WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!!
I payed $14,700 for a 98 328i with 50K. I also test drove a 323is with 65K for $13K.
177K is too much in my opinion. I saw a 97 M with 65Kfor 17,000, but it was an Auto. Also, you just never know how it's been treated, even if they tell you its only been on the highwya etc. 12,000 is too much. M parts are more expensive, and with that kind of mileage you're going to be replaceing parts...Maybe 8 grand, but no more. I'd wait for a lower mileage car, and definitly get it checked out by a competent BMW mechanic before buying. I didn't and had to put in a couple grand ( on a "highway only" car)
Good LUCK!!!!! :P
98 328i, black/black, manual, canadian sport pkg, ECIS intake, koni sport adj's, dinan springs, oe/oem clears.
Considering: tms shark,M 17" wheels, larger sway bars.