2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test


2009 Ford Flex Limited: Oh No! It Won't Come Off!

April 01, 2009

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Houston, we have a problem. The woodie treatment I applied to our 2009 Ford Flex last night just won't come off.

It was funny when I drove to work this morning and got more looks that I ever got in the Nissan GT-R. (Got cut-off a lot more, too.) The best part was that not all of them were disgusted. Some seemed mildly interested.

But now it's April 2nd in Australia. The joke's over. Now what?

Hah! Got you again. It peeled straight off in two minutes. Zero residue.

As you are now aware, it wasn't paint and it wasn't Photoshop. It was good old fashioned Contact-brand shelf paper, which has a mild adhesive backing. I used to use it for car numbers when I road-raced my daily driver several years back. It's $6 for a 25-foot roll at Home Depot. Cuts with scissors. You can get a floral print if you want.

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And they make it in wood grain. In two shades, no less.

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If you can keep it from sticking to itself, you can use it again.

How do you like my 2009 Ford Flex Country Squire GT?

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I still say it's a station wagon. And my wife still wants one.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 21, 599 miles

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

$130 per month*
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