Our interior does not bother me that much, and about the only thing I REALLY feel that I would have 'missed' if the MK8 was being sent here is the available Quaife option (unless they would've sent U.S. a 2 door as an option, which is DOUBTFUL anyway) which SHOULD HAVE BEEN a STAND ALONE option for OUR Mk7s!!!.

I wanted this so badly that I was considering buying a Quaife/install kit from Ford Performance (or Mountune) through a FP dealer, and having the dealer roll the cost and installation labor into the financed final purchase price of my new, ordered, FiST.
But besides them not agreeing to this, they claimed that it would void the transaxle warranty.