Short Guide to Japan Used Car Dealer – The Grading System For Japanese Used Cars



In Japan, used car dealer consider it very important to learn the Grading system in order to prepare Inspection Sheet for Japanese used cars. The purpose of this grading system is to describe the condition, usage and quality of used cars in Japan.
It is very important to all those dealers who order used cars online and cannot visit Japan physically to check the condition of the vehicle. The grading system for Japanese used cars helps the purchaser of any car to make a decision about how much can that used car cost in the market or how long it will run further. The grading systems are always performed under extremely strict and standardized manner. In this way, an importer can trust the grading system and freely order a used car from Japanese Dealer any time when he or she is in requirement.
Below is the list of all possible grading schedules along with their short specification. In Japan used cars dealer can use this grading to better understand the condition and overall worth of the Japanese used cars they are planning to invest in.
Grading for Panel and Rust
• XX: Panel is not the same as fitted by the company and has been changed.
• X: Panel extremely damaged and is required to be changed.
• S1: Slightly rust, i.e. rust is to a very little extent and can be ignored.
• S2: Rust a slightly more than S1 and it is better to be repaired after some time.
• S3: Rust is extreme and considered necessary to be repaired.
Grading with descriptions of Japanese used cars
• S: As good as an unused car
• 9 to 5: The car has not done lots of mileage and so it is in excellent condition
• 4.5: Immaculate condition and no need of repair
• 4: Reasonably better in condition but little repair is required
• 3.5: Slight repair work is required
• 3. The car has been used a lot and done high mileage; therefore, repair is necessarily required
• 2: Condition of Japanese used cars is not very bad
• 1: Altered, Modified, Debased or Affected Car
• R: The car is the Accidental and/or repaired
• RA: Extremely Accidental and Repaired car
• R1: High Damage due to extreme accident and has been repaired
• RA1: Accidental and not repaired Japanese used cars, and can only be used for parts recycle use, non-drivable vehicle
Grading for the condition of Interior
• A: Condition is excellent
• B: Condition is better and the interior is comparatively clean
• C: Normal condition with slight repair
• D: Below average condition, lots of burns, cracks, dirt that are impossible to be removed.
• E: Worst condition, some gaps or cracks on dashboard, dirt, break or odor
Details and grading about Body condition of Japanese used cars
• W1: A very slight wave on panel
• W2: Slightly larger wave, comparatively larger than W1 on panel
• W3: Very Large wave on the panel
• U1: Very slight dent that can be ignored
• U2: Small dent but repair can be preferred
• U3: Large dent and repair is necessary
• Y1: little crack
• Y2: large crack
• B: Dents need to be repaired
• P: Repainting is required
• BP: Dents and paint repair both are required
• C: Corrosion
• G: Stone chip
• A1: Very light to no scratches
• A2: Very light to moderate scratches
• A3: Extreme scratches

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