What is Japanese Used Vehicle Grading system ?


Grading is the most important part in preparation of Inspection sheet of any Japanese used vehicle. Grading describes the quality of the used cars and its usage.

It is useful to all those importers who order used vehicles, trucks online and can’t visit Japan physically to check vehicle’s exact condition. It allows the buyers to decide how much the same used vehicle will cost in the market or how longer the same vehicle will now run further. These grading are always been done under very strict and standard way, so that importers can trust these grading and order them if it meets their requirement.

Below are the grades with their specification, which can help importers to understand the condition of the used vehicle they are buying:

Grades About Rust & Panal

S1: Slightly rust.

S2: Rust a little bigger than S1.

S3: Rust needed to be repaired.

XX: Panal has been changed.

X: Panal need to be replaced.

Grading with descriptions:

S: As good as new

9 to 5: Excellent Condition (Low mileage)

4.5: Good Condition and repair maybe unnecessary

4: Reasonably good condition but little repair needed

3.5: Some repair work needed

3: Repair work needed or high mileage

2: Condition is bad

1: Modified, Debased or Affected Car

R: Accidental and repaired car

RA: Higher Graded Accidental and Repaired car

R1: Accidental damaged and had been repaired

RA1: Accidental and not repaired car, cars for parts recycle use, non-drivable car.

Interior Grade:

A: Excellent condition

B: Very good condition, clean interior

C: Average condition, with possible wear etc.

D: Below average condition, many burn, break, Dirt that cannot be cleaned.

E: Bad condition, some cracks or gaps on dashboard, dirt, break or Odor

Condition Details

A1: Very light scratch

A2: Light to moderate scratch

A3: Deep scratch

U1: Very slight dent

U2: Small dent

U3: Large dent

Y1: Small crack

Y2: Big crack

B: Dents need to be repaired

P: Needs repainting

BP: Dents and paint repair required

W1: Very light wave on panel

W2: Small wave on panel

W3: Large wave on panel

C: Corrosion

G: Stone chip

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Source by P K Bansal