Mrs. IM decided to join Toby and me on a trip to Hensley Lake. She let me drive the Alltrack back through the country.
This is a really nice car. You can feel the difference in size and tuning from the GTI. This is the civilized, grand touring version of that package. It certainly maintains the fun factor. This is a much better driving car than the Outback or the TourX. That being said, unlike the Outback, this thing does not feel at all off-road capable. Some will want a little towing capacity, or a little more power, but this is a more nimble package for those that want it. Toby really liked the cargo area, and napped comfortably with the back seats up.
The star of the show is the DSG. Wow. I would never give up the manual in my GTI, but this transmission is truly amazing. Hands down the best auto I have driven.
Toby enjoyed exploring the lake. We ended up not playing Frisbee golf, but will likely return to play the full 18.