Perfectly suited for the “Mommy and Me” playdate set, the 7-passenger 2011 Audi Q7 TDI is a well proven luxury family vehicle but how well suited is it to the red carpet of an A-list Hollywood event? Surprisingly well suited it would seem as we found out when we drove our test 2011 Audi Q7 right down the red carpet of the Humane Society Genesis Awards where such luminaries as Betty White were honored for their contributions to the humane treatment of animals in media.
As we exited our 2011 Audi Q7 TDI, the very large “TDI Clean Diesel” logo on the side caused quite a stir with the many famous faces on hand. James Cromwell, who played the farmer in the film “Babe” which we think is one of the greatest talking animal/family friendly movies of all time, immediately saddled up to us and asked us about the fuel economy. When we replied that it was averaging 22 miles per gallon he didn’t fulfill our dreams and say, “That’ll do pig, that’ll do” but he did agree that the figure was mighty impressive for such a large SUV.
Mr. Cromwell actually said that he was interested in buying one and asked us about the price which at $58,275 was no doubt affordable to an actor who counts “The Dark Knight” as one of his many blockbusters on IMDB.com. That’s the Internet Movie Database to those not in The Industry. Actually, we were giddy about actually sparking up a conversation with the man who starred in “Babe,” the film which made us swear off bacon forever. Thank God someone invented turkey bacon.