i picked up the car today to take it to Just BMW in Cincinnati. i brought it on the highway and the shimmy was gone. later i discovered between 50-65mph it shimmys. the guys there were great. we sat around talking about e30 m3s and they went through the car with a fine tooth comb. once it was up in the air what a piece of shit. here is the list they gave me that it needs: drive belts fuel hoses front subframe broken front caliper stuck tires springs & shocks engine smokes under hard accel body is all banged up frame rails been hurt etc. the motor felt really strong but under hard accel it just smokes oil. i feel so much better now that i know and it was totally worth checking it out. the guys told me they thing that either a piston ring isnt sealing or its broken. anyway im not going to buy it. and my search continues.