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I joined the Flex club


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#1 OFFLINE   PREMiERdrum

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:03 PM

The year of change continues... after a divorce, a job change, and a new relationship, I took delivery of a new-to-me Mineral Gray Flex SE yesterday afternoon.

I don't know that I've ever appreciated a car as much as I do this one so far. I surprised the kids with it at the bus stop yesterday afternoon and they're totally taken by it. After months of sitting 3 across in the back of the Fusion (bonus kid came with the GF), they love all the space.

It drives smooth as glass, has plenty of power, and it handles like a dream. We have trips to Cleveland, Indy, Hilton Head, Savannah, and Orlando all between now and the end of the year and I'm glad to have this truckster ready to roll.

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#2 OFFLINE   blazerdude20

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:07 PM

Looks good man! 🍻

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#3 OFFLINE   kyle

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:08 PM

Love the color and it sure is roomy and unique. Wow big year for you-hope life finds you in a better spot:)



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:51 PM

Congrats! Love our 2010. Best car Ive owned.

#5 OFFLINE   Anthony

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:01 PM

Congrats! More pics!

PS. We will be at Hilton Head in July at the Disney Resort.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:45 PM

Thanks all! Not to get too personal, but I'm happier than I've ever been.


Congrats! More pics!

PS. We will be at Hilton Head in July at the Disney Resort.


Nice! Love the DVC resort there. We'll be at The Beach House resort for a wedding July 29 - August 4.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 02:51 PM

Always liked the look of the Flex. Congrats on the new car and enjoy!

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 03:28 PM

As I said privately, welcome to the Flex club!

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#9 OFFLINE   tbone

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:44 PM

Congrats on the new ride. It is an underrated Vehicle that deserved more attention from Ford.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:45 PM

The Flex and Freestyle before it are phenominal vehicles.
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I want a 5.0 equipped Focus

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:29 PM

The Flex and Freestyle before it are phenominal vehicles.

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Don't forget Taurus X....update of Freestyle prior to D3 Explorer debut.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 06:41 PM

Congratulations. The flex is really a great vehicle. Most of the owners I see really like them. Its so underrated and I cant believe it hasnt done better.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:58 PM

Hard to tell in photos - two tone roof?

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 09:58 PM

My folks bought a '17 Flex last year, and I got a lot of seat time in it shuttling my handicapped brother around while they were on the road. I'm not ready to give up my truck, but that Flex is a heck of a nice car. I got to drive it home from Bryan, TX, and it proved to be a very comfortable long-hauler. It doesn't have the EB mill, but that 3.5 has plenty of get up and go.

I hope it gives you many years of trouble-free service, and here's hoping that life starts treating you better, too!
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:47 AM

Hard to tell in photos - two tone roof?

 
Unfortunately not. 
 
This one isn't equipped the way I would have preferred, *but*...
 
My cousin in the Group Manager for the Coughlin family... they own a regional chain of dealerships (mainly Ford, GM, and Toyota) as well as a racing outfit and Jeg's performance outlet. My cousin works out of their Ford store that's close by out of convenience. He knew I had been looking around and he got this one in on trade and texted me about it. I went to see it on Friday afternoon, drove it for about a half hour, and when I got back to the dealership he told me what he was into it for and I cut him a check. I was in and out in less than an hour, including a half hour test drive. 
 
This weekend, it experienced auditions for the drumline that I teach, my daughter's softball tournament, 2 of my son's baseball games, and a few Mother's Day excursions. Everyone absolutely loves it. 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:34 AM

Welcome to the Flex club!  We're a small, but happy group! :)


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(wife's) Traded at 75k for '09 Flex
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:24 AM

Despite it's age the Flex is a really handsome vehicle, great proportions and smooth low-to-the-ground sheetmetal makes it look very custom and sporting.  Definitely will miss I when it's gone.  



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:57 AM

Congrats on joining the club, cookies and punch on the back table!

I have to say that my Flex has been the best, most usable, most overall-satisfying vehicle that I've ever owned.  Yes, I'll always have some performance-oriented Ford product getting my attention (and money), but my Flex hauls my musical gear, hauls fellow musicians/family members, is very nearly as commodious as my Expedition while returning far better MPG, and has been a joy to own.

Given how distinctive it is while surrounded by the modern "melted soap bar" CUVs everywhere, I'd be overjoyed if Ford found the capacity for a new Flex to be one of the "white space" models coming in the future.  The West Coast really does seem to love the Flex, I see them constantly.


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I wonder if I could trick college kids into a huge "SAVE THE FLEX!" movement if I insinuated that Trump hates the car...?

 


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:47 AM

Well that reminds me when the Flex was first introduced as a concept.  Supposedly it was a new take on "minivans", so yes, consider it a white space vehicle. As much as I like it,consumers didn't take it that way.  So when Ford is talking about "White Space" vehicle, there's been a few in the past that didn't provide as they had hoped.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:52 AM

Well that reminds me when the Flex was first introduced as a concept.  Supposedly it was a new take on "minivans", so yes, consider it a white space vehicle. As much as I like it,consumers didn't take it that way.  So when Ford is talking about "White Space" vehicle, there's been a few in the past that didn't provide as they had hoped.

The Flex could have been so much more but they didnt really do a lot of marketing for it (still dont), and the introduction of the D3 Explorer dramatically lowered the ceiling for the Flex.
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