Dang trizzuth!! Your spot-on. I think the "engine rubber plastic beacon" is the last of my gripes---and what is that 3. Rest assured my rest last night sucked thinking about that car never being in my driveway again. It is testament to the E46 that I'm totally sanguine about picking up a new car tomorrow.
Driving the E90 as a daily for the past couple of weeks has been a joy, but I am still in a state of disbelief that the finest Engineers for daily drivers on the Planet are clueless when it comes to cup-holders. I guess it is an American "Super Big Gulp" thing. But @ least take a page from Honda, I just got my Wife a new Odyssey in Dec & Honda certainly "engineers" some of the finest cup-holders on the road today...is that a compliment or a back handed compliment???