autoAstat weekly statistics

Weekly statistics, trends, prices, insights, auction scam and the most interesting vehicles from the salvage car market


February 6, 2023

January 23-29, 2023

1. Auctions sales statistics

Salvage vehicle sales totaled 96,383 units, representing an decrease of 5.52% (5,632 cars) from the previous week. 
Cars volume decreased by 0.33% as well. There were 585 less cars offered at live auctions this week. 
The average approval rate decreased by 3.1%.

Cars Volume vs Cars Sold

Cars went through LIVE auctions:Copart: 104,919 (⬆0.98%)IAAI: 67,467 (⬇2.32%)Total: 172,386 (⬇0.33%)
Sold cars:Copart: 62,364 (⬇7.86%)IAAI: 34,019 (⬇0.90%)Total: 96,383 (⬇5.52%)
Sale approvalCopart: 59.4 (⬇5.7%)IAAI: 50.4% (⬆0.1%)Avg: 55.9 (⬇3.1%)


Search trends at

What users at have been searching for over the past week is the AutoAstat Popularity Rating (AAPR).
According to the AAPR, the BMW 5-series has been researched 353 times this week, followed by the BMW 3-series (345 searches) and Audi Q5 (336). This suggests that our users are interested in these makes and models and are looking to buy them at auctions. The VW Passat is a newcomer on this list this week.


Top sellers of the week


State Farm Insurance was the leader in sales this week. They sold 14,586 cars. They are considered the best insurance company to buy from. Progressive Insurance followed with 9,767 cars sold. Farmers insuranse sells cars at the highest bid, so it's worth considering them as a seller next time you're bidding.

Salvage cars sales volume


Top country buyers


If you have a PRO account with us, you can filter for the buyer's country and see which cars were sold to that specific country. This is very helpful in understanding trends and the market.

2. Car of the week

My personal pick of the week!


Final bid: $14,800

Almost new car! Only 146 miles and huge discount!Great styling and value. Hybrid gets exceptional mileage. Luxurious interior.Exellent purchase!


3. Scam of the week

I've found cars from dealers that had the most auctions or did impressive repairs. Remember to check every vehicle of your interest at Copart and IAAI on autoAstat.


Auctions: 38

Selling this vehicle will be difficult. The previous condition is just horrific! I would stay away from it!

2020 LEXUS ES 300H

Auctions: 161

It's always important to check autoAstat before buying cars at salvage auto auctions.


4. Cars with the most bids

Cars that have the most bids are the ones that are most popular among buyers and have the most competition for purchase. It's important to note that just because a car has many bids, it doesn't necessarily mean it's the best deal or in the best condition. It's always important to thoroughly inspect the vehicle and do research on its history before making a bid.


Bids: 325

325 bids and no sale!

FINAL BID: $81,625 Not sold


Bids: 321

FINAL BID: $48,500 Not sold

5. Most Expensive Lots SOLD

2022 PORSCHE 911

Retail value: $288,784

Final bid: $173,000


Retail value: Unknown

Final bid: $160,025

2020 MCLAREN 720S

Retail value: $349,568

FINAL BID: $126,000

6. $25 lots

Salvage Auto Auctions are the place to find amazing deals!My favorite category is...Let's see what $25 can get you at auctions these days... :)



SOLD: $25

No way!



SOLD: $25

No, no! This is imposible!


2005 BMW X5

SOLD: $25

$25 for 2005 BMW X5?! What!?

7. Price analysis

This week, I am taking a look at one of the most popular SUVs: the 2017-21 Mazda CX-5 (KF)

2017-21 Mazda CX-5

You can see that the average price for the car was the cheapest in March 2022. So now is the best time to buy a Mazda CX-5.
Did you know? You can analyze any car you are looking for on! Simply do your search, specify filters, and click on the Statistics tab. This feature is only available with a paid account.


Top locations gives you a visual perspective on which states sell the specified car the cheapest. As we can see from the analysis, this car is not popular in South Dakota. You may want to look for your next Mazda CX-5 in that area!


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That's all for now.
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And don't forget to check the vehicle history before buying and use our statistics to determine the best price. It will save you time and money! Buy smart with autoAstat!

Alex autoAstat team ❤️
P.S.: if you have a PRO account you can search All makes and models and do your own analysis per week, per month, per quarter or even a year. PRO has the tools to do proper analysis of the current salvage market.