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Thinking of buying a FLEX


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#1 OFFLINE   dchou4u

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:22 PM

I am thinking of buying a FLEX LIMITED without ecoboost, but I am worried about Ford reliability issues. If you had purchased a FLEX within the past few years, can you share your insight with me?
Is the remote start a good feature to purchase?

Thanks
Dennis

#2 OFFLINE   MaxiCooper

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:37 PM

I am thinking of buying a FLEX LIMITED without ecoboost, but I am worried about Ford reliability issues. If you had purchased a FLEX within the past few years, can you share your insight with me?
Is the remote start a good feature to purchase?

Thanks
Dennis


What reliability issues do you speak of, specifically? Ford rates highly in many of the major indecies regarding quality and satisfaction. Certainly there should be no more concer about Ford's reliability versus any other car company. They are machines and therefore prone to a certain amount of failure.
Many times, I wonder how people who report having a lot if issues with their cars treat them and maintain them.
I haven't owned my Flex long enough to report on reliability in the long term. But I can attest to being satisfied with my dealer, purchase and the FLEX itself!
Happy motoring!

#3 OFFLINE   treeguy_01

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 06:12 PM

I have had my '10 limited (non ecoboost) awd since may of 2010 and it now has 34000km/21000 miles and it has required a set of front brakes but the dealer took care of it. Other than that it's been great, we have the remote start which is nice especially when there is a thick layer of frost or snow. On weekends I tow a 20 foot boat (3500lbs) and have never had an issue, I have also towed on occasion a boat that pushes 5000lbs and it towed just fine. I would buy this vehicle all over again. I can pack the kids, dog and our luggage for the weekend tow the boat, be way more comfortable and still get better millage than my '99 f150 with no trailer

#4 OFFLINE   deub

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:43 PM

After some researching, I see no reason for concerns with reliability. Note, by buying the optional maintenance/extended warranty offer for under 5k you can lock ALL (no fees for oil changes or periodic services) your costs for 100k miles or 7 years. I did it without hesitation. Don't forget that with 0% financing your locking in the labor and parts price to current rates too. Nice knowing too that I won't be exposed to any unexpected costs for next ~7 years. 0 % can't be beat, so use it to calm your reliability concerns and trim your routine maintenance costs.
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#5 OFFLINE   jacobmark999

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:53 AM

Hi Friend,

You need not worry about its reliability. I have been using it since 2 years, its performance is quite satisfactory.

Jacob
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#6 OFFLINE   Bonanzapilot

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

I am on my second FLEX - first '10 Limited AWD and drove it 30,000 miles - just traded for my '13 Limited AWD w/EcoBoost and Titanium trim - really liked the '10, love the '13!!

#7 OFFLINE   mmsstar

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:19 PM

I will have 2 years on my SE in August. No real problems.

I got the remote start since the heated seats were not available.

#8 OFFLINE   bwaa

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

Definitely get the remote start. It's amazing technology.


Edited by bwaa, 20 May 2013 - 09:44 AM.


#9 OFFLINE   ACDII

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:07 PM

I had a 2010 SEL EB, and regret getting rid of it to this day. The only issue I had was a front wheel bearing replaced under warranty, the brakes were weak, but new tougher pads would fix that.  Would I get another one? Ask me tomorrow night, there may be a 13 Limited EB with Titanium and 303A in my garage then.








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