autoAstat weekly statistics

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


November 14, 2022

1. Auctions sales statistics

November 7 – 13, 2022
Salvage vehicles sales of 52,730 units for the second week of November represented a decrease of 12,6% (7,615 cars) from last week.
Cars volume represented a decrease of 7,5%.There were 13,919 less cars at LIVE auctions this week. Average approval dropped 1.8%.
Declines continued to be large this week. Less cars, less sales, less approval. It is too early in the game to make predictions, it might be seasonal slowdown or the start of the recession.
Though, an year ago there were just 82,000 cars for sale, which is 1/2 of the current volume. 

Cars Volume vs Cars Sold

Cars went through LIVE auctions:Copart: 94,226 (⬇2.1%)IAAI: 76,927 (⬇13.3%)Total: 171,153 (⬇7.5%)
Sold cars:Copart: 37,171 (⬇18.4%)IAAI: 15,559 (⬆1.8%)Total: 52,730 (⬇12.6%)
Sale approval:Copart: 39% (⬇1.0%)IAAI: 20.2% (⬆3.0%)Avg: 30.8% (⬇1.8%)


Search trends at

What users of have been searching over the past week. This is kinda autoAstat Popularity rating. 
BMW 3-series been researched 324 times this week, followed by Toyota Camry (282 searches) and BMW 5-series (281), meaning our users are fond of these makes and models and looking to buy it at the auctions.


Top sellers of the week


Geico Insurance was the leader in sales this week. 11,348 cars sold.State Farm insurance followed with 4,406 cars sold. Geico sells cars at the highest bid, so consider this seller next time bidding.
Dealers at Copart did not even make it to the list! They sold 1,305 vehicles. 63% less than last week!
Good job everyone identifying staged cars and not getting into the trap!

Salvage cars sales volume


2. Car of the week

My personal pick of the week!


Final price: $166,000

This car was sold to Ukraine! Gives me and others hope that there will be PEACE soon and we can go back to our normal lives.
I've heard your feedbacks, and will work on TOP buyers by country and what they buy...expect it to be added sometime in December, 2022.


3. Staged cars of the week

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


Auctions: 4

Ouch! Dealer sold it with profit (


Auctions: 64

Always check autoAstat before you buy cars at salvage auto auctions.


4. Top lots with most bids

The intense bidding competition. What are these hot cars everybody wants to buy?


Bids: 363

363 bids and no sale!

FINAL BID: $48,750 Not sold


Bids: 299

FINAL BID: $24,000 CAD Not sold

5. Most expensive lots

2006 FORD GT

Retail value: $418,972

Final bid: $202,000

The GT was produced for the 2005 and 2006 model years for a grand total of 4,038 cars. This is extremely rare car that came with clean certificate of title. Someone got a fantastic car with 50% discount! This car will go up in price for sure...


Retail value: $230,000

Final bid: $162,000

25% discount for water/flood damage. I wonder if there were any water damages at all?!

2017 FERRARI 488

Retail value: $340,747

FINAL BID: $123,000

Water/flood damage. 60% discount. I like it.

6. $25 lots

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



SOLD: $2



SOLD: $5



SOLD: $25

7. Price analysis

This week I am taking a look at the most researched car of this week: 2016-18 BMW 3 SERIES (F30)

2016-18 BMW 3 SERIES (F30)

You can see that the average price for the car was the cheapest in February, 2022, then prices went up. Right now it is slowly going down. If you see great car that matches your budget - go for it! Now is the great time!
Did you know?! You can analyze any car you are looking for at*! Do your search, specify filters and click on Statistics tab. That's it.*You need to have paid account.


Top locations gives you visual perspective which states sell the specified car the cheapest. As we see by the analysis of BMW 3 series this car is not popular in New Mexico :) Look for your next BMW 3-series over there!


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That's all for now. 
If you like this report and would like to see something else - 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 to buy - it will save your 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.