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Fleet Sales - Frequently Asked Questions

When do these cars become available for purchase by the public?
Who may purchase retired fleet vehicles?
What are the advantages of purchasing retired Kansas Highway Patrol vehicles?
What kind of cars do you usually have available for sale?
What colors are available on the police cars?
How many miles do you drive your vehicles before they are sold?
Can I purchase additional equipment on the vehicle?
Do the cars come with a warranty?
What is the process to purchase a car?
Do the cars have to be picked up in Topeka?




Q: When do these cars become available for purchase by the public?

A:The Kansas Highway Patrol usually has 2 or 3 auctions per year for our surplus vehicles. Most of these vehicles are high mileage and have body blemishes.

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Q:  Who may purchase retired fleet vehicles?

A: Most vehicles are sold to political subdivisions of Kansas and other states.  Pursuant to Kansas statue, the Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol has the authority to negotiate the sale of retired highway patrol vehicles directly to political subdivisions of Kansas and other states.

Organizations may purchase retired highway patrol cars through State Surplus.  Fleet Management can deem a retired vehicle surplus after it has been retired from service for an extended period of time.  Sale of vehicle through surplus is rare.

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Q:   What are the advantages of purchasing retired Kansas Highway Patrol vehicles?

A:   Low Mileage (Cars - 49,500)
5,000-Mile service intervals
Maintenance records included
Fully-serviced and inspected
Professionally detailed
Competitive price
Available to all public subdivisions

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Q: What kind of cars do you usually have available for sale?

A:  The majority of our fleet is comprised of Dodge Charger Pursuit police cars and 2WD Chevy Tahoe police packages. We also have a limited number of Chevy Suburbans, Ford Crown Victorias, Ford Police Interceptors, and Ford Utility Police Interceptors.

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Q: What colors are available on the police cars?

A: In addition to white, we usually have three or four of the most popular colors available from each model year.

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Q: How many miles do you drive your vehicles before they are sold?

A:  Most of our patrol cars are driven to 49,500 miles. Our K-9 units are retired at 69,500 miles.

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Q: Can I purchase additional equipment on the vehicle?

A:  LED light bars and LED slick top packages are available at extra cost. Dog kennels can be purchased with our retired K-9 units at extra cost. Switch panels and sirens are also available.

Radio equipment is not available at this time.

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Q: Do the cars come with a warranty?

A:  No. They are purchased as is. However, every effort is made to ensure they are in premium condition when sold. Each car goes through a comprehensive protocol of inspection, service, cleaning, and detailing prior to sale. A report detailing the service performed and the vehicles service log are included. Most of the new police cars do come with a transferrable manufacturer’s 5 year/100,000 mile warranty.

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Q: What is the process to purchase a car?

A:  Simply contact Fleet Operations at (785) 296-8535 and tell us what type of vehicle your department wished to purchase. After the order is taken, an invoice is generated for the buyer. Most vehicles are reserved while still in service. Once the vehicle is retired it usually takes 10-14 days to make the vehicle ready for sale. When the vehicle is ready, the buyer is contacted to coordinate pick up of the vehicle.

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Q: Do the cars have to be picked up in Topeka?

A:  Yes. However, transport companies can pick up the vehicles from our facility at an extra cost. Our staff can also pick up buyers flying in to Kansas City International airport.