Flex...should I buy one?

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#1

Exactly what the title says. I’m in a dangerous position, pre-approved for a new vehicle, but not committed to anything yet. So far the Flex is in the lead, but i haven’t pulled the trigger yet. really interested in other peoples’ experiences(good, bad, indifferent, or otherwise).


#2

I don’t have one (do have 2 recent Fords, love 'em), but I have read several long term tests, they are extremely positive on the Flex. If I needed 3 rows it’d be at the top of my list.


#3

My aunt has one and loves it. She is overweight and has trouble getting in and out of many vehicles if they are too high or too low. It has a nearly “horizontal” entry and lots of space.

What are your alternatives?


#4

I guess it’s OK if you like a vehicle that looks like a rolling tool shed.


#5

The Flex is for people who don’t want something big and top heavy as a Chevy Suburban, but with the same roomy interior. It also appeals to people who hate minivans for the same reason.

The Flex comes closest to a full size station wagon from the past. It is a well-built vehicle, but its size and weight does not make it an economy car. It is very quiet, and handles well for its size. If Lincon built a heavy-duty station wagon, this would be it.

Go for it, but beware it may be a challenge to park in a tight spot.


#6

Which is why I’d recommend getting a rear view camera, either factory or aftermarket.

though it has an optional park assist


#7

It reminds me of a XXL Mini Cooper when it has the roof painted a contrasting color.