hey, thanks for the attention. i really didnt expect that much of a response. im flattered!
seriously though, you addressed alot of my concerns: depreciation, in case i too, wanted to trade up. and also, the reliability of the 348.
the appeal of the 348 is the similarity of the design to the 355 which everyone (with exeptions) loves. it is half the price with a relitively modern design. but i see your point(s)
as far as the 328, how is the fuel injection systems, electricals, etc from a "how much can i do myself" standpoint? from what ive seen, there is a 10k difference in price bt the 308 and 328. i know there is a power difference, but what else?
i have a little over 11 years of "backyard grease" on my hands.