When bidding on cars it is good to know where the auction is. Knowing where the auction is you can factor-in inland transport costs. Also by looking at the map you can imagine the impact of snow on the area (snow means potential for rust) and perhaps avoid bidding on those vehicles. The further north you go, the more snow there is, the greater the chance for rust issues.
Taken from the TAA Web site … sort of borrowed their photo thank you very much and posted on there the english names of the auctions
Let’s do some grouping:
TAA Kanto, TAA Yokohama, CAA Tokyo
Closest to the Nagoya ports for export
CAA Chubu, TAA Chubu, CAA Gifu
TAA Kinki, TAA Hyogo
Furtherest auctions away and transportation costs must be considered before bidding:
North: TAA Hokkaido, TAA Tohoku, CAA Tohoku
South: TAA Minami Kyushu, TAA Kyushu
Although the far off auctions have an increased transportation cost, often the cars sell slightly less than their big city cousins. So rather than just ignoring those auctions, drop the bid price is perhaps the wisest answer. For rust risk however, best just to ignore the far north auctions.