Wichita Car Dealership Banned From Kansas Due to Shady Business Practices

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
wichita car dealership banned from kansas due to shady business practices

A Wichita car dealership has been banned from selling cars in the state of Kansas.

Midwest Wholesale, which was doing business under the name Kansas Motor Company, was hit with complaints for things such as not providing customers with titles.

"The dealership also failed to pay off the outstanding loan balance on the trade-in resulting in the consumer having two car payments and no title," the Sedgwick County DA's office said in a statement.

Apparently, the dealership also sold a traded-in car without paying the balance.

"In both transactions, Defendant failed to deliver title within 60 days in violation of Kansas law resulting in both consumers being unable to register and legally drive their purchased vehicles," the DA said.

The store was also hit with a $54,000 fine for restitution and $30,000 in civil penalties for violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. Other costs were incurred, as well, and the dealer's license was revoked. Not to mention the ban on selling cars in Kansas.

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  • FreedMike FreedMike on Nov 03, 2022

    Isn’t Hoovie from Wichita? Just wondering…

    • ArialATOMV8 ArialATOMV8 on Nov 03, 2022

      Your absolutely correct, Tyler Hoover from Hoovie's Garage is one of the several automotive YouTubers from the Wichita Kansas area. Even more surprising, Tyler (and his wife) technically have their own dealership too and I was wondering if his dealership was the one that lost their licience.

      Thankfully that's not the case and their "dealership" T&A Ventures LLC is still going strong.

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Nov 03, 2022

    I guess their dealer markups weren't high enough to cover the gaps. /s

    I wonder how long it took to reach this point of justice. Months, maybe years.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Nov 03, 2022

    "resulting in the consumer having two car payments and no title" I usually do that the other way around.

  • BetterOne BetterOne on Nov 03, 2022

    Looks like your typical BHPH lot. (Any dealer with a Chrysler 200 on the front line is instantly suspect.) Like it or not, when you're a credit roach you're essentially chum for the unscrupulous.