Thanks for your replies and the welcome msg!
The mechanics report came back with only a few minor items. He said that the car looks well maintained and solid. So...last night I struck a deal with the seller and am now am a BMW owner
The few small items that need repair will be done by the seller before I pick up the car next week. It's going to be so hard not being able to drive it this weekend! I'll be sure to post a picture here when I get it.
Thanks for your help,