So the almighty stripper fleet model ES is much better than the not-so-great SXT!
Presenting evidence A:
Month or so ago, LinuxGlobal and I were toying on a relatively empty road, driving fast and trying to race each other to his place. Now I don't remember exact specs, but him and I left school together, he was in front of me, and I made it there 2-3 car lengths before he did. At one point I could see him over 100m behind me.
Today I call LinuxGlobal from university and see what time we're meeting up. He says he just pulled out of the parking lot and is heading home, and for me to meet him there. I wasn't at my car yet, and he was already on the main road. LinuxGlobal drives pretty fast as well, and I started flooring it and somehow caught up with him, (keep in mind he had a 5-7 minute head start on me), and I whooshed past him. I beat him to his house by about 30 seconds.
He pulls up beside me and of course, takes the loss like a man.
Moral: It's the driver, not the car.
Message to LinuxGlobal:
This thread is a joke; your car's damn beautiful. I love it.
Picture of both Treps for reference. The Inferno Red is LinuxGlobal's SXT and the Graphite Titanium is my ES.