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Japanese used cars auction houses use simplified vehicle condition grading system. The grades (car ratings) help auction participants to understand overall condition of a car to make their desicion to bid or not to bid. Different auction houses may use their own grading principles that is why we recommend to use auction grade only as an approximate indicator of car condition. If you participate in auctions using our used cars auctions system our managers will help you and may explain you about certain cars.

Car Auctions Grades

Generally auction grades indicate the following:

Japanese cars auctions grading

Grade 6+ Excellent condition and no repair work needed at all. Near new car. Usually under 3 years old cars and less than 10000 kilometers
Grade 5 Excellent condition and no repair work needed. Near perfect condition. Any age car but less than 50000 kilometers
Grade 4.5 Excellent condition with some minor usually polishable scratches, or near perfect condition with more than 50000 kilometers.
Grade 4 Very good condition. The vehicle may need some minor repairs on scratches or dents
Grade 3.5 Some repair work is required or a higher grade car but with mileage higher than average
Grade 3 Below average condition. some repaire work to body or to mechanical parts is required
Grade 2 Poor condition. A major and likely very expensive repaire work is required either to body or to mechanical parts
Grade 1 Heavily modified, debased or affected car (submerged, damaged from salt, etc.)
Grade 0.0 A1-A5 Vehicle has accident history. If there is a number, higher is worse.
R Vehicle had an accident and was repaired or repainted. 
RA Vehicle had serious accident and been repaired
Very poor condition or damaged car. No claim, no return.  This vehicle can be used only for parts

In auction sheets you may find Interior Condition Grade.

Interior Condtion Grade (Auction sheet)

Japanese cars auctions Interior Condition Grades

Interior grade Condition
Grade A Excellent to very good interior condition
Grade B Good interior condition, normal wear. Some minor blemishes are possible
Grade C Average condition of a used car. The seats and carpets have some wear and tear
Grade D Below average interior condition. Worn seats and carpets, multiple stains and/or damage. Interior needs a repare.


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