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What does "subasta de autos chocados" mean in English?

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The Spanish phrase "subasta de autos chocados" means "salvaged cars for sale" in English. This phrase is often seen on websites for Spanish-language used car dealers.

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The word "subasta" is literally translated as "auction." Thus depending on the context, "subasta de autos chocados" could refer to an online auction, or a set-price sale. The Spanish word "chocado" literally means "to crash" or "to collide." In the context of cars, it refers to cars that have been in accidents. Therefore a sale of "autos chocados" indicates that the cars are not simply used, but that they have been salvaged from crashes.

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