Weekly statistics, trends, prices, insights, auction scam and the most interesting vehicles from the salvage car market
February 13, 2023
January 30 - February 05, 2023
1. Auctions sales statistics
Salvage vehicle sales totaled 100,723 units, representing an increase of 4.50% (4,340 cars) from the previous week. Cars volume increased by 1.07% as well. There were 1860 more cars offered at live auctions this week. The average approval rate increased by 1.9%.
Cars Volume vs Cars Sold
Cars went through LIVE auctions:Copart: 104,771 (⬇0.14%)IAAI: 69,475 (⬆2.97%)Total: 174,246 (⬆1.07%) Sold cars:Copart: 66,619 (⬆6.82%)IAAI: 34,104 (⬆0.24%)Total: 100,723 (⬆4.50%) Sale approvalCopart: 63.6% (⬆4.2%)IAAI: 49.1% (⬇1.3%)Avg: 57.8 (⬆1.9%)
Search trends at autoAstat.com
What users at autoastat.com have been searching for over the past week is the AutoAstat Popularity Rating (AAPR). According to the AAPR, the BMW X5 has been researched 369 times this week, followed by the BMW 3-series (332 searches) and Audi Q5 (330). This suggests that our users are interested in these makes and models and are looking to buy them at auctions.
Top sellers of the week
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!
2008 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Final bid: $31,750
A true time capsule from 2008! Brand new car in perfect condition. Only 198 miles! The looks are unmatched and price for this American supercar is super low.Exellent purchase!
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.
This week, I am taking a look at one of the most popular SUVs: the 2015-18 Ford Explorer (U502)
2015-18 Ford Explorer
You can see that the average price for the car was the cheapest in December 2022. So now is still the best time to buy a Ford Explorer. Did you know? You can analyze any car you are looking for on autoAstat.com! 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 West Virginia. You may want to look for your next Ford Explorer in that area!
That's all for now. If you like this report please share it :) and if you would like to see something else, please email me directly at moc.tatsaotua%40ofni 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.