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    Anyone have any experiance with a Ford Flex? While I know it might be a candidate for Richards ugliest car poll, it looks like a better choice then a mini-van to haul grandkids around in.

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    I like the looks of the Flex but it doesn't have sliding doors which makes loading kids in parking lots much easier. We bought an Odyssey when our second child was on the way. I think the Odyssey is a great vehicle for kids especially with the power sliding side doors. Down side is that it gets crappy mileage and can't tow much.
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    Others may differ, but I think they're very cool. I haven't driven one, but we looked at them at a show or showroom, I can't remember which. Nicely appointed, lots of room and different from everything else on the road. It's also a good candidate for customization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Others may differ, but I think they're very cool.
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    I think they are cool but I'm struggling with the fact that by the time you tinker with it you end up awfully close to 40 grand...

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    I'd done a partial road show with the Flex a few years back. Spent a good 6-weeks with the Flex driving to different cities throughout the country. I gotta say, me and the wifey came away very excited about the Flex, as we were starting a family and knew we'd need a vehicle that could do it all. At the time, it'd tow 5000+ lbs and had room for car seats and guest-and it would do it all comfortably.

    I knew that the Eco-boost engine was on its way and I was expecting better gas mileage/higher towing capacity. Welp, Ford let us down, miserably! The tow and gas ratings drop was so substantial, it push itself out of our benchmarks.

    Shame. They would have had another converted euro customer. Looks like I'm leaning towards a Cayenne.

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