Excellent advice 3050rpm, thank you for taking the time to respond to my query. I should also add that I agree with your assessment on all accounts. I especially concur with your opinion of the e36 body style. For my money, however, the design aesthetic never improved past the early nineties with the e30 and e34 representing the zenith of the make. That's an era which I look back on with fondeness. Thanks to Sandlot as well, although not exactly what I was wanting to hear. I suppose I really need to weigh the pros and cons on this one. . .