Have only driven the car once since we picked it up last night but test drove 2010 and 2011 6m and DSG. Settled on the 2011 6m with nav, panoramic sunroof and protection packages. This will be the wife's car and was the perfect fit for her and our family. The wife is even reading the owner's manual like her Kindle. A first. Really test drove the cars the way they should be driven which really startled the salesman. Felt like the DSG was driving me but a vast improvement over past autos in the TDIs I've owned but the manual is still the way to go. The leatherette seats are better than leather for maintenance and the accoutrements are almost overwhelming. An amazing ride and value.
Nav system is sweet and so is her voice. Manual tranny is silky smooth. Nooks and crannies galore. Seats are made for long road trips without fatigue. Fit and finish of an Audi for thousands less. Rear leg room is more than sufficient for a with six footer driving. Massive trunk with low lip.
As an automotive buying public, have we forgotten that cars are made to drive us from point A to point B. Do we really need all the techno gizmos? Still absorbing the manual. A base model is probably impossible to find. Bring back the moon roof for the TDIs - the panoramic sunroof is overkill.