Blue bee thanks for the Indy rec. Fortunately or unfortunately the guy sold the 2004 E46 with the performance package and 6 speed transmission for what he claims as $11K - KBB excellent was $9100. Difference was a bridge to far.
In our area the hourly rates vary from $85 to $139. Some of the Indys have better equipment for diagnosing and for solving more complicated problems. If you have a reasonable idea of what you need, the additional cost can be reasonable.
On the Trifecta how does the code P0500 translate to English.