2009 Ford Flex Long Term Road Test

2009 Ford Flex: You Don't Need a Family to Dig It

August 06, 2009

Ford Flex at Birgamot Station

I always feel a bit ridiculous when driving an overtly family vehicle. I really liked driving our long-term Enclave, for instance, but the thought of a 20-something dude with 0.0 kids driving around in a giant Buick family hauler just didn't seem right. If I saw me driving that, I'd figure he'd boosted his dad's car, he'd given up on life prematurely or looked remarkably young for his age.

The Ford Flex is different, though. In our Grave Digger paint scheme, the Flex looks very cool. Although it's also gigantic and can fit my non-existent children (Molly and Skeletor) in comfort, it doesn't give that mom mobile vibe. If I was a family man, I'd appreciate being able to take the wife out to dinner on Saturday night in something that looked like the Flex. Taking the Odyssey or the Enclave would be a little depressing.

Practical and cool scores points for me.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 28,996 miles

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