2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test

2009 Ford Flex Limited: Doesn't Smell Like Riswick

March 04, 2010


And that's pretty amazing - to me anyway.

Not that James, or the other people on his road trip stink (I happen to think Canadians are odorless), but I've taken enough long trips in enough vehicles to know that after a week or so on the road, some cars just start to smell bad.

Remember our Dodge Caravan? After six months it's interior reeked like cheap, leathery ass. And that Kia Rondo we had; diapers and lemons. Oh, and don't forget our 2002 M3 that smelled like a box of crayons.

What gives? Why do some cars absorb every micron of stench while other cars, like our Flex, just shed stink? Whatever Ford did, they should build that in to all their cars - and so should everyone else.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 50,891 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2009 Ford Flex in VA is:

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