Sunday, October 21, 2012

2009 Ford Flex, The Best Reasons to Buy American


It’s comfortable. It’s accommodating. It has tons of family fun stuffs inside, including optional DVD entertainment, Sirius Travel Link with real-time gas-price monitoring, four sunroofs, and, in all likelihood, some sort of live feed from the International Space Station. There are all sorts of things we like about the 2009 Ford Flex. But the thing we like most is that all those things are creatively combined in an inspired package, one that is futuristic and familiar, conservative and brazen, original and derivative—all at once.


Besides, the Flex has a lot going for it other than its looks. Once people take a look inside, they might forget about the wrapper altogether. Is it fun to drive? Not really. Will it scuttle the fam around with tons of comfort and space, but without sucking down every dollar in your budget at the gas pump? Yes. And that sort of clever all-things-to-all-families capability is exactly what this kind of vehicle should be, even if its packaging isn’t all things to all families but is all things to an enthusiastic few. Among all family-hauling SUVs being sold today, we judge the Ford Flex to be one of America’s very best