Cancelling Summit order.... Nor Cal
Just an FYI for anyone who might be interested. I am about to cancel my Summit order. It was placed on January 26, so I imagine it will be moving pretty soon. It already has a VIN. I ordered a Black Summit with sunroof. If you happen to be in the Bay area and are about to order the combo, you might want to ask the dealer about the one that is coming for me. It might save you some wait time. PM me for the dealer name.
While waiting for the Summit I became impatient and checked out a Cayenne S and QX56. Much to my surprise I ended up buying a fully loaded 2011 QX56 in platinum graphite. The interior quality and technology is just amazing and on-road driveability is truly stunning for a 6000 lb beast. It has 8500 lb towing capacity and apparently has considerable off-road potential. Based on pictures and reviews I didn't think I would like the exterior, but in person I thought everything but the side vents looked great.
I'm sad that I will be passing on the Summit because I think it is one of the coolest cars out there and I would have been proud to own one. Nevertheless, something about the interior, technology and driveability of the QX had me mesmerized and before I knew it I was signing the last signature line and handing over my check.