Hello, I'm Bill. I'm currently anxiously awaiting for my car to be delivered to the dealer. I bought a blue Base 6 speed manual (not on their lot, but friend is the sales manager). thought about waiting until the 2018s came out to get the standard sunroof for 300 more MSRP. but with the 2000 off,, plus other incentives, I decided to jump. I originally was going to get one of the new Honda SIs, but they are trying to gouge people for 3500 over MSRP right now. Looking at video reviews of the SI, I kept seeing comments about the new elantra sport. I had no idea this car was out, or it's roots with Albert Bierman. After sitting in the SI. then sitting down into the ES, they're was no contest. As far as difference in power, I dont care. I'll more than likely leave this ES bone stock, with the exception of a short throw shifter. the ES seems to be much more solid in body fitment. I'm excited to start putting some miles on this car. The insurance was much cheaper than the quote on the SI as well. I also looked at used BRZ/FRS, insurance on them is insane, and im over 45????? Look forward to finding out what size sticky tires you can squeeze under the wells. looking at video of the suspension, it doesn't look like much larger before contact with the rear struts.