Fiesta At My Place - 2009 Ford Flex Limited Long-Term Road Test

2009 Ford Flex Limited: Fiesta At My Place

June 09, 2009


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I'd better run out and buy lottery tickets. Why? There are only 100 Ford Fiestas in the Fiesta Movement program, and one them turned up two doors down from me as I was in my driveway finishing the photography for an upcoming 2009 Ford Flex suspension walkaround.

If that wasn't enough, the driver turned out to be none other than Courtney Force, daughter of Funny Car legend John Force. An up-and-coming drag racer in her own right, Courtney went to the same grade school as my kids and still lives nearby.

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When I took these photos I hadn't yet seen the driver. It was only later, when I didn't have my camera, that the driver came back to the car and I started asking her about the car.

The Fiesta looks really good in person. The outside looks zippy and smart and the inside (Courtney let me sit in it) seems attractive, well-built and sensibly laid-out. This example clearly out-does the current dumbed-down US Ford Focus.

If they keep the production examples at or above this level, Ford will have a strong answer to cars like the Honda Fit and the Scion xD.

Here's a link to a bunch of Courtney's Fiesta Movement YouTube videos.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Tresting @ 25,674 miles

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