Car Auction Sheet Easy Explanation

Here is a definition showing all the common alphanumeric symbols and their meanings:

Scratches

A1 Small Scratch
A2 Medium Scratch
A3 Large Scratch

 

Dimples


E1 Minor Dimple
E2 Medium Dimple
E3 Large Dimple

Dents

U1 Small Dent
U2 Medium Dent
U3 Large Dent

Repair Marks

(Bodywork not perfectly straight due to panel beating)

W1 Very Slight Wave / Resprayed
W2 Medium Wave / Resprayed
W3 Large Wave / Resprayed

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

Distortion

B1 Minor Distortion
B2 Medium Distortion
B3 Major Distortion

Cracks

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

Paintwork

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.