Well, I will save the long-drawn-out story as best as I can. I have been wanting another AWD turbo car since selling my Subaru. See Subaru here Since I am now done my degree, that affords me the luxury of finally getting back into a car and keeping my Tacoma ( summer here here and winter here ) which I need for hunting (not-negotiable). So, 5-6 months ago I sent my deposit to Mark at Brave Auto International and the search begun. Mark is awesome at what he does and that was the consensus of most everything I read. That is also what I have come to find. I was trying to be pretty particular on the cars I sent to Mark so as not to waste his time. If it wasn't an auction grade 4, I didn't really look at it. If it was more than 120,000km I didn't look, also if it was less than 70,000km (I knew I couldn't afford it below that) I didn't really look at it. With my stringent criteria, over the 5-6 months I emailed Mark 20 different cars which fit. Of those 20, Mark further "culled the herd" based on his criteria (Mark has vast knowledge of specific auction houses and car selection). Any that mentioned under body rust we skipped. We did bid on two Evo V's before winning this VI (the two were low km's...about 76,000 for one and the other was about 84,000 and an auction grade 4.5). For this Evo VI, because I really did not want to lose it, I upped my max CIF price just to be sure (lucky that I did). It was everything I was looking for, down to the colour and modifications. So far, Mark has been excellent and I would recommend him to anyone and would use him again in the future, no questions asked. For now, I will let the car speak to how good Mark is at his job: Less text, more pictures: The auction pictures: Auction sheet translation: a/m muffler. a/m 17" alloys. a/m adjustable suspension. a/m gauge. front & rear strut braces. timing belt changed. interior needs clean. steering wheel some wear. seat some wear - EVO-6 seats wear more than previous models - example - http://www.braveautointernational.jp/gallery-1197-0-22909#btm front bumper some minor scuffing. body has some very minor car park door dents. rear bumper minor scratches. under body has surface rust (have received pictures and it looks brand new underneath, apart from the spare tire carrier which typically has some minor surface rust). Initially I was looking for an evo V, but, while looking I was reading a book on the history of the WRX and Evo and read some things that made me begin to lean towards the VI purely for the mechanical advantages. However, I still preferred the looks and interior styling of the evo V. The things I mainly liked about the Evo V were the tail lights (which this evo VI has) and the front bumper. That being said, I liked the VI spoiler better and am coming around to the VI front bumper as well. With the pictures of the car that Mark sent, side-by-side with images of the Evo V interior, I have also come to prefer the interior of the VI (but I am probably biased now). That's all for now as the internet in camp is pretty slow and it is getting annoying but I will upload some more of the pictures that Mark has sent me tomorrow.