent reason! The nature of children, paired with the fact that the law requires them to be restrained while a car is in motion, is enough to make a person think twice before taking a trip with their precious little ones.

Despite the facts, my friend and I threw caution to the wind and decided to take a jaunt to Iowa City, IA to visit the Iowa Children’s Museum. My friend, Kama, has two children – Miles, 5, and Ava, 3. I have a daughter, Haylie, 3. The kids were buzzing with anticipation as we prepared all of the accessories that three kids need for a day trip. However, when they saw the gorgeous red 2010 Suburban that we were driving, they were off-the-charts EXCITED! Kids love vehicles, as much as they are hard on them. The colors, the buttons, gadgets – it all adds to the thrill of the ride. When the kids saw the built-in DVD player, they were sold.

Kama and I were sold on the safety and convenience. The carseats easily latched in to both the captains chairs and third row bench seat. The kids had plenty of room to maneuver to get into their respective seats (something that is often woefully lacking in the standard issue mini-van). None of the door and window controls were within reach of the carseats – another issue that is more common than not. Even though the Suburban is a big vehicle, the back-up camera put both of our minds at ease as we navigated driveways and parking lots. 

As the kids were watching The Incredibles, Kama and I enjoyed a luxurious ride up front. The heated and cooled seats were perfect for the day that started off chilly and warmed up to a sizzling ninety two degrees. I was able to get the drivers seat adjusted to perfectly accommodate my five foot two inch height and Kama had plenty of passenger leg room, even though she is six inches taller. With the blind spot sensors and navigation system, we traveled with total peace.

We all had a fabulous time at the museum, but frankly, the kids were just as excited to ride in the “big red truck” and watch movies. The Suburban definitely gets two thumbs up from two happy moms!

 -Amber Cravens

Posted by: eriksenchevroletbuick | April 16, 2010

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Eriksen Chevrolet-Buick is committed to providing you with the customer service you deserve, while delivering the finest new and pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs in the Quad Cities!  

With a large inventory of Chevrolet Silverados, Impalas, Traverses, Equinoxes, Malibus, and Tahoes, you can always find just the Chevy you want to drive.  Don’t forget our array of Buick Lucernes, Lacrosses, and Enclaves when you want all the luxuries that a Buick affords.  We also carry seventeen different brands on our pre-owned lot.  You’ll find an immaculate selection of Fords, Hondas, Hyundais, Volkwagens, and much more!  Stop by Eriksen Chevrolet-Buick in Milan, Illinois and you are sure to find the perfect vehicle!

Eriksen Chevrolet-Buick has top-quality service, parts, and tire departments that will keep your vehicle in tip-top shape!  Our qualified technicians are here to answer your questions and assist you in maintaining a well-running vehicle. 

Conveniently located at 325 East First Avenue, Milan, Illinois, we are proud to serve the Illinois communities of Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Silvis, Galesburg, and Hampton.  We gladly welcome our Iowa neighbors from Davenport, Bettendorf, Muscatine, Tipton, Eldridge, and LeClaire, too!