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  • Brent & Laurel Nelson
    Dealer Principals
    218-998-8878


    ORV-King Ranch
    by Orv from Dumont,mn
    November 8, 2016

    This is the second vehicle we have bought here and everyone was so courteous and helpful. You have a beautiful facility and it's always so clean and the service department is great.

    Buying a new car
    by Larry from West Fargo, ND
    October 30, 2016

    Everyone is always friendly and knowledgeable, and does a great job of finding the vehicle you want at a fair price.

    No-one is easier to work with than Nelson Auto
    by Joel Johnson from Inver Grove Heights, MN
    June 20, 2016

    I live in the Twin Cities but choose Nelson Auto Center because of the easy and enjoyable process. Everyone I dealt with along the way was helpful, courteous and knowledgable. I've recommended Nelson to several other people who have also made purchases and have raved about the service and easy of transaction even though the dealership is over two hours from the Twin Cities. I will definitely purchase more cars from Nelson Auto Center.

    SALES & FINANCE
    by Sherry from fargo ND
    May 13, 2016

    Found a used Hyundai Tuscon that had all the features plus low mileage that I was looking for at Nelson Auto Center in Fergus Falls. After checking customer satisfaction reviews, vehicle history report, consumer reports as to the make, year and reliability of the vehicle as well as dealer reviews, I decided to drive from Fargo to Fergus to test drive. The vehicle surpassed my expectations and knew it was the one. The whole process of buying my vehicle, from the sales person helping me, to finance for paper signing, was the smoothest I had ever experienced. The facility was neat, clean and has all the services a person would need in maintaining a vehicle.

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  • Chad Swenson
    Sales Consultant
    218-998-8835

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    by Tom Gentzkow from West Fargo
    September 26, 2016

    Chad was outstanding in assisting us with our purchase. The entire team at Nelson is top notch, and go out if their way to make sure we, the customer, are satisfied!! Thanks Nelson Auto!!!

    Chad is the best!
    by Kim S. from Fergus Falls MN
    August 2, 2016

    Chad Swenson is always there for us. When we need a car he finds it for us. He seems to know what we don't or do want. Our daughter's car broke down in 2014 350 miles away while going to college. She needed a car immediately. He found us a car quickly and in no time we were hauling her new car by trailer to her. He recently found my husband a car. He notified us frequently telling us when cars were available and he found us one and also found us discounts. I highly recommend Chad and Nelson Auto Center.


    5.0 out of 5.0 Dealing with Chad

    by from Fergus Falls |

    When ever we're looking for a different vehicle, we go to Chad. He knows what were looking for and what we can spend, and always has somthing in mind. Never has there been a problem, he always makes the transaction Painless! Thanks Chad!


    Thanks for the Great Help!

    by from Fergus Falls |

    We had never looked into buying a new car. It has always been used for us. We felt it was time to get a new vehicle. My wife researched hour after hour and we narrowed it down to 2 different vehicles, one of them being the Ford Edge. She knew exactly what she wanted and Ford had the color she wanted as well. Chad Swenson helped us a great deal in making our experience a good one. We also were treated very well by the finance person who explained all our options. We look forward to using our new Ford Edge a lot. Thanks again to Nelson Ford for all their help.


    5.0 out of 5.0 by from Barrett Mn |

    Came into Nelson Ford to look for a truck. Found exactly what I have been looking for. I looked on a tuesday and drove it home on wednesday. Thanks to salesman Chad Swenson. Great service and knowledge of equipment. Thanks again Chad

    Freindly and helpful service, professional By BLjohnson from Breckenridge, Mn. | March 27, 2013

     Chad talked me through the buying process and was very professional on how the buying process was going to go. My experience with Nelson's was great and look forward to buying my next vehicle from them.


    FAST! Friendly Service

    by from Fergus Falls, MN |

    I walked into the building around 1pm-Chad Swenson (after a couple phone calls) knew exactly what I was looking for. Gave me the keys for a test drive, when I got back we talked numbers. I headed back to work while Nelson ran the financial stuff-including a FANTASTIC deal on my trade-in....At a little after 5pm I drove away in my new Escape! I was dreading the whole 'car shopping' experience. And it was painless! Fast! And there wasn't any pressure!! Thanks Chad! and Nelsons for really taking the horror out of wheeling and dealing!!


    Jill from Dalton, March 5, 2013
    Unbeliveable Great Service! Went in to get a Oil Change and Bought and New F-150 Pickup Truck. Wow Thank you Chad Swansen you and everybody @ Nelson Ford Rock!!!!


    Donna , February 6, 2013
    I purchased a 2011 Silver Ford Escape yesterday from Chad Swenson. He was friendly and patient. Besides finding me what I wanted. I wanted a sunroof. I know that are not that many out there, 6cyl and 4WD. Has lots of extras too so I am excited to go on a road trip & try everything out! Chad was not a "pushy" salesman(I tend to turn away). He kept me updated on what was available from the first time I test drove a '13 Escape and an Edge. Chad gave me all the information I needed to make my final choice. I get pretty attached to my vehicles so a difficult decion to give my old '05 Escape up. I feel I received fair treatment and a good deal. I have recommended Nelson Motors to my boss who is looking & not sure what she wants. Also to a co-worker. Thanks! I would come back again.




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  • Travis Hopkins
    Sales Consultant
    218-998-8824



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  • Trevor Funkhouser
    Sales Consultant
    218-998-8837

    Car buying
    by Larry and Linda from West Fargo, ND
    October 26, 2016

    Once again, we are completely satisfied with our buying experience! We have always been treated like royalty at Nelson, and Trevor and the rest of the crew did a great job getting us into our new vehicle!

    Great Transaction!!!
    by Jerry D from Bagley Mn
    February 4, 2016

    I was quite pleased with my purchase of a new f-150 from Trevor Funkhouser. The transaction was handled entirely by phone including the installation of several items (running boards and box cover). When I arrived the vehicle was clean and options installed and all that was left was the paperwork which was quickly completed. It was well worth the 125 mile drive to do business at Nelson auto center.

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    by from Park Rapids, MN |

    I did a lot of online research to find the Ford Edge with the features I wanted. When our local dealer didn't come up with what I was asking for, Trevor at Nelson Ford did and was quick with tentative payment numbers based on what our dealer would have given us for trade in value. He had the lowest interest rates of all the dealers we talked to and was very quick with email responses to my questions. Thank you!


    Awesome Experience all the way around

    by from Bismarck, ND |

    We recently purchased a F150 and couldn't be more pleased. We did everything online and through email and the vehicle was even better than expected. It was by far the easiest car buying experience we have ever had. Trevor was awesome, answering all of my questions and being super patient with my never ending inquiries. He found us the perfect truck at a fantastic price and we couldn't be happier. I will definitely recommend Trevor and Nelson Auto Center to anyone I know in the market for a new or next to new vehicle. Thank you Trevor for the outstanding customer service, patience, and fantastic vehicle. We love it!


    Pleasant Buying Experience

    By Bruce from Clitherall | March 27, 2013

     We recently bought a new Chrysler Town and Country from Nelsons in Fergus Falls and have to say that it was a great experience in ALL aspects. Trevor and Scott were very attentive to our vehicle needs. We were able to obtain a very fair trade in price on our used vehicle. It is good to be able to trade at "home" and take advantage of their service department when it is needed. Rick and the crew always go the extra mile for us.


    Roger and Margo  January 28, 2013
    We purchased a new 2013 Ford Edge from Nelson Ford Auto Center. Our sales consultant was Trevor Funkhouser. We have dealt with Trevor before and he makes the visit fun and stress free. When we were first thinking of purchasing a newer car we went to the Nelson Ford Web site. We found it to be very easy to navigate and fun to look through. They did a great job with that web site. Our intention was to buy something through Trevor and we made arrangements to meet with him. This is the fourth vehicle we purchased from Nelson Ford and the second one with Trevor as our consultant. Trevor offered detailed information about the vehicles we were interested in as well as alternatives. We test drove used and new. We even went over lease verses purchase. Trevor was very knowledgeable about all of the cars we considered. Every question was answered so we clearly understood the features on the different models. He found more than one vehicle with the features we liked. So the sale actually boiled down to color. We found we were treated fairly and with great respect. We were able to drive home with our new Edge that afternoon. Trevor has gone above and beyond our expectations to make sure we were happy with our purchase. He spent time with us to make sure we understood the new features on our 2013 Edge including Sync. He even set up our I phones and the presets for the radio. We felt a ease as he went over everything and answered our questions. His knowledge and friendly manner made our decision easy to buy from Ford. Nelson Ford and its service department has taken care of our needs and exceeded our expectations over the years we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. This is a great place to buy any vehicle. They have a huge inventory and really all staff are easy to work with. We look forward to our next purchase from Nelson Ford. Trevor we can't thank you enough we love our Edge.

    Macon, December 16, 2012

    Hi, I recently purchased a vehicle from Nelson auto, and I was working with Trevor. He made it extremely easy for me, he knew my time was limited and he did an excellent job on explaining everything that I needed to hear. I look forward to working with Trevor again when I am ready for another vehicle. Thank you.


    Larry Schneeberger, December 3, 2012

    "We had a great experience with our pickup purchase from Trevor Funkhouser at Nelson ford . I do not like to shop around when I buy a vehicle as we like to keep our business local but I do know we could not have been treated more fairly and  courteous  with great service, I would recommend Nelson ford to anyone."


     Rich B. ? - Jan 19, 2012

    Nelson Ford exceeded our expectations in the leasing process of a new car. Trevor had all the answers to our questions and provided the proper information for us to make our decision. The remaining staff was also excellent. Will recommend to all.


    Bill M ? - Jan 5, 2012

    The experience of purchasing a new vehicle with Trevor and the team at Nelsons for the first time was very professional and curtious. I would recommend anyone looking for a new or used vehicle to stop in and give them the first chance, you will not need to go anywhere else. The time from walking in the door to driving out was incredible!!!



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  • Mark Morris
    Sales Consultant
    218-998-8825

    Great Salesman
    by Margaret from Fergus Falls, MN
    October 25, 2016

    I like that Mark was able to find the perfect vehicle that fit our needs. We love our new Escape

    Nelson Auto a very good car buying experience
    by Ray and Vicki from Fergus Falls Mn.
    June 3, 2016

    My wife and I stopped into Nelsons to just look at a Jeep Cherokee. We meet Mark Morris and he picked out the perfect vehicle for us just after answering a few of his questions. The whole staff was great from sales to financing to the accessories department, everyone knows their jobs and do them very well. They had our vehicle ready when promised. Thank you Mark and Nelsons for a good buying experience.


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    by from Fergus Falls |

    We recently purchased a "like new" Dodge Ram from Nelson Auto Center. A big Thank You to Mark Morris for your honesty, friendliness and professionalism, your are the best. Our whole buying experience from all the staff was great...Thank you...


    by Bryant & Kayla from Davenport, ND | August 24, 2013
    My wife and I had been looking for a Ford Edge for some time. We decided to call Mark Morris to see what he could do for us, and it was a great decision. I had heard nothing but good things from people about Mark and Nelson Ford. The whole process was very enjoyable and would do it over again anytime, thanks Mark we love our new Edge!

    "I would like to note that Mark Morris was a pleasure to deal with, and is an asset to your staff.  Mark was not a high pressure salesman, and really worked with us to make sure we were happy with our purchase.  There was an auto start that was added to the car and that was also taken care of in a timely satisfactory manner.    I will definitely look to Mark Morris and Nelson Dodge the next time I am in the market for a new vehicle." 
    Thanks again, Jim  January 15, 2013


    "I just want to say what an awesome experience it was to purchase my 2010 Mercury Milan from Mark Morris. When I came to Nelson, I was looking to get out of my G6 and into something a little newer that got better mileage than my G6. After looking at the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, my heart was set on the Fusion. When asked what were something's I wanted in the car, I felt I was being picky because I'm still young enough that I love having my moonroof in the old car that I wanted it in my new one. I wanted it between 30,000 and 50,000 miles, because I felt it was low enough to still put into my budget and color, I didn't want black or red because of gravel and my yard having about 6 red vehicles in it. So I wanted either Silver, White or Blue.  Another thing was cloth interior, I'm not a huge fan of leather so cloth fits me better. When Mark called to tell me that they had picked up a Milan with a moonroof, cloth interior and Blue, I was excited! Sure, I know it wasn't a Fusion but it was the same car but different decals on it! When it came down to everything, I must say that Mark is one hell of a salesman! I am very happy with my choice in salesman and my new vehicle I purchased from Nelson Ford!!"
    Sincerely,  Katie M. Boen - October 25, 2012

    "I have found Mark and the Nelson dealership to be honest, fair and reliable when I have been dealing on many different purchases of automobiles. Mark's professional approach has made it a pleasure to buy a car. Mark and his bosses have helped my wife and I through some trying times with cars that have made ownership a problem. Because of Mark and the Nelson's dealership's integrity, I am very glad to recommend them to you."

    Peter Eikren - Sept 26, 2012


    June 1, 2012

    "I just bought a new half ton GMC Sierra Crew Cab SLT  pickup from Nelson's.  My salesman was Mark Morris and it was just great to work with him.  We did the sale over the phone and it worked out very well.  Mark was so professional and organized - very easy to work with.  I couldn't have been more pleased.  I will be recommending Nelson's to my friends and family as the place to buy a vehicle."

    Alan, Miller, SD



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    Mark Morris made it so easy to get us into our new Fusion! The whole staff was kind and courteous from start to finish. They are also great with follow up calls to make sure you were completely satisfied with your buying experience.

    working lady ? - Aug 12, 2011

    Linda B Aug 11, 2011. About a week ago we purchased our very first new car, and the nelson experience was great. Everyone is so friendly and they remember you when you return and you are a person and not just an account number. Mark Morris is a excellent and very knowledgeable sales person. We went in on Friday and picked up our car on Saturday. Elliot did a great job of getting the paperwork done in a very timely maner. I can honestly say that we will be back for our next car or truck whenever that may be.

    "Great Car Dealership!!!"

    Guest, Sunday, January 23, 2011
    This review is for: Nelson-Judysbook
    Nelson Ford is a great place to buy a vehicle!!! Our salesman , Mark was so very patient and kind . He took his time to help make the right choice for us. I highly recommend this 5 star dealership. Thanks again. We love our car! Jerry

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  • James Boid
    Sales Consultant
    218-998-8863

    5.0 out of 5.0  2011 tahoe purchase went great!

    by Bob from Minneapolis, MN | June 9, 2014

    Jim Boid made my purchase super simple, super fast and super painless. Thanks for all of your help.


    5.0 out of 5.0  Great Experience

    by MJ from Ottertail, Mn | December 27, 2013

    We recently stopped in to check out out leasing options and left with a vehicle. Our experience was the best we have experienced. Jim Boid was very knowledgeable and worked hard to make sure we didn't waste time but got in and out in a timely manner. We look forward to our relationship with Nelson Ford during our lease! Thank you so much.....we are extremely happy with our new jeep!
    Ford Edge

    by Mike from Miltona MN | November 1, 2013

    I recently purchased a previously owned Ford Edge. Jim Boid assisted my wife and I in this purchase. As a true Minnesotan he was outside in the cold wind and rain last weekend answering all our questions. Jim was very easy to talk to, was patient, fully informed me throughout the entire sales purchase. We were able to drive both on the highway and in town, to get a true feel for the vehicle. Elliot Thompson, the finance manager, answered all our questions and was extremely helpful as well. I was also impressed that Brent Nelson, the owner, was there on a Saturday and shook our hand after the purchase. My wife and I had several other dealership options much closer to our house; however Nelson Automotive Center had the best prices in this area. I will not hesitate to recommend referring friends, family, or strangers to Nelson Automotive Center in Fergus Falls. I will definitely purchase my next vehcile from Jim. Very Satisified!!!

    First car purchase at Nelson

    by D&K from Underwood, MN | April 23, 2013

    We were pleased with our first experience and appreciate what we think is a very good value on a quality vehicle. Jim Boid was patient in listening to our numerous questions and did a nice job of explaining the features of our "new-to-us" vehicle. Thank you.

    The best customer service

    by Walkers from Detroit Lakes MN | April 9, 2013

    We had been looking for a new car (not aggressivly) and Jim Boid was our sales rep. He was very patient and not pushy at all! We finally found the car that we wanted and everything went very fast and smooth!! i couldnt have asked for a better company to buy a car from it was worth the hour drive. other salesmen were also very nice while we were waiting for our paperwork to go through! thanks again

    Tim Oien, February, 2013

    "We had been looking for the "right" pickup with great incentives for a significant amount of time. We had made multiple calls on pickups over a years' time to multiple dealerships with unsuccessful results either to the truck of interest being overpriced or ending up with a lowball trade in value. Then Jim Boid sent me an email on a truck that was a super deal, though that truck was gone when we came to Fergus Falls, Jim showed us a beautiful pearl white GMC that we fell in love with and thinking it was way out of our price range. The amount for our trade in was excellent and with all the rebates on that pearl white GMC it gave us the opportunity to buy it. When we came to purchase the truck was on a Saturday and all the great employees at Nelson worked at a great pace to help us make this purchase as quickly as possible (even though our kids were a terror). Jim worked very hard to make our purchase top notch and he succeeded at that with a very happy customer with a truck that exceeded our expectations. Thank you Jim Boid for taking care of all our needs and we will be back in the future for the wife's vehicle upgrade."

    Bruce W Nilson, November 29, 2012

    "My recent purchase of a vehicle from Nelson Auto Center and dealing with your sales person, Jim Boid, was a very pleasant and positive experience. I feel the price I paid for the vehicle I purchased was fair and the trade in price was also fair. You have a very welcoming facility and Jim did a great job!"

    Ryan ? - Feb 14, 2012

    Good service and great to work with. Went the extra mile to ensure our satisfaction. Thank You

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  • Brian Beck
    Sales Consultant
    218-998-8821

    Excellent sales reps!
    by Chris from Detroit Lakes, MN
    October 17, 2016

    I worked with Brian Beck. He was honest and easy going. Would recomend to anyone looking to buy a new or used vehicle. Best service I've had!


    the best experience ever.
    by john larson from moorhead mn.
    May 19, 2016

    My wife and i stopped into nelson gmc and talked to brian beck about a new pickup by the time we where done we drove home a 2016 1500 gmc. It was the best experience we have ever had. The whole staff at nelson was great thank you. We will be back and highly recommend nelson to anyone.


    Best Auto Dealer to buy any vehicle from !!!!!
    by Terry Hammel from Hot Springs, SD
    January 6, 2016

    Nelson Auto Center is the very best in auto dealers. Their entire staff were on top of our sale from start to the delivery of our Yukon XLT. Thank you. Brian Beck was extremely gracious and always there to answer any questions and fully and knowledgeable in answering all our questions. He is a terrific sales representative for Nelson Auto Center. Thank you. The accessory representative called to make sure everything was installed and working prior to its delivery. Thank you. The very kind gentleman that delivered our very clean (inside and out) vehicle was overwhelmingly courteous and helpful. Thank you. If you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, please check our Nelson Auto Center before ever making a decision on your vehicle, you will not be sorry you did....YOU WILL BE VERY SATISFIED THAT YOU GAVE THEM A CALL....!!!!!

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    "Great experience!"

    by Tim Anderson from Alexandria,MN | May 17, 2015

    Just wanted to say a special thank you to Brian Beck for his great sales experience. His determination and ethics in providing customer satisfaction is above and beyond anything I have ever experienced. Great communication, and staying on top of every detail of my buying experience. Truly recommend Brian and all the staff at Nelson Auto Center. Also a thank you to Elliot Thompson, Finance Manager for his help and work with my buying experience as well. Truly appreciated! Thank you again!!


    5.0 out of 5.0  A very positive buying experience at Nelson GMC

     by from Battle Lake, MN |

    We recently purchased a new 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup from Nelson GMC in Fergus Falls, MN. We worked with Brian Beck as our salesman and was very happy with his pleasant professional manner during the whole buying experience. We also worked with Craig W., Mike T. and Elliot G. during the proccess who also were very professional and accommodating. We will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to purchase a new vehicle to visit Nelon GMC in Fergus Falls. Dennis and Becky Jorud


    2nd purchase in 6 months

    by from Barnesville MN |

    Just purchased our 2nd vehicle in 6 months from Brian Beck and all I can say is thank you for makeing it so enjoyable to buy from you. Thanks again Pat Mulcahy


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    Brian B and Tom M did a great job taking care of my Fusion after the sale. I was amazed by the quality of service and professionalism. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a good car buying experience. Thanks guys!


    John Ellenson October 2012

    I bought a pickup at Nelson Auto Center this weekend from Brian Beck. I was very happy with the way Brian let me decide without pressuring me to buy. I was happy that he had personally checked the vehicle over knowing I had a long drive to get there. I felt reassured that Nelson Auto Center was representing the vehicle to the best of their knowledge. All things considered I would happily recommend Nelson Auto and Brian Beck to anyone looking for a good buying experience.


    LakeGirl ? - Oct 18, 2011


    I am so thrilled with my Yukon Denali! I researched some different vehicles on the internet and Brian helped answer my questions and narrow down my choices. Everyone was so friendly and really made me feel good about a process I wasn't looking forward to. Thanks Nelson Staff!


    Garden Goddess- Aug, 1, 2011


    Excellent experience! We found the truck we wanted on the web. We found the deal in Fergus at Nelson Auto. Brian Beck put the two together and delivered the exact truck we wanted (from Grand Forks) and gave us the Nelson Auto pricing. They worked with Wells Fargo to get us a great rate on a loan! When we picked up our vehicle it had the plates on it and a FULL tank (32 gal) of gas. Very easy transaction! Thank you Brian and Nelson Auto Team!



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  • Brian Quernemoen
    Sales Consultant
    218-998-8823

    Stellar Experience
    by Car Fanatic from St. Cloud, MN
    April 24, 2016

    I purchased a 2016 Ford Explorer from Brian Quernemoen. I gave Brian the vehicle specs I was looking for on Thurs, he located the exact vehicle that day, and the dealership sent a driver to go retrieve the vehicle Friday to do the dealer trade. I showed up Sat and purchased the vehicle with no hitches. Brian was great to work with, the financing dept was a breeze, and the facilities at Nelson Auto are fantastic. I had a great buying experience and would recommend Brian and Nelson Auto Center to anyone looking for a different vehicle.


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    by from Erhard,MN |

    We recently purchased a Chevy Impala from Brian Q. Brian has always been very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable with our vehicle purchases. It's great working with a salesman who really cares. Thanks Brian !


    5.0 out of 5.0  Purchased 2014 GMC Acadia

    by from Wannaska, mn |

    We had been looking for a new vehicle for a few weeks. We were ready to purchase from a dealer in Grand Forks. But, when we got there- surprise- the vehicle they said they had, they didn't have. They had been saying for 2 weeks that it should be in. We were very disappointed. We searched online and found the vehicle at Nelson's Auto in Fergus Falls. We had never purchased on via online before so we were nervous. We called them and Brian was VERY helpful! It was late on a Friday afternoon, it would be a 4 hour drive. He verified the car was on the lot. It was- but needed to be prepped. He found a way to get it prepped and stayed late(passed their closing) to help us close the deal. The pricing was very fair. We LOVE our new vehicle. This dealership was easy to deal with and willing to work with us. I would highly recommend anyone to check this dealership out :)


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      Wonderful service and care for our best.

    by from Fergus Falls, Minnesota |

    We are most pleased and happy with our 2012 Ford Fusion. It is delightful to drive and I never expected I would ever purchase a vehicle with a four cylinder engine. This certainly has exceeded my expectations. Brian Quernemoen was most helpful in purchasing the vehicle. In all the years in purchasing vehicles from Nelsons Auto, and maintenance of the same from time to time, we have been very satisfied with their service. Rick Anderson, one of the shop foremen, whom we have dealt with most of the time is unmatched.


    Was a real pleasure to work with Brian Q.

    by from Erhard Minn. |

    we were very satisfied with the service. This was our second purchase from Brian and we would go to him again. Thank you Brian.


    "Our buying experience with Brian was very pleasant.  He answered all our questions and even offered advice on how to get someone from Nebraska (where we live) to pick up the truck.  He sent two men to meet our driver in Fargo making the purchase much more convenient.  I would recommend Nelson to any friends or family in need of a vehicle."

     Regards, Scott from Lincoln, NE  February 22, 2013

    "Brian Q was great to work with and was very helpful in finding me a vehicle.  I am very happy with my experience buying a vehicle at Nelson Auto and would recommend them to anyone.  Thanks!"

    Alan Libbrecht - October 26, 2012


    Jim ? - Feb 17, 2012

    The Nelson Staff are Excellent. My Sales Professional Brian Quernemoen has been working with me for months to find the right used vehicle for my needs. He never gave up, and when the right vehicle came along we negotated a very fair deal. No pressure. He listened to my concerns and did his best to solve any issues I had. I would absolutely recommend Nelson Automotive Group for any vehicle purchase. And Also their service department is very good as well. Shopping local just makes good since when dealing with good people like Nelson's.


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  • Taylor Haggstrom
    Sales Consultant
    218-998-860

    Great shopping experience BEST Ford dealer around!

    Taylor Haggstrom, & the whole crew, made my shopping experience a real enjoyable time. Bought a new truck last year, & now a new car. By far, the best price I could find anywhere, period! I can't say enough good things about dealing with Nelson Ford. I ordered a new Mustang, & the almost 9 week wait was well worth it. The car was delivered to me detailed, & with a full tank of gas. And, in perfect condition. I ordered a new Camaro in 1978, & when it came in, it had a big dent in the left front fender, I refused it, & went & bought a new Pontiac Trans-Am, right off of the showroom floor. Anyway, Nelson Ford, & their sales staff, go out of their way to make buying a new car, or truck-Fun!!! Thanks very much, I appreciate all of the help, in making decisions. I think you would be wise to give them a chance at gaining your business.

    An excellent vehicle buying experience
    by Adam from Bismarck,ND
    April 12, 2016

    Taylor H spent over 4 hours with me over the course of this deal. The used vehicle I had come to look at was not what I expected, so he showed me several others, including a new 2016 Explorer which had all the features I wanted- for less than the used vehicle.. After agreeing on the trade-in difference and making the deal, Taylor was very thorough and patient in showing me all the features of the new vehicle. He was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. The only negative was a long wait to see the finance guy to do the paperwork. I would highly recommend Taylor and the dealership to anyone.

    Outstanding!!
    by Bryan from South Carolina from Jamestown, ND
    November 23, 2015

    Do not hesitate one bit about buying your next auto from here. Seriously, that is how easy Nelson Ford makes it. I had a RWD Toyota Tundra that no other dealership was willing to work with me because it wasn't a 4x4. Of course living in North Dakota, it's really a necessity. Thanks to Nelson Ford, not only did they take my truck, they put me in a STUNNING F-150 4×4!! When you go, ask for Taylor Haggstrom. He will go out of his way to nothe make you feel pressured and is genuinely a nice person to work with. Thanks again Taylor.

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    by from Park Rapids, MN |

    The team at Nelson Auto Center made my dream truck a reality. I knew exactly what I wanted and wasn't finding it anywhere. Just when I was ready to give up, I came across THE truck on Cars.com. Thinking I could never be so lucky, I sent an internet inquiry. Ayla immediately took charge. The truck was front and center at the door when I arrived. They sure know how to make a gal feel important! Ayla introduced me to Taylor and Taylor and Elliott sent me home in my dream truck that evening with a deal I felt good about. I can't thank them enough for staying late on a Monday night to work with me. I drove home on Cloud Nine. Thank you so much for your friendly and professional approach & for making my dream a reality!

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  • Aaron Mikkelson
    Sales Consultant
    218-998-8820


    Great overall shopping experience!

    Great experience. Quick and easy. Aaron was a great person to work with. Answered all my questions and the dealership did what they needed to get me a price I was comfortable with. Thank You!


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    by Ron from Frazee
    October 15, 2016

    I found dealing with Aaron was easy to work with very friendly

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  • Dwayne Marudas
    Sales Consultant
    218-998-8833


    Easy, fair, friendly... highly recommended!

    Both Dwayne Marudas and Justin Olson served me well answering and helping with all the questions I had to get the new vehicle best suited for me and my family and in a timely manner. They were happy. friendly, fast and courteous. Pricing was fair and I appreciated the honest answers. Dwayne even programmed my Bluetooth and navigation system before I drove off, super helpful!! The facility was clean and comfortable. Great experience!!


    Thanks Dwayne for everything!!
    by Freddy Alcala from Miami
    December 13, 2016

    The buying process was so smooth with the sale Rep Dwayne. Great person very professional doing his job. 100% recommended

    Great place to buy a Vehicle!

    Sales staff was very attentive to what we were looking for and understood our needs. Very Happy with our purchasing experience!


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  • Derek Davis
    Sales Consultant
    218-998-8878

    At more than 6 decades old, this is the finest experience I have enjoyed.....ever. I always felt that my needs were paramount. Everything represented was completed as promised and I NEVER felt uncomfortable. I would drive from anywhere in the United States to deal with Nelson Auto Center again......and ask for Derek.

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  • Corbin Vogl
    Sales Consultant
    218-998-8878


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  • Gabriel Arjara
    Inernet Sales Manager
    218-998-8893


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  • Alex Nelson
    General Manager
    218-998-8826


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  • Tom Moll
    Sales Manager
    218-998-8867


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  • Chad Norby
    Sales Manager
    218-998-8868


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  • Darren Herman
    Sales Manager
    218-998-8826

    5.0 out of 5.0  Unexpected!!!

    by Kevin T Walz from Argusville, ND | June 28, 2014

    The title says it all. I didn't expect to actually buy when I came in, but Darren Herman made this one of most enjoyable buying experiences I have had. Talk about no pressure, fairly priced, and customer service at the dealership I would say second to none. This is my first experience with Nelson Ford, but it will definitely not be my last. Thank you for the top notch service

    5.0 out of 5.0  More than happy with Nelson

    by Derek from L'Anse, Mi | June 17, 2014

    I normally don't bother writing reviews online, but the great experience I had buying a vehicle from Nelson this weekend compelled me to send them a big thank you via review! My salesman Darren and his associates were more than professional, honoring an incorrect price that was advertised online. He then arranged for delivery of the vehicle four hours away for a very reasonable fee, cutting my travel time from 16 hrs to a much more comfortable 8. Upon seeing the vehicle for the first time (bought sight unseen except for pix), it was truly better than I could have hoped. A great vehicle, a great price, and great customer service are reasons I would recommend Nelson to anyone! Truly what all dealers should strive to be...

    5.0 out of 5.0 Great experience with a long distance transaction

    by Nelson from Philadelphia, PA | December 12, 2013

    I was looking for a raptor truck which is hard to find nationwide. Somehow I called Nelson Auto thousands miles away. I was not sure how this remote transaction could be done smoothly. Surprisingly, Darren ordered the truck for me and it arrived on time even though raptor is the least predicable in production timing! The whole purchasing experience with Darren thousand miles away was like working with a local dealer and I was treated very professionally and nicely! I was glad to give him another business by ordering a truck for my wife. However, due to Ford's backlog, my order could not be fulfilled timely. Darren kept me informed of the process and finally apologized that Ford was not able to fulfill my order. That was totally fine and it was not under his control. I highly recommend this dealership and Darren is a great sales professional! I definitely want to do business with them again!!! Great job guys!
    Excellent Service on my F350

    by Tyler W from Pelican Rapids,MN | November 5, 2013

    I purchased a new F350 a few weeks ago and they made it simple for me did not take much time at all and gave me a good deal on my trade in. I would refer friends or any others to them, Darren Herman was my salesman and he made my buy very easy showed me everything I needed to know about the truck and was very courteous. Thank you for making the buy easy.

    Thank you Nelson's

    by J&S from Fargo, ND | October 23, 2013

    We were referred to Nelson's from some friends of our who recently purchased a vehicle at Nelson's. We worked with Mark Morris and Darren Herman on the purchase of 2011 Buick Enclave. We were able to get the vehicle we were looking for and they made the process very easy and enjoyable.

    5.0 out of 5.0 Great experience , great car

    by Paul and Beth from Fergus Falls, MN | August 19, 2013

    We went in because we bought our last car at Nelson and we were happy with the salesman and the service department. We were looking for a used car but didn't see anything we liked so Darren showed us the new cars. We told him our "must haves" and he found a car that met all our needs. The car had just been delivered the evening before and wasn't even on the lot yet. Nevertheless Darren brought the car around and we loved it. We worked out the deal and told Darren that we would pick it up the next day. Darren and the finance person had the paperwork ready when we went in and Darren went through the car with us explaining all the features. An excellent experience!!

    Great Customer Satisfaction

    by Larry Ripplinger from Dalton, MN | June 1, 2013

    With the Great Customer Focus that Nelson Ford has, theres NO other place I would rather do business with. The Sales Staff is Number One in my book. Darrin, my Sales Rep is top knotch and Focused on doing what he can to make sure that the Customer Experience is what it should be. The Finance Department is Excellent as well as the Sevice Dept. If something isn't right the Service Department has always made sure that the Customer is taken care of. That has been my experience with them. I have had several Company Vehicles Serviced at Nelson Ford as well as have puchaced 4 cars from them over the years. There is something to be said for a returning customer. There are alot of options out there these days and theres a reason why I keep coming back to Nelson Ford. They Are Focused on the Customer and treating them the way it should be. Its been my experience that theres no other place I would rather go than to Nelson Ford.
    Helpful, Friendly Service

    by Erika from Pine River, MN | May 27, 2013

    Darren Herman and the team at Nelson Auto were kind, honest, helpful, and a joy to work with. The 2 hour drive was worth it and we will definitely return, and refer others. Thank you Darren, and thank you to the finance team for all of the help!!

    Great experience

    by Travis S from Olivia, MN | March 6, 2013

    Nelson Auto Center was amazing from the beginning of my dealings with them to the end. The customer service was top notch and I got exactly the vehicle I wanted at a price I couldn't find anywhere else. Thank you Darren Herman and Ayla Biggerstaff!

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  • Dave Johnson
    Sales Manager
    218-998-8834

    Like a Family
    by Michael Amundson from Henning, MN
    November 26, 2016

    Dave helped me determine the best way to go to get an updated vehicle. After considering all the options, I leased a new vehicle, and am extremely happy with it. All I had to do is sign the papers, and get some training on new vehicle operation, and I was down the road. Thanks to the whole staff at Nelson's

    Leased a 2016 Ford Edge
    by Ann and Dean from Fergus Falls
    June 8, 2016

    Dave Johnson did a great job helping us lease a 2016 Ford Edge. When I saw a sign in the dealership about leasing vehicles we asked Dave to explain leasing and we learned a lot. It became clear that leasing was the right deal for us. We drove four different vehicles and found the right one for us. Dave was very helpful in explaining the different features of the Ford Edge.


    5.0 out of 5.0  Used Dodge Truck


    by Military Service Member from Fort Bragg, NC | January 17, 2014
    Dave Johnson handled the whole process with ease. Bought the vehicle through website from Nelson Auto. I have been a lifelong customer of Nelson Auto.. Currently in the military but would not buy a vehicle anywhere else. Facilities and customer service are second to none

    It was a "WOW" experience! Dave J was salesperson

    by Jeri Dawson from Alexandria, MN | November 6, 2013

    I was extremely impressed with Dave Johnson as a salesman! A friend of mine has worked with Dave for many years and Dave has also earned my repeat business and referrals as well! This was the first vehicle I had to purchase by myself. I was treated with respect, he answered all my questions in a very professional manner and he made the whole experience of purchasing a vehicle for me fun! I had done some price shopping closer to my home and none of them came close to the prices at Nelson Auto Center. Let me say that purchasing a car or even to walk in to a car dealer was out of my comfort zone! Being a female, widowed and a sales person myself, I pay close attention to how I am treated! At another dealership closer to my home - it was not a good experience as I walked into that business - I was greeted with "can I help you find who you are looking for"? It wasn't that way with Dave at all! Dave greeted me with a smile and a handshake. So you can be assured that there will be alot of my widowed friends told about my vehicle buying experience with Dave as probably the best salesperson I have met! After the paperwork was done, Dave was waiting for me to explain everything in the car. I was especially impressed with the amount of time he spent doing that to make sure I understood everything - especially the cellphone part! As well as telling to call him if I have any questions. Dave went the "extra mile" as a salesperson. I can tell that he loves his job and does it well! I purchased a 2013 Ford Edge! Its awesome!

    My 3rd King Ranch

    by Jill Askelson from Detroit Lakes, MN | July 7, 2013

    Thanks to Dave Johnson, Sales Manager at Nelson Ford, I am now driving a 2013 F-150 King Ranch pick-up. This is my third King Ranch and I have been more than pleased with each one. There are many vehicles out there, other than Ford, to choose from. The reason my husband, Bernie, and I have remained in Ford vehicles all these years is the tremendous service we get from the sales staff, like Dave, at Nelson Ford. Dave is truly a professional and walks you through the purchase from start to finish. He goes the extra mile to make sure that you understand the process and are happy with the purchase. If it were not for people like Dave at Nelson Ford we would probably not have been as loyal to the dealership over the years?which I might mention has been 20+ years. Not only does the sales staff do a tremendous job; after the purchase, the service department continues to maintain the integrity of Nelson Ford with prompt service attention. I am happy to say there have been very few repair glitches in our vehicles over the years. Most service has been routine and Bob and Kevin have always stepped up to the plate to take care of all of our service needs. Nelson Ford owners, Brent and Laurel Nelson, can take pride in knowing they have a staff that treats their customers as they would want them to be treated. Kudos to Dave and the rest of the staff at Nelson Ford.

    Great Customer Service!

    by Joe & Cindy Klimek from Clitherall, MN | June 13, 2013

    As always a great purchasing experience with Dave Johnson. My husband and I both bought new vehicles in the past few months. We have been customers for years and work exclusively with Dave. Our neighbors, co-workers, and friends are also customers and work with Dave. He's very professional, honest and straight forward which is what we appreciate most. He has great integrity, plus a great smile! Always a good experience bringing our vehicles in for an oil change too.

    "Business with Dave"
    Guest, Sunday, October 09, 2011
    This review is for:  Nelson Ford - Judysbook

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  • Alex Lais
    Finance Manager
    218-998-8878


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  • Austin Veralrud
    Finance Manager
    218-998-8878


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  • Kathy Eifert
    Receptionist
    218-998-8878


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  • Mary Dolan
    Marketing Manager
    218-998-8878


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  • Janell Yurtzenka
    Digital Marketing Manager
    218-998-8839


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  • Denise Hanna
    Office Manager
    218-998-8814


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  • Karmen Tossett
    Title Clerk
    218-998-8815


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  • Julie Hartness
    Accounts Payable
    218-998-8817


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