autoAstat weekly statistics

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


August 15, 2023

July 31 - August 6, 2023

1. Auctions sales statistics

Salvage vehicle sales totaled 99,306 units, representing a decrease of 1.21% (1,215 cars) from the previous week. 
Cars volume increased by 0.1%. There were 189 more cars offered at live auctions this week. 
The average approval rate decreased by 0.7%.

Cars Volume vs Cars Sold

Cars went through LIVE auctions:Copart: 108,245 (⬆0.07%)IAAI: 73,945 (⬆0.15%)Total: 182,190 (⬆0.10%)
Sold cars:Copart: 61,315 (⬇1.45%)IAAI: 37,991 (⬇0.82%)Total: 99,306 (⬇1.21%)
Sale approvalCopart: 56.6% (⬇0.6%)IAAI: 51.4% (⬇0.5%)Avg: 54.5% (⬇0.7%)


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 535 times this week, followed by the Audi Q5 (454 searches) and Tesla Model 3 (438). 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 13,575 cars. They are considered the best insurance company to buy from. Progressive Insurance followed with 11,535 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!

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Final bid: $60,075

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a high-performance American muscle car that embodies raw power and modern engineering. With its supercharged V8 engine, it boasts an astonishing amount of horsepower, delivering thrilling acceleration and a commanding presence on the road. The aggressive exterior design features aerodynamic enhancements and iconic Shelby styling cues, while the interior offers a blend of sportiness and comfort. This GT500 is a dynamic combination of heritage and innovation, catering to enthusiasts seeking exhilarating performance and unmistakable Mustang lineage.


3. The most interesting lots

The best cars this week that deserve your attention

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 Brabus 800

Final bid: $156,000 USD

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 Brabus 800 is a premium high-performance SUV that elevates luxury and power to new heights. Tuned by Brabus, the renowned aftermarket specialist, it boasts a potent engine with impressive output, resulting in exhilarating acceleration and formidable off-road capabilities. The exterior showcases a blend of rugged design and refined details, with Brabus-specific enhancements adding a unique touch. Inside, the cabin is opulent and well-appointed, offering advanced technology and exquisite materials. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 Brabus 800 is a harmonious fusion of luxury, performance, and individuality, appealing to those seeking the pinnacle of SUV excellence.


Final bid: $71,500 USD

The 2021 BMW ALPINA XB7 stands as a pinnacle of luxury and performance in the realm of SUVs.It effortlessly marries robust power with refined driving dynamics, offering a thrilling yet comfortable experience on the road. The exterior design is distinctive, with ALPINA's signature touches highlighting its exclusivity. Inside, the cabin is a haven of opulence, featuring premium materials, advanced technology, and spaciousness for all occupants. The 2021 BMW ALPINA XB7 delivers an unmatched combination of elegance, power, and versatility, catering to those who seek a high-performance SUV without compromising on luxury.


Final bid: $56,500 USD

The 2022 Audi RS e-tron represents the next level of electric performance, combining Audi's renowned RS performance heritage with cutting-edge electric technology. This all-electric SUV boasts powerful dual electric motors, delivering instant acceleration and impressive torque for an exhilarating driving experience. Its sleek and aerodynamic design showcases a fusion of sportiness and efficiency, while the interior offers a blend of modern luxury and innovative technology. As Audi's flagship electric RS model, the 2022 RS e-tron pushes the boundaries of electric performance, offering a glimpse into the future of high-performance electric vehicles.

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.


Auctions: 5

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


Auctions: 72

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: 312

312 bids and no sale!

FINAL BID: $29,000 Not sold


Bids: 288

FINAL BID: $19,9000 Not sold

6. Most Expensive Lots SOLD


Retail value: $331,380

Final bid: $221,500


Retail value: $301,242

Final bid: $181,000


Retail value: $493,783 CAD

Final bid: $208,200 CAD

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... :)


2008 CHRYSLER 300

SOLD: $2

No way!



SOLD: $25

No, no! This is imposible!



SOLD: $25

$25 for FORD MUSTANG?! What!?

8. Price analysis

This week, I am taking a look at one of the most beloved coupes of recent years: the 2017–2021 Ford Mustang

2017–2021 Ford Mustang

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 Ford Mustang!
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 Vermont. You may want to look for your next Ford Mustang in that area!


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That's all for now.
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Alex autoAstat team ❤️
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