President Andy Suski said the lots were closed in late December "with the cooperation of Ally Financial," the former General Motors Acceptance Corporation, a major provider of financing to car buyers.
Ally bankrolled inventory at the Suski
Used Cars lots in Flint, Fenton, Mt. Morris, Lapeer and Holly, Suski said,
"We have more cars right now than I want to," Suski
"It was a management problem ...
I did not get management to the level (I wanted even though) I worked with them (on) staff and supervision."
declined to discuss the management problem in further detail.
Susan Fitzpatrick, director of communications for Ally Financial, declined to comment in an email to MLive-The Flint Journal and referred questions about the closings to Suski.
said used cars have been and are being moved to his
dealership in Birch Run where the vehicles will be retailed or wholesaled to other General Motors dealerships.
declined to says how many employees were transferred to the Suski dealerships and how many lost their jobs as a result of the closings.
The Suski used car lots were leased and located at 205 S. Dort Highway, Flint; 16555 Silver Parkway, Fenton; 7401 Clio Road, Mt. Morris;1640 Lapeer Road, Lapeer; and 15133 North Holly Road, Holly.
Paperwork filed with the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs lists Andy Suski
as the resident agent for Suski Used Cars of Fenton LLC
and Suski Used Cars of Lapeer LLC.
is also listed in articles or organization and annual reports filed with the state as the president of Suski Used Cars of Mt. Morris LLC
and Suski Used Cars LLC.
"We're going to be bringing these cars to Suski Chevrolet-Buick
and have one hell of a sale," he
Andy Suski of Suski Chevrolet-Buick in Birch Run says he closed the dealerships in Flint, Fenton, Mt. Morris, Holly and Lapeer because they weren't being run up to his standards.
It appears they might not have been running up to the standards of the Michigan
Secretary of State's office, either.
We talked with Andy Suski
on the phone, Friday, and he
is having a big sale at his
car dealership in Birch Run.
Questions to remain as to why he
closed the used dealerships.
ABC12 News cameras were rolling last month as used cars were being inspected and then driven off one of five Suski Used car lots.
says the cars have been moved to his
Birch Run car dealership and are all for sale.
told us on the phone that sales of the cars, trucks and SUV's at the used car lots were very good, and those brisk sales may have caused paperwork problems.
is aware of the complaints and has been working with the customers as well.
Some of the employees at the used lots are now working in Birch Run.
says an accounting firm is doing an audit of those five closed dealerships.
"The dealership licenses were voluntarily surrendered by the license holder, Mr. Suski," said Fred Woodhams, a spokesman for the Secretary of State.
The state says Suski
is still licensed to sell new cars and no complaints have been filed against the Suski new car dealership in Birch Run.
Andy Suski, president of Suski Chevrolet-Buick in Birch Run, closed the five used car lots in late December, saying that they weren't being operated up to his management standards.
said Monday, Jan. 13, that the lots were being managed by five limited liability companies: Bentley's Best of Lapeer, LLC; Bentley's Best of Mt. Morris, LLC; Bentley's Best of Oakland, LLC; Bentley's Best, LLC; and Bentley's Best of Fenton, LLC.
Incorporation papers filed with the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs lists Cheyenne Usewick as resident agent for each of the Bentley's Best corporations, and Suski said Usewick was the comptroller of the companies and had continued to work with him until recently.
"We would like her
services to help us with the cleanup," said Suski
, who said the problems he
discovered at the used car businesses included cases in which cars were sold but required paperwork and sales taxes were never forwarded to the Secretary of State.
voluntarily surrendered his
licenses to operate used car lots once he
found out "there were some deals that weren't completed" with paperwork forwarded to the state.
"As soon as we saw a deal was not processed ... it wasn't something I took lightly," Suski
"I had to correct the problem by shutting those used car lots down."
hired four companies that are analyzing business dealings on the used car lots and said Suski Chevrolet-Buick
in Birch Run is working with affected customers.
has said the used vehicle lots were closed "with the cooperation of Ally Financial," the former General Motors Acceptance Corporation
, a major provider of financing to car buyers.
Ally bankrolled inventory at the Suski Used Cars lots in Flint, Fenton, Mt. Morris, Lapeer and Holly.
Ally has referred all questions on the matter to Suski
Woodhams said Andy Suski
was listed as the president of four of the five used car businesses and a Flint location on Dort Highway listed Philip Goldman as the vice president.
has said vehicles from the used car lots are being moved to his
dealership in Birch Run where they will be retailed or wholesaled to other General Motors dealerships.