In Reply to: Top Ten Things to Make C&D's 323i any uglier. posted by ks on March 05, 1999 at 18:58:51:
1) Black is a very popular color. If they had picked a metallic color, the price would have been up another $475 over the lower priced competition.
2) armrest is not a factory option that C&D could have had on the car without ordering from the parts department.
3) Black with sand interior is a popular combination. Personally I don't care for a black car, but it certainly doen' make the E46 look ugly.
4) The multi-function steering wheel is one of the few ways to add cruise control, something that is shamefully optional on the 323i.
5) I agree on the foglights, but then again those are optional on the base 323i.