2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test


2009 Ford Flex: Trip to San Francisco

March 18, 2010

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Another month, another road trip for our 2009 Ford Flex. Or at least that's what it seems like. After James' Canadian odyssey, my recent weekend getaway trip to San Francisco is comparatively pretty minor. And as expected, there weren't any surprises; the Flex continues to be a great road-trip vehicle thanks to its low levels of noise, comfortable seats and useful features.

A few pictures and captions of the Flex in San Francisco (it seems like our Flex is turning into our own version of a travelling garden gnome) follow after the jump.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 51,886 miles

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Fisherman's Wharf. I don't believe there's any fishing going on here anymore, unless you count fishing for tourist's dollars. Street-parking the Flex in San Francisco was tolerable; The Flex is certainly big, but its parking sensors and back-up camera are very useful for squeezing into tight spaces.

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Driving on Filbert Street in the North Beach area. The church is St. Peter and Paul church.

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The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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On the bridge itself. It's a bit weird to watch the navigation screen and see nothing but water. (Unlike our departed submersible Mazda 6, however, the Flex's display is actually accurate.) The bridge is almost 2 miles long.

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