I know what you mean about it being hard to find a MT in So Cal. I searched high and low for my '05 330i ZHP w/ the 6mt, and finally found it at Pacific in Glendale. I wanted Silver Grey, but got Titanium Silver w/ grey leather & black cube. Irvine BMW had a Silver Grey 330i ZHP w/ 6MT, but it mysteriously suffered 'wind damage', and it's now off to be salvaged. Just my luck...
Congrats, you got a really great looking car. This is my first BMW as well, and I couldn't be happier!
2005 330i ZHP, Titanium Silver, grey leather/black cube, 6MT, Cold Weather, Xenons, rear window sunshade, BMW assist