If you’re seeking to buy an imported car, and you surely would, in view of the fact that locally made cars are getting too pricey that a person constantly takes in to thought the imported vehicles. Nevertheless, none of us know the car’s history; whether or not it has been in an accident overseas. The auction sheet that comes with the car is in fact the autopsy report of it. The auction sheet tells most of the stuff that worries on the car however can you read it? As a result to help you read a car’s auction sheet, we’ve written this short piece to get you aware with an imported car’s auction sheet.

In the past few decades, Pakistan automobile industry has seen plenty of cars imported from Japan and dealers are frequently seen boasting about the auction grade and presenting evidence in the form of auction report. So what exactly is an auction report, and why is it so necessary?

Few buyers recognize the significance of an auction report as it can be said the X-ray of a car. For the rest, they are fooled by the dealers for handing them over the car that has been revamped when it came to Pakistan and was not in genuine condition in Japan. Amlost certainly a Tsunami affected vehicle.

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Here, what’s vital is that the interior grade and the exterior points are above 4. Do not go for a car which has been graded under 4 or interior below B which denotes that heavy modifications have been done and the car has been used roughly.

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Here is a key demonstrating all the common alphanumeric symbols and their meanings:


A1 Small Scratch
A2 Medium Scratch
A3 Large Scratch


E1 Minor Dimple
E2 Medium Dimple
E3 Large Dimple


U1 Small Dent
U2 Medium Dent
U3 Large Dent

Repair Marks

(Bodywork not perfectly straight due to panel beating)

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 which 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 Need 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 windscreen
R Repaired Crack
RX Repaired crack in windscreen, but in needs to be replaced
X Crack in windscreen, so it needs replacing
FW Front windscreen


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

Always ask for an auction report, those dealers who are hesitant to provide you with the report is a signal for fabrications.