Wednesday, March 14, 2012
2013 Ford Flex test drive review. Retro surprise
I recently went to San Diego for the 2013 Ford Taurus and Flex ride and drive. Actually, the updated Taurus was what I was there for—I sort of forgot that we were even driving the Flex until we got to the hotel and saw them parked in the line. You really don’t see all that many Flexes around, and they just aren’t the first thing you think about.
But once I got behind the wheel of the newly refreshed Flex, I realized that it maybe wasn’t getting the attention that it deserved.
So why isn’t the Flex more popular? Clearly, the styling is a major issue. Families and utility wagon owners rarely want to stand out, and with those ribbed slab sides and long, flat roof, the Flex is not like anything else. When I go to my son’s school there is a sea of Honda minivans and Toyota Highlanders. Lord, have mercy on someone who muddies the waters with some outcast, retro Ford wagon.
The slideshow below contains pictures that I took during the 2013 Ford Flex ride and drive in San Diego, a smattering of shots that I took at the Detroit and Kansas City Auto Shows, and a few beauty shots from Ford Media (those are the ones that are actually in focus). Check ‘em out.