lots of good questions.
where are you based? I think you would benefit hugely from a visit to a forum member with a similar evo, and some experience. Go for a drive, have a look around, be educated about what you're looking at, and learn from their experience.
MY experience with jdm cars, is that I always always end up modding them, and that's very expensive. This time around I bought one that had had loads of work done, and saved myself a fortune, although it has since had issues in other areas...
I would personally advise to get one with the mods done, just make sure they have been done well and not skimped, also perhaps with a modded car get the engine compression tested and leakdown tested before buying, and pay particular attention to the condition of the turbo also.
Originally Posted by Aidy
Most TME owners have never driven an evo, including their own.