My wife and I are looking into a new SUV. I leased an A4 in the fall and love the car. We test drove the Q5 and were very impressed with it. We live near the beach and want to be able to drive the SUV on the beach during the summer. I have seen AWD SUV's (lexus, acura, acadia, mazda cx9) on the beach in the past and would think the Q5 would be fine. However, when we took the car for a drive, the salesman didn't recommend driving on the beach. I don't know if he was just being ultra conservative or what,but I am curious on any feedback as to whether people think the Q5 or Q7 is ok to drive on the beach.