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Check Sheets, Condition Report, Spec Abbreviations
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QUALITY RANK,SCORE,GRADE

CARS

S         under   5,000 kms      Exterior,Interior A class (New,0kms to 100kms (once registered and then de-registered) under 1 year old
6         under 10,000 kms      Exterior,Interior A class (Like new,500kms to 10,000kms (once registered and then de-registered) under 2 year old
5         under 20,000 kms      Exterior,Interior A class (Might have some minute scratches and dents but not visible to the ordinary eye)
4.5      under 40,000 kms      Exterior,Interior above B class (Might have light scratches,dents,stains..easy to touch-up and wash)
4         under 70,000 kms      Exterior,Interior above C class (Visible but not major..scratches,dents,rust,wear,tears,burns all repairable)
3.5      under 100,000 kms   Exterior,Interior above D class (Will have scratches,dents,rust,stains,wear and tear but overall in running condition)
3         under 130,000 kms    Exterior,Interior above D class (Scratched,dented,rusted,stained,wear and tear,but running,will need servicing)
2         high kms                       Exterior,Interior above D class (Scratched,dented,rusted,stained,wear and tear,needs repairs,parts)
1         modified,customized,race used,flood damaged,submerged vehicle,corroded,no quality guarantee,buy at your risk.
R         history of being repaired vehilcle,parts replaced,no quality guarantee,buy at your risk,could be big damages, frame bent possibility.
RA       accident repaired,been in crash,parts replaced,generally small damages.
R小     same as RA.
RB       history of being repaired vehicle, park replaced, no quality guarantee, buy at your own risk, could be big damages.
R4       accident repaired and level is back high.
R3.5    accident repaired and level is back to average.
99        not inspected vehicle.
X          totally crashed,parts broken or missing,will not move by itself or old,antique
無効      *** accident vehicle, As-Is, no claims entertained, add towage,lift fees
G          accident crashed car, sold as-is

TRUCKS

4      under 100,000 kms Exterior,Interior A class (Very good condition and clean) about 3-5 year old
3.5   under 500,000 kms Exterior,Interior B class (Tidy with some scratches,dents,rust,wear) about 5-7 year old
3      under 1,000,000 kms Exterior,Interior C class (Scratches,dents,rust,wear & tear but in running condition) about 7-12 year old
2      over 1,000,000 kms Exterior,Interior D class (Bigger scratches,dents,rust,wear & tear just about in running condition) about 9-15 year old

EXTERIOR SCRATCHES

A1      Fist size scratch,light line scratch / small scratch,abrasion
A2      Two fist size scratches,deeper then above / scratch
A3      More then above size and depth scratches / big scratch
B        Dent with scratch / panel fixed / defects or deep scratch

EXTERIOR GLASS / WINDSHIELD

G / トビ      Small stone chip or scratch
X1      Small crack on windshield apx. 1 cm
X        Crack on glass, needs replacing
R        Repaired crack on windshield
RX      Repaired crack on windshield / needs replacing

EXTERIOR DENTS

E 1      1 to 2 dimple size dents
E 2      5 to 6 dimple size dents
E 3      More then above dimple size dents
U1      Thumb size dimple or convex / small dent
U2      Fist size dimple or convex / dent
U3      More then above size and depth dimple or convex / big dent

EXTERIOR WAVY BODY PANEL

W1      Light wave in body panel,not visible to the ordinary eye / repair mark,hardly detectable
W2      Wave in body panel,dents,visible at an angle / repair mark, tracable
W3      Significant wave and dents in body panel,very visible / obvious repair mark,needs fixing

EXTERIOR PAINT

P       Needs re-paint
P ワレ Paint cracked
BP    Been panel beaten and re-painted
H       Paint faded


EXTERIOR RUST

S1      Thumb size rust / rust
S2      Fist size rust / heavy rust
S3      More the above size rust / very rusty

EXTERIOR CORROSION

C1      Fist size corrosion or rotting
C2      Fist size size corrosion or rotting
C3      More then above size corrosion or rotting
H        Thumb size hole from rust,corrosion or rotting

EXTERIOR BROKEN PARTS / CRACKS / HOLES

Y1      Nut bolt size hole or thumb size crack or broken part / small hole
Y2      Fist size crack or broken part / hole or crack
Y3      More then above size crack or broken part / big hole or big crack

EXTERIOR PARTS CHANGED

X      Part (panel) needs changing or repair / panel needs replacing
XX    Part (panel) changed or repaired / panel replaced

EXTERIOR REPAIRED PARTS

BO      Bonnet
側面   Side

EXTERIOR DAMAGES

B1      Small thumb size distortion on core support / radiator or back panel
B2      Big distortion on core support / radiator or back panel

K        Flaw

INTERIOR

A      Like new
B      Above average,small blemishes
C      Average,some wear and tear,stains
D      Low quality,dirty,wear & tear,modifications

INTERIOR SPEEDOMETER / CLOCKS

$      Meter changed for new, old mileage has to be added on (kilometers in Japan)
*      Jugded as incorrect,tampered or unknown mileage (kilometers in Japan)
#      Jugded as incorrect,tampered or unknown mileage (kilometers in Japan)

INTERIOR OPTIONS, FEATURES, EQUIPMENT

AAC = Auto Air Conditioning / Double Air Con F & R
PS = Power Steering
PW = Power Windows
PM = Power Mirrors
CL = Central Locking
AW = Aluminum Wheels
RS = Rear Spoiler
SR = Sun Roof
MR = Moon Roof
PSR = Panoramic Sun Roof
MCL = Moon Roof Lock
AT SR = Auto Sun Roof
CS = Cassette Stereo / Corner Sensor
FL = Fog Lamps
RR = Roof Rails
CP = Corner Pole (ECP=Electric Corner Pole)
FP = Front Pole / Front Bumper Parking Pole (Auto Pole)
CC = Cruise Control / Auto Speed Control
RW = Rear Wiper
RM = Rear Mirror
RA = Roof Antenna
OP = Optitron Meter
MH = Mirror Heater
エアB/AB/ABG = Air Bags
WAB = Dual Front Air Bags
F&S AB = Front & Side Air Bags
SRS = Supplemental Restraint System (Air Bag)
ABS = Anti Lock Brakes
CAB = Curtain Side Air Bags
TV = Tele Vision
ナビ = Sat Navi
TSP = Touch Screen Panel
RC = Remote Contol (Navi & TV)
RMT = Remote (e.g. Key FOB)
K/FOB = Keyless FOB (Key Chain)
LS = Leather Seats
LeaSeat = Leather Seats
カワ = Leather Seats
エロ = Aero Kit
ES = Electric Seat / Power Seat
HID/Xenon = High Discharge Lamps
AL = Auto Head Lights also Aluminium
AHL = Auto/Adaptive Headlights
HL = Headlight Levelizer
HDLT = Headlight
DInd = Door Mirror Indicator Lights (winkers)
GG = Grille Guard / Bull Bars / Bumper Guard
SS = Side Step
RB = Roll Bar
SSus = Sports Suspension
DW = Double Wishbone (Torsion Springs)
SH = Seat Heater
C&B Sonar = Clearance / Corner & Back Sonar / Sensor
Sen = Sensor (side)
SAR = Seat Arm Rest / Centre Console Arm Rest
ARC = Armrest Controller
ILA = Illumination (Interior)
PTS = Park Tronic System (parking guidance,corner sensors assistance)
SET = Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip
Exh = Exhaust
CVT = Continous Variable Transmission
DAT = In Dash AT Shift
EPS = Engine Push Start / Also Semi Auto TM in Trucks
EPS = Electronic Power Steering (sensor)
ECT = Electronically Controlled Transmission
EIS = Engine Immobilizer System
VSA = Vehicle Stability Assist
VDC = Vehicle Dynamics Control / Anti Slip
VSC = Vehicle Stability Control / Anti Skid
TRC = Traction Control
ESC = Electronic Stability Control / Skid Minimizer
ESP = Electronic Stability Program
DSC = Dynamic Stability Control
ASR = Acceleration Skid Control
EPC = Electronic Power Control
EBD = Electronic Brakeforce assist Distribution
CDL = Centre Diff Lock
SM = Snow Mode Drive
HDC = Hill Descend Control
HSA = Hill Start Aid
NT = Non Turbo (Engine)
TSS = Telescopic Boom Crane (fitted truck)
HDD = Hard Disc Storage Audio
BT = Bluetooth
AU = Audio (Steering Audio Controls)
SWC = Steering Wheel Controls / Steering Wheel Audio Switches
Strg = Steering Wheel
Lea Strg = Leather Steering
F.S.R. = Front,Side,Rear Aero Parts
F.S. = Front,Side
T/Gate = Tail Gate
FNDR = Fender (Front Wing)
Bump = Bumper (Front or Rear)
Muf = Muffler (Exhaust)
純正 = Genuine Parts (Manufacturer's Standard Parts / OEM)
外品 = Aftermarket / Non Standard Parts
Std. Equip. = Standard Equipment
IAM = Independent Aftermarket
A/M = Aftermarket (Parts)
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacture
IAPC = Ion Plasma Cluster Air Cleaner / Purifier
AFS = Adaptive Front Light System
RevCam = Reversing Camera (Back-Up View Camera & Monitor)
RSCam = Rear & Side Camera
RCam = Reversing Camera (Back-Up View Camera & Monitor)
CnrSen = Corner Sensor
IKE = Intelligent Key Entry (Smart Key for Nissan)
HV = Hybrid Vehicle
DW = Double Wishbone (Sus)
STA = Semi-trailing Arm (Sus)
Pwr = Power (eg. Power Seat)
修復歴 = Repair History
曲がり = Bent (Frame)
各 = Each Spot (of ding & scuff)
UMN = User Manual
UM = User Manual
HT = Hand Tools
ST = Spare Tyre
ROM = Rear Outside Mounted (Spare Tyre)
W/S = Windshield
CS = Cooling System
A/R Console = Arm Rest Console
DV = Door Visors (Sun & Rain)
PG = Privacy Glass (Rear Tinted Windows)
SVC = Service (e.g. Service Logs)
SL = Service Logs
M-Log = Maintenance Log (Service History)
LB = Logbook (Service,Maintenance,Records)
ALM = Alarm (Car Security)
SW = Switch
4MATIC = 4WD or AWD (4x4)
VPNS = Vehicle Proximity Notification System
AE = Anniversary Edition

JAPANESE YEAR CONVERTED

29 = 2017
28 = 2016
27 = 2015
26 = 2014
25 = 2013
24 = 2012
23 = 2011
22 = 2010
21 = 2009
20 = 2008
19 = 2007
18 = 2006
17 = 2005
16 = 2004
15 = 2003
14 = 2002
13 = 2001
12 = 2000
11 = 1999
10 = 1998
9 = 1997
8 = 1996
7 = 1995
6 = 1994
5 = 1993
4 = 1992
3 = 1991
2 = 1990
1 = 1989
63 = 1988

JAPAN AUTO AUCTION INSPECTION SHEET SAMPLE

Last updated: June 08, 2017

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