Fit and finish need attention
By Jeff on
2010 Ford Flex SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
We sold our 2006 Sequoia to purchase the 2010 Flex to haul our 5 kids. We were attracted to the styling reminiscent on the 60's wagons. The 6 cylinder is peppy and a good compromise between power and economy. Upon closer inspection, however, the fit and finish off the car are low for the price. We have owned the car 2 weeks now and already a rattle developed in the headliner around the sunroof 9clip came loose), the lower door weather strip (5 foot long plastic extrusion) on the passenger side fell off while driving and the chrome strip below the passenger side came loose. Door alignment is terrible and there is a huge blob of body sealant in the jamb at the top off the rear hatch.
The styling is nice and the leather seats are comfortable. The electronic features and the Sony stereo is great. The road noise is minimal (minus the rattling headliner). The backup sensors are handy and the automatic folding middle seat is nice for the kids.
At $38K plus you would expect the car to come with floor mats. It comes with front and second row mats but you are on your own for the third row seating and the cargo area. (Our 2006 Sequoia came standard with all mats). The guys on the Flex assembly line need to step it up a few notches.