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Toyota Auctions: Low Mileage Toyotas For Half The Price!

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Toyota Auctions: From pickup trucks to small city commuters, Toyota has it all. While Toyota might not be the cheapest option out there, it certainly is one of the most reliable. However, getting a Toyota at a more affordable price is possible. The solution is to attend Toyota public car auctions that sell surplus government vehicles, repossessed cars, and salvage title cars. Most of the Toyotas on these auctions are 2-3 years old with very few miles on the clock. But you can also find really cheap salvage title Toyota Tacoma’s, salvage title Toyota Supra’s, and older performance model Toyota’s that need some work. If you want to know how to get access to these auctions, please, read on.

Public Toyota Auctions

If you are after a Toyota, auctions are the perfect place. Why? Because many Toyotas end up on open to public car auctions. Most of them come as government surplus vehicles (great condition, low prices), company surplus vehicles and as loan default repossessed cars. Here are the most common Toyotas on auction (from most common to least common):

  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Toyota Sienna and Toyota Highlander
  • Toyota Tacoma and LandCruiser
  • Toyota Tundra and 4Runner
  • Salvage Toyota Supra
  • Salvage Toyota Camry
  • Older JDM classic Toyotas (90s Toyota Supra etc.)

Most of the auctions we saw in 2020 and so far in 2021 were filled with Toyotas from 2017 and up. The majority had no more than 60,000 miles and all of them sold with at least a 3-month warranty/guarantee. Even though we see a lot of Toyotas, we also see them sell quickly. They are very easy to resell so dealers and resellers are very keen to purchase any Toyota available. But that does not mean you can’t get a good deal, savings are still enormous compared to buying from a dealership. Here are some examples from previous auctions.

Examples of Toyota’s on auctions in 2020 and 2021

2020 Toyota Prius sold at an auction in December 2020

Toyota prius auction

2020 Toyota Tacoma sold at an auction in January 2021

Toyota tacoma auction

2018 Toyota Camry sold at an auction in July 2020

Additional database examples of public Toyota car auctions

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Public Toyota Auctions: Everything about buying a Toyota in an auction (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. How are these Toyotas on auction so cheap?
    So you are probably asking how can these Toyotas’s be this cheap. It’s simple, not a lot of people attend these auctions (even though there is high interest for Toyotas), because not a lot of people even know about them. If the car has been repossessed, the bank will only care about getting back what’s left of the loan. This is why the starting prices are so low. The same goes for surplus government vehicles. Federal agencies already have new cars or the budget needed for purchasing new cars so they just want to get rid of their “old” inventory. Keep in mind that most of these vehicles aren’t older than 5 years, which is the best part.

    Dealerships and resellers know about these auctions so they buy up all the interesting lots and sell them for massive profits a week later. Don’t be the person who pays the double price, be the person who is smart enough to get access to these auctions.
  2. How do you access the whole auction database and how many auctions can you expect?
    You get full access by creating an account at Gov-Auctions.org. Join directly by clicking here or read more and see some of the currently available cars by clicking here.

    By creating an account at Gov-Auctions.org you will have full access to 3000+ live and online auctions happening all over the US. You get access to auction information like locations, dates, times, and detailed information about vehicle conditions and warranty. You get the same access as all the dealerships in the country. They know it’s worth it.
  3. How safe is the buying process and is there any warranty or guarantee?
    The vast majority of auction centers offer a 3-month warranty or guarantee for free. This is standard and 3 months are more than enough for you to discover any major faults with the vehicle. That’s more secure than buying from a shady dealership or a reseller.

    Auction centers are legitimate companies that work with banks, government agencies so the buying process is as secure as can be.
  4. Are these Toyotas on auction really in good condition?
    Yes, most reliable car brands like Toyota, Lexus, and Hyundai are on auctions and for sale by big banks. As soon as people miss the second payment of their loan, the banks reclaim the cars. The banks know that if people have a hard time keeping up with the loan payments, they surely have a hard time maintaining and servicing these cars.

    Most of the Toyotas on auction are 2-3 years old and the majority have traveled between 25,000 – 40,000 miles. The older, rarer Toyota cars are usually on sale by repo agencies and insurance companies. Banks make sure they reclaim these cars before they endured any damage from careless maintenance.
  5. How complicated are these Toyota car auctions?
    Contrary to the popular belief, auctions are not complicated at all. Here is how it goes. You arrive early, before the auction start and you can freely inspect the cars you are interested in. Most of the cars are accompanied by a free VIN checkup and you have all the time you need to fully inspect the car. Some auction centers even organize inspection days before the actual bidding. If you find a car that you want to buy, you register as a purchaser/bidder with a valid photo ID.

    Online auctions are no different, you are provided with detailed photos, videos, and information about the offered cars. Online auctions usually offer longer warranties as you might not get to inspect the car in person before buying it.
  6. Are there any hidden fees when buying a car at an auction?
    No there are no additional or hidden fees. There is a small one-time fee to register on Gov-Auctions.org. This fee makes sure the stream of information is regularly updated and that only serious buyers attend these auctions. Compared to the potential savings, this fee is more and reasonable. Learn more about public auto auctions in our other article, here.

For more Toyota auctions and information visit Gov-Auctions.org directly and browse through some of the current listings and more!

Gov-Auctions.org is the only official and audited source for government, police, and repo auctions all across the United States of America. For years on end, they have been and remain America’s most trusted and largest resource for Government & Police, live & online car auctions of Government pre-owned and seized cars, trucks, and SUV’s.

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