Originally Posted by pmeloche
You may be right about the M3 ticking all the boxes but the only reason the M3 is more successful than the M5 and the M6 is the price. The vast majority of people and I count myself cannot afford an M5/M6 even though for the looks I prefer the M6. So I will fall back on the M3, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Price will play it's part in the decision but look at the rest of the M3's package and you will see why I believe I am right about this. The M6 is among a lot of competition much the same as the M3 but it sells far less M6 than a lot of it's rivals which is the total opposite to the M3's sales against it's rivals.
The M3 is a more complete package than either the M6 or any other M model on sale.