autoAstat weekly statistics

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


September 5, 2023

August 21 - August 27, 2023

1. Auctions sales statistics

The overall car volume at the auctions remains stable, indicating a consistent supply of cars being made available. This implies that there are no significant fluctuations or interruptions in the availability of vehicles.
Both auctions maintain a regular and continuous flow of cars without any noticeable gaps, apart from the week of July 4th. It seems that the auctions continue to operate smoothly without any major disruptions in their car offerings, ensuring a steady inventory for potential buyers.
In terms of performance metrics, the number of cars sold and the approval rating remain consistent. This suggests that the auctions are effectively managing sales, with no significant changes in the rate of cars being sold and the level of approval from buyers.
Overall, this summary highlights a stable and consistent environment at the insurance auto auctions, where car volume, flow, and key performance indicators are holding steady, with the exception of a potential temporary disruption during the week of July 4th and possibly the upcoming Labor Day weekend.


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 545 times this week, followed by the Audi Q5 (476 searches) and Tesla Model 3 (464). 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 14,934 cars. They are considered the best insurance company to buy from. Progressive Insurance followed with 12,222 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!


Final bid: $65,000

The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette represents the latest chapter in the legendary American sports car saga. With its powerful engine options, including a V8 powerhouse, it offers exhilarating acceleration and precise handling. The striking exterior design features sleek lines and an iconic profile, embodying the Corvette's timeless appeal. Inside, the cabin combines sportiness with modern comforts and advanced technology. The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette continues to be a symbol of affordable high-performance, delivering an engaging driving experience that's synonymous with the Corvette name.


3. The most interesting lots

The best cars this week that deserve your attention

2019 FORD F-350 SD

Final bid: $49,250 USD

The 2019 Ford F-350 SD King Ranch is a premium heavy-duty truck that combines impressive capability with luxurious comfort. Powered by robust engine options, it excels in towing and hauling, making it a formidable workhorse. The exterior boasts distinctive King Ranch styling with bold accents and refined design. Inside, the cabin is a blend of rugged elegance, featuring high-quality materials and advanced technology. The 2019 Ford F-350 SD King Ranch is the epitome of rugged sophistication, offering both strength and style for those who demand the best of both worlds in a heavy-duty truck.


Final bid: $41,250 CAD

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a flagship luxury sedan renowned for its opulence and advanced technology. Powered by a range of potent engines, it offers a smooth and refined driving experience. The exterior design showcases understated elegance, while the interior is a haven of luxury with premium materials, exquisite craftsmanship, and cutting-edge infotainment. The 2015 S-Class epitomizes Mercedes-Benz's commitment to delivering top-tier comfort, performance, and innovation, making it a quintessential choice for those seeking the pinnacle of luxury motoring.


Final bid: $46,875 USD

The 2006 Dodge Viper is a quintessential American sports car known for its raw power and distinctive design. Equipped with a massive V10 engine, it delivers jaw-dropping acceleration and a thrilling driving experience. The exterior is bold and aggressive, featuring a long hood and a muscular stance that commands attention. Inside, the cabin is minimalist, focused on the essentials of driving. The 2006 Dodge Viper represents a true American muscle car, embodying unadulterated performance and an unmistakable presence on the road.

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: 11

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

2015 BMW X5

Auctions: 127

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.

2018 MCLAREN 570S

Bids: 352

352 bids and no sale!

FINAL BID: $89,025 Not sold


Bids: 319

FINAL BID: $25,500 Not sold

6. Most Expensive Lots SOLD


Retail value: $412,787

Final bid: $208,000


Retail value: $383,915

Final bid: $192,000


Retail value: $183,049

Final bid: $143,000

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: $2

No way!



SOLD: $25

No, no! This is imposible!



SOLD: $25

$25 for Chevrolet Equinox?! What!?

8. Price analysis

This week, I am taking a look at one of the most beloved SUVs of recent years: the 2016–2020 Acura MDX (YD3)

2016–2020 Acura MDX (YD3)

You can see that the average price for the car was the cheapest in July 2023. And now is still the best time to buy a Acura MDX!
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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 Acura MDX in that area!


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That's all for now.
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Alex autoAstat team ❤️
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