autoAstat weekly statistics

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


July 25, 2023

July 10 - July 16, 2023

1. Auctions sales statistics

Salvage vehicle sales totaled 98,498 units, representing an increase of 13.7% (11,872 cars) from the previous week. 
Cars volume increased by 9.42%. There were 14,876 more cars offered at live auctions this week. 
The average approval rate increased by 2.1%.

Cars Volume vs Cars Sold

Cars went through LIVE auctions:Copart: 102,417 (⬆14.2%)IAAI: 70,259 (⬆3.15%)Total: 172,676 (⬆9.42%)
Sold cars:Copart: 60,077 (⬆16.56%)IAAI: 38,421 (⬆9.5%)Total: 98,498 (⬆13.7%)
Sale approvalCopart: 58.6% (⬆1.1%)IAAI: 54.7% (⬆3.2%)Avg: 57.0% (⬆2.1%)


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 3 series has been researched 485 times this week, followed by the Tesla Model 3 (441 searches) and Audi Q5 (432). 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


State Farm Insurance was the leader in sales this week. They sold 14,125 cars. They are considered the best insurance company to buy from. Progressive Insurance followed with 12,305 cars sold. Geico 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!

2019 AUDI Q8

Final bid: $40,750

The 2019 Audi Q8 is a captivating combination of elegance and athleticism. Its eye-catching design, coupled with a well-crafted interior, exudes a sense of luxury and refinement. The performance is commendable, offering a dynamic driving experience with responsive handling and a powerful engine. Despite its sporty nature, the Q8 doesn't compromise on comfort, providing a smooth and enjoyable ride for both driver and passengers. In summary, the 2019 Audi Q8 impresses with its premium features, making it a compelling choice for discerning SUV enthusiasts.


3. The most interesting lots

The best cars this week that deserve your attention


Final bid: $132,000 USD

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the epitome of luxury and sophistication. Its sleek design and opulent interior create an ambiance of refined elegance. The advanced technology features, including a cutting-edge infotainment system and driver-assistance options, make it a marvel of innovation. The ride quality is exceptionally smooth, providing a serene and comfortable experience for both driver and passengers. With its powerful engine options and impressive performance, the S-Class showcases Mercedes-Benz's commitment to excellence. In conclusion, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sets the standard for luxury sedans, delivering a truly exceptional driving and riding experience.


Final bid: $47,250 USD

The 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman is a driver's dream come true. With its sleek and athletic design, it commands attention on the road. Inside, the cabin is a perfect blend of luxury and sportiness, creating an immersive driving environment. The handling is razor-sharp, allowing for precise control and confidence-inspiring maneuvers. The turbocharged engines deliver impressive power, providing an adrenaline-pumping acceleration. Whether you're on winding roads or the racetrack, the Cayman proves to be a true sports car that excites at every turn.


Final bid: $63,250 CAD

The 2009 Dodge Viper is a fierce and exhilarating sports car that embodies the essence of American muscle. The handling is sharp and responsive, offering an engaging and dynamic driving experience. While the interior may be spartan compared to some luxury sports cars, it focuses on the essentials, putting the driver in command. In summary, the 2009 Dodge Viper is a true performance beast, designed for those seeking unfiltered thrills and a connection to the road like no other.

4. 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.

2022 RAM 1500

Auctions: 5

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

2011 FORD F-250 SD

Auctions: 80

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


5. 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: 298

298 bids and no sale!

FINAL BID: $35,250 Not sold


Bids: 286

FINAL BID: $41,000 Sold

6. Most Expensive Lots SOLD


Retail value: $282,144

Final bid: $148,025


Retail value: $250,000

Final bid: $146,000


Retail value: $235,594

Final bid: $137,525

7. $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!



SOLD: $25

$25 for RANGE ROVER SPORT?! What!?

8. Price analysis

This week, I am taking a look at one of the most beloved sedans of recent years: the 2018–2023 VOLVO S60

2018-2023 VOLVO S60

You can see that the average price for the car was the cheapest in December 2022. And now is still the best time to buy a VOLVO S60!
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 Idaho. You may want to look for your next VOLVO S60 in that area!


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That's all for now.
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Alex autoAstat team ❤️
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