Elon just compared his new Model 3 to a M3. I'm an Elon fanboy and I would like to have any Tesla, but I would still buy the M3. Here's why:
1. Yes the model 3 is .5sec faster in 0-60, but the M3 will do it all day long. No warming the batteries up, no special modes, no fuss. The M3 will move all day, every day.
2. The noise. One time driving my stick shift car in a thunderstorm, I found I couldnt shift real well. Reason? I need the audio feedback on what the car is doing to operate it. Teslas are dead quite and that's no fun at all. I need that roar.
3. M3 is not Only performance. They have a world class interior with many creature comforts. Its still a high end luxury car. Nobody should confuse Tesla with a proper luxury sedan. I like my features and options.