We had the chance to drive the "new" 328 for a about 150 miles on Sunday (Yea !!!) On it's initial cruise, it reminded me alot of the 20 year old morocycles I used to buy, these were in dire need of having the control cables cleaned and lubed. While I expect the 1-2 shift to take about and hour, the 2-3, and 3-4 shifts were only marginally faster. It seems to me, that the linkages are in dire need of a cleaning and lubricating. (they feel like they have a fair amount of drag, even when warm) The problem is, where are they? Is the shifter supported in the tunnel in a place that needs to be lubed? is there any place to see and exploded view of the linkages in question? I have lubed the clutch cable where it goes into the floor by the pedals, and the throttle where it attaches to the throttle body. This has resulted in improved performance of these components. I think that a proper cleaning and lubing of the controls will make the car feel like new.