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The SUV exodus means Ford's Flex has the potential to be a hit and it's gearing up for an onslaught of orders when sales begin this summer. Ford's group veep of marketing and communications, Jim Farley, told Automotive News that consumers leaving the full-size SUV fold and others who haven't considered putting a Blue Oval badge in their garage might be ready to give something like the Flex a chance. CUV sales have been strong over the last year, and Ford and Farley believe that the Flex could rack up 100,000 sales annually if the trend continues.

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Crossovers are hot and people are buying them. True, because of the economy, people are going with small cars mostly, but while other large vehicles like trucks and SUVs are declining in sales, crossovers are thriving. The Ford Flex looks great and shows great promise.
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sounds like an ambitious plan, but its an increasing market.
i like the flex- especially the large panoramic window.
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I'd like to give Ford some comment here.

I work on county vehicles every day. people told me that the Flex looks ugly.
I think so too. I love the new material Ford recently replaces to it, but the style, the shape and the design are not quite right.
My partners and I went to the big dealer here on the weekend to look at a new Ford. Sale men here have not sold a Flex in weeks. There are many of them still park in the lot.
To me, I think the flex should be design a little shorter. Therefore, it needs to upgrade to a better MPG vehicle.

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i like the Flex and the way it is designed. makes me wish i was able to afford one. guess i will stick with my 1987 Crown Vic 2 door and 1987 Grand Marquis. i ahve always been a fan of Ford vehicles, especially the boxy looking ones.
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Ford could've made the Flex much better. Like, skipping the 3.5L and dropping in the 3.7L mazda tuned unit. Then it would be the most powerful in class until the turbo ecoboost engine debuts in a year or so. Interior is nice, but for the price I'll easily look to GM. I can get a 2wd Tahoe 5.3L V8 6 speed auto for an extra couple hundred bucks a year in fuel costs. With current incentives they're almost the same price for a mid model flex compared to a bare bones Tahoe LS. More room and utility for not much more $. GM is the one moving 100K vehicles a year...I can't see Ford moving that many Flex's.

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