Originally Posted by QcMarque
... I know I don't need another project
That pretty much says it all. The car will most likely turn into a project at some point. I'm saving a 92 Nissan Sentra with 145k on it as a backup for when my BMW is undergoing work. The Sentra has new brakes, clutch and gets 30 MPG. It burns a half a quart a month as a daily driver. I've put 2500 into it including purchase 2 years ago. I have to make a point to drive it since I got my BMW a few weeks ago. When the Sentra dies, I sell it. I can't see doing that to a BMW. Good luck with your decision.