Just purchased a '97 840ci. Have been looking for one for several years now, but couldn't find one that I liked. This one is a calypso red/grey interior with only one owner, original paint and only 37k original miles!! Brought the car in to a BMW dealer for a pre purchase inspection and dealer couldn't believe the near pristine condition. The original owner had it in a heated garage with a car cover! Dealer did recommend a couple of things and I wanted to see what other owners thought. One item was he noticed "slight seepage" in the valve covers and recommended replacing gaskets - he said that it was very minor and that it wasn't unusual for a 16 year old car and that rubber does dry out over time. Second he recommended that the front struts and mounts could be replaced. Though there is no sign of leakage, he did recommend replacement -thoughts? Are there any other items that other owners have seen that I should look out for? Car is truly a stunner and IMO the most beautiful body style made by BMW. Hopefully my 2012 550 ix doesn't get jealous!!