Hi everyone! I am about to buy my first BMW and need advice. It is a 1994 530i with 215,000 miles. It is owned by a retired local dentist, always maintained, and not driven in winter (Portland Maine). It looks almost new, clean outside and inside, and everything seems to work fine, all electronics, dashboard meters, switches, sunroof, and so forth. I now have a 2006 Volvo CX90 and the lease is up. So I can buy the Volvo for $525/month or I can buy the BMW for $1,600 plus an oriental rug trade too. I drove the car and it was smooth and quiet and handled well at all speeds. It has a brand new set of sport Michelin tires on it ($1,000 the set). The only two things I saw need fixing was some sort of electric rear trunk opener motor that whined, and the interior light switches over the windshield did not turn on the lights. I am taking it to a place called AUTOWERKS here in Maine which has a reknowned BMW shop for a diagnostic review and go-over. I will basically be driving the car to work, on good highways, about twenty miles a day, and maybe 100 miles on the weekend. I was in a Ford Escape rollover accident three years ago after I recovered (a year later) I panicked and got the big Volvo, but now am healed and moved closer to work. So all I need is a good car like a BMW. I live in Portland Maine and we can get a lot of snow in winter but the roads are always well plowed. So my questions, what should I look for in buying this car? Major repairs that might be needed? How is the car in the snow? Does it have this thing called stability control and traction like my Volvo? What questions should I ask the Autowerks guy? I think the price is good at $1,600 +-. Any other comments would be appreciated! Thank you. Dave B.