Hi, I'm Ken M. I have 2 740il's a 96 and a 97 one silver/grey the other black/black respectively. Neither has sport package, both basketweaves, and the 96 I've had for about 7 years. Love the comfort/foot room , handling of these cars. The high maintenance is annoying, but I am a retired Equipment Mechanic and so I have the ability to maintain/repair/replace as needed. I hope I will be of some help to others, and maybe shed some light on members troubles,(car troubles that is). Great site, thanks for allowing me access, Sincerely Ken M.