hey cobradav......if memory serves me, you provided some valuable guidance to me when i bought my first 6 series in 2006. i'm shopping for another one at fields in orlando (if i recall, you're not too far away over on the coast). would you mind if i called you and asked you a few questions? i'm not a car guy.....and i anguish over decisions that are outside my area of expertise. you were very, very helpful the first time around. thanks.