Surplus Vehicle Sale

Buying surplus vehicles from IU

As university vehicles are replaced, the retired vehicles (“surplus units”) are offered for sale to the public.

We notify individuals on our email list and add the vehicles to this website as they go on sale.

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How to buy a vehicle

Vehicles are available for inspection and purchase at Fleet Services for 14 days after they are retired from service. If they are not purchased during this 14-day window, they are sent to national auction and are available through ARI Auto Direct.

Keep the following in mind when considering buying a retired vehicle:

  • Prices are set at or below average wholesale values for similar vehicles in our area. Pricing is not negotiable and does not include sales tax. Sales tax is collected at the time of purchase. A sales fee of $115 is added to the final purchase price of the vehicle.
  • Vehicles may not be test-driven, but may be started. Full maintenance records are available for inspection.
  • Keys and the vehicle will not be released to you until you have received the title to the vehicle from ARI. This process takes 10 days and there are no exceptions to this requirement.
  • University departments cannot purchase these vehicles. Departments in need of transportation options can lease a vehicle through Fleet Services.

If you are interested in purchasing a retired surplus vehicle, contact Amanda Wilson, at amawilso@indiana.edu.

Vehicles for sale through IU

The following vehicles are available for sale to the public through IU.

There are no vehicles available for sale at this time.

Vehicles for sale through ARI Auto Direct

After the initial 14-day sale window, vehicles are available for purchase only through ARI Auto Direct.

To see IU vehicles, go to ARI Auto Direct and follow these steps:

  1. Enter our client code listed with the vehicle (0G68, 0G69, or 0G74) in ARI Client Code field in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. In the Start a Search section, enter a Bloomington zip code and select Search.
  3. You will see all of ARI’s inventory displayed. To see IU vehicles, select My Fleet and then select Search. All available IU vehicles will be listed.

ARI Auto Direct offers financing and warranty options.