I am looking at a 1995 318is manual (deff want a manual) with 129,000 miles on it. The price is $4,200 from a dealer/private... This is my first BMW. I want the 4cyl for the better gas millage..but the 6cly for the power.. I test drove the car and absolutely love it. The only things that are wrong with it is the back right panel over the tire has a small dent..thats getting rust because the paint is chiped off, and the engine makes a tapping noise(think is a vaulve cap). The leather is seriously the best I have seen!! It is perfect...sooooo clean. Other then some light scrathches on the hood and a BMW center cap missing on one of the rims...its fine...but of course the millage. Thats my only concern..for the money I can fix or deal with the dent for now...I really wanted to get something with uner 75,000 miles..but have a tight budget too. I am selling my car with 147,000 miles on it and really wanted to get away from the high millage cars..but want to get into a BMW sooo bad. What do you guys think? My dad is a professional 5-star mechanic for chrysler...how hard are these to work on...if you have the books and all? How expensive are the parts? How are the maintence fees...what kind of things are comming up with this kind of millage? I'm just real scared of the millage and maint. fees...so if anyone has honest anwswers..not necessarily what I want to hear...but honest... Thanks alot!!