If you are trying to decide what type of used vehicle is right for you, then a great place to start is where others have left off. By looking at the top 5 cars sold at auto auctions, you can get a good idea of what you can expect for yourself. It can be tough to determine what the top 5 cars would be. A lot of people tend to look at which cars consistently went for the highest bids. However, many people turn to auto auctions to save money, which means that focusing on bid prices is probably the wrong way to go. Here are the top 5 cars sold at auto auctions in order of overall value.
1. Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry has been one of the most popular cars sold in the United States for quite a while, so it should be no surprise that they are also one of the top cars sold at auto auctions. While the Camry undergoes a number of changes every year, there are several key components that have been the same for a long time. The two most notable benefits of driving a Toyota Camry is the larger than average interior as well as the quiet ride. Both of these quality has made the Camry one of America's favorites and it will likely remain on its pedestal for some time.
2. Honda Accord
The Honda Accord is always battling with the Camry for the top spot. Every year the Consumer Reports name the Accord on the best family vehicles in a variety of different classes In 2008 the Accord was redesigned to make the interior more spacious which further increased its popularity. It has been a popular option for more than a decade. If there is anything that would keep the Accord out of the top 5 cars sold at auto auctions, it would be that so many people like to keep their Accord's for longer than most other car owners.
3. Toyota Corolla
In terms of safety, the Toyota Corolla is always towards the top of the list. That is one of the primary reasons that it always finds itself in all sorts of Top 5 lists. A lot of people were worried about the bad reputation that recalls of the 2009 and 2010 Corolla's would create, however if the volume of sales is any indicator, the recalls were a minor setback. However it is important to note that since 2009, the demand for Corolla's is on the downslope, so it may not remain in the Top 5 for very long. Although a new redesign in 2011 could quickly reverse this trend.
4. Honda Civic
Just like the Accord, the Honda Civic has been popular for more than a decade. The Civic has long been one of the best selling compact sedans and is often named best in class. It is extremely durable and boasts a long lifespan, as well as exceptional fuel economy. When all of this is combined, the Civic is easily a top choice and is consistently one of the top 5 cars sold at auto auctions.
5. Nissan Altima
The Altima sneaks in at number five because it is the a little more outgoing than the Accord or Camry, however this comes at a cost in overall refinement. Additionally, the Altima coupe just doesn't quite have the interior space it needs. However, the sedan is very spacious and is what continues to prop up the Altima in terms of popularity.