2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test


2009 Ford Flex: Vanity Run Amok

May 03, 2010

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On Friday I gave Manager of Vehicle Testing Mike Schmidt a lift to pick up another test car. Before I drove away in our long-term 2009 Ford Flex, Mike noticed there was still an Edmunds vanity plate mounted to the Flex's front bracket.

"We used the Flex in a photo shoot," he said. "Do you want me to take it off?"

I was in a hurry to pick up my daughter from school, so I told him no big deal, we'd take it off on Monday.

Turned out to be a really busy weekend for me, and I put approximately 200 miles on the Flex, mainly just running around town. Several times on Saturday morning I saw people look directly at the boxy SUV, and a couple of guys even pointed at it. Wasn't until late that afternoon that I remembered the Edmunds plate.

I haven't noticed the Flex getting that much attention lately. Do you think people are still checking out the Flex's unique shape, or were they simply pointing out the Edmunds logo?

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 54,611 miles

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

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