Last post on Jul 31, 2009 at 4:44 AM
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Ford Edge, SUV
#100 of 165 Re: I want to like this CUV...... [baggs32]
Feb 18, 2008 (2:52 pm)
I flew up to Chicago last week for the Auto Show. They had the 2009 Edge Sport. It looked very nice on the outside. Could not get into it as it was on an elevated display stand. The exterior bits are available now from Ford accessories for those who want to put the lower cladding on to cover the current black. I lover the new blue color as well. It was very sharp.
#101 of 165 Re: I want to like this CUV...... [hardhawk]
Feb 18, 2008 (6:45 pm)
The exterior bits are available now from Ford accessories for those who want to put the lower cladding on to cover the current black.
Correct. However I'm betting they will be much cheaper from the factory.
#102 of 165 Re: I want to like this CUV...... [baggs32]
Feb 20, 2008 (4:44 am)
No doubt. And already painted to match and installed!
Mar 02, 2008 (6:20 pm)
I am interested in an 08 Ford Edge as my next vehicle.
I am curious why the side roof rails are not available with the vista panoramic roof.
Is it a weight issue, or does it have to do with the opening and closing of the roof?
Going skiing and putting skis on top of the ski rack is a major reason why I'm interested in an AWD crossover and it seems silly to me that Ford would create such a design incompatibility.
I'm 6'3" and have always found that a moon roof takes away just enough inches to make me not fit in a car so I'm ok with not getting the vista roof.
#104 of 165 Re: X-plan buyers [mtnman1]
Mar 02, 2008 (6:32 pm)
You may also be eligible for a similar supplier discount with GM.
I sat in the back of the Acadia with captains seats and it seemed quite roomy (I'm 6'3"). I too considered the Acadia but I'm leaning to the Edge for the following reasons:
1) Comparably equipped Acadia is much pricier (event though it has the 3rd row)
2) I was scared by the quality issues regarding the Acadia discussed on the Acadia forum
3) Lack of meaningful incentives by GM (paltry $500 cash back)
If your son's 15 won't he be driving soon? Maybe it's time to consider getting him his own set of wheels so he won't have to sit in the backseat anymore ?
#105 of 165 Re: Roof Rails [saudi_prince]
Mar 03, 2008 (10:04 am)
You can't have the side rails because of the Vista Roof. Won't work.
#106 of 165 Re: X-plan buyers [saudi_prince]
Mar 03, 2008 (4:45 pm)
My Son will be by law allowed to drive, but I don't plan on really letting him drive much before he's 17. I plan on giving him my '03 Sonata at the end of the next School year. Also, he will have to pay for insurance, gas, and maintenance himself which will require a job. He is a Varsity letter man in two sports, so I don't know how he is going to be able to work much plus be able to maintain his GPA of 4.175. It still won't address the times we travel together on trips to Pittsburgh or to Myrtle Beach. I do get a discount through my employer for GM as well, but I've pretty much decided to keep our Mountaineer a few more years. That is if the price of filling the thing up so often doesn't bankrupt me first.
#107 of 165 Re: X-plan buyers [mtnman1]
Mar 10, 2008 (11:01 am)
My folks couldn't wait for me to turn 16 and get my license. They paid my gas and insurance so I could keep my grades up (through high school, graduated #1 of 156 and got a scholarship worth much more than the gas and insurance they paid those two years), and drive to all the band practices without them having to haul me around.
Of course, I've never abused the priveledge, either. No tickets (never even been pulled over for a violation), and I've never been at fault in the accidents I've been involved in (rear-ended twice, clipped once, and run into a guardrail).
#108 of 165 Edge - Ride, Passing Power
Mar 10, 2008 (11:06 am)
I'm looking for input on a couple of things, and welcome it all.
First off, my parents are doing the shopping. They have a Civic, and want a second, bigger vehicle for highway trips. Their priorities are:
Comfort - Smooth Ride, Roomy and Comfortable Seating
Power - This vehicle will be the trip car, used at 70 + MPH and they want plenty of oomph for passing, although they don't have a problem with the Civic (140hp) in this regard they'd like more.
Price - Lux features for under $28k.
Any thoughts on how the ride of the Edge is compared to others in the class? Compared to other sedans? I have an Accord; I'd assume Edge rides smoother than that? I'd LOVE input from people who have both a sedan and an Edge on the noticeable driving differences (besides size).
I'd also love to hear from people who compared the Edge to a Taurus or Taurus X (my folks are really interested in the Taurus Sedan as well).
Thanks for any input!
#109 of 165 Re: Edge - Ride, Passing Power [thegraduate]
Mar 11, 2008 (6:25 am)
We bought an 07 Edge after comparing it against all major competitors. We also looked at a Freestyle, now called Taurus X, but preferred the style of the Edge. In response to your questions: Comfort - Most comfortable vehicle we have owned, great seats, smooth ride, plenty of room. Power - Excellent performance, plenty of power in all types of driving, the 3.5 engine and 6 speed are a great combination. Price - You should be able to find what you want in your price range unless you want to load it up.
All in all we love our Edge. It is without a doubt the best vehicle we have owned and it's fun to drive.