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USS-R (Tuesday - Nagoya)

USS-R is part of the largest auction group around Japan known as USS and have auctions at different locations every day (except Sunday) throughout Japan. Every Tuesday in Nagoya, USS holds an auction at a separate location to USS Nagoya (second largest auction in Japan) and this auction is called "USS-R". USS-R is one of the cheapest auctions for obtaining vehicles however
the "R" means recycle and vehicles at this auction are purchased based on parts value only by dismantles. In the building next to USS-R auction is the largest used parts processing factory in Japan. Vehicles entered into USS-R will still receive an condition grade similar to every other auction around Japan but the grading is based more on parts. Ninety percent of vehicles entered into this auction will have an major underlining fault such as over heating, gear box problem etc. Unfortunately, many exporters in Japan do not advise their customers of this and continue to purchase vehicles for their customers from this auction without advising their customers the high risks of this auction.

Auctions in Hokkaido Area - USS Sapporo, JU Sapporo, SAA Sapporo, Honda Hokkaido & AUCNET

Hokkaido is located at the top of Japan and is known as the "rust area" with regards to motor vehicles. Vehicles purchased from auctions in this area are notorious for engine room, underbody and suspesnion corrosion/rust. This effects all vehicles and it does not matter what condition grade the vehicle is as corrision/rust is treated as standard by auction condition inspectors in this area. Although vehicles may have a high condition grade and present very clean and tidy in the auction photos, it is what you cannot see that is the concern here. As with USS-R auction, vehicles at auctions in this region will sell cheaper compared to other auctions that are located further down Japan due to the corrosion/rust problem. However, depending on the age of the vehicle and whether it has been driven during winter months in Hokkaido area, you can still obtain corrision/rust free vehicles but it is very hit and miss.

Here at Brave Auto International, we do not buy vehicles from Hokkaido area and we will always advise a customer not to as well.