I am an absolute noob to the tuning scene and I am still learning the basics. After reading quite a bit about cars and how to modify them, I have decided to buy a Honda. The main reason is ease of parts availability and community support that exists in forums like this. I need to decide which year/model to buy. I have listed down my goals for the car 1. Will be a daily driver 2. I do plan to do an engine swap along with bolt on modifications for the newer engine(once I have enough knowledge and confidence to work on my own) 3. I want the car to do somewhere between 12-14 on the 1/4 mile. 4. My initial budgte for buying the car is $4000. I am willing to spend a total of $10,000 gradually as I go along with planned changes to the car(and I as I accumlate some cash) I understand obd0-obd1 and obdIIa/b issues but besides that I dont know much about what issues people face when they do engine swaps. Keeping my goals in mind, which year/model car should I buy? What issues have people faced with their current projects that they could have avoided with better selection of platform that they chose to build upon?