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#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.
#136 of 165 Re: Hard-to-read speedometer [thegraduate]
Aug 21, 2008 (2:27 pm)
That's the problem! When the lights go on (automatic) at twilight, the illumination of the speedometer changes a black-on-white display to a light green-on-white one which has no contrast. The only way to read the speedometer is to either turn the display intensity way down or way up, and even that does not work all the time. This seems to me to be a safety issue!
#137 of 165 Re: Hard-to-read speedometer [sjbrody]
Aug 21, 2008 (2:47 pm)
Never noticed that at all. Seems like turning the display intensity up would work.
#138 of 165 Re: Hard-to-read speedometer [akirby]
Aug 22, 2008 (2:00 pm)
Our display is as bright as it can get. For 2008 they put brushed aluminum looking guage faces on the Limited model which was a change for the 2007 SEL+ models.
It really is very hard to read until it gets darker.
#139 of 165 Re: Hard-to-read speedometer [hardhawk]
Aug 23, 2008 (6:54 am)
I see what you mean - noticed it last night. Most of my dusk driving is in traffic so I'm not usually checking the speedo anyway - just following traffic.
#140 of 165 illegible instruments
Aug 23, 2008 (8:12 am)
Strangely, the Fusion has the same instrument cluster by all appearances, but with legible faces. I drove one for a month and had no problems reading the numbers. My dealer, however, says the clusters are not interchangeable. Makes sense from a gearing/readout point of view. Maybe the Edge instruments were designed by the same guy who, about 50 years ago, put an 11-hole egg tray on the door on my Frigidaire (GM) refrigerator. Go figure.
#141 of 165 Took short test drive, will look at again later
Aug 25, 2008 (11:56 am)
I took a very short 'around the block' test drive in one of these last week. I'm not seriously car shopping yet - not until next year, but I know I want/need something in this category of vehicles. I'd be interested in hearing from people who have had them long enough to have had to drive one in bad weather --- like snow and ice type bad weather. I live in PA, which can have REALLY bad winters, so bad weather driving is a big consideration for my next vehicle.
My impressions from my very quick test drive were pretty favorable. I thought the seats were very comfy, mostly liked the interior and where things were located. The ride was very smooth, though I never had the chance to drive it more than around a residential area and that's not much of a test. I will be interested to actually take one out on the highway.
My worst impression was the "salesman." He didn't explain anything about the car, didn't even TRY to convince me to buy it. I had to be the one to stand there and prompt him with questions. I sure won't go back to that dealership - geez! What an idiot.