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Hip-Hop Star Nelly Shows Customized 2009 Ford Flex at SEMA
Hip-Hop Star Nelly Shows Customized 2009 Ford Flex at SEMA

Wow, Ford is really pulling out all the stops in attempts to sell station wagons crossovers to a whole new set of playas. In a cleverly eponymous marketing move, Ford had already partnered with DJ/producer Funkmaster Flex on--you guessed it--a Ford Flex. Flex's buddy Nelly saw the new Ford vehicle...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer spy shots
2011 Ford Explorer: Spy Shots

Earlier this year, Ford showed a concept car that predicted how its next Explorer would look--softer, a little smaller, and definitely car-based. Now the first spy shots of the 2011 Ford Explorer are floating around--and it looks more certain than ever that the Explorer is ditching its truck roots...Read More»

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iPhone Tapped to Bolster 2009 Ford Flex Sales

Hoping to ride the wave of massive popularity enjoyed by Apple's iPhone, Ford is pumping up its 2009 Flex crossover with a new iPhone application, reports the Detroit Free Press. Called Flex Photo Lab, the app allows users to alter photos on the iPhone or learn more information about Ford's 2009...Read More»

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Survivor Detroit: Will Anyone Make It?

Just when we thought the grim times in Detroit couldn't darken, Thursday happened. GM and Ford stocks fell to dramatic, swooning lows right along with the Dow, freefalling into the 8,600 range for the first time in five years. GM shares are sitting at levels not seen since the Korean War. Ford is...Read More»

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Ford Flex, Mazda CX-9 Earn Consumer Reports' Accolades

In a test that included 17 mid-size SUVs, Consumer Reports placed the new Ford Flex in fourth place and the upgraded Mazda CX-9 in fifth. On the other hand, the redesigned Honda Pilot fell to 11th place, surpassed by the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, Hyundai Veracruz, Buick Enclave, and Ford Taurus X...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex "Woody" Package
Got Wood? The 2009 Ford Flex Does

You waited long enough for the 2009 Ford Flex--and now you want that authentic Country Squire look without having to resort to shelf paper, scissors and a keen eye for straight edges. No need to worry--an aftermarket company's all set to Woody-fy your Flex and make it into something we all...Read More»

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It's a Safe News Day: 2009 Ford Flex Gets 5 Stars

As Ford folks predicted behind the scenes earlier this year, the vacuum-inspired 2009 Ford Flex has earned five-star frontal- and side-impact ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Flex also gets a four-star rating for rollover resistance from the NHTSA. Ford...Read More»

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The Ford Soap Opera--No, Not That One

The favorite soap opera at Ford isn't the company's ongoing troubles with Mercury, or plummeting truck sales--no, these days it seems to be the travails of Cecilia Marquez. Marquez is the heroine of the Spanish-language, online soap opera called Amores de Luna. It's the story of a woman who seems...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex
2009 Ford Flex: So What's the Verdict?

A few weeks ago, I told you about the 2009 Ford Flex in depth from a first drive in New York City--but held off on some details at Ford's request while the dead-tree media world caught up to speed. Now that Ford's embargo on driving impressions has expired, it's time to talk about how the Flex...Read More»

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Be a Contrarian--Buy an SUV

Since I wrote a book on HUMMER four years ago, I've always harbored the notion of actually owning one. I don't really have a use for it other than vanity, and might put only 5,000 miles on it a year. At $50,000, though, the H2's been totally out of reach. But now might be the time to buy one...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex
Ford Flex: Prepare to Be Entertained

Next week, you'll read a bunch of reviews of the 2009 Ford Flex, once the embargo of June 12 for driving impressions expires. (Of course, here at TheCarConnection.com you can already get the story on the Flex's styling, comfort and quality, safety and features. I had to post it early--my dad keeps...Read More»

Ford Says Quality Second to None

The quality of Ford's cars and trucks equals that of Toyota and Honda -- that's the conclusion of a new report Ford is trumpeting today. The study -- the first quarter 2008 U.S. Global Quality Research System (GQRS) report -- was performed by RDA Group of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and measured the...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex Takes The Car Connection for a Ride

Last year at the New York auto show, we brought you a full preview for the new 2009 Flex. And as Ford preps for the media launch of the Flex this summer, before putting them into showrooms in the fall, they offered us the chance to get a "first ride" in the big crossover during the New York auto...Read More»

Ford Flex Getting Funkmaster Touch?

One thing you’d never expect from the competition is a performance minivan, but Ford expects to give some kick to Flex, TheCarConnection.com has learned. Look for a special edition version launching around the end of 2008 and developed by Ford’s hip-hop partner, Funkmaster Flex. Expect...Read More»

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Ford Flex Replacing Minivan in NY

The Dow Jones newswires reports that Ford’s new crossover vehicle, loosely based on the Fairlane concept from the 2005 Detroit show, will be shown in production-ready form at next month’s New York auto show. The Flex, Dow Jones says, is a larger crossover that Ford will use to effectively...Read More»

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