Boy! Did I get it wrong!! Having the keys to the vehicle allowed me to adjust the driver’s seat properly, and I found that you can actually position yourself quite high in the vehicle because of the excellent available headroom. This then allows for an excellent view of the roadway in front, and almost completely takes away that feeling of being a tiny person in a large vehicle.
Also, as I now had plenty of time on my side, I could start to appreciate the quality of the interior, and the many features which the vehicle boasts.
My Q7 tester came extremely well, if not slightly over-equipped in my eyes, with nearly $20k in option packages added to the base price of $57,800. That’s a rather large chunk of change for a bunch of goodies, but to be fair, some of them, like the sporty S-Line package ($3,750), or the wonderful Panorama Sunroof, really do transform the base model.