Hi everyone, I've been staying away from Ford products as of lately. I had a '93 Mustang 5.0 convertible for 20 years, which ran great, with minimal issues, and racked up 200k miles on it. Sold it for $4k, nice!. Points for Ford.
Then I had a 2002 Ford Explorer... If you were the unfortunate owner of one then you know why... Without repeating history, that one Ford product totally turned me off Ford products for a long time. I'm still quite miffed with them.
However after the auto industry bailouts, a little more respect for Ford, and reviews of their product line seemed to show they were getting back on track.
Which brings me to my question - my father-in-law bought a 2009 Ford Flex new. He's had it since, and only racked up 25k miles on it. He's getting up in age and feels the car may be a little too big, with too many blindspots, so he's most likely going to sell it, and son-in-law is first in line.
Do you think this is going to be a money pit car I would regret owning and thus swear off Ford forever?
On the plus side, the car has been around long enough that pretty much every problem with it has been exposed and there is a TSB/fix for it.
However, some of those issues are transmission, air conditioning, and body panels parts, which tend to be big bucks $$$$ to repair, especially since the car is out of warranty.
I've been reading the forums and TSB's and trying to make an educated decision.
I'd appreciate any feedback, and hopefully the objective kind. It's kind of like asking, "If you could do it all over again, would you buy a ...". The whole hindsight is 20/20 thing...
Edited by katytxflex, 19 August 2016 - 04:10 PM.