Last post on Jul 15, 2009 at 8:52 AM
You are in the Ford Flex
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Ford Flex, Concept Cars, Wagon, SUV
#96 of 115 Re: Flex vs Taurus X [gregg_vw]
Oct 04, 2007 (8:54 am)
Even though it's wider, it still only shows in the photos seating for 6, so if that's the case, there wouldn't be any real improvement for passengers on space, since 2 passengers in the 2nd or 3rd row aren't bumping shoulders anyway in a FS. It would help a little with cargo space though. The TaurusX/FS has a lot of 2nd row legroom (about 42" I think) with 33" in the 3rd row, so I wonder how much more the Flex will have?
It's true the styling is different, although I don't know if the shoebox styling is any "better" than the "boring" style of the TaurusX/FS.
#97 of 115 Re: Flex vs Taurus X [bobw3]
Oct 04, 2007 (9:01 am)
It's better styling simply because some people absolutely love it and others absolutely hate it. As opposed to the Taurus X which seeks not to offend anyone and ends up not being loved, either.
The Flex is considerably larger than the Taurus X AND will have many more features not available on the Taurus X.
#98 of 115 mpg & cargo
Jan 08, 2008 (7:02 pm)
Anyone know the projected MPG and cargo space behind the 3rd row?
#99 of 115 I Wonder...
Jan 10, 2008 (7:41 pm)
if Ford will discontinue the Taurus X when the Flex hits the markets. The car seems to be rather dead end anyways...
#100 of 115 Re: I Wonder... [jchan2]
Jan 11, 2008 (5:41 am)
No - the styling and size is different. However, I think the Taurus X will bite the dust when the redesigned explorer goes Unibody - supposedly on the D3 platform with FWD/AWD. See the Explorer America concept at the upcoming Detroit auto show.
#101 of 115 Re: I Wonder... [akirby]
Jan 11, 2008 (1:23 pm)
I think the Flex will be Ford's minivan replacement and the Taurux X will remain Ford's 7 passenger SUV, with the Edge being the 5 passenger CUV.
#102 of 115 Re: Not Another Freakin' Edge, Please! [gregg_vw]
Jul 21, 2008 (3:25 pm)
Well, although I would prefer a CX-9 in my garage for my wife to drive, I can assure you, the FLEX will be there instead, because it has a keypad on the door, and nobody but Ford has it. She will keep her old Mountaineer if I can't replicate the keypad.......
I don't know if there is anybody else like her out there, but this, I know....
#103 of 115 Re: Not Another Freakin' Edge, Please! [nvbanker]
Aug 02, 2008 (12:49 pm)
I saw one of these the other day in a parking lot nearby. It looks nice in person. Overpriced but nice.
#104 of 115 Re: Not Another Freakin' Edge, Please! [fezo]
Aug 03, 2008 (5:17 am)
Overpriced compared to what?
#105 of 115 Need to see one in person
Feb 25, 2009 (3:55 pm)
A person in my neighborhood bought a silver Flex with the white roof. I have seen it now parked in their driveway along with out on the road a few times. What an eye catching vehicle. I like it myself. Would I buy one, no. Not for me, my kids are about all grown up. If my kids were younger, yep, I would buy. Very original styling and look for Ford.