The End of Ford in America

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  • Published: 03 November 2019
  • The End of Ford in America, DIY and car review with Scotty Kilmer. Ford Flex review. Ford is ending their small SUV the Ford Flex, is this the beginning of the end of Ford in America? Is this the end of Ford in the United States? The future of Ford car manufacturing. Should I buy a Ford? The truth about Ford cars and SUVs. Ford car and truck failures. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 52 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   3 weeks back

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    • Dirty Harry
      Dirty Harry  2 weeks back

      Celicagt1zz @ if your in NE usa, they turned into rust buckets and therefore fail inspections

    • GREG
      GREG  2 weeks back

      scotty should i get a acura or Lexus after im done with my 2013 corolla

    • Celicagt1zz
      Celicagt1zz  2 weeks back

      The 05 Sieana is a steal at 4k if it is awd, yeah the fwd's may sell for less, but 160k on the v6 awd is a good deal at least up here in snow land and hard to find

    • Max Powers
      Max Powers  2 weeks back

      Hey Scotty, what do you think of the grand cherokee srt? Would you buy one?

    • Dirty Harry
      Dirty Harry  3 weeks back

      Well I guess ford spending almost a billion to refurb an engine plant and other US plants doesnt count. Trolling on Scotty part once again.

  • hushjoker666
    hushjoker666  5 days back

    Scotty the 2018 Yaris was the last Yaris made by Toyota the Yaris ia was the Mazda in 2019 the Yaris ia became the only Yaris which is the Mazda but you have to be specific 2018 Yaris and under if it doesn't have the ia badge next to it your getting the real Toyota made Yaris.

    • none
      none  1 weeks back

      Its actually from a product designers point of view a beautifully executed design unlike your head scotty. Many Muricans love the Toyota bB or xB and this thing is actually even more balanced and able.

      • Mowgli Baloo
        Mowgli Baloo  1 weeks back

        I love the Ford flex. I think that customers preferred the explorer as it was higher off the ground and most people prefer the aggressive styling. Flex is really comfortable and great for people with children or that need a lot of room. Large families are in decline so I can see how more people would likely go for rav 4, crv or escape sized vehicles.

        • blaine pond
          blaine pond  1 weeks back

          I always liked them for their interior features but I never liked the fact that it was an SUV on low profile tires and they never offered any sort of V8 for it

          • George Row
            George Row  1 weeks back

            See you are still swatting flys. Not worth watching with you flailing your arms around

            • Trans/Am Lovr
              Trans/Am Lovr  2 weeks back

              More doom and gloom. Lmao

              • T J
                T J  2 weeks back

                I thought the only way a Flex would look cool is with big tires, so I put a Flex body on a 79 Bronco chassis with 44” tires. It looks so much cooler now.

                • gary cotham
                  gary cotham  2 weeks back

                  I was just wondering would this man be able to speak if his hands were tied behind his back ?

                  • Richard Lannister
                    Richard Lannister  2 weeks back

                    Sawed

                    • Mc007Queen
                      Mc007Queen  2 weeks back

                      Well Scotty Kilmer won't say it , I will ... the Ford Flex is not an SUV Scotty explain to me how that is a SUV ... Ford has lied to everyone

                      • Tom Lusty
                        Tom Lusty  2 weeks back

                        I heard that Flex had trouble with transmissions, and it's a $6500 repair bill when out of warranty.

                        • DANIEL mota
                          DANIEL mota  2 weeks back

                          how much is my 06 chevy Aveo worth? I need $5.00 to buy some tylenol it been nothing but a pain hahahaha

                          • ShinoSkylineGTS
                            ShinoSkylineGTS  2 weeks back

                            Newer volkseagen jettas are electronical nightmares

                            • Phone Backup
                              Phone Backup  2 weeks back

                              Buy the Jeep if it's got the 4 litre six in it, it will run way longer than any Toyota because it's a Chrysler product.

                              • Coyote112 12
                                Coyote112 12  2 weeks back

                                Even if money weren’t an issue I’d never buy an Audi. Closest dealer is 100 miles away, many mechanics won’t work on them, the batteries are huge and a special order, the battery is a royal pain to remove. Girlfriend has an S5 sitting in the driveway with a special order battery that won’t hold a charge. JUNK.

                                • HaShomer ShelTorah
                                  HaShomer ShelTorah  2 weeks back

                                  I like the Flex, it is the only Ford that I like! Scotty won't give a good review on anything unless it's a Toyota.

                                  • Radek Woj
                                    Radek Woj  2 weeks back

                                    Whats wrong with mazda?

                                    • Sky79
                                      Sky79  2 weeks back

                                      Is it really too much to ask for Ford to start making the Lincoln Continental again? Not the one your dad drove kids, an updated one from 1968-
                                      The four door convertible with rear suicide doors now that was a car.

                                      • James Bruce
                                        James Bruce  2 weeks back

                                        Ah yes...Sushi From Mississauga Ontario ...she was a great gal.. ;-)

                                        • Kenneth Williams
                                          Kenneth Williams  2 weeks back

                                          I actually want a flex, They are just on par with what I want, fairly low to the ground(good for the dog), 3rd row seats(good for the the friends), folding seats, great for cargo, AWD (good for Maine winter's)

                                          • Jason D
                                            Jason D  2 weeks back

                                            LOSE THE SUNGLASSES!! YOU'RE INSIDE! I'm yelling because that's what this crazy old man Scotty does in all of his videos. Just his opinion and no facts.

                                            • steven pants
                                              steven pants  2 weeks back

                                              Ford only made two commercials for the flex during its whole life. Did not try to sell it . When I bought mine in 2017 the dealer told me that they were going to stop producing it because it competes directly with the Explorer . Awd , 7 pass, same motors, trans, etc. The dealerships I visited had 50 Explorers to 2 flex, The flex were optioned to the max with over 25 thousand in extras . Had to go to a different State to find one the way I wanted it. It is lower than the Explorer and easier to get in and out of for my Wife. Love it, could do better on Gas

                                              • Dark Fang
                                                Dark Fang  2 weeks back

                                                I owned a 1979 ford courier pick up. My best friend at the time owned a chevy luv pick up. My 1979 engine out of the courier lasted it's body and 2 Mazda b2000 bodies. My friends chevy was 4 wheel drive but my truck lasted longer due to all the swaps. His truck was cooler but damn my courier motor wouldn't die.

                                                • Dark Fang
                                                  Dark Fang  2 weeks back

                                                  This was in the mid to late 90s

                                              • Danny B
                                                Danny B  2 weeks back

                                                Scotty I have a 2002 Honda crv with 275,000 miles. I only change the oil on it. I got it 6 years ago with 140,000. What maintenance do you recommend? It's never given me problems.

                                                • Stephen Whited
                                                  Stephen Whited  2 weeks back

                                                  I bought the Ford Flex because it is about as close as you can get to a real old fashioned Station wagon. Ford couldn't call it a wagon because that is the kiss of death. When I fold all the seats down it is just like a station wagon, long flat load floor with straight sides so nothing gets in the way of the cargo like you would find on an SUV plus the load height is much lower making it easier to load. I just wish they would have brought back the 3 way rear tailgate. If you follow car history the Station wagon started out as a truck with a passenger compartment. It evolved to a car with a larger passenger compartment and cargo compartment then it went back to being truck based and they called it an SUV then it started getting car based again but instead of wagon it is a crossover. Crazy huh?

                                                  • car guy
                                                    car guy  2 weeks back

                                                    all audi's you say ?

                                                    • clive Lee
                                                      clive Lee  2 weeks back

                                                      BMW will take up the market share Ford is giving up, that will please you

                                                      • Roger Sheddy
                                                        Roger Sheddy  2 weeks back

                                                        5:25
                                                        I had a commercial grade toaster that even was the type that had a serial number on it.
                                                        I did a little tinkering and got it to work very well.
                                                        Just one problem.
                                                        The thermostat and the timer were not in sync.
                                                        It literally toasted the bread within seconds.
                                                        All you had to do then was to push the little handle up and you were good.
                                                        If it went before 5 Seconds you had a smoke signal.
                                                        I gave it to a very nice lady that I liked at a restaurant in the city of Williamsport Pennsylvania.
                                                        The day after I gave it to her she said to me, " you were right! You do have to watch your toast in that toaster!"
                                                        Still she liked the idea of toast in seconds so she kept it and used it...

                                                        • Protector K9
                                                          Protector K9  2 weeks back

                                                          Stop saying crown vic aka grand marquis is reliable. I had one, while engine was great everything else fell apart. 5 year of ownership I had already spent 3k on it. I got it with 45k miles and gave it to friend for free when it had 100k
                                                          I had replaced 3 fuel pumps on it and countless other parts

                                                          • 12voltvids
                                                            12voltvids  2 weeks back

                                                            The flex is one of the ugliest cars on the road. About as ugly as those horrid G wagons. Good riddance.

                                                            • Yonathan Gormezano
                                                              Yonathan Gormezano  2 weeks back

                                                              In Europe, you still have a full range of excellent Ford sedans: Ka, Fiesta, Focus, Mondeo, US-built Mustang and also a selection of SUV monstrosities. From what I gather, all are available with a manual shift.

                                                              • Jackson Pitcher
                                                                Jackson Pitcher  2 weeks back

                                                                I have a Flex limited. I call her the “Turbo Toaster”

                                                                • Gary Hager
                                                                  Gary Hager  2 weeks back

                                                                  Ford would have sold a lot more of the Flex if they actually spent more the $2 (two dollars!) a year to Market them!!!!

                                                                  • wolfman9999999
                                                                    wolfman9999999  2 weeks back

                                                                    Scotty has no clue about a thing called collectabiliby. The XJ Jeep Cherokee is considered one of the best ever made Jeep SUV's, especially with the 4.0 V6. It's a virtually bulletproof, unstoppable machine, and the off road crowd fights tooth and nail to find good examples. A low mileage clean one of $5k? That's a damn GOOD price.

                                                                    • Y M
                                                                      Y M  2 weeks back

                                                                      TRUMP: Scotty I'm in the market for an airplane...


                                                                      SCOTTY: Toyota or Honda. Stay away from Chrysler or GM!

                                                                      • Tom Mingus
                                                                        Tom Mingus  2 weeks back

                                                                        Yeah GM IS ALWAYS ON RECALL EVEN THE 2019 JUNK CHEVYS ULGY JUNK TRUCKS

                                                                    • Erik Stenberg
                                                                      Erik Stenberg  2 weeks back

                                                                      Ford Flex, ugliest car sold in America. Nissan Cube " hold my beer ".

                                                                      • M W S
                                                                        M W S  2 weeks back

                                                                        I always thought the Ford Flex was an interesting looking vehicle. My father owns a Honda Element which is similar in design to the Ford Flex and it's a very nice vehicle, although I think the Honda Element is a much more reliable vehicle.

                                                                        • Leighton Elliott
                                                                          Leighton Elliott  2 weeks back

                                                                          Ford Flex is/was a oversized Scion XB or Kia Soul.

                                                                          • Website guy
                                                                            Website guy  2 weeks back

                                                                            Mercedes used to say in their diesel manual to run 10 percent gasiline in cold weather. I ran waste vegetable oil in my truck with 10 percent gasiline for years soooo ....no.

                                                                            • Buff Barnaby
                                                                              Buff Barnaby  2 weeks back

                                                                              FORD💪

                                                                              • Blake Manon
                                                                                Blake Manon  2 weeks back

                                                                                Nobody:

                                                                                Scotty: the end of all cars in the world

                                                                                • Destin Fishing
                                                                                  Destin Fishing  2 weeks back

                                                                                  The 5.0 has went to crap going on my 3rd one in my 18 f150 with 19k on it getting about 9500 miles per engine

                                                                                  • Kevin Johnson
                                                                                    Kevin Johnson  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I have a 2009 Ford Flex, with 181,000 miles on it. I love it, its a great vehicle. I would buy another one. Worst thing is that Ford price themselves out of the market with it.

                                                                                    • Seed_drill
                                                                                      Seed_drill  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Flex sales trajectory sounds like The Pacer. Sold really well in '75 and decreased every year afterwards until AMC pulled the plug.

                                                                                      • Richie 93
                                                                                        Richie 93  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Yeah... I know! It sucks! The Ford Flex is so awesome! We have a 2013 Flex SEL! We got it for free when our relative got his 2019 Ford Flex limited!
                                                                                        It’s great for going on cross-country trips! Also, You can fold down the 2nd & 3rd

                                                                                        • jake111391
                                                                                          jake111391  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Race cars run lean.

                                                                                          No, no they dont

                                                                                          • chris carter
                                                                                            chris carter  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Would never by British cars especially Jaguar