Last post on Jul 31, 2009 at 5:44 AM
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#156 of 165 Re: Hard-to-read speedometer [goatee]
Dec 21, 2008 (10:32 am)
I just had an Edge SEL as a rental the last couple of days in AZ. The speedometer is hard to read a night. I was seriously considering buying the car, but the glare from the speedometer needle against the silver background of the number dial makes it near impossible to read at night. It is so hard on the eyes. I was very happy to get back in the old Buick when I got home. It is a simple fix. Just paint sort of speak. This dash board is just too hard to live with. I can not buy this car with the Dash this way. Recommend that everyone test drive it at night before you put your hard earned money down. I am sure glad I did.
The Edge is very nice. I really like the handling and driving position. Good drive train. The 2 wheel drive is good on fuel for an SUV. I had a Highlander the week before in Philly. The Edge is a much better car. It has personality. The Highlander is like driving an appliance. The interior materials are better in the Highlander than the Edge but not so much so that one would not buy the Edge. I would like the outside temperature readout to be available in the lower trim models in the Edge for all of us the would like to know when the road freezes.
#157 of 165 Re: Hard-to-read speedometer [0to60in15mins]
Dec 21, 2008 (4:05 pm)
I have no problem reading the gauges at night but it can be difficult at twilight. It certainly wouldn't keep me from buying a vehicle I otherwise liked.
#158 of 165 Axle Seal/PTO Issues
Jan 17, 2009 (1:50 pm)
Have an 08 AWD LTD w/ 13k. Last weekend, smelled a burning small from car near my home. Got out, and car was smoking from underneath. Had puddle of red fluid under car next morning. It has been at the local dlr for a week now, and nobody can even tell me when they can expect a part, etc. Called Ford, same deal, but they are going to call me back on Tuesday (great customer service - not).
Anyone have any info on this situation or part availability? Thanks.
#159 of 165 Re: Axle Seal/PTO Issues [spike04]
Jan 17, 2009 (7:36 pm)
There is a new PTU unit that is supposed to fix the problem once and for all. There could be a temporary shortage of parts but others are getting theirs repaired so it shouldn't take too long. The good news is you should only have to get it repaired once.
#160 of 165 2008 Ford Edge - Still Happy?
Jul 27, 2009 (11:42 am)
With the 2010 Edge about to ship to my local dealerships, I'm hoping to pick up a 2008 for a steal "get it off the lot" price. There aren't many, but they do exist. I've test-driven Nissans, Toyotas and Mazdas, and the Edge is by far the best bang for the buck, IMHO. Anyone with a 2008 - are you still happy?
#161 of 165 Re: 2008 Ford Edge - Still Happy? [emjay1]
Jul 28, 2009 (6:59 am)
We bought our 2008 Edge in November, 2008 & really, really like it!! Handles great, has a great ride & lots of room. The middle seat in the back in not the greatest, but we don't use it that often. There's usually just the two of us, or us & our twin granddaughters who are still in booster seats & even with those 2 seats you can still get another butt in the middle of the back seat!! It has some fun options: power lift gate, power fold down rear seats;
I would definitely buy one again!!
#162 of 165 Re: 2008 Ford Edge - Still Happy? [coltsfan]
Jul 30, 2009 (7:42 am)
Thank you - great recommendation. Do you think the A/C is adequate? Altho - if you're a Colts fan, you may not live in a hot climate like here in Texas. I'm wanting one with the COOLED seats - oh, man!!
Also - I have read that the brakes are not as good as comparable crossovers from other manufacturers - have you had any braking issues?
#163 of 165 Re: 2008 Ford Edge - Still Happy? [emjay1]
Jul 30, 2009 (8:28 am)
We live in Atlanta where temps approach 100 with high humidity and we've never had a problem with cooling in the Edge. We've never had to turn it down below 72.
Braking on the 2007 models was a little long but that improved with the 08 models and Michelin tires. There is no brake problem on the 08 and later models.
#164 of 165 Re: 2008 Ford Edge - Still Happy? [akirby]
Jul 30, 2009 (5:39 pm)
What's coming down the line? When will the Edge be updated? I'm a bit disappointed that it appears Ford's new ecoboost only helps horsepower and not fuel economy. Considering this and the Highlander in a couple of years. Thanks.
#165 of 165 Re: 2008 Ford Edge - Still Happy? [berri]
Jul 31, 2009 (5:44 am)
The new Explorer debuts next year - built off of the D3 platform (Taurus, Flex). It is expected to have a 2.0L Ecoboost 4 cylinder engine. I would expect the Edge to get the same engine when it's redesigned - probably in 2 years.
When Ford started ecoboost development fuel economy wasn't a big issue, so they started with the V8 replacement (3.5L ecoboost).
And it most certainly does help fuel economy if you put it up against a similar V8 producing 350+ hp. I think the ecoboost MKS actually gets better FE than the 3.7L version. Of course I understand what you mean - you'd rather see a 2.0L ecoboost providing the same power as the 3.5L/3.7L but with better FE. It's coming.