2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test

2009 Ford Flex: Still Stylish or Just Out of Fashion?

November 10, 2010


It has been more than two years since we bought our black on black on black on black long-term 2009 Ford Flex, but it has been almost six years since we've seen the controversially styled Flex. Remember, the shape debuted at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show as the Fairlane Concept (dig those rear suicide doors).

And six years in car styling can be several lifetimes.

Is that the case with the Flex? Or does it still look fresh? One thing's for sure, the Flex still looks unique all these years later. Maybe the fact that it has failed to start a styling trend after six years says everything there is to say about it. After all, isn't imitation the sincerest form of flatery? And, well, nobody has imitated it.

What do you think? Is the Flex still stylish or just out of fashion?



Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief

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

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