Great comparison Dave! Proved for a much better read than my Commercial Law text book
How have you found the quality of the interior of the new ST compared to the old? When I get out of my normal mk6.5 and into my friends normal 7, I just feel that the plastics aren't as nice for some reason. They just feel a bit flimsier. Maybe it is just our shoddy Thai built versions in Australia and we were lucky enough to get German built 6.5's.
And as you said the simplicity of the 6.5's interior is nice. Even 7 years down the track I still find it a nice place to be.