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What vehicle did your Flex replace?
Posted 23 July 2011 - 09:33 AM
Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:47 PM
I felt as if I was in a tire commercial on the way down the mtn from Big Bear (Cali) as it rained all weekend and several boulders had fallen onto the road. I was happy that we had the ground clearance for many of them, and the handling to go around the larger ones.
Glad to see this thread is still alive!
Posted 09 August 2011 - 07:10 AM
Posted 29 August 2011 - 03:51 AM
Things I will miss:
Self leveling rear air suspension
Good mid range torque for highway passing
People getting out of my way thinking I am a cop
Cops thinking I am an old man and not giving me a second look
Things I will not miss:
Constant electrical problems
Squeaks and rattles (hopefully the Flex is better)
winter-time rear drive antics/antique traction control
Self leveling rear air suspension problems and expense
Rear seats don't fold down to access trunk limiting size of items you can put in there
Looking forward in the Flex:
Sitting up higher
Lots of configuration choices
Long items will fit easily
Very quiet compared to many cars
No so sure about right now:
Poor access to fuse box
No good place to put portable GPS and plug it in without some "re-engineering"
Power point up front not convenient
Some of the trim looks to be a little too easy to scratch
Metal flake in paint not terrible, but not good, either
Posted 12 September 2011 - 11:10 AM
With the 2011 Sel Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic with a White top.
We totally love the Flex .
Starting the process to put some rims and tires to change out the look .
Will post some pictures when it is done.
Posted 27 September 2011 - 05:18 PM
What i miss ::::::NOTHING
Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:21 PM
Flex is way more fun and roomy for my family.
'10 flex limited replaced a '00 audi s4
What i'll miss:
never being asked to drive (rear seats uninhabitable for adults)
What i won't miss:
trademark german reliability
creaks & rattles
What i couldn't live without now w/ flex:
Volume (space, not loudness)
Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:02 PM
What I will miss:
the instant recognition
The thrill of the horsepower
Kids pointing at "Bumblebee"
What I will not miss:
Average MPG of 14
Not being able to fit a car seat
Insufficient trunk space
What I couldn't live without that the Flex has:
Room, room, and more room
Power lift gate
Room for 6!
Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:05 AM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:40 AM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:17 PM
I miss everything about it.
I do, however like all kinds of stuff about the the Flex:
Still tows a little
Gets gas mileage, instead of mile gasage
Lots of space in the back
Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:19 PM
Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:45 AM
Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:41 AM
I miss the engine it had. Great combo of power and economy.
Don't miss the cheapness of many of the interior pieces.
I like the look and the quietness of my Flex. Got a good engine with the Flex but can't match the economy of the Highlander and that had AWD while my Flex only has FWD.
I live in a GM town so not many Ford Flex around, which is something I like.
Everywhere you look its Acadia's, Traverse's and Enclaves
Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:35 PM
We had a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer with about 178,000 miles. I loved the SUV, but it's time had come and on the better things.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:54 PM
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD - only replaced it as a daily driver, kept the expedition.
Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:59 PM
We traded our 2010 Cobalt 2LT for our 10 limited FWD
What Ill miss:
MPG @ 30
that is all lol it was too small for us from the beginning
I LOVE everything about the flex. from the "range rover" styling to all the features inside.
Only thing I REALLY didn't like about the Flex is the remote start shut off. pissed me off lol but 10 mins of reprogramming its fixed!!!!
Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:36 PM
Edited by Geneflex, 16 June 2013 - 07:38 PM.
Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:35 AM
Sold my wife 2004 Jeep Liberty, hated that crappy jeep, short wheelbase for a bumpy ride, engine noise on the highway, no room to store my 7’6” fishing rods. Haul stuff for camping no room when having kids. Also sold the crappy Jeep day after the latest recall announced about the gas tanks catching on fire from a high speed rear end collision. Reminds me of the Ford Pinto BBQ people from a rear end collision. I love the boxy look of the flex the room inside is amazing, leather seats with the warmers/coolers. Longer wheelbase for a smoother ride. Glad that I got the extended premium care warranty for 7 years 100,000 miles I will keep this thing until the doors fall off.
Posted 12 July 2013 - 07:47 AM
2006 acura tl, need more room for the growing family.