2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test

2009 Ford Flex Limited: Tour of a Dirty Flex

October 21, 2010


I'm not sure what I can say about the Flex that hasn't already been said in the previous 277 posts, so let's just do a quick walk around to look at its condition at about 70,000 miles. Clearly, the engine needs a scrub. I'll add that to my list when I clean this thing up.

The engine is amazingly filthy. Think I'll add this to the list next time I get the it washed.


I'll admit that it's been a long, rainy week here in L.A. and that most of our cars didn't get their ritual Monday wash, but this is just gross. And that's all I'm going to say about that.


And here's a dirty wheel with a little curb work, which annoys me. But look carefully (and underneath all the grime) and the Flex is holding up remarkably well for a car with this many miles driven by so many different people to so many locations with so much indifference for its care.

Tomorrow the tour continues.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor

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