I put a deposit down on a M3 back on March, 2016. Thinking how I really want a downsized Model S, which I find to be too big of a car for my tastes and most around town driving. The M3 seemed like a better option.
Most people laugh at the iMiev, but it has a really great upright seating position and good visibility (compared to Leaf, for example). I liked that and I'm pretty sure the form of the Model 3 will be at least somewhat of a pain to get into and out of, as well as not comfortable to sit in ...
... relative to the Bolt as well. So I put a deposit down last month (in Maryland) to get the Bolt. I sat in one a couple weeks back, it seems a little less "tall" than an iMiev, but quite upright. It didn't feel quite a roomy as the iMiev (I know, you guys/gals are all going to pan me as an EV exception, but I liked the iMiev, for what it was), but had some features, range, technology, speed, looks, that are much better than any other EV out there right now for the price. And, the small crossover format is appealing in other ways that the M3 will never be.
So, all that to say, I'm considering defecting to get a Bolt. Are others going through this same thought process? Why shouldn't I? I feel Tesla deserves my money for sticking its neck out whereas GM is perhaps more into being a car maker of any type, as long as it's profitable. (Yes, the M3 will have more panache, but I expect it to have a price premium for that too.) I'm finding the wait for the M3 also kind of annoying; I get the impression that Tesla wants to focus on the higher price point models (S/X) over the 3.