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I have an idea for the Flex and Edge. It is to make Sport Tracs from them. Remember Ford started the SUT market. They could with these two blow open this new one. people looking to trade down there Explorer Sport Tracs could go to these for the gas mileage.:yup:

What do you think?
 

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I think the Sport track might be replaced by the new F100 and global ranger but not a bad idea
 

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Whatever happened to production version of the adrenaline? I thought it was the perfect sized utility vehicle, with IRS, AWD, V8, 4doors and that cool bed.

 

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I agree, Ausrutherford & especially like your idea of doing Both!--
IF it can be done profitably, of course
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maybe I could add on:
...maybe they could do a common backend/bed, to cut the engineering/increase economies of scale?
 

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I agree, Ausrutherford & especially like your idea of doing Both!--
IF it can be done profitably, of course
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maybe I could add on:
...maybe they could do a common backend/bed, to cut the engineering/increase economies of scale?
I doubt they could, the Flex is wider by about an inch. I did not like how the old F-150 and Super Duty had the same taillights.
 

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I think the Sport track might be replaced by the new F100 and global ranger but not a bad idea
I hope they dont. I have always liked the Explorer Sport Trac. I am not part of one nor do I have an Ex Sport Trac, but it has clubs around the US. Ford really started something that they should not let die, like the Bronco!!=makes me mad!
 

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Who are you envisioning the target market to be for a SUT based on the flex or edge?
People that looking for better gas mileage from a Explorer Sport Trac or people that just want to downsize from the F-150. People trading in there Avalaches would be a target as well. I believe that the Edge could sell 35000 and the Flex 25000, adding that to there normal sales.
 

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If anyone can photoshop, please post them. The Flex would be easy, I mean its a box.
I've seen a lot of these chops (or so it seems) even Fusion-based trucklets
but can only find this BON thread with one Flex-truck
and this FomocoNews thread with one Taurus-X-truck
^ disclaimer: they're attachments, so membership required to see them
sorry
 

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The problem is a unibody vehicle like Flex and Edge (or any unibody) is the fact that it requires a full body to maintain rigidity. The Honda Ridgeline made it work...........but you guys have seen that hideous thing! I like Hondas, so it's something for for me to think it's ugly. Plus in order to make an open bed, they had to brace the unibody (Honds calls it a frame).

I don't think it'd be that simple. And I doubt it would look that cool. But that's MHO.
 

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I've seen a lot of these chops (or so it seems) even Fusion-based trucklets
but can only find this BON thread with one Flex-truck
and this FomocoNews thread with one Taurus-X-truck
^ disclaimer: they're attachments, so membership required to see them
sorry
Could you copy and paste them on here. If you can thanks.
 
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