Ford Keeps Upping the Cash on Leftover Flexes

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
ford keeps upping the cash on leftover flexes

Back before we had standards and practices barring tainted food from store shelves, there was a colossal stretch of history when you could buy discounted meat that was well past its best-buy date. The older the cheaper.

These days, those kinds of discounts really only apply to inedible items — like cars. But you don’t have to suffer any of the ramifications of eating thrice-cooked, spoiled meats when you get a car that the manufacturer decides is no longer fit for human consumption.

The Ford Flex is a model most of the folks who write for this site don’t hate. A rare breed. However, this month marks the beginning of the model’s long dirt nap. As usual, that means it’s time for heavy discounts; Ford has already been going ham trying to clear out old-stock Flexes. The deal continues to be sweetened.

For November, Ford says it’s willing to lop off as much as $6,000 — a grand more than the company offered last month. There are catches, however. While you can probably find a sweet deal anywhere in the country, the biggest discounts only apply to customers making purchases of Limited models ($40,530 MSRP) in and around the following areas: New York City, Detroit, Miami and Los Angeles.

It’s also not universal between them, with the hottest deals residing in the Motor City. Some of the incentives similarly specify that you buy a Ford Flex with all-wheel drive. There’s plenty of fine print but, if you can take advantage of any of it (and actually wanted a versatile, retro-inspired family hauler), there’s money waiting for you on the table.

According to Ford Authority, delivery must be assumed from an authorized Ford dealer’s stock by January 2nd or else the deal is no longer valid.

[Images: Ford Motor Co.]

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  • Mjg82 Mjg82 on Nov 19, 2019

    I haven't seen the deals up here in Canada yet, been watching. I needed production to last one more year so I could comfortably buy one new. Been running the numbers now that inventory is thinning out and can't quite justify it. I'd go used but most of them seem to be former rentals.

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    • Mjg82 Mjg82 on Nov 22, 2019

      @MoDo The Durango is definitely on my radar, but honestly I'd probably go Pacifica before Durango. Pacifica and Flex have been my top two contenders for a while now. Whatever I get it's replacing an Optima Turbo and Roadmaster Estate, and for me the Flex tugs at the heartstrings in a way the Roadmaster does.

  • Vulpine Vulpine on Nov 20, 2019

    The problem with the Flex all along has been its high price, NOT its appearance. I've liked it from the beginning but was never willing to pay anywhere near the asking price. Even taking its size into account, it should have been priced at least $7k below listed MSRP.

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    • JimZ JimZ on Nov 21, 2019

      @MiataReallyIsTheAnswer "I agree, a twin turbo decently equipped version at 30-35 Grand would be rather compelling." this, from the same crowd which relentlessly whines when car companies exit unprofitable segments. "Look how many 1990 LS400s got sold due to a great value proposition………." yes, and it's very well known that Toyota bought their way into that market segment.

  • JMII I drove a Dakota Quad Cab 4.7l for 20 years waiting for a replacement... well sorry Dodge/RAM but its too late - I bought a Santa Cruz and so far its been perfect as a replacement.
  • Bfisch81 Try and find a bedside clock radio with AM anymore - they are getting harder to find.
  • JMII I can't remember the last time I tuned into AM. College football games would be the only reason. I have XM so that covers 99% of my listening. If I didn't have AM I would just stream from the my phone.
  • Wolfwagen Living near NYC there are plenty of AM radio stations.While on only listen to 1 or 2 religiously, I have 5 stations present because they all do the traffic at different times. Even though I use Waze, it's good to get an idea of what is going on (i.e., what the delays are at all the Hudson river crossings), especially when coming home from a trip. I know Sirus/XM has a traffic station for all their major metropolitan areas and used it when I had XM in addition to my 5 AM presets
  • Drnoose Probably just cutting conservative talk radio off at the knees. They can’t beat it, so kill it one way of the other.