Ford's free-spirit Flex lives up to its loose name
Dallas Morning News / Terry Box
And let's hope that Ford continues to make room for the Flex, an oddly beguiling vehicle that somehow manages to combine elements from boxy old station wagons, Range Rovers and Minis, and stirs the design mix pretty gracefully.
Here's an interesting statistic about the Flex: No other Ford vehicle is stronger at attracting buyers who never considered owning a Ford, and no Ford model has a higher buyer-retention rate.
The medium-blue Flex I had recently had a silver Mini-style top and nothing on the outside to suggest that I was driving a cult cruiser.
Square as a Midwestern CPA, my front-wheel-drive Flex sported a long, flat hood that looked like something stamped in one of Range Rover's factories.