Ford "borrows" more than a design theme from Mini:
Raising the roof (price)
Automotive News | March 10, 2008 - 12:01 am EST
Taking a page from the Mini Cooper playbook, Ford will let buyers of the Flex crossover choose the color of their vehicle's roof when it goes on sale this summer. With its long, flat roof and slab sides, the Flex looks as if it could be a beefy distant cousin of the Mini.
On the $18,700 Mini Cooper, there's no charge for the roof color choice of black, white or body color. Buyers of the $28,995 Flex can choose a roof in body color, white or silver — but those who pick white or silver will be relieved of the burden of carrying $395 in their wallets.