2009 Ford Flex: Family Truckster Redux
July 21, 2010
A family reunion. To many folks, those words send shivers down their spine. Thoughts of the the second cousin once removed with terrible breath, the drunk uncle wiping out the dinner table as he passes out or that kid that keeps sticking his tongue out at you every time you look at 'em are enough to make you want to run screaming from these events. How can you be related to these people?
It was this kind of mission I was about to hit the road for. Four days of family at our cabin in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The true comforts I had were the fact I was in the Flex, quite possible THE most liked car in the Long Term fleet rotation, and my lady was coming with me for moral support.
Packing my stuff into the Flex, I immediately thought that this was like the Wagon Queen Family Truckster, sans biting dog and dead relative. It's slab sided chunky proportions were akin to the rakish lines of that Metallic Pea beauty, just moments away from taking a summer road trip. I'm not the only people to think this. The fine folks at Auto Tech Plastics have created an appliquÃÂ© pictured above for your own Wagon Queen enjoyment. To quote Eugene Levy, 'You think you hate it now, wait till you drive it.'
Though I doubt I'll get 'Honky Lips' tagged on the side of the Flex, I'll definitely get plenty of family fun out of the weekend.
Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer @ 60,180 miles