see before i bought my car, i found out how many owners it had, how often it was driven, service, all that crap. endd up me buyin a 328i '96 sport from a 63 yr old german dude that importend the car from germany in 2000. it only had one owner,him, and i bought it at 98,270 miles. its stick drives beautiful car has been taken care of in superbe condition so I wouldnt mind putting in 5k or so to get it like i want it. ima keep the car ofr life i know itl' last me, compared to urs idk if i would want to put in too much money since it sounds like you had a bunch of things wrong with ur car. think twice about puttin in too much mony into an older car that God knows who and how the last owners drove it. know wut i mean?