Hey Everyone. A family friend is selling a 2007 Edge with 198,000 miles and I'm wondering if it would be worth it to buy. I know there are a few posts on here about high-mileage Edges, however, I don't know if this is common or not, and don't want to spend the money just to have to get a new car in a few months.
To be specific, it is an SEL, V6, navigation, DVD, etc. I believe it is only 2WD, but I'll know more in the next few days. I currently am driving a 2008 Pontiac G6 with 148,000 miles on it, and I've been thinking for a while now about getting an SUV so I have more room for the family and because often I find myself needing more space than my trunk allows.
I'm fairly handy, and do all my own oil changes, brakes, and many parts replacements, so it won't be the end of the world if I need to replace a water pump or tie rod. I'm more worried about the engine and/or transmission. How reliable are they, and are there any common early signs of failure specific to the Edge?
Thanks for the all feedback ahead of time.