1st Ave Auto
801 1st Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(319) 826-1034



Rod and Scott are great, They were friendly but werent pushy. they answer all my questions and made me feel like part of the First Ave Auto family


  • by Nathan M. from Clarence, Ia

    I bought a Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD from here. When I went in to test drive it there was no hassle. Miss Heidi was great and politely handed me the key. I liked what I saw so I bought the truck. From start to finish, Miss Heidi was great and all smiles. In the process of buying the truck she told me to save some cash to go pay tax title and license in my own county. And she was right! The price is right for the vehicle or even below price! If there is something wrong with the vehicle they'll fix it. Miss Heidi told me that they're philosophy is,"We want your vehicle to operate so well that you can trust that if your kids borrow it it's safe for them to make it home." That philosophy sold me on the truck. It's not like the big superstores that circle around like vultures when you're looking in the windows on a vehicle on the lot. Alot of companies have lost touch of that philosophy where the customers comes first, you definitely have that here! My son is 15 and will be needing a vehicle next year and I will definitely look here first! Just stop in if you want a test drive and Heidi would be happy to help you out! HANDS DOWN THE BEST BUYING EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD!!!




After talking to a salesperson there, Heidi, I was very happy with the deal and the truck I got.


Heidi was a great individual and gave me the best opportunity for the car. Told me everything about the car something usual car dealers don’t do. She’s a very trustworthy and helpful dealer. I definitely will tell people I know if they are looking for a great dealer and great prices on cars to go to first ave auto.


Great people, made me feel right at home.

Lisa Nelson

Nice looking cars and friendly employees. I wasn't "harassed" while car shopping in the lot.

Jonah Mohre

Rod and Heidi did a phenomenal job of helping me find a used car at a reasonable price. Great service and even better people. I couldn't praise them enough. I will be sending anyone I know looking for a car to them.

Jared Downing

1st ave auto has great service. I felt very confrotable with the employee and not once felt like they were trying to up sale me on anything. Very friendly but straight to the point, definitely recommend.

Seth Hill

Good people. Very helpful. Communication was outstanding! They went above and beyond to help my family and I get into the vehicle we wanted! Very caring people. Would highly recommend giving them the opportunity to get you into a new to you car!

Don Jeffrey

Great people to work with, who are honest and very helpful. They are easy to find and they have a good verity of trucks, vans and cars.

Ranae Benion

1st Ave Auto stand by what they say. I truly believe they are there for the customer. They truly care. We recently bought a car from them and they more then proved that. 1st Ave Auto wants to make sure their customers are satisfied. We had a great experience with them. I would recommend them to anyone.

Janis Lindeman-Dahl

We loved our experience there. Not the usual high pressure experience that we have had at other dealers. Heidi was great. she was very honest and helpful.

Derek Dixon

Heidi at 1st Avenue Auto was the best! She gave us a great deal on a 2016 Toyota Corolla and made the process simple and easy. Heidi even gave us suggestions of who to go through locally for financing and it saved us quite a bit of money on our APR. I would recommend 1st Ave Auto to anyone who is in the market for a used vehicle. This is a friendly, neighborhood car dealership that really focuses on making every part of the process as simple as possible. I also really appreciated the honesty and decency displayed by Heidi. This local, family-owned dealership is a gem within Cedar Rapids! We will be back!

Dawn Griffith

We were looking for a car for our daughter. Heidi was so friendly - no sales pressure at all! Found a car we liked and found out one of the windows didn't work. No problem - Heidi ordered the part, we took the car back a few days later and the part was replaced in about an hour. Definitely small business feel - very personable and honest. They value their customers. We would recommend 1st Ave Auto and Heidi to anyone!

Kyle V

I wanted to wait a couple of months after I bought a vehicle to write a review to allow room for any ups or downs to be worked through. There have been no downs. I was searching for a truck for my high school son, found one on their website at a good price. Everything was exactly as they reported. I really felt like the staff here put me first and wanted to make sure I was completely satisfied with the experience. They were knowledgeable, very responsive, and best of all, not pushy. They wanted to make sure I got what I was looking for. I asked lots of questions and they gave lots of answers. I appreciated the straightforward nature of doing business here which is why I will definitely look at their selection when my next kiddo is ready to drive. This is how service should be done.