autoAstat weekly statistics

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


January 9, 2024

December 25 - December 31, 2023

1. Auctions sales statistics

The volume of cars at auctions has rebounded and returned to its earlier levels, ensuring a dependable supply of vehicles. Despite this temporary dip, there have been no significant disruptions in vehicle availability. Both auctions have consistently maintained a flow of cars, contributing to seamless operations and a stable inventory for buyers.
Performance metrics, including the number of cars sold and approval ratings, have not only weathered the minor reduction in car volume but are also showing signs of improvement and growth.
In summary, insurance auto auctions provide a stable and consistent environment, with evidence of car volume returning to previous levels. Operations continue to run smoothly, and key performance indicators are not only stable but also showing positive growth trends.


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 Audi Q5 has been researched 1,024 times this week, followed by the BMW 3 Series (952 searches) and BMW X5 (823).This suggests that our users are interested in these makes and models and are looing to buy them at auctions.


Top sellers of the week


State Farm Insurance was the leader in sales this week. They sold 12,723 cars. They are considered the best insurance company to buy from. Progressive Insurance followed with 11,674 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: $43,000 USD

The Unassuming Predator: Forget roaring lions, the B8 Gran Coupe is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Sleek and sophisticated on the outside, its subtle aerodynamic tweaks hint at the sleeping beast within. But behind the wheel, it's a symphony of power – a 612-horsepower V8 erupts, catapulting you to 60 mph in a mere 3.3 seconds.Luxury Tailored for Speed: Inside, it's a first-class haven. Supportive, bolstered seats hug you on spirited drives, while the panoramic sunroof bathes the cabin in natural light. High-quality leather and Alcantara pamper your senses, while the intuitive infotainment system keeps you connected and entertained.


3. The most interesting lots

The best cars this week that deserve your attention


Final bid: $60,500 USD

The 2023 Audi RS e-tron GT is a glimpse into the future of performance driving. It proves that electric cars can be both exhilarating and elegant, leaving behind emissions and the roar of the engine for a silent symphony of speed and style. Whether you're carving up a canyon road or cruising through the city, the RS e-tron GT is sure to turn heads and leave a lasting impression.


Final bid: $41,250 USD

Forget cramped cabins and boring commutes. The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Hybrid Limited elevates family road trips to first-class experiences. The Grand Highlander Hybrid Limited isn't just about practicality; it's about carving out memories with family and friends. Explore remote camping grounds, hit the open road for weekend getaways, or navigate city streets in luxurious comfort. The Grand Highlander Hybrid Limited is your spacious, silent, and first-class co-pilot for every escape.

2021 AUDI S8

Final bid: $53,500 USD

Imagine a wolf in a perfectly tailored business suit. That's the 2021 Audi S8 4.0 Tiptronic – a luxury sedan that blends understated elegance with untamed power. Its sleek lines and sculpted body whisper sophistication, while the twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 under the hood roars with authority. With 563 horsepower unleashed in just 3.8 seconds, this wolf sheds its sheep's clothing and reveals its true nature, devouring highways and carving canyons with effortless grace.

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.

2021 FORD F-450

Auctions: 7

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

2001 PORSCHE 911

Auctions: 177

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.

2021 FORD F-150

Bids: 343

343 bids and no sale!

FINAL BID: $32,250 USD Not sold

2019 BMW X7

Bids: 324

FINAL BID: $36,000 USD Not sold

6. Most Expensive Lots SOLD


Retail value: $731,503 USD

Final bid: $202,000 USD


Final bid: $182,000 USD


Retail value: $452,568 CAD

Final bid: $175,100 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... :)




No way!


2009 MAZDA 6


No, no! This is imposible!




$25 for HONDA ACCORD?! What!?

8. Price analysis

This week, I am taking a look at one of the most beloved SUVs of recent years: the 2015 - 2020 Audi Q7


2015–2020 Audi Q7

You can see that the average price for the car was the cheapest in December 2023. And now is the best time to buy a Audi Q7!
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 Wyoming. You may want to look for your next Audi Q7 in that area!


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That's all for now.
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Alex autoAstat team ❤️
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