First I am new to M3Post but I thought I put my 2 cents worth in to the ring.
I have always thought of the M3 as a driver’s car. Plus since it looks like in my lifetime Porsche will not bring back a front engine car. I'll go for a M3. Drivers are not point A to point B people, Drivers want to experience the car and receive most out of driving it. That means manual, no fancy automatic. I don't want the car driving me; I want to drive the car. Manual always!!!