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#23 of 88 Thinking of buying a new box when I return....
Feb 28, 2009 (11:03 pm)
In January I test drove a Flex limited 2WD. It really was comfortable, and didn't feel nearly as big as it is. I was very impressed with the quality of this Ford... past Fords (and GM's) were a disappointment! I'm currently overseas, and I'll probably replace my Scion Xb with a bigger box (Flex) in Aug. Surprisingly the mileage isn't to far from the Xb (if people are being honest). The duratech 3.5l felt pretty good even considering the weight, but I like the sound of the ecoboost for 2010. Not so sure I want to buy the first year for this 'new' technology, though. Does anyone have any idea how much the Ecoboost will be over the NA AWD Limited?
#24 of 88 Re: Thinking of buying a new box when I return.... [JTO]
Mar 01, 2009 (6:16 pm)
This link tells you all you need to know. Note that AWD is required and it will only be available on "well equipped SEL and Limited models" according to this PR.
No official pricing has been released yet but my guess is an AWD Limited with EB is going to start somewhere between $39K and $40K.
#25 of 88 Re: Thinking of buying a new box when I return.... [baggs32]
Mar 02, 2009 (6:56 am)
That's probably about right. I was sent a quote for a Limited AWD, with Nav for $32k and change. I believe sticker was $39+-. I was very tempted, but why have it sit for 6 months until I returned? For me I'm hoping the dealers will be just as desperate to get these of the lots (not just Flex, but anything!). I'm an easy sell (high credit score, and a big deposit), but I'm greedy lol... you can make money on the next chump Mr salesman. I'll just get you out of the interest payments to Ford! LOL
Thanks for the site. It has a lot of good PR info!
#26 of 88 How's the Flex with little ones?
Mar 11, 2009 (7:10 am)
My wife, & I are expecting our 2nd child in October so we'll soon be in the market for a larger family vehicle. Our wonderful Edge is a tad too small when ya consider all the "extras" that you need when traveling (Edge has limited cargo room).
Does anyone out there own, or know someone who owns a Flex that has a few kids requiring child seats? If so how's the ease of access/getting in, & out along with the cargo room?
As much of a Ford guy that I am - I question the usefulness/value the Flex would offer; that is why my wife, & I are looking into an Odyssey, or a Sienna...Any info would be appreciated.
Mar 11, 2009 (7:46 am)
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#28 of 88 Re: How's the Flex with little ones? [fmichael]
Mar 17, 2009 (11:13 am)
I own a Freestyle, which is pretty identical in interior size to the Flex and for 2 kids it works our fine; however, if one of the adults wants to sit in the second row with the new baby, then you'll need to put the other kid in the 3rd row, which will cut down on your cargo space, even with the split. We have 2 kids now and looking back I'd rather have had a minivan for some of our long road trips, but for the day-to-day driving our Freestyle is better.
Now if you're taking more than 4 on a regular basis, then get a minivan
#29 of 88 Re: Thinking of buying a new box when I return.... [JTO]
Mar 25, 2009 (9:24 am)
JTO, you're joking about gas mileage between the xB and the Flex ... right? unless you are refering to the Gen2 xB. Even then, there is a significant difference in mileage. I drive a Gen1 xB and average 32 mpg in mixed driving ... that is probably double what you'd expect to get in a Flex.
Apr 02, 2009 (10:49 am)
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#31 of 88 new Flex- my impressions
Apr 23, 2009 (6:39 am)
I like my new Flex. It has all the stuff I need and then some. I wish it had a telescoping wheel, but I have learned to drive with the bottom of the steering wheel.(I've had to on every car I've owned since 1966) Lots of leg room for tall people, and the head rests are not a problem for me.
I like the quiet ride (mostly; on my street the tires rumble quite a bit) and it corners very well, tracks around curves nicely. It has good pickup too. I'm still trying to get the Synch figured out so I can use it reliably, but I don't make a lot of phone calls so it will take a while.
Mileage could be better; I average just over 20 in and around town, with little hwy travel.
We didn't pay extra for a radio, but the standard issue sounds just fine to me and has plenty of adjustments for treble-bass, etc. Talk radio sounds fine.
Dealership people were friendly and competent and I got a good deal with the $4,000 rebate on my SE. I traded in a 14 yr. old Pontiac GP. I have seen only 1 other Flex- a Saleen Special with special paint and wheels and big decal all over the windshield. I have gotten a couple of favorable coments from others about mine.
After 800 miles, so far, so good.
#32 of 88 Re: How's the Flex with little ones? [bobw3]
Apr 25, 2009 (8:10 pm)
Thanks for the reply bobw3; just recently checked out the Flex when I had the oil changed on my Edge...There's little to no comparison to an Odyssey, or Sienna when looking for extra cargo room - the Flex is considerably smaller in that dept.