It's been a pleasure...
I just wanted to thank everybody on this forum for their advice/guidance/etc.
Sadly, Title was turned over on my '04 325xi w/ 63K miles on it this AM to a new & hopefully loving owner...& in return I got $10K & the plates!
I'm sticking w/ "German" & pick-up a new 2013 Audi Quattro A4 on Thursday...hopefully that doesn't translate into my having to walk the gang plank on this forum!
Yet, I'm still in the BMW fold w/ an '08 328xi Wagon that I don't have a clue what to do with.
Interestingly, I've read the forum E46 v E90...& all I can say is that the E46 is---in my opinion---much superior. The exception being the placement of the cup holders next to the hazards/power lock switch, my only gripe. On the E90...as BMW has gone sleeker, they have also compromised the amount of front windshield outward viewing space---the E90 with an EZ-PASS possibly provides for 10"-12" of outward viewing, terrible!
Anyway thanks again all & I wish you all very happy & safe decades of continued E46 motoring & enjoyment & Pleasure!