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    So, now that they have been out for a couple of years, I was wondering what people thought of the Ford Flex. I see very few of them on the road and don't know of any limousine service that utilizes a Flex as a fleet vehicle. I know it was pressed on us pretty hard. Did anyone purchase one of these for a fleet vehicle? If so, how has it worked out for you?

    Personally, I don't see the use of these vehicles while SUVs and LTCs are still available. And I get the feeling that the Ford Transit Connect is going to yield the same results. Both the Flex and the TransCon are unattractive vehicles and don't think they will ever be a success in our industry.

    Now...discuss...I would love to know people's thoughts and opinions.
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    Hey, I still have a dream of one day when I get past the lawsuits that I can start a new car service business.

    Going to call it "Ugly Car Service"

    They're new, but they sure are ugly.

    And I'll pull in close to what TC's are getting in my neighborhood.
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    There is a company in Baltimore that has a few. I know they were in service during the Inauguration.

    Ford uses nice leather for the seats, but there is very little legroom in the second row and the third row is not suitable for adults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASAP View Post
    There is a company in Baltimore that has a few. I know they were in service during the Inauguration.

    Ford uses nice leather for the seats, but there is very little legroom in the second row and the third row is not suitable for adults.
    Nice to be in a area with that flexiblity (speaking of FLEX). Today was once again frustrated with a caller who needed transport for 3 + luggage + a motorized scooter. Told her that I could take them to Tampa AP in the minivan but I couldn't pick them up because Tampa does not allow the use of minivans.

    So I guess she settled on driving the POV & parking it.
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    Has anybody seen a limousine version of one yet, or is it still to new?
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    I like them... but I also HAD to own a Scion xB when they came out. I like ugly cars.

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    We are going to by a MKT when they hit the showroom floor. I think they will be a good cross between and TC and an SUV. I am told there will be a livery version.

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    I would get a r class before this.
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    Add the Pontiac Aztek to the ugly car list
    I want to die while asleep like my grandfather,
    not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.

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    Put the Aztek at the top of the list. A local car reporter in Dallas said that if you buy an Aztek, you should only buy Black. That way at night people won't be able to tell just how ugly it really is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Randolph View Post
    We are going to by a MKT when they hit the showroom floor. I think they will be a good cross between and TC and an SUV. I am told there will be a livery version.
    Saw one in the flesh last week. IMO, looks like a PT Cruiser on steroids, only with the godawful new Lincoln front end.

    If I were in the market for this kind of station wagon, I think an R-class diesel would be more value for money in the long run. (assuming that diesel retains its same price relation to regular gas)

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