is it just me or does anyone else find listening to the engine/drivetrain noise gets a bit tiresome when driving at highway speeds (4th gear, ~100km/h, 323/2.5L manual)? sure it's fine when you are driving alone and have the music turned up and having fun negotiating the twisties but when you have a passenger that you're chatting with (date or client), the noise gets a bit annoying and makes you seems like some kind of aggressive boy racer. (reminds me a bit of the movie where cameron diaz was driving like a mad woman in her e36 cab with julia roberts as the passenger and all you could hear was the load engine revving). i guess that's what makes the bmw a "driver's car". ???