Auction grades and a grain of salt

But it was a grade 4, it shouldn't look like that!  As humans we like to generalize, simplify and put everything into a box.  A grade 4 should be excellent whether bought at a USS auction, JU auction, Honda auction...

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Golden Week Auction Break

Re: Golden Week Holiday 2021 The end of April and start of May is the Golden Week holiday period in Japan. We have set the following schedule to best serve the interests of our customers:Provide Cars’ Office The office will be closed...

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Gas vs. Tolls in Japan

Due to arrival quarantine laws with COVID-19, what is normally an hour flight from Tokyo to Osaka turned into an 8 hour drive.  Apart from the rental car cost, what is more expensive, the petrol for the trip or the...

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Winter holidays in Japan

Finally the end of a year no one predicted!  See the following pics for auction breaks and office breaks (even when the office is closed we will be bidding on vehicles)

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Model update, Mistubishi Delica D5 2017 April~

This blog specifically for the NZ market.  What cars from the Japanese used car auctions have ESC (electronic stability control)?  It depends on the model of car, as well as the model within the model!  Luckily when it comes to...

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Obon summer break

Each summer in Japan the country celebrates the Obon summer break.  Although Obon is a Buddhist ceremony celebrating the spirits of the dead, the living use the time, a clumped together group of national holidays, to take a break during...

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Toyota Prius ESC since 2003

The Toyota Prius has had ESC (Electronic Stability Control) in models since August 2003.  The first time this was included was in the model change to the NHW20  chassis, while only in the G model, not the S. This also...

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