Japanese Car Auction Sheet Explained

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In the past few years, we’ve seen a huge influx of used and imported Japanese cars in Pakistan. Mostly of the 660cc engine capacity, these cars have been received well here due to their price, comfort and the features that they offer. However, some, if not many, have been duped while buying these cars. People have been sold damaged cars, without them knowing it. So, how can you prevent yourself from buying a damaged, imported, Japanese car?

The answer lies in correctly reading your car’s auction sheet.

The auction sheet that comes with the car is the autopsy report or the x-ray of it. While the auction sheet gives you the true picture of the car, the question is, can you read it? To make Japanse Auction Sheet translation easier, we’ve written this short piece. There is also a video embedded with this blog on the same topic, so don’t forget to watch it.

Click here for Auction Sheet Verification  Section

Auction sheet made easy

Let’s assume that you want to buy Toyota Prius in a good shape and condition.

Related: Here’s how you can buy a good Prius

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Here, what’s important is that the interior grade and the exterior points are above 4. Do not go for a Prius which has been graded under 4 or interior below B, which means that heavy modifications have been done and the car has been used roughly.

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Here is a key showing all the common alphanumeric symbols and their meanings:

Scratches

A1 Small Scratch
A2 Medium Scratch
A3 Large Scratch

Dimples

E1 Minor Dimple
E2 Medium Dimple
E3 Large Dimple

Dents

U1 Small Dent
U2 Medium Dent
U3 Large Dent

Repair Marks

(Bodywork not perfectly straight due to panel beating)

W1 Very Slight Wave / Repair
W2 Medium Wave / Repair
W3 Large Wave / Repair

Rust and Corrosion

(Rust means surface orange discoloration. Corrosion means orange discoloration that is flaking away.)

S1 Minor Rust
S2 Medium Rust
S3 Major Rust

C1 Light Corrosion
C2 Medium Corrosion
C3 Severe Corrosion

Replaced parts or those needing replacing

X Need to be replaced
XX Has been replaced

Distortion

B1 Minor Distortion
B2 Medium Distortion
B3 Major Distortion

Cracks

Y1 Small Crack
Y2 Medium Crack
Y3 Major Crack

Windscreen Issues

X1 Approx 1cm crack on windscreen
R Repaired Crack
RX Repaired crack in windscreen, but in need to be replaced
X Crack in the windscreen, so it needs replacing
FW Front windscreen

Paintwork

P1 Minor paintwork damage
P2 Medium paintwork damage
P3 Major paintwork damage

Bottom line: Always ask for an auction report, and those dealers who are hesitant to provide you with the report, stay away from them. If you are still having a hard time deciphering the auction sheet of your car, remember PakWheels expert auction sheet readers can do the reading for you. We can also verify the original auction sheet for you. These services are offered for your peace of mind.

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23 Comments
  1. Fawad Khan says

    Where is the location for the auction and time.??

  2. samiullah says

    OK but how we know that this auction report is original and not manipulated.

  3. Ahsan Hameed says

    what is the website name where the auction is done,,?

  4. Mustafa Moti says

    iauc

  5. Mustafa Moti says

    by checking it online. Iauc auction reports can be verified from its website

    and you can also check it physically with the car, if there is a scratch or thumb size dent mentioned in the report’s diagram, counter check it on car’s body. If its present then probably the report is original but here dealers rarely import good grade cars. 95% of the cars are major accident-ed with fake auction reports made locally.

  6. Asad says

    Good Day,

    I am Syed Asad Ullah, Senior Sales Executive in ICM Japan(Used Car Exporter)
    we export cars in more than 45 countries of the world including Pakistan,
    If you are interested to import the cars or want to Participate in auction and need information that how to import cars from Japan then please let me know,

    you can contact me through via email [email protected]

    Thank You,

    Regards,

    Syed Asad Ullah

  7. M Juned Faruk says

    @disqus_ebUkNJ3ELj:disqus your email/skype id ?

  8. M Juned Faruk says

    Syed Asad Ullah will you please share your email/skype id !!!

  9. Asad says
  10. Asad says

    U Can also Get the auction access through me if you are interested to import Vehicle from Japan

  11. Car Shop Islamabad says

    All auction reports can be easily verified through auction site the vehicle was purchased within 3 months of the purchase date.

  12. Akash Ravi says

    Hi, Pak Wheels, I have a Japaneses Car, Is there is a way to found its Auction Sheet ?

  13. Sikander Ali says

    nice information

  14. Nauman Ashraf says

    please help me i need to import mira car japanees new model a grade

  15. Syed Azfar Ali says

    very nice information thank you soo much

  16. Syed Waqas Hashmi says

    Is Auction or Grade Sheet is Must to import in Pakistan??

  17. Syed Waqas Hashmi says

    Is Auction Sheet is Must For All Vehicles to be import in Pakistan

  18. Riffat Saeed Ahmad says

    Dear Pak Wheel !! What is alphanumeric symbol X2 explanation in Auction Sheet??

  19. Adeel says

    Ra

  20. Adeel says

    Gted ra

  21. Adeel says

    Gred rA

  22. Hammad Rahman says

    Can somebody explain this auction sheet ??? And pak wheels are seriously playing with us , charging us 1k for nothing except a un readable sheet :@ @disqus_5C0jJzdvZx:disqus

  23. Hammad Rahman says

    Can somebody explain this auction sheet ??? And pak wheels are seriously playing with us , charging us 1k for nothing except a un readable sheet :@ Sikander Ali https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e56fcaa10772943536844cc01f28769a95bae145ca05df94564227b66b58bfc6.jpg

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