2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test

2009 Ford Flex Limited: Road Trip Part 1

September 29, 2008


The first leg of this trip was going to be a drag. I knew that much from the start. Southern California up through Vegas, the north western tip of Arizona and then into Utah-- it all looks pretty much the same until you get to Arizona, by then though the drive has started to take its toll. But the Flex is, so far, a willing partner in this adventure and I was feeling pretty fresh. When I hit Salina, Utah-- only 590 miles from my departure point-- the sun had set and route 70 through Utah is a bendy, four-lane highway with a surprisingly high 75-mph speed limit. The highway is also, as the signs indicate, chock full of deer, elk and eagles. I was willing, but the Flex's headlights were not. We paid extra for these HIDs but they simply are not up to the task of illuminating an unlit desert road at 75mph. Maybe it was a good thing, had I been able to 'make time' through Spotted Wolf Canyon, I would have missed some of the best sights I've seen to date.




Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 3,044 miles

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

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