Comments: Flexing One's Muscles

The Flex was in this month's AutoClub Westways magazine. Bummer about the mileage. As for parking ... no worries with the help of feature #24 -- Parking Assist with ultrasonic sensors at the push of a button. (

I did enjoy the magazine's mini review when they talked about the EcoBoost V6 engine...
QUOTE -- "Even with all-wheel drive (standard with EcoBoost), the twin-turbo Flex takes off like a junkyard dog after a burglar."

Posted by cin at May 23, 2010 11:27 AM

You know, you married a good man.

Posted by Curtis at May 23, 2010 04:50 PM

My cousin has the flex and loves it!

Posted by pfb at May 23, 2010 05:39 PM

Bou - Maybe you should write to the Ford people and ask them to take it to the next level of ludicrous ... and make a hybrid version.

Posted by PeggyU at May 24, 2010 10:47 AM

Ford Flex = gag me

I hate hate hate that vehicle, especially with that god awful white roof on a colored car.

Mr Weenie loves it though, I rag on him about it everytime I see one.

Reminds me of an old station wagon on steroids, blech.

But just remember, if you do get one I can get you the ford friends/family plan. Which is usually a few thousand off sticker price.

Posted by Quality Weenie at May 24, 2010 05:00 PM

May I ask, What Incident?

Posted by Jay Stribling at May 24, 2010 10:02 PM

Jay... well... we were driving home Tuesday night and a light came on his dashboard. It was me, Bones and my husband. He said to me, "Bou, could you look in the glove box and check to see what light this is?" So I opened the book, checked the light and read, "Take your car to the dealership for repair" and told him it was an 'air suspension' light. He has an air suspension system. So we kept toodling down the road and a SECOND light came on and he said in a more alarmed voice, "Bou, could you check to see what THIS light means?" and so I grabbed the book and read, "Do not drive your car..." It kind of went down hill from there and now it's a lot of money to fix.

As horrible as it is, looking at the bill, we keep laughing as we tell people the story because the whole thing was so ghastly, as in particular, in between lights, my husband notices the right side of the car is riding LOWER than the left and he says it's riding rough. I never noticed because... I just didn't. It's not my car. So he's carrying on about "Can't you see how the front end looks? Don't you feel how rough it is?" and I'm like, "Whatever..." and then the 2nd light came on... "Do not drive your car..."

Needless to say, it's in the shop. I found out today the company pays for the repairs, but until now, I thought it was coming out of savings and I quit sleeping. Now... I'm laughing a little harder... but just because it's so dang absurd.

"Do not drive your car..."

Posted by bou at May 24, 2010 10:35 PM

I mean seriously, you build aircraft, for US? Have you considered getting a job in Hong Kong or Shanghai? :)

Posted by Curtis at May 25, 2010 03:46 AM