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      04-28-2008, 08:40 AM   #1
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New Ford Flex has same body roll strength as BMW 335i

I was doing some reading on Edmunds Inside Line this morning and ran across this in a new review on the Ford Flex.

"And we're not yet sure what to make of the company's claim that the Flex has the same amount of body roll as a BMW 335i. It's clear that the company is presenting the Flex as a response to the image of the wallowing minivan. We'll wait until we actually get to drive one to make any remarks on that front."

Full Review: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=125899



It's always funny reading about other vehicles that try oh so hard to make a connection to the formidable BMW 3-series, or any BMW for the matter.
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I'll bet it has more cup holders
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      04-28-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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How original looking.

A Ford Scion eh?
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Looks like the illegitimate child of a Range Rover Sport and a Scion xB....
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Wow I bet the design team spent months on that one.
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I'll bet it took them years to style, and that's why Ford stock is $8.
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I was doing some reading on Edmunds Inside Line this morning and ran across this in a new review on the Ford Flex.

"And we're not yet sure what to make of the company's claim that the Flex has the same amount of body roll as a BMW 335i. It's clear that the company is presenting the Flex as a response to the image of the wallowing minivan. We'll wait until we actually get to drive one to make any remarks on that front."

Full Review: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=125899



It's always funny reading about other vehicles that try oh so hard to make a connection to the formidable BMW 3-series, or any BMW for the matter.
This thing is just a straight out copy of a Range Rover.
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My god that thing is hideous. That makes the X6 look gorgeous after all!

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Wow I bet the design team spent months on that one.
Yeah, no kidding. It looks like they took a rectangle block to shape the design in, took a chisel to one end, popped it once to make the hood and windshield and said "THERE, THAT'S PERFECT!"
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      04-28-2008, 02:27 PM   #12
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Bland, derivative, and trying too hard imo.
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Is that WITH sport package or without?
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      04-28-2008, 06:47 PM   #14
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Hah, I like the look of the car. It's by no means sexy, but it is a simple, direct shape. It looks nice in person to me. Of course, I like the look of my '98 Crown Victoria...
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This thing is just a straight out copy of a Range Rover.
they do own range rover don't they
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      04-28-2008, 09:58 PM   #16
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they do own range rover don't they

Not anymore - Tata bought that and Jaguar a couple weeks back.
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Range rover = Glorified Ford Explorer

The hot soccer mom don't seem to think so though
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Range rover = Glorified Ford Explorer

The hot soccer mom don't seem to think so though
If you are talking about the sport, I agree it is more for the soccer moms. Its 390hp will smoke the Explorer though.

Disagree on the other Range Rover. I have seen Rovers on trails that an Explorer would not have a chance on. They have some awesome off road technology.
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