The Average Age of Cars at Auction
What is the Average Age of a Car at Auction in 2024?
If you’re in the market for a used car, then congratulations on considering an auction! 🥳
Dealer auctions, like Capital City Auction in Rancho Cordova, will save you hundreds, often thousands of dollars on your inventory. Our cars are donated, sold as is, are usually in good condition, and bidding starts as low as $50! 😮
Now that you know just how much of a deal you can score at our auction, you’re wondering how old, on average, are the cars on our Sacramento lot?
Average Age of Used Cars
Rather than give you conjecture or a “feeling”, we have data! 🔢
Of cars that are passing through our lot today, the average age was 2004, so just about a 20-year-old make and model. 💪
We can break that down further. Here are some of the most popular car brands.
Acura Average Age When Sold
BMW Average Age
Chevrolet Average Age
Chrysler Average Age
Dodge Average Age
Ford Average Age
Honda Average Age
Hyundai Average Age
Jeep Average Age
Lexus Average Age
Mazda Average Age
Mercedes-Benz Average Age
Nissan Average Age
Toyota Average Age
Volkswagen Average Age
Volvo Average Age
What the data tells us is that you can expect to find a twenty-year-old car on average. On the sides of that average there are collector cars, classics, and newer makes, each with their own resale value and lifespan. You should understand that lifespan BEFORE you bid. That helps you save money. 💲
How long a car lasts, what good mileage for a used car is, and a checklist, are all integral to patiently waiting for the right vehicle to show, then setting a budget, and bidding.
As the years pass, expect this rule to continue to apply. Auctions aren’t where you usually find a brand-spanking new 4-year-old vehicle. This is where the 10, 15, and 20-year-old cars come to find another owner. 🚗
If you’re in Sacramento, or anywhere in Northern California, come check out the best wholesale dealers auction! Browse our inventory, and we’ll see you at our online auction, every Thursday at 10am. 👌 😄