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Ford Edge, SUV
#126 of 165 Re: X-plan buyers [mtnman1]
Mar 21, 2008 (8:11 am)
Sounds like the Outlook is a better "fit" for your family. Since I have more height in legs than torso my head does not hit the roof in the back seat of the Edge. That's why it is SO important for people who are looking at vehicles to really try them out, because you can discover a lot of issues you didn't notice upon the first look. I fly up to Chicago every year for the car show and spend an entire day there getting in and out of lots of vehicles. It is truly amazing what I can and cannot fit into. A Huyndai Azera fits great and I have to pry myself into the back seat of a 5 series BMW, an E-Class Mercedes, and any Audi sedan smaller than the 8. The good old Ford Taurus has one of the largest back seat areas of any car out there. I grew up with large sedans and recall with fondness the vast room in my parent's Imperial LeBarons and Cadillac Fleetwoods. Many of today's full size sedans are a joke space wise compared to those cars. Our family business still has my parent's 1989 Cadillac FWD Fleetwood and we use it for a spare car and to put short business trip miles on it. I am always amazed at how much room that car has in it yet still gets 26+ MPG on the road even with a V8. Of course, on the other hand is my 1974 Cadillac Eldorado convertible that sucks gas down like there is no tomorrow! Don't drive that one much, but it is sure fun when we do get it out. No headroom issues in it.
#127 of 165 Re: X-plan buyers [mtnman1]
Mar 21, 2008 (8:51 pm)
I work for a company that qulaifies me for both the X-Plan and the GM Supplier price.
I looked long and hard at the following 3:
2) Mazda MX-9
I settled on the Edge and got my 08 AWD Limited a week ago.
I found that a comparably equiped GM or MX-9 to be about $3-4K higher than the Edge. Part of the reason for this is that GM is not offering any meaningful incentives. I got 2.9% for 48 months from Ford. (same offered on the Mazda)
Also, I decided I really didn't need the 3rd row seat so ruled out the MX-9
Finally, I ruled out the Acadia/Enclave/Outlook after reading the Edmunds forum on this site and discovering a scary number of engine and transmission issues with the GM crossovers.
I suggest you carefully review the forum on this site for the GM's before making any decision.
#128 of 165 We have customers telling us
Mar 22, 2008 (8:36 am)
lease prices on Acadias are over $200 higher then leases on Edges
#129 of 165 Re: X-plan buyers [saudi_prince]
Mar 25, 2008 (2:21 pm)
If you look, the posts concerning the Transmission issues are on the first year of the model. They had some kinks to iron out with the Transmission that was just a Software issue. Nothing serious. I know the Edge is priced lower, in fact I've been considering a lease for the first time. The Internet Salesman with Ford just called me yesterday morning and told me that he would lease me a Limited w/Roof, Sirius, Cargo Tray, and power liftgate 12,000 miles/year first months lease and some other thing for $443 per month. The Outlook is a lot more car and is like comparing apples to oranges. The Edge is a great vehicle. The Outlook I'm looking at has second row captains chairs, remote vehicle start, heated windshield washer fluid, Ultrasonic rear parking assist, power liftgate, 8 way power drivers seat with memory, auto dimming outside rearview mirror, power folding outside rearview mirrors, 4 way power passenger seat with power lumbar, Leather seats, heated 3 level front seats, Skylight sunroof, steering wheel mounted audio controls all in the XR trim which comes loaded with many standard features such as Auto matic climate control, etc. All this for $3000 down will get me a 12K miles per year lease at $461 per month. It is a bit more, but to me for the amount of car your getting and the superior ride is well worth it in my opinion. I know the Edge limited comes loaded with a lot of these same features. I don't want to turn this into a debate about which vehicle is better. Both vehicles are outstanding and show how the ingenuity of the American Car makers continues to close the gap between them and the Japanese. Both these cars are better than the others in their class as far as styling goes. So many of the Japanese vehicles put me to sleep such as the Pilot. The Highlander finally got a long over due re-styling. The 2007 and earlier were perfect to put an insomniac into a deep blissful sleep.
#130 of 165 Re: X-plan buyers [mtnman1]
Mar 31, 2008 (7:28 pm)
You mentioned a transmission software issue. I've complained to my dealer a couple of times about my Edge downshifting from 6th to 4th skipping 5th completely. They checked it, both road test and computer check, and said nothing was wrong. They also said they have heard nothing from Ford. A friend says his does the same thing. Could this be related to the software issue?
#131 of 165 Re: X-plan buyers [markan]
Apr 01, 2008 (4:16 pm)
I was talking about an issue with the 2007 Saturn Outlook, so I don't actually know whether the Edge could have the same problem. I'm no mechanic, so your guess is as good as mine. Try this website that is run by the government to see if there have been any technical bulletins put out for your situation. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/tsb/tsbsearch.cfm
#132 of 165 2008 Edge Limited Questions
May 02, 2008 (8:02 pm)
We just got our new Limited Creme AWD and love it. The 20" inch chrome wheels look pretty neat, even for an old geezer like me The seats are what sold me.
The one we bought just happened to have the hitch option. I never really looked at the hitch until today. What in the world would you pull with a 1" receiver? I didn't know they made such a thing. My F250 does all of our pulling (I restore antique tractors), but I'm not sure if I will ever have a use for the Edge hitch.
Does anyone have the camel interior with the black dash who is located in a warm part of the country? Have you noticed the black dash making the interior even hotter?
Not to get too personal, but does anyone have a bra on their Edge? I'd like to put one on but am not sure how one would fit, or look.
Mileage... I traded my 2007 Escape Hybrid in on the Edge. I have a bad back and someday will need surgery. The seats in the Escape were the worst seats I have ever had. I had hoped I could get used to the concrete-like feel, but that never happened. The Edge seats are what sold me. I am getting about 23mpg (90% highway) on the Edge after 1500 miles. What can I expect to get when I get to 10,000 miles?
Like others I am dissapointed in the cargo cover Ford offers. The Escape had a 'real' one, as did my Jeep. Does anyone know if an after-market one is available?
#133 of 165 Hard-to-read speedometer
Aug 21, 2008 (8:06 am)
Has anyone else noticed that at twilight, just as the automatic headlights go on, the speedometer becomes very hard to read? There is no contrast between the speedometer numbers and the dial background in our new '08 AWD Limited for a short time until it gets dark.
#134 of 165 Re: Hard-to-read speedometer [sjbrody]
Aug 21, 2008 (1:36 pm)
Our '08 FWD Limited is the same way.
#135 of 165 Re: Hard-to-read speedometer [sjbrody]
Aug 21, 2008 (1:53 pm)
I suppose you could simply turn the lights on... not that that is any excuse.