I sometimes complain. I sometimes complain a lot. More than I should. My life is pretty good but, you know, we all have our days. What seems like a pretty good thing can take a turn from time to time, and even though I know I should count my blessings, I sometimes can't help but whine a little. Or a lot. The Audi A6 reminds me of my life. It is overall such a great ride that any issue cropping up seems petty at best.

I have one complaint. I know, I'll dive right in, won't be shy. The multimedia interface (MMI) is just too much for me to bear. I know I'm not getting as much out of it as I could because I just get frustrated and quit. There are so many ways of doing the same thing that I get confused. If I could, I would get the car without it. Now, I'm the first to admit that I'm not the most adventurous and curious when it comes to on-board computers, unlike my husband who will sit in the driveway for three hours playing with it, figuring everything out, and falling in love with the MMI. The only thing I want to figure out is how to turn it off. I'm not at all jealous, mind you. He can have her.

Really, that's about it for complaints. The 2007 Audi A6 is a delight. My family and I drive the A6 up to the mountains for a drive and let me tell you, I'm not disappointed with anything about it. After the whole day in the car (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) everyone is tired but not uncomfortable. The car handles so fabulously on those curvy mountain roads, and I never have a problem accelerating or passing. Another thing I don't have a problem with is negotiating roads that are more than a little unpaved. Someone in our mountain expedition group led us up some roads that were dirt, lots of loose gravel and other scary stuff. The A6 didn't bat an eyelash.

The amount of storage space in the A6 is fabulous. The cargo space in the back elicits a "wow!" from everyone who sees the open trunk. A parent could fit huge hockey bags in there, and almost any kind of trip to the grocery store or membership warehouse is doable with room to spare (OK, a dishwasher and a bouncy castle won't fit in there, but you know what I mean). Speaking of the cargo area, one of the neat things about it is that's where the battery is located. It's neat and clean and very easy to get to, tucked in just next to the spare tire. Also especially handy is the first aid kit, which is located in the back center armrest. Again, it's neatly tucked in, ready for easy parental access. I love these little details.

Another one to list is the child safety lock location. Many clever children have figured out that the little button on the side of the rear door is what keeps them from being able to open the door from the inside. Some of these clever children have learned to undo this mechanism and experiment with opening the door on their own, while the car is in motion. Audi prevents this situation by placing the switches on the panel next to the driver where the power window buttons and door lock buttons are. Ha, HA! Take that, you clever little rascals!

I dig the easy-to-read instrument cluster, and love the organized, polished interior of the Audi A6. Everything has been turned into a button or knob, and everything is in a place that makes sense. This all makes up for the crazy MMI, and I always look forward to any errand in the A6. Life is good!

*For more information on the 2007 Audi A6 and its safety features visit Cars.com.


LATCH Connectors: 2

Seating Capacity (includes driver): 5


Storage Compartments (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Ample

Cargo/Trunk Space (Puny, Fair, Ample, Galore): Ample-Galore


Family Friendly (Not Really, Fair, Great, Excellent): Great

Fun-Factor (None, Some, Good Times, Groove-On): Groove On