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    Posted: 23 Jul 2009 at 9:32am
Can't find any video on it but it's on almost every commercial break.  It's a commercial for the Ford Flex, one of the ugliest cars ever produced in America.  According to the soccer mom on the commercial, "It's not a station wagon, it's not a minivan, it's not an SUV." Hmm...looks a whole lot like a station wagon to me.  Just add some wood paneling to the sides and you could take the Griswold's on vacation. 

Then she starts talking about how she gets a "thumbs up" from teenagers, "and when you get the thumbs up from teenagers you know you did something right!"  Please.

The real kicker, though, is the comment "This was way less than my Land Rover."  Really?  So you can get a basic Ford cheaper than a Land Rover?  No way!  My old Neon was cheaper than a Mercedes too but you don't see me going around using that fact to talk about how great my Neon was.

With this ad and the Howie Long smug asshole Chevy ads, combined with continuing to make ugly vehicles that nobody wants, it's no wonder American automakers are struggling.
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Originally posted by erod550 erod550 wrote:

Can't find any video on it but it's on almost every commercial break.  It's a commercial for the Ford Flex, one of the ugliest cars ever produced in America.  According to the soccer mom on the commercial, "It's not a station wagon, it's not a minivan, it's not an SUV." Hmm...looks a whole lot like a station wagon to me.  Just add some wood paneling to the sides and you could take the Griswold's on vacation. 
 
THAT was just perfect! I couldn't figure out what it was about that 'car'...you pegged it! 

Then she starts talking about how she gets a "thumbs up" from teenagers, "and when you get the thumbs up from teenagers you know you did something right!"  Please.
 
On rainy days, it is certain the kids think the Flex is a great improvement over walking and hitchhiking to soccer and for being chaperoned on dates. Thumbs Up!


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I actually like the styling of the Flex.  I do think that it's a "love it or hate it" look, but I give Ford credit for taking a chance with it.
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The thing is pretty square & boxy looking.
 
Looks basically like a mini van without the head room.
 
Pretty ugly, but not hideously so. I've seen worse.
 
 
I'd drive it if someone gave me one for free.
 
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The Honda Element is worse.
 
The Pontiac Aztec, however, was theeee worst.  Looked like something designed by Commies.
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

The Honda Element is worse.
 
I think that's what I was thinking of when I said "I've seen worse".
 
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

The Pontiac Aztec, however, was theeee worst.  Looked like something designed by Commies.
 
 
Doesn't look THAT bad.... a little "busy" around the front end, but the overall body style isn't so bad.
 
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

 
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

The Pontiac Aztec, however, was theeee worst.  Looked like something designed by Commies.
 
 
Doesn't look THAT bad.... a little "busy" around the front end, but the overall body style isn't so bad.
 
 
Well, OK then.  WackoLOL
 
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Seriously. I think if they did something with the front end it wouldn't look too bad.
 
Of course, that flaming yellow color isn't helping the one in the picture, either.
 
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Maybe it's the big butt on the Aztec.  I've never been fond of the wedge shape of some cars.  Never liked the TR7, either, for that matter.
 
And the front looks like they had two potential designs...and decided to use them both.
 
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Never was much of a TR7 fan myself.
 
I owned a TR6 for a couple of years, though.
 
I wish I could get another one.
 
LOVE those cars.
 
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Yeah...the TR6 was cool.
 
 
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Just a bad-ass looking little car.
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

The Honda Element is worse.
 
The Pontiac Aztec, however, was theeee worst.  Looked like something designed by Commies.
 
 
I beg to agree and disagree at the same time. The Aztec IS simply the UGLIEST thing to ever be manufactured; it wasn't Commies, though - it was a room full of seriously ADD-challenged designers that couldn't make up their mind on what they were supposed to come up with.
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No, ugliest car ever? The Chevy SSR. Thing looks like a bastard child of the beetle and a truck. UG-LY!
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Lately it seems the car companies are vying for the title "Ugliest Car in Creation".  What's the deal with fugly and boxy?  I thought cars of the future were supposed to be round and cute?  Scions are just an insult to my eyeballs but now this car gets my vote:

 
They don't even call it a car, now it's a "mobile device" Dead
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Haven't seen a single one of those on Wolf Island; only a few in The Falls.
Seems SOMEONE on our quiet island hit the friggin' lottery, though - I'm seeing an ABUNDANCE of the following floating around (they run about $250K, each - and I've seen at least SIX new ones around here...then again, Terrell Owens (whoopie doo! ANOTHER 'rich brat' - NO BRAINS, JUST 'GAME' - "lose it as quick as you got it"-type) just moved onto Wolf Island, DAMNIT!). I don't like materialistic show-offs.
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

The Honda Element is worse.
 
I think that's what I was thinking of when I said "I've seen worse".
 
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

The Pontiac Aztec, however, was theeee worst.  Looked like something designed by Commies.
 
 
Doesn't look THAT bad.... a little "busy" around the front end, but the overall body style isn't so bad.
 
 
That thing looks like a jigsaw puzzle put together wrong.
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Actually, I think the Flex looks like a bread truck with extra windows.
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

The thing is pretty square & boxy looking.
 
Looks basically like a mini van without the head room.
 
Pretty ugly, but not hideously so. I've seen worse.
 
 
I'd drive it if someone gave me one for free.
 


Yep, it's the rebirth of the station wagon.LOLLOLLOLLOL
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Originally posted by Craftychiq Craftychiq wrote:

Lately it seems the car companies are vying for the title "Ugliest Car in Creation".  What's the deal with fugly and boxy?  I thought cars of the future were supposed to be round and cute?  Scions are just an insult to my eyeballs but now this car gets my vote:

 
They don't even call it a car, now it's a "mobile device" Dead


Yes, if I was going to pick something to be the ugliest car on the road, the Cube would get my vote too.  WTF is up with the wraparound rear window.  Lack of symmetry does NOT make it look cooler.  The Aztec was pretty ugly too, more because of the rear end than the front end.


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Just saw the Flex commercial again and they cut out the part about her bragging about how much cheaper it was than her Land Rover.  Maybe they realized it was a stupid comparison and took it out.
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Originally posted by Cornholio Cornholio wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

The thing is pretty square & boxy looking.
 
Looks basically like a mini van without the head room.
 
Pretty ugly, but not hideously so. I've seen worse.
 
 
I'd drive it if someone gave me one for free.
 


Yep, it's the rebirth of the station wagon.LOLLOLLOLLOL
The rebirth of the station wagon? But I thought that was the unquestionably awesome Dodge Magnum!! LOL
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The Dodge Magnum is one pretty cool-looking wagon.
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Of all the American auto manufacturers, I'd say Dodge has (or had, for awhile) the coolest looking body designs of them all.
 
From what I see of the 2009 crop, they're starting to look like everthing else. Thumbs%20Down
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OK...this isn't a bad-looking car.  But when did Mercedes turn into Hondas?
 
 
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