Papa Roach Guitarist Jerry Horton, loves all his cars, but in different ways. The family car is the 2009 Ford Flex and this purchase was another vote to support the American economy and another domestic automaker.
"We wanted to buy American. That part of it is important to us," he says. "They been making really good stuff lately. I have to give it to them. I've never been a fan. I obviously have an affinity for nice cars and right now we have kids. They just happen to make a really good car."
But that doesn't mean Horton isn't eyeing an Audi down the road. "Don't get me wrong; someday I would love to have an Audi A8," he says. "For me, they have the best design. The BMWs are a little funky. Mercedes -- their new designs, I don't really dig. Audi -- everybody says they're boring and understated. But for me, they're doing really good things. I would love to have one of those. My wife says it's sort of an old people car to be driving around in one of those. To me they're beautiful cars."
There is only one criticism he has about his Ford Flex. "The thing that bugs me about it is that's underpowered," he says. "Of course now they have the turbo, but I had to be that guy that picks it when it first comes out. So I missed the turbo. It's a normal V-6."
He would have preferred a black interior, but this is more his wife's car, and she chose beige. They both looked at many cars, but the Flex won out because of its unique styling.
"It's not a normal SUV. To me it just feels like a tall wagon," he says. "There are a couple of other companies that have cars like it now, but it was sort of the first to go that way. I just like the style of it. The interior was nice and it actually drives really, really nice for a family car. It's obviously not supposed to be sporty, but it doesn't feel as big as it is."
They used to own an Infiniti M35 sedan, but he need a larger car to accommodate a new dog. "I've always wanted a big dog, so we got the big family car so that we could take the dog around. I loved that car, too. I was sad to see that car go."
Horton also has a few other vehicles in his garage. To find out what they are, read the full story at MotorTrend.com!