Pros and Cons Ford Flex
By a david on
Vehicle2009 Ford Flex SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
ReviewHave had it about 1 month just finished a long trip down to Iowa and back. Here are my thoughts. Pros: Enormous amount of interior room esp for legs and head at all sitting positions. Boys love the ability to sit in diff places comfortably. AWD worked flawlessly in driving thunderstorm on highway. MPG better than expected ~23MPG @ 75mp. Rides and steers nicely. Have towed a popup camper and gear with no problems using factory tow package. Concerns: Needs telescoping steering wheel, adjustable headrests - no excuse Ford! Finding a comfortable driver's position can take time. Cannot buy a standard roof rack w/o factory rails. Door skins curve under car, probs w/paint chipping on gravel?
Best FeaturesRoom, ride, and space. Yes the looks it is nerdy sophistication, nothing else like it in the parking lot.
Worst Featurestelescoping steering wheel, adjustable headrests, i would like a firmer drivers seat, my wife is fine with it. Door skins curve under the car. This provides cleaner lines and eliminates side rails but at what cost? We live down a dirt road and I fear paint chips and premature rusting.
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