Ford Flex press drives are underway, with 180 media personalities logging time behind the wheel last week in New York. Here are some of the comments from some of our toughest critics…
- John McElroy, Autoline Detroit – “There’s a very solid feel to the car and man, it is quiet. Given that this is an AWD, the ride is very impressive. Good steering with excellent response.
- Ken Pantone, ecityofstyle – “You have a winner on your hands. All over this city, people are looking at Flex…doormen, fashionistas, you name it. It’s great to see Ford get its due.”
- John Davis, Motor Week – “There aren’t many vehicles that truly stand out as something new and different, but Flex does. I think it will strengthen your brand; you’ve never had a vehicle like it.”
- Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press – “I love the proportion. I had thought it would be bulky and ponderous, but I am really impressed with the way you have handled the size. Most of us thought the show car would never translate, but it has. This is one of only four or five of the most important cars this year, and I have been looking forward to driving – and it has not let me down.”
- Jim Henry, AutoWeek – “I’m very impressed by Flex for highway cruising. It has a very comfortable ride and a roomy interior. Overall a very quiet vehicle as well, which is impressive.”
- Jean Jennings, Automobile Magazine – “I love the car. This is the best car Ford has ever made.”
Ford is helping thousands of customers save time and keep their hands clean at the fuel pump.
The Easy Fuel™ capless fuel-filler system is a Ford-exclusive feature that uses an integrated spring-loaded flapper door to eliminate the need for a fuel tank screw cap. That means no more fumbling to remove and tighten the cap and less fuel odor on customers’ hands or gloves when they’re at the pump.
The 2009 Ford Flex adds another industry-first claim to growing list of why buys: It’s the world’s first trouser- and dress-friendly vehicle.
The Flex team engineered into Ford’s newest crossover a concealed rocker panel, the structural component at the bottom of the door aperture. (more…)
The Empire Days parade this year was a tonne of fun!! Shawn (Zigster the Trickster) did a great job organizing all of us drivers, kids, and Cruiser Crew into professional parade participants!!
Shawn was juggling and making balloon animals while running beside the Ford F350 Cruiser, the Cruiser Team was handing out Candy and Goodies, Mitch was following behind in a nice black Mustang.
We also had more mustangs throughout the parade, several transporting our City Council, one with the Ambassador Program, and one was with the Shriners (I believe they may have the title of Parade Pros).
Even after a day of heat and sun, we all seem to have successfully averted any sort of sun burn-while having a tonne of fun!
Ford of Canada has partnered with the Terry Fox Foundation to restore the 1980 Ford Econoline van used by Terry Fox for his 1980 Marathon of Hope.
In 1980, Ford of Canada was one of the first companies to show its support for Terry Fox with the donation of a 1980 Ford Econoline van. The vehicle enabled Terry to travel across the country to raise awareness of and to collect donations for cancer research.