Imported Japanese car auction sheet


In recent years, Pakistan has experienced a huge flood of second-hand and imported Japanese vehicles. These automobiles, which usually have 660cc engines, are warmly appreciated in this country for their affordability, comfort, and amenities. But few, if not more, people are compelled to buy these autos. Unbeknownst to the buyers, damaged cars have been sold to consumers. How then can you avoid buying a damaged, imported Japanese car?

The auction sheet includes the post-mortem report or x-ray of the vehicle. MY Auction Sheet gives you an accurate description of the car, but can you read it? We’ve created this short article to help simplify the translation of Japanese auction sheets. Remember to watch the related video that accompanies this blog post.

Here, it is very important that both interior and exterior are more than grade 4. Do not perform any work on a Prius that has received a grade of less than 4 or an entry grade of B, indicating that significant modifications have been made and the vehicle has been mistreated.

Here is a list of all common alphanumeric symbols with their definitions.


  • A1 Small Scratch
  • A2 Medium Scratch
  • A3 Large Scratch


  • E1 Minor Dimple
  • E2 Medium Dimple
  • E3 Large Dimple


  • U1 Minor Dent
  • U2 Medium Dent
  • U3 Large Dent

Repair Marks

  • 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 Needs to be replaced
  • XX has been replaced


  • B1 Minor Distortion
  • B2 Medium Distortion
  • B3 Major Distortion


  • Y1 Small Crack
  • Y2 Medium Crack
  • Y3 Major Crack

Windscreen Issues

  • X1 Approx. 1cm crack on the windscreen
  • R Repaired Crack
  • FW Front windscreen


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

Finally, always request an auction report, and steer clear of dealers who are reluctant to provide one. Remember that Autodeals auction sheet readers can read the auction sheet for you if you’re still having trouble understanding it. Additionally, we can view the original auction document for you. For your comfort, several services are provided.

Japan is by far the largest source of export of right-hand drive vehicles, but due to linguistic differences, it is often viewed as an intimidating vehicle. Our team at MHH International are experts in understanding the Japanese car auction sheet as experienced auto importers in Africa. To help you understand what you’re reading and what to look for when deciding which Japanese auction automobile to buy, this blog breaks down the essential components of each section of the sheet.

Key to Japanese auction sheet

As we go over 12 important things to remember, please refer to the three most common forms of Auction Sheet we’ve provided.

To make each sheet easier to understand, we’ve created a key:

Month of Enrollment

The amount of time the current emperor has reigned is used to calculate the years of the Japanese calendar. How their years correspond to the Western calendar is seen in the table below. Additionally, you should be able to read the month of registration. As you can see in Example 1, the car is 11 and the month is November. Often, if the month of registration is not specified, you ask your agent to specify the month before agreeing to buy the vehicle as the duty payable on imports is based on the month of registration.