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#69 of 88 Re: Flex performance without EcoBoost [wiz23]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Apr 13, 2010 (7:17 pm)
People are surprised to learn how heavy a Flex is. The base SE front-wheel-drive checks in at 4471 pounds empty. An AWD EcoBoost Flex tips the scale at 4839. For some perspective, the last Ford Country Squire full size wagon (1991) checked in at a comparatively svelte 4047 pounds.
Even though the Flex base V6 appears to have the numbers to move it (262 hp, 248 lb-ft), the problem is you have to really get into the rpms to get to that power. The EcoBoost has more power and torque low in the tach where you need it.
kcram - Pickups/Wagons Host
#70 of 88 Re: Flex performance without EcoBoost [kcram]
Apr 14, 2010 (3:16 pm)
Thanks for that explanation.
#71 of 88 from Freestyle/Taurus X to FLEX?
May 13, 2010 (8:03 am)
Anyone switched from a Freestyle/Taurus X to the FLEX? Could you please give some comments?
#72 of 88 Re: from Freestyle/Taurus X to FLEX? [lanbaba]
May 13, 2010 (9:45 am)
I previously owned 3 Chrysler mini-vans (in succession) then went to an Expedition. I now own a Flex, and it's the best auto I've ever owned. It meets all my needs as represented by the combo of a mini-van and an SUV. I can haul all the kids and drive in comfort. I can fold down the seats and go shellfishing, load up on building materials for small construction projects, and haul my gardening and yard maintenance supplies. When not doing any of those things, it has the feel of a luxury sedan and, on a trip to Florida from Massachustts, averaged 24.8 mpg over the entiew trip.
#73 of 88 I think I got a lemon
May 26, 2010 (6:01 pm)
My 2010 Flex is currently in the shop for it's third time. The transmission has been slipping since the first few weeks I bought it. I've had it 5 months and it has 4,600 miles on it. So far, two different service repair dealerships have not been able to duplicate it. I have two small children and this is a HUGE issue for me especially at the sticker price.
As previously stated in this thread, the headrest is extremely uncomfortable forcing my head forward and putting strain on my neck. I have tried reversing it and I didn't like it that way either. I keep the headrest up so the top of my head hits the bottom of it.
I have an iPhone and just the presence of my phone in the car creates "morse code" noise to come out of my speakers. My stereo can be completely off and my phone not in use and the noise still happens.
The dashboard squeaks. Squeaking and rattling in a car can get very annoying. Between the squeaking and morse code, my nerves are grated on.
I currently have a rental as it's in the shop. I have a 320 mi round trip to take this weekend by myself with my two little children. I am not happy.
Also, the turning radius is the worst in all of the previous 6 vehicles I've owned. I have to do a lot of 3 points to back out of parking spaces. No wonder rear assist is standard on the base model.
I've never gotten better than 17mpg even when driving mostly freeway. Very disappointed with the gas mileage
As I know my transmission problem will not be duplicated once again, I have already contacted a lawyer to lemon law my vehicle.
#74 of 88 Re: I think I got a lemon [camumma]
May 26, 2010 (5:47 pm)
Look up your lemon laws/ Go to your warranty book there is the ford contact Number. I contacted BBB autoline arbritration
#75 of 88 Re: I think I got a lemon [camumma]
May 26, 2010 (6:10 pm)
Some state lemon laws only require you to take the car in 3 times for the same issue. Then go to your warranty book and find the number for ford customer relations department. Talk to them tell them you are unhappy took the car in 3 times and they cannot get it fixed. According to the lemon law you have 18 months from the time you bought the car. You have to mail a letter of intent to ford customer relations
You state your name
number of miles
list all the issues
then you demand they fix it or replace the car.
BBB Auto line or lemon lawyers have a sample letter
Jun 03, 2010 (10:35 am)
A reporter wants to talk with recent buyers of a 6+ seat vehicle in the Detroit area. Please respond to predmunds.com by Friday, June 4, 2010 and be sure to include your phone number and the vehicle model you own.
#77 of 88 Ford Flex AWD front end growl
Feb 09, 2011 (7:39 am)
We have a 2009 Ford Flex SEL AWD with about 41000 miles on it. It has developed a low-pitched growl over the past 2000-3000 miles. The growl becomes louder the faster we go. The growl is now very prominent at highway speeds. I've also noticed at 45-65 mph it diminishes when turning right. Any ideas what is causing this and any fixes would be appreciated.