How To Read Auction Sheets

We are passionate about our work and happy you found us!
We're here to get you the best JDM vehicle to meet your requirements!
Please register and let’s get started

USS Auction Sheet/Report

USS Auction Sheet/Report

The auction sheet below is an example from the USS auction network. Most of the auctions use slightly different sheets. Please contact us for a detailed explanation and translation of each particular report that you are interested in.

S / 6 – The car is less than 12 months old from the first registration date. As good as new. The exterior and interior are in immaculate condition.
5 – A very difficult grade to obtain, the unit will be in near perfect condition with very minor imperfections.
4.5 – A very high grade that you can be confident in. The car may have some very slight imperfections in the body work. Mileage will be higher than a grade 5.
4 – The exterior may have some small scratches and dents. The car is in above average condition, and often has maintenance records. Will only need minor maintenance/repairs if any at all.
3.5 – This is the most common auction grade and the range of condition is very wide. We recommend getting a third party, professional pre bid inspection on all vehicles, but especially grades 3.5 and lower to confirm a vehicle’s condition. Will need standard maintenance and may need minor repairs.
RA – A car that has had MINOR accident damage and has been repaired well. Aside from the minor damage and repair the condition can be as good as grade 4.5. Definitely worth an inspection!
3 – The exterior has many noticeable large scratches/scrapes, paint blemishes, and/or large dents. They will require body work and/or painting. The interior will likely have some combination of tears, cigarette burn marks, and/or stains. These vehicles will require repairs inside and out to varying degrees.
R – The car has accident history and the damage may or may have not been repaired. Like grade 3.5, the range of condition is very wide. We recommend getting an inspection. The inspectors will be able to tell us where and how severe the damage is. This is a grade often associated with drift and rally cars.
2 – The car is in very poor condition and often denotes the presence of corrosion holes – PASS!

*** / 0 / 無効 / Blank Grade – Any of these marks indicates one or more of the following: 1. The vehicle has not been inspected by the auction house 2. The vehicle has been in a major accident 3. The vehicle is not running 4. No claim. We can still often get inspections on these grades.

# / $ / * – Mileage not confirmed. If any of these symbols shows beside the listed mileage, then the auction house is not confirming the vehicle’s mileage. This could be due to an odometer swap, 5 digit odometer or simply because it is very old. Many vehicles with unconfirmed mileage have accurate clocks, it is just an auction formality. Please have us confirm for you.

Please send us any links you would like translated to [email protected]

Exterior / Interior
These grades are often written below the auction grade on the sheets. The grades are given 5 through 1, and A through E, with 5 and A being the best condition. They resemble the grading above

Auction Sheet Abbreviations

  • AC – Air conditioner
  • FA/AT – Automatic transmission
  • F5 – Manual (5-speed) transmission
  • PS – Power steering
  • SR – Sunroof
  • AW – Alloy wheels
  • AAC – Climate control air conditioner
  • CA – Column automatic transmission
  • F6 – Manual (6-speed) transmission
  • PW – Power windows
  • TV – Television
  • カワ・革 – Leather seats
  • エアB – Airbag
  • E3 – Some dents which are barely visible.
  • U1 – A dent which is the size of a thumb.
  • U2 – A dent which is the size of a palm.
  • U3 – A dent which is more than size U2.
  • Y1 – A tear which is the size of a thumb.
  • Y2 – A tear which is the size of a palm.
  • Y3 – A tear which is more than size Y2.
  • W1 – A panel which has been repaired slightly, and is in good condition.
  • W2 – A panel which has been repaired slightly, and has a slightly wave.
  • W3 – A panel which has been repaired slightly, and has a conspicuous wave.
  • S1 – Rust which is the size of a fist.
  • S2 – Rust which is more than size S1.
  • C1 – Major rust corrosion which is the size of a fist.
  • C2 – Major rust corrosion which is more than size C1.
  • X – A panel which needs to be replaced.
  • XX – A panel which has been replaced.
Arai-auction-sheet-report
Haa-Jaa-auction-sheet-report
Caa-auction-sheet-report
google-review
  • Can't fault these guys - this was the first time I've bought a car at any auction, let alone one in Japan. The support from Yoshiro was brilliant, very patient... read more

    Phil Stebbing Avatar
    Phil Stebbing
    4/14/2022

    Japan Car Direct helped me find my dream car. We found a great deal on an ST205. Yoshiro was fantastic and super responsive and patient with all of my questions.... read more

    Brandon Moore Avatar
    Brandon Moore
    4/11/2022

    So pleased with our companies new Japanese mini-truck import. Japan Car Direct made it all too easy. We made a few first-timer mistakes on the paperwork but the next import... read more

    MARKNADEN Studio Avatar
    MARKNADEN Studio
    4/08/2022
  • Great dependable business! Highly recommended! Thank you Mathew for all your hard work!

    Dmitri Gordei Avatar
    Dmitri Gordei
    3/30/2022

    Yoshiro and the folks over at JapanCarDirect are the best! They were super helpful with my first time importing a vehicle to the US and were quick to answer all... read more

    Mike McD Avatar
    Mike McD
    3/20/2022

    This was our first time importing a vehicle and we would hands down use Japan Car Direct again. Taylor made everything so simple and stress free. We would our Toyota... read more

    Jennifer Morgan Avatar
    Jennifer Morgan
    2/07/2022
  • First time importing a vehicle and Taylor did a great job guiding me the entire way! 5 star service! Excited about my new mini truck!

    Ryan White Avatar
    Ryan White
    1/18/2022

    Good experience throughout the entire process. They had the patience to help me find what I was looking for, when it arrived it was in great condition as I expected... read more

    Michael Jones Avatar
    Michael Jones
    1/13/2022

    First time customer review:
    All around a great company to work with. Mathew was very responsive and helped me throughout the entire process. With this being the first time importing a...
    read more

    Adam Fifield Avatar
    Adam Fifield
    1/10/2022
  • My sales rep at JCD, Taylor, was amazing. He was quick to get me auction info, provided me good insights on possible price points, and was ready to answer any... read more

    Derek Rucker Avatar
    Derek Rucker
    12/15/2021

    Mathew was extremely patient with me from start to finish, during a time when COVID backlogs and the Suez canal blockage happened - can only imagine this being mega stressful... read more

    Adam Delaney Avatar
    Adam Delaney
    11/24/2021

    10 stars for service! This was my first time importing, we used JCD on a recommendation from a friend and I was really blown away by the service which Andrew... read more

    Jeff Cheok Avatar
    Jeff Cheok
    10/21/2021
  • In a time were lots of exporters are trying to make a quick dollar and sell you a rusty car, Japan Car Direct looks out for you and makes sure... read more

    Sebastian Kurpiel Avatar
    Sebastian Kurpiel
    10/01/2021

    Hey Matt, thanks for all the help in locating the perfect vehicle for our acreage. We cannot say enough good things about the service you provided. Your... read more

    Angela Butler Avatar
    Angela Butler
    9/06/2021

    After deciding to import a vehicle myself from Japan to the US, Japan car direct was one of the first names to come up. Of course this being the first... read more

    LelandLs6 T Avatar
    LelandLs6 T
    7/28/2021
Japan Car Direct provides friendly, honest, efficient service. Get the vehicles you want today at a price you can afford!!

We accept refundable deposits by PayPal to ([email protected]). Log into your account, and lets start working together today!
paypal-logo3

Back to top
JCD Menu logo