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Ford Flex – Final Thoughts



Some final thoughts on my Ford Flex experience (then back to normal for this blog):

  • Today’s video shows the “packability” of the car. A family of five fit in nicely, luggage included.
  • Just checked my gas mileage. From Branson back to Topeka, I surprisingly got 24 mpg, even though I drove through the Ozarks. That’s pretty decent for the Flex.
  • Hills – my parents live on the side of a small mountain (or a large hill – it IS the Ozarks, after all). The Flex, even when put in the “hill” setting, had to work to climb up those hills, even on the highways.
  • I’m tall – the headrest was never in the right place for me. I figured out how to get around it by adjusting the seatback so my head didn’t touch the headrest. Shorter people won’t have this problem, I’m thinking.
  • And just a thought – this is 2009. Ford built a new car. Why isn’t it a hybrid?

All that said, my family and I had fun driving the Flex! Thanks to Ford and the Social Media Group for the experience.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/ Connie Crosby

    Sounds like your family had fun trying it out. I’m finding the other comments here on your blog interesting. I wonder what kind of product reviews they would find acceptable? Video camera? iPhone? Kindle? Wii? Books about libraries? Beta test of a new web-based networking product? I wonder where they think the line should be.

    Personally I’d love to see what you and your family would do with a smart home. :-)

    Cheers,
    Connie

  • http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/ Connie Crosby

    Sounds like your family had fun trying it out. I’m finding the other comments here on your blog interesting. I wonder what kind of product reviews they would find acceptable? Video camera? iPhone? Kindle? Wii? Books about libraries? Beta test of a new web-based networking product? I wonder where they think the line should be.

    Personally I’d love to see what you and your family would do with a smart home. :-)

    Cheers,
    Connie

  • http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/ Connie Crosby

    Sounds like your family had fun trying it out. I’m finding the other comments here on your blog interesting. I wonder what kind of product reviews they would find acceptable? Video camera? iPhone? Kindle? Wii? Books about libraries? Beta test of a new web-based networking product? I wonder where they think the line should be.

    Personally I’d love to see what you and your family would do with a smart home. :-)

    Cheers,
    Connie

  • davidleeking

    Connie – hee. I think the “line” would be VERY close to the front door of a library building, if I were guessing.

    But I’d be up for that smart home – bring it on!

  • davidleeking

    Connie – hee. I think the “line” would be VERY close to the front door of a library building, if I were guessing.

    But I’d be up for that smart home – bring it on!

  • davidleeking

    Connie – hee. I think the “line” would be VERY close to the front door of a library building, if I were guessing.

    But I’d be up for that smart home – bring it on!

  • http://www.westdeptford.lib.nj.us/ Carolyn Wood

    “I’m tall – the headrest was never in the right place for me. I figured out how to get around it by adjusting the seatback so my head didn’t touch the headrest. Shorter people won’t have this problem, I’m thinking.”

    My husband and I purchased a Ford Fusion last month and this headrest issue was my only gripe. He is driving the car, so naturally I caved. The Ford Fusion SEL sedan has grown on me. We have taken several long drives in the Fusion and I seemed to adjust to the headrest discomfort en route.

    The Fusion has a smooth ride and is averaging 28 mpg highway and 24 mpg city. We did not opt for the navigation system. (I think my husband came equipped with one). My husband and I both are enjoying the leather upgrade.

    When I mentioned I might be posting about his car online, my husband’s reply was, “I really like the way the car syncs with my Bluetooth.”

  • http://www.westdeptford.lib.nj.us/ Carolyn Wood

    “I’m tall – the headrest was never in the right place for me. I figured out how to get around it by adjusting the seatback so my head didn’t touch the headrest. Shorter people won’t have this problem, I’m thinking.”

    My husband and I purchased a Ford Fusion last month and this headrest issue was my only gripe. He is driving the car, so naturally I caved. The Ford Fusion SEL sedan has grown on me. We have taken several long drives in the Fusion and I seemed to adjust to the headrest discomfort en route.

    The Fusion has a smooth ride and is averaging 28 mpg highway and 24 mpg city. We did not opt for the navigation system. (I think my husband came equipped with one). My husband and I both are enjoying the leather upgrade.

    When I mentioned I might be posting about his car online, my husband’s reply was, “I really like the way the car syncs with my Bluetooth.”

  • http://www.westdeptford.lib.nj.us Carolyn Wood

    “I’m tall – the headrest was never in the right place for me. I figured out how to get around it by adjusting the seatback so my head didn’t touch the headrest. Shorter people won’t have this problem, I’m thinking.”

    My husband and I purchased a Ford Fusion last month and this headrest issue was my only gripe. He is driving the car, so naturally I caved. The Ford Fusion SEL sedan has grown on me. We have taken several long drives in the Fusion and I seemed to adjust to the headrest discomfort en route.

    The Fusion has a smooth ride and is averaging 28 mpg highway and 24 mpg city. We did not opt for the navigation system. (I think my husband came equipped with one). My husband and I both are enjoying the leather upgrade.

    When I mentioned I might be posting about his car online, my husband’s reply was, “I really like the way the car syncs with my Bluetooth.”

  • davidleeking

    Carolyn – that’s funny that your husband mentioned the Bluetooth thing first. 10 years ago NO ONE talked about their cars this way! It’s a new world, to be sure…

  • davidleeking

    Carolyn – that’s funny that your husband mentioned the Bluetooth thing first. 10 years ago NO ONE talked about their cars this way! It’s a new world, to be sure…

  • davidleeking

    Carolyn – that’s funny that your husband mentioned the Bluetooth thing first. 10 years ago NO ONE talked about their cars this way! It’s a new world, to be sure…

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