2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test

2009 Ford Flex Limited: West Coast Run -- Glare

July 05, 2010

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Our return from the West Coast Run was, like many fast-track trips through California, nowhere near the coast. It was on the 5 freeway, through the lovely Central Valley. While not as flat as Kansas, the scenery is similar in its monotony. As such, I found myself constantly turning to our long-term 2009 Ford Flex's navigation screen to get some reassurance that we were, truly, moving south through the state -- versus being caught in some sort of never-ending Twilight Zone time-space loop.

The navigation display definitely helped, as I could see the Flex moving south along the 5, slowly inching toward Los Angeles on the touchscreen.

And then the afternoon summer sun came in through the passenger window. Suddenly all I could see were finger smudges, dust, and the odd hair.

I didn't think anything could make the Central Valley look good.

Karl Brauer, Editor at Large @ 59,223 miles

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