I own a 2008 Taurus X ( basically an older model Flex), a 2005 xB (It's styling doppelganger ), and have the rest of the Ford SUV fleet spread throughout the family. Now that that's established, here is the thing: These CARS are easy to drive, and have lots of space for what they are. The problem with the Flex is that they are expensive. Hideously expensive. If you get the cool one, it's $50k. And that kind of paper money will get you something other than a wagon version of a police car.