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General Acronyms

  • JDM - Japanese Domestic Market
  • JUV(s) - Japanese Used Vehicle(s)
  • JUVM - Japanese Used Vehicle Market
  • LHD - Left Hand Drive (US, most other countries) - Driver sits on the left side of the vehicle, driving the car on the right side of the road.
  • RHD - Right Hand Drive (Japan, UK, Australia, etc.) - Driver sits on the right side of the vehicle, driving the car on the left side of the road.
  • TT - Telegraphic Transfer - also called wire transfer.


Car Related Abbreviations

  • Transmissions -
    • AT - Automatic Transmissionp
    • CA/CAT - Column Automatic Transmission - Shifter is on steering column.
    • DA/DAT - Dash Automatic Transmission - Shifter is on the dashboard/instrument panel.
    • FAT - Floor Automatic Transmission - Shifter on the floor between front seats.
    • MT/MT# - Manual Transmission - # is number of gears (usually not including reverse.)
    • F# - Manual Transmission (Forward Gears) - # is number of forward gears (not including reverse.)
    • CVT - Continuously Variable Transmission (external link)
    • TiP - Tiptronic (external link)
  • Fuels -
    • Petrol/Gasoline - Petroleum based liquid with additives
    • Diesel - A specific fractional distillate of petroleum fuel oil.
    • Hybrid - Combining multiple forms of fuel, usually for economic reasons.
    • Electric - The use of batteries and a electric motor for power.
    • Ethanol - Same type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages as fuel.
    • LPG - Liquid Petroleum Gas - A mixture of hydrocarbon gases.
    • CNG - Compressed Natural Gas - 70 to 90% methane in gas form.
  • 2WD/4WD - 2/4 Wheel Drive
  • AC - Air Conditioner
  • AAC - Automatic Air Conditioner (Climate Control)
  • WAA/WAC - Duel Automatic Air Conditioner
  • ABS - Anti-lock Brake System
  • AW - Alloy Wheels
  • BB - Bull Bar
  • C - Cooler; also called Cooler Pack
  • CC - Engine’s size in Cubic Centimeters (cm3)
  • CC - Cruise Control
  • CD - CD Player
  • CL - Central Locking
  • Chassis # (number) - Know exact generation of model with this number.
  • EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
  • ES - Electric Seats
  • HD - High Deck
  • HR - High Roof
  • KM/KMS - Mileage in Kilometers
  • MD - Mini Disc Player
  • LS - Leather Seats
  • LSD - Limited Slip Differential
  • LWB - Long Wheel Base
  • NAV/NAVI - Navigational System
  • P/D - Petrol or Diesel
  • PM - Power Mirrors
  • PS - Power Steering
  • PW/EW - Power Windows/Electric Windows
  • SL - Spot Lights
  • SP - Spoiler
  • SR - Sun Roof
  • SRS - Supplemental Restraint System (Air-Bags)
  • ST - Stereo
  • SWB - Short Wheel Base
  • TC - Twin Cam
  • TRC/TCS - Traction Control System
  • TT - Tiptronic or similar system
  • TV - Television
  • VICS - Vehicle Information and Communication System (external link)



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