Originally Posted by Maniac992
All these comments on here implying that the M3 is better because its "bigger" and has an automatic transmission (DCT) suggests to me there are a lot of M3 drivers out there who are not true enthusiasts.....
Yeah, cause you are such an "enthusiast" and can make that judgement of someone else because they choose a DCT transmission versus a 6MT. LOTS of folks who spent many years with a 6MT move to a DCT for performance/other reasons and are every bit as much "enthusiasts" as guys who think a 6MT makes their e-peens larger
Please get off you high horse.
Rant over... let's not turn yet another thread into a 6MT vs. DCT debate.
The M3 is not "better" because it is bigger or has a DCT. However, those features might make it a better car for some people who use the car every day. The factors that do make the M3 better, IMO only, is the S65 engine... both from a performance perspective and from a sound perspective and looks. The one advantage the 1M clearly has is price. Performance in most objective tests is on par or a slight edge to the M3 (unless you live stop light to stop light or on a very tight, short track). Some reviews favour the M3 (most I have read) while some favour the 1M. Pick the car that you like better and it will be great.