autoAstat weekly statistics

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


January 23, 2024

January 08 - January 14, 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 1,242 times this week, followed by the BMW 3 Series (1,054 searches) and BMW X5 (1,034).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 16,594 cars. They are considered the best insurance company to buy from. Progressive Insurance followed with 13,210 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: $45,825 USD

Lexus LC 500: Where sculpture meets symphony. A low-slung silhouette slinks through the air, sculpted lines whispering danger. Beneath the hood, a 5.0L V8 erupts, unleashing a 471-horsepower serenade that sends your pulse racing. This isn't just a car; it's a rolling piece of art, a dance between raw power and elegant refinement. Inside, buttery leather and Alcantara embrace you, the cockpit designed for focused precision. Every detail oozes intent, whispering "luxury" with every touch. But don't mistake grace for weakness. This beast carves corners with the agility of a predator, its adaptive suspension a silent partner in your ballet of speed. The 2018 Lexus LC: not just a ride, but an experience that ignites the senses and leaves you breathless.


3. The most interesting lots

The best cars this week that deserve your attention


Final bid: $53,825 USD

Forget sleek curves, this 1999 beast sports boxy might. It rumbles with a 6.5L diesel heart, ready to conquer any terrain, be it city streets or mountain slopes. Climb in, feel the plush leather defy its rugged exterior, and grip the oversized steering wheel – this chariot demands respect. Don't let its doors fool you; behind them lies adventure, a spacious haven ready to swallow gear and friends. Open the roof, feel the wind whip through your hair, and watch the world shrink as you command this urban tank.


Final bid: $51,500 USD

Lightning strikes twice: The 2023 Ford F-150 Lariat reimagines the pickup truck. Forget gas-guzzling giants, the Lariat electrifies. Its sleek aluminum skin whispers efficiency, while the hidden 580-horsepower lightning bolt beneath hums with silent anticipation. Haul, tow, and conquer off-road, all without a drop of fossil fuel.Inside, rugged luxury reigns. This isn't just a truck; it's a statement. The Lariat announces your commitment to sustainability without sacrificing muscle. It's the future of work, the thrill of weekend escapes, and the ultimate proof that power comes in all forms. Ready to experience the future of trucks? Get behind the wheel of the 2023 Ford F-150 Lariat and unleash the silent storm within.


Final bid: $45,750 USD

The 2023 Land Rover Defender doesn't hide its adventurous spirit. Its boxy silhouette whispers of untamed trails, while the twin-turbocharged 2.0L engine thrums with a promise of thrilling escapes. But don't mistake its rugged exterior for rough-and-tumble manners. This Defender dances between capable beast and comfortable haven, ready to conquer any terrain in style. Whether scaling mountains or navigating city streets, the 110 S makes a statement: adventure awaits, and you're in the driver's seat.

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 RAM 1500

Auctions: 5

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


Auctions: 113

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 BMW M4

Bids: 367

367 bids and no sale!

FINAL BID: $53,000 USD Not sold


Bids: 325

FINAL BID: $30,000 USD Not sold

6. Most Expensive Lots SOLD


Final bid: $200,525 USD

2018 FERRARI 488

Final bid: $318,256 USD

Final bid: $167,000 USD


Retail value: $235,505 USD

Final bid: $141,000 USD

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!




No, no! This is imposible!



SOLD: $100 USD

$25 for FORD ESCAPE?! What!?

8. Price analysis

This week, I am taking a look at one of the most beloved sedans of recent years: the 2017 - 2023 Infiniti Q50


2017–2023 Infiniti Q50

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 Infiniti Q50!
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 West Virginia. You may want to look for your next Infiniti Q50 in that area!


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That's all for now.
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Alex autoAstat team ❤️
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