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When Ford’s Flex rolled onto the stage last week at the New York auto show, the reaction from the automotive journalists gathered to witness its debut was decidedly mixed.
Not sure I would say falls flat
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The first Mustang, introduced at the NY Worlds Fair on April 17, 1964, actually got a mixed reaction from journalists too. We all know how it turned out.

Journalists praised the first Chevrolet Vega to the skies. The Vega featured Teflon coated cylinder walls. We all know what happened to that POS.

The Vega soon became the poster child for all that was wrong with Detroit.
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I don't know...I kind of like it.

Seems like it's going to fit in where the defunct Freestar and Windstar left off. Minivans sell, and so do crossovers, and this seems to be in between the two.

Just think...if you're in the market for a minivan, or a family vehicle. You have to choose between the Fugly chevy "sport-vans", the Dodge Caravan that'll last a whole thousand miles before breaking down, a few import minivans, and this.

I think it's a great idea!
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If you want one a those fugly Chevy minivans (it looks like it was born on its nose), y'all better hurry up and get one now. They are going bye-bye very soon. And few will mourn their passing.
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making a replica of a scion or element, in an economy that is thriving for imports is not smart. even if it looked better it still would be hard to sell over the competition.
im not a ford hater just frustrated at things like this.

have ya all seen the new escape???? that looks surprisingly good, never liked it before but i do now. that design combined with some sort of flex would have been way better than what they came out with.
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The target market is the minivan-driving public, not the sporty sedan crowd.

With that in mind, if I had a choice between driving the Ford Flex and driving a minivan (any brand), I'd take the Flex in a heartbeat, thank you.
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The Flex is ugly. Someone said bring back the Escort, and not make it cost alot. They are right.
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With that in mind, if I had a choice between driving the Ford Flex and driving a minivan (any brand), I'd take the Flex in a heartbeat, thank you.
not that many want to drive a mini van and not that many will want to drive the flex either, so hopefully we only wont have only those to options in the future
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If I was going to buy something ugly lke that, I rather have another new Aerostar
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The more I think about it, the more I think there might actually be a market for this. I certainly see enough PT Cruisers, Mini's, and Scions around. Somebody's got to like that style enough to buy 'em. Personally I think they're all goofy little clown cars that belong in the circus, but hey, if Ford can sell some of these things, more power to 'em. More comic relief for me when I see one on the road!
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the flex is what a vehicle would look like if a land rover mated with a mini cooper...
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