Any of you L.A. folks see the Perseus Leader come in on Saturday? My steel blue 323i, manual, sport, roof, grey leather has landed! Hoping it will make it to Portland, OR by end of the week - dealer said something about prep at "Oxnard" on Sunday/Monday, then to the truck. Getting sick of this E36 318i slushbox loaner. Had a 328 premium stick loaner for the first 3 weeks, but dealer needed it back. Don't get me wrong, I'm very grateful for the loaner cars, but I can't see why anyone would buy the 318i with the auto transmission. It's a 97 with about 20K on it and it's pretty gutless - and overpriced (dealer wants 27K for it!). I guess I'm glad that it will be the last car I drove before the new one - it could have been a little bit of a letdown going directly from the 328 to the 323.