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October 19, 2009


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Ford's Edsel in 1959 is not the only flop that Ford has weathered. What about the Freestyle and the Flex? I am no auto critic or industry writer by any stretch. However, any vehicle whose nameplate is around for only a couple of years should define a "flop" for a manufacturer, especially with the huge commitments that must be made for tooling and stamping out new lines. I don't think we've been seeing too many of these two on the road, have we? Maybe it's just me (to quote Mitch Albom), but the Flex is downright ugly with its hearse impression and the Freestyle seems to have failed in trying to create its own new niche. Meanwhile, the Escape and Explorer continue to do well. Stick to your knitting, people!

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