Thank you all for your kind comments. Yes it certainly is a keeper and will take me to many fine spots in North America on my retirement trips.
One day I will post a thread (kind of a detail write up with pictures) that will describe how I finally arrived at the right car after the purchase and trade in of my former e46 and three (3) near new BMW's in under 2 years
Should make for a interesting reading.
Thanks again everyone,