Oh yeah, the interior of the 9th no doubt was top notch. You really need to try out an 8th Gen for a week or so, maybe borrow it from a friend, or just take on on the highway and you'll instantly feel the difference. I've been using that for 9 years straight and after that when I got myself a 9th, the interior was very nice and updated but the drive was incomparable as far as road grip and all were concerned, so I sold it a month ago after keeping it for 6 months max.
But yeah, 9th did need larger rims as I've seen some larger rims on them on the roads and they do look nice.
I could go on and on about the 8th so I'd better keep quiet as this thread is for the King, 10th Gen.