Thanks Bigset & Crazy4Trains - I have been looking and have taken a few to mechanics and then backed out. The latest one is a nice car, appears to be well maintained nice 02' 525i Sport - they have a lot of service records. My only hesitation has been its not the ideal color but still a color I like. As one reply mentioned: "When looking for a used car focus on a mechanically sound car & not to worry about the color."
I mentioned to my GF that the color wouldn't be so nice if it in the shop all the time. I think the key is when shopping for a used car color is harder to match with everything else which is more important.
So, it's the strange meeting of: a mechanically sound car, the style, miles, color & of course the cost to purchase.
Thanks again! Colin