In Reply to: I am pondering the same issue - see below (more) posted by Keith S on September 22, 1999 at 19:36:22:
: I'm not down to the wire (I'll be ordering in a few months) but am having trouble making this decision. My very short back to back comparison today did not make it any easier. I love how the sport hardly leans in turns, and I "think" it won't be too firm (did not test it on anything really rough). I'm not sure how the seats will be on a long trip with the high bolsters.
: The standard suspension felt very nice and taught but somewhat similar to my Taurus (which does not handle bad for an inexpensive american car). If you want to feel like your driving a sports car, I think we have to go with sport suspension.
: Just my 2 cents. When I get to a dollar I'll probably be able to make this decision.
Keith, It sounds like we are at the same place. The way I see it now is this: I'm going to choose the sport. I will probably change to the 205/55 tires when I get it because they are said to ride softer. (drive a 323Ci to check this out). Also later I have the option of changing the springs, shocks, etc back to standard at not much cost because the customizers tell me that there is a demand for standard 323i owners to upgrade to sport after they get the car but not the other way around. Therefore, they would be willing to swap the suspension parts with me.