Posted by John on December 23, 1998 at 21:42:43:
Went to the local BMW dealer and saw a black 328i with Aero. Black doesn't accentuate the Aero package though, probably looks better in a lighter color.
Now for the market forces part. Most of the 323i were $32-$33K (as oppose to 3 months ago when they were all $34.5-$35K). They also had a lightly loaded 328i for $35K. Since the 328i has many of the standard features found in the 323i, that $2K difference really isn't very much. Picking the 323i over the 328i doesn't seem like the no-brainer anymore to me.
BTW the steel 323i wheels with cover don't look that bad in person. I now wish I didn't order the sport package on my 323i. Oh well, too late.