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Are you happy with Edge? Would you buy Edge again?


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Poll: Are you happy with Edge? Would you buy Edge again? (79 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you happy with Edge? Would you buy Edge again?

  1. Yes (62 votes [78.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.48%

  2. No (15 votes [18.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.99%

  3. I had to buy different trim level (2 votes [2.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.53%

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#1 OFFLINE   t0lkman

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:01 PM

Are you happy with Edge? Would you buy Edge again?

 

Just wondering how are happy Edge owners, and how many of you regret

 

 









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#2 OFFLINE   Redbow

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:12 AM

Kind of sounds like a funny question for an EDGE FORUM.

 

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#3 OFFLINE   TheWizard

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:33 AM

Kind of sounds like a funny question for an EDGE FORUM.

 

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Maybe not.  Lots of times I've seen people join a forum just to complain about something that went wrong with their vehicle.  In my case, I liked the '13 Edge initially but after about 18 months of ownership I got to the point where I just didn't want it anymore.  My wife's opinion was even stronger - by the time we got rid of it, she absolutely hated it.  Much of that was due to a variety of issues that weren't quite enough for lemon law replacement but there were things we grew to dislike in the design as well.



#4 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 08:47 AM

Actually it probably is a good place but you need to be able to take both the happy owners and unhappy owners with a grain of salt.  Just like online product reviews or movie reviews.

 

Why they're happy or unhappy is more important than the percentages.



#5 OFFLINE   Chipster

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:55 PM

Yes, so far so good, but it is brand new...



#6 OFFLINE   Bingo

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:54 AM

I should be happy with the Edge.  I have a 2010 Limited which I bought used (about 15 months old with just under 20,000 miles) with every possible feature. It rides well, great for passengers on trips with lots of leg and head room and comfortable seats, has a great radio/sound/navigation system and, to date, has been very reliable.  It is perfect for a soccer mom or hockey dad both as a kid transporter and a road trip to grandma's vehicle.  But, as a driver's vehicle of a daily commuter it is a big disappointment.  The vehicle itself is too tall and the driver's seat is too upright even with height/recline adjustments.  It is also too wide and the short, very sharply sloped nose makes it very difficult to tell where the right front corner is.  Even with five years of driving experience I still feel uncomfortable about adequate clearance in traffic with cars on my right and have hesitancy making a left hand turn into a parking space because I don't know if I am going to hit the car to the right as I turn in.  Power is good with the V6 but at a price with really poor mileage.  Barely 22 mpg on the interstate and maybe 18 mpg in town.  And if you want to haul anything 6 feet long or more, such as a kayak, landscaping timbers, sheets of plywood (all of which I have tried to carry in my Edge), this is definitely the wrong vehicle.  For such a big vehicle, it has a surprisingly short cargo bay even with the rear seats folded down.  And the rear seats don't fold flat which further limits carrying long objects.  This would be okay if I had rails and could roof load my stuff, but the Edge I bought has the BAMR and is not equipped with roof rails.  As I found out after purchase Ford won't even sell them to me after market because of the BAMR even though people on this forum say it can be done.  All in all the Edge has given good service for what it is designed to do.  My wife really likes riding in it but she won't drive it (she thinks it's too big for her to drive).  I don't mind driving it on road trips but hate driving it as my daily commuter which I have to do since I can't afford to have one car for daily use and another in the garage just for road trips.  I will never buy another Edge but if Ford ever decides to import the Ford Mondeo Estate Wagon from Europe I will jump on that in a heartbeat. 



#7 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:11 AM

A wagon lover is never going to like a CUV for the reasons you mentioned.  Completely different preferences.



#8 OFFLINE   DRbillZ

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:51 AM

This thing is downright small! Well, OK, our other vehicle is the Excursion...

#9 OFFLINE   mjonis

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 12:37 PM

I should be happy with the Edge.  I have a 2010 Limited which I bought used (about 15 months old with just under 20,000 miles) with every possible feature. It rides well, great for passengers on trips with lots of leg and head room and comfortable seats, has a great radio/sound/navigation system and, to date, has been very reliable.  It is perfect for a soccer mom or hockey dad both as a kid transporter and a road trip to grandma's vehicle.  But, as a driver's vehicle of a daily commuter it is a big disappointment.  The vehicle itself is too tall and the driver's seat is too upright even with height/recline adjustments.  It is also too wide and the short, very sharply sloped nose makes it very difficult to tell where the right front corner is.  Even with five years of driving experience I still feel uncomfortable about adequate clearance in traffic with cars on my right and have hesitancy making a left hand turn into a parking space because I don't know if I am going to hit the car to the right as I turn in.  Power is good with the V6 but at a price with really poor mileage.  Barely 22 mpg on the interstate and maybe 18 mpg in town.  And if you want to haul anything 6 feet long or more, such as a kayak, landscaping timbers, sheets of plywood (all of which I have tried to carry in my Edge), this is definitely the wrong vehicle.  For such a big vehicle, it has a surprisingly short cargo bay even with the rear seats folded down.  And the rear seats don't fold flat which further limits carrying long objects.  This would be okay if I had rails and could roof load my stuff, but the Edge I bought has the BAMR and is not equipped with roof rails.  As I found out after purchase Ford won't even sell them to me after market because of the BAMR even though people on this forum say it can be done.  All in all the Edge has given good service for what it is designed to do.  My wife really likes riding in it but she won't drive it (she thinks it's too big for her to drive).  I don't mind driving it on road trips but hate driving it as my daily commuter which I have to do since I can't afford to have one car for daily use and another in the garage just for road trips.  I will never buy another Edge but if Ford ever decides to import the Ford Mondeo Estate Wagon from Europe I will jump on that in a heartbeat. 

 

Good to know.  I haven't looked in detail yet, but does the front passenger seat fold "forward"?

About one of the only redeeming qualities of my 2005 POS Chevy Equinox, is that the passenger front seat fold completely flat (forward).  I can easily fit 6' and 8' items on the right side (depend on how wide they are).



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 12:49 PM

 

Good to know.  I haven't looked in detail yet, but does the front passenger seat fold "forward"?

About one of the only redeeming qualities of my 2005 POS Chevy Equinox, is that the passenger front seat fold completely flat (forward).  I can easily fit 6' and 8' items on the right side (depend on how wide they are).

 

Our 2008 Edge did fold flat and it was great.   I don't believe the newer ones fold flat.



#11 OFFLINE   Bingo

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 01:13 PM

The front passenger seat of my 2010 does fold forward to a pretty much horizontal surface but there is still a lot of variance up and down from the cargo bay over the folded down rear seat to the folded down front seat.  If you have a long object that is brittle or potentially fragile it might crack where it is not supported in the middle.



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:48 PM

I've only had my 16 edge for 2 weeks and I already regret purchasing it. The vehicle runs very smooth and no problems yet but wish I had a larger vehicle now. I feel quite cramped in it(I do have 2 kids in car seats though) My mpg is good so far at about 23.5 mix of city/hwy however I feel I'm having to fill up quite frequently. I am also having a hard time getting used the sync 3 and all the technology but i am used to driving older vehicles. My previously vehicles were a 2008 grand Cherokee(which i loved) and a 2009 escape(basically was a lemon). I think a crossover is just not my thing and i'm just now realizing that unfortunately. Although the edge is a beautiful vehicle I can't see myself owning it for a long time.

#13 OFFLINE   t0lkman

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:15 PM

@Cadolid

 

   Sounds like you regret in  decision you made with having a crossover, and not in the Edge itself :)



#14 OFFLINE   DRbillZ

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 09:53 PM

The only way you're going to get something larger is to go to an Expedition, Tahoe, Suburban, etc.
Explorer second row is more cramped.

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#15 OFFLINE   Cadolid

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 09:53 PM

@Cadolid
 
   Sounds like you regret in  decision you made with having a crossover, and not in the Edge itself :)



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:05 PM

Yup you hit the nail on the head. Not trying to knock the edge by no means. Just don't think its right for me. I was debating between a new grand Cherokee or edge for several months and took several test drives.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:01 PM

Maybe not.  Lots of times I've seen people join a forum just to complain about something that went wrong with their vehicle.  In my case, I liked the '13 Edge initially but after about 18 months of ownership I got to the point where I just didn't want it anymore.  My wife's opinion was even stronger - by the time we got rid of it, she absolutely hated it.  Much of that was due to a variety of issues that weren't quite enough for lemon law replacement but there were things we grew to dislike in the design as well.


Same feeling here. My 13 SEL has been in the shop for non scheduled repairs more in 3 years than my Honda CR-V was in 15 years. Bought the Edge primarily because I liked the look. And be honest, who wouldn't think a test drive in a brand new vehicle would be better than a 97 Honda. Should have test drove a few more options I guess. Wouldn't buy another.

#18 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 08:31 AM

Yup you hit the nail on the head. Not trying to knock the edge by no means. Just don't think its right for me. I was debating between a new grand Cherokee or edge for several months and took several test drives.

 

A JGC is not any larger than the Edge.



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Posted 27 May 2016 - 08:47 AM

My 2013 Edge SE had 53K when I purchased it a year ago, now it has 56K.  Only problem I've had is a low battery from lack of use.  I really like it and it gets good mileage, 21/23 in town 25/27 on the highway.  Before my wife passed last September.  We would take long drives through the country, just because she enjoyed them so much.  Since then I purchased another toy.  That I've spent the last three months getting back up to my standards.  I now drive it whenever I can.  Here are some pictures.Attached File  DSC00087.JPG   164.36KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSC00088.JPG   141.33KB   0 downloadsAttached File  DSC00066.JPG   103.87KB   1 downloads

 

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#20 OFFLINE   winboy

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 07:16 PM

I love my 2014 Edge, great smooth ride and I love the style. It is the perfect vehicle for me and I'm planning on keeping it for a long time. However when it is time for me to trade it in, I will never buy the second gen Edge 2015, to me the style is just downright ugly and boring looking and looks like any other suv I see on the road.






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