From the Washington Times: "The tested 328i with the six-speed manual is a delightful combination, in simplicity and performance, for anyone who enjoys driving for its own sake. Clutch engagement is progressive, so it's easy to drive smoothly, despite some slight resistance in the shift linkage.
There's plenty of power for any driving situation, although the 328i won't win drag races with some lesser machines. But that's not the point. Convertible motoring in this context is all about leisurely driving on twisting roads in sunshine that doesn't bake the pate." more.