2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test


2009 Ford Flex Limited: "There's a Little Ford GT in Every Flex We Build"

May 26, 2009

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Ford never tried to use that marketing line on its Flex, probably because the cars are separated by 3 model years, a couple dozen feet of cargo space and over $100,000.

But it still occurred to me as I hauled a load of spare Ford GT parts home in it recently. Yup, I'm stockpiling Ford GT parts because A) I might need them someday and B) even if I don't, I'm thinking they're better than money in the bank as far as future value goes. And I felt this way even before A) the government added a third shift to every mint in country and B) the U.S. automotive supplier base appeared destined for its own carpocalypse (supplier-ocalypse?).

Regardless, I needed to haul two Ford GT seats, a steering wheel, a right headlight and a rear tire home. The Flex is our de-facto cargo-hauler since we lost the Grand Caravan, Edge, Tundra, Silverado and X5 in the past year. With up to 83 cubic feet of cargo space it proved easily capable of swallowing said items, even with one second-row seat still positioned for passenger duty.

If you're looking for a minivan but want to avoid the 'box-on-wheels' styling and telltale slide doors, the Ford Flex makes an excellent alternative.

Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief @ 24,301 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$130 per month*
* Explanation
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