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Should I put my modded evo back to stock to sell it?

Old Aug 24, 2011, 10:33 PM
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Good info
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Old Oct 2, 2011, 12:03 PM
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For dealers I think they try to avoid moddied cars like the plague, they don't know what you have really done to it or the workmanship. Hell when I traded in my bone stock IX MR they were getting fussy about about having an Alpine deck instead of the stock. They only said it was okay because it was "Alpine"
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:58 PM
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 11:56 AM
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Agree with the posts. I would consider 1st owner modified, but would in general prefer a stock vehicle.
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 09:59 AM
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#4 - best proof of work done

You will save money buying a modded car but hard to tell what your getting. Plus most people mod a car for a go faster and usually drive harder.
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Old Nov 22, 2011, 06:19 AM
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in most of the cases should be easier to sell if put back to stock and even profitable to sell bolt-ons apart
but i would consider to buy a moderately modded car rather then stock
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I had trouble finding any evos in my area(s) because the military moved me around pretty quick. i found an 8 with mostly mild parts, ei; turbo back exhaust air intake, but it did have the clutch and flywheel replaced with aftermarket. first one i drove, and i was pretty hooked on it. i didn't mind buying it, because a 3 inch pipe is a 3 inch pipe. if it was a totally modded show car, of course that's different, but this car left me room to make it mine so i didn't mind it too much. plus i got the mr for 17 from the dealer he traded it into, so it was a pretty good deal then.
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i like buying it stock to do all the work myself, but its personal preference, gl
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 04:19 PM
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I also thought that you were asking if you should part it out to stock. Great answer to a common question though. Also, that is good advice, I would much rather buy a modded Evo with all the proof of installations and service work, than an Evo where it is clear that there has been turbo swaps and parts replacement
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Old Feb 3, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Putting your car back to stock I personal think that it scares ppl away wondering why you made it stock again!
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Old Feb 5, 2012, 12:09 PM
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I think as long as the car is well taken cared of then leave it, besides you may save the person the time and money of modding the car. If your not hiding anything about the car you can always allow the buyer to have a independant mechanic look over the car.
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 07:54 AM
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would much rather have it modded than back to stock as I would want to know everything that was done including know what all the car was tuned for.
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Old Feb 8, 2012, 11:46 AM
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Good stuff!
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 09:33 PM
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I think its fine to leave it modded, if it is better for the car in any way :]
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 08:49 AM
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You'll never get back what you put in, but that being said, as a buyer I'd rather buy a car that;s been tastefully modified than a stock one.
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