2009 Ford Flex SEL FWD 3.5L V6 from North America
Overall, a great family vehicle! Do not overlook it!
We have the Leather/Convenience package in ours, so we have the memory seats, which used to automatically move the seat back when the key is removed, but it doesn't now. (Yes, I checked the option in the dash controls).
Will need tires soon, but they are original, so they are not doing too bad; still have some tread on them.
Wheel bearing went when we bought it; dealer fixed, no problem and no cost.
Overall a great car. Unlike some people, we liked its look and we wanted to upgrade from our 2006 Freestyle, so the Flex was a natural fit. Our SEL is well equipped with the Convenience package (memory seats, power pedals, power tailgate and puddle lamps), the leather seats, Vista-roof, Sync system, 12 speaker Sony sound system, rear seat DVD player and easy fold second row seats. Ours is the 6 passenger model with the centre console in the back; we wish we had found one with the fridge though!
It's quick when pushed; the V6 has more than enough power; just seems to be at odd points in the power range, but we have gotten use to it.
It can also hold 6 people easily, as we have done this many times, and the trunk space is OK with all the seats filled. The rear A/C & heat works great, and the DVD system keeps the kids entertained on long drives.
I am not looking forward to buying another set of all seasons and a set of snows for this car though, as they are 18 inch rims, but what can you do, right?
Also, we added an aftermarket roof rack to our Flex (you can't order the Flex with the factory racks if you have Vistaroof) and it works great! Also added the Flex bug deflector, had the front windows tinted to match the back, and had it pinned striped.
One other thing I dislike is the light coloured interior; we were warned that they get dirty VERY easily, and it's difficult to get some marks out of the leather seats.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st September, 2011