TTAC Breaks Ford Flex Press Embargo. And Then Not.

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
ttac breaks ford flex press embargo and then not

TTAC's general policy on press embargoes: no. RF believes that any media outlet that agrees to keep their mouth shut on behalf of a manufacturer is colluding with that manufacturer against the consumer's best interest. And yet, this morning, that's exactly what I did. I signed a piece of paper at the press launch for Ford Flex crossover– without reading the fine print. Which committed me to hanging fire until mid-June. And so I must honor that agreement. (For this I went to law school?) I have re-written my previous post to exclude any and all driving impressions gleaned during the Flex launch. The full review will appear as Ford desires: on June 12. I apologize without reservation to Ford for violating our agreement, and to any of my colleagues who may feel aggrieved by TTAC's "premature" post.

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  • Robert Farago Robert Farago on May 20, 2008


    does anyone else think it looks like a mini clubman?

    Me. And I think a MAXI MINI is an excellent idea, too. But the third row rear headroom could be a real deal killer.

    I suppose it they lifted the Flex’ lid another couple of inches, the mpgs would have gone down. Seems like another example where the mpg-minded marketing boys called the shots (Honda’s overly raked windscreens are another example).

  • Eh_political Eh_political on May 20, 2008

    I managed to read the post, it was a teaser at best, I doubt it violated the agreement. Of greater importance, it sounds like Ford has a winner. Let's hope so.

  • Umterp85 Umterp85 on May 20, 2008

    Robert---as far as 3rd row headroom---how bad are we talking ? Can kids travel back there ? Are we talking anyone over 5' 5" need not apply ?

  • GS650G GS650G on May 20, 2008
    We’ve got to put Mercury on our list. I can't wait to see Jill Wagner in that Mercury. Best part is they run the ads at 11:30, sweet dreams indeed.