So good we now own two!!
February 2, 2019
We have been the proud owners of a 2011 Flex SEL FWD for 5 years, making the final payment this month. We have put over 100,000 miles on it ourselves. (135,000 total on vehicle.) The car, which Ford calls a truck, has been almost totally trouble free, needing only a rear wheel bearing, and two sets of tires, the first set lasting almost 85,000 miles.
We wanted one with the full width middle (2nd)row seats, and All Wheel Drive, but the wife was not giving up "her" Flex, so I had to buy "my own" when one having the features we wanted came available. Mine is a 2014 Limited.
We love the roominess, sportscar like handling, excellent gas mileage, (both cars get the posted average,) and the positive comments we receive whenever someone rides in them. My father-in-law liked it so much, he bought one. It is very comfortable, and we often take long trips, with long periods between stops, with no complaints about discomfort, regardless of seating location. Legroom is more than adequate, as three of our usual passengers are in the 6ft tall range. The only comfort problem we have found is sleeping overnight in the car. The front seats are hard to get comfortable in for more than a few hours. So, on our long trips, we usually only spend one night in the car, usually the last night when nearing home. When driving, we usually go for 12-14 hours before stopping for the night.
Ford plans on dropping the Flex after 2020. Strange, as it is actually their #1 customer satisfaction vehicle. And it is sold almost completely by word of mouth in the US. Almost no advertising.
We love our 2 Flexes.