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What made you choose your Edge?

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#61 OFFLINE   Keithj


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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:12 PM

We have owned almost every make out there. Many foreign and GM products in the past, and Ford more recently. No complaints with our Fords. In 2004 we bought a new Maxima. Initially, I liked the car, but soon discovered many quality flaws, and didn't keep that car long. So we went back to Ford. Last month we bought our new Edge + with Vista roof, Nav, and everything else available. Love this car! It looks sharp, catches attention, and gets plenty of compliments. Also, performance and handling are great, and love the interior!

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#62 OFFLINE   bulldog


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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:27 PM

LOOKS!!!! it is extremely sexy to look at, and i thought my wife would look Hot in it. (she does) after driving it i decided it felt very sporty (they should make it even more sporty though) and needs more power down low/mid. i'll stop now that i'm nitpicking.

#63 OFFLINE   rreid66


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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:07 PM

Why did we choose the Edge?

We take delivery of our 2008 Ford Edge Limited AWD tomorrow (Monday) morning. We had noticed the Edge in TV ads, in Consumer Reports, in the car mags, but we first tested the Buick Enclave, Honda CR-V and Fit, and gave a good look at the Toyota Prius. These cars were impressive in their own right, yet my wife kept looking at the MKX and the Edge. Our 2003 Buick Rendezvous was drawing fast toward 100,000 miles in less than five years. I think we could have gone to 150,000 miles, but we're both retired and wanted a new car.

We drove a 1972 Dodge Dart some 130,000, two Dodge Caravans to well over 125,000, and a Chevrolet Citation to over 100,000 (liked the concept, detested the car). We enjoyed a nice 1988 Honda Civic Wagon as well.

We bought a new 1968 Mercury Cougar, but, although the styling was quite attractive, the poorly engineered seat backs really soured us (a single support with all the weight of the back concentrated at that one point--ridiculous engineering!). We are pleased today to return to Ford to buy the very well designed Edge. We think it will serve us well for quite a long time. The moonroof is magnificent and the 20-inch wheels with the vapor silver metallic color give the car an imposing and serious stance. Our grandkids will really enjoy the headrest DVD entertainment centers. We would have preferred a backup camera, but we may have it installed after the warranty has expired, if we still think it's needed. We were getting 23 mpg highway mileage in our similar sized Buick Rendezvous with its four-speed transmission and 3.4 engine. The six-speed with Ford's far more sophisticated 3.5 should allow us to get even better mileage.

There have been a few complaints from others in these forums about the premium sound system. They are probably valid, but for almost all males past puberty, high frequency notes beyond 12,000-14,000 Hz grow increasingly difficult to discern. Besides, we prefer our home audio system to that of any car. We will see if the Edge woofer offers sufficient bass.

After 42 years of marriage, I trust my wife's taste in cars. I agree with her that this Ford Edge is one of Ford's best.

Edited by rreid66, 24 August 2008 - 10:15 AM.



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Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:16 PM

We were looking to replace my wifes FWD van . She liked the color ,style ,ride and features . I liked the price (Ford D plan ) and performance . We had 3 people at my work wanting our old ride ,so it all came together this past Monday . Love the size and features even for just being an SE with a few added ons. Already have the fog lamp bezels and rear bumper pad. Looking to see if I'll use factory fogs and switch or add another switch with aftermarket lamps.

Edited by BLACK ICE, 27 September 2008 - 10:18 PM.

#65 OFFLINE   rmmpe


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Posted 04 October 2008 - 07:40 AM

We were looking for a 4-down towable AWD vehicle that was roomy, fuel eficient and responsive. The Edge satisfied all these requirements and I got a better than fair deal on a certified 2007 Edge and trade-in on our 2004 Navigator.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:19 PM

We were looking for a car that would fit 4 people comfortably, tow 2 jetskis, and keep my wife happy. Her old car was a Mustang convertable. She loved the openess when the top was down for driving. The BAMR the Edge has gave her that feeling enough to want one. For me I fit in the Edge much better than the mustang, plus it is eaiser to get in and out of.

Edited by billd, 28 October 2008 - 02:19 PM.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 07:55 PM

I bought the Edge because I like it's looks and versatility. I traded in my 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII for a 2007 Edge and it was the best thing I could have done for myself. I'm retired and I do alot of golfing. With the Edge I can transport 5 golfers with bags to local golf courses. No way could I do that with the Lincoln. Many people have commented on the good looks and versatillty of the Edge, especially when they see five golfers pile out of it. Two of my golfing buddies have the 2005 Lexsus 330 and haved remarked that they could have saved thousands if they waited for the Edge to come out. They drove my Edge and I have driven their 330's and between you and me there ain't alot of differance except window sticker. So if there are any golfers reading this post and you haven't made up your mind on vehicle yet, I suggest you strongly take a look a the Edge.

PS It's faster and just as quiet as my buddies 330's.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 07:55 AM

I bought the Edge because I like it's looks and versatility. I traded in my 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII for a 2007 Edge and it was the best thing I could have done for myself. I'm retired and I do alot of golfing. With the Edge I can transport 5 golfers with bags to local golf courses. No way could I do that with the Lincoln. Many people have commented on the good looks and versatillty of the Edge, especially when they see five golfers pile out of it. Two of my golfing buddies have the 2005 Lexsus 330 and haved remarked that they could have saved thousands if they waited for the Edge to come out. They drove my Edge and I have driven their 330's and between you and me there ain't alot of differance except window sticker. So if there are any golfers reading this post and you haven't made up your mind on vehicle yet, I suggest you strongly take a look a the Edge.

PS It's faster and just as quiet as my buddies 330's.

I do the same thing. I had a 2001 s-10 Chev Blazer and could haul 5 guys. So when I went to trade it on a new car
that was a feature I was looking for. Got a 2007 SEL+ and could't be happier with it. 13,000 miles without a single
problem so far. I counted 32 improvements/features this car has over the Blazer and it was an LT, not a cheapee. It
had all kinds of computer/sensor problems that finally drove me nuts.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 10:49 AM

For me, it had all the neat little gadget/comfort features - which I think really make a car in the end after you get past looks - I had wanted in my next car (but one) and it did it in what I consider to be a sleek, beautiful and smart looking design and body style.

I wanted things like (in no certain order):

1 - puddle lamps
2 - big moon roof
3 - built in navi
4 - built in Sirius
5 - fold flat rear storage (so I could sleep)
6 - parking assist
7 - trip stats computer
8 - auto climate controls
9 - Sync
10 - decent sound system

as I said, the only thing it did not have that I wanted, as I am into gadgets, was a rear-view camera... but as we now know, I do have that also thanks to the one I installed :)

#70 OFFLINE   Black and White

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 12:39 AM

I had a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring model, fully loaded, I took the Edge Limited out on a test drive on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. the Edge is much more quieter than the Honda, ride was very nice, leather quality was better, larger sun roof, nice and wide, lots of room in the back seat, and was easier to park. I'm just not a van guy, the Honda had a lot of issues and most were not fixed the first time and some not fixed at all (windshield still had wind noise after three attempts at fixing), gas mileage in the city was terrible, mind you the Edge isn't great either. Love the style of the Edge, I also have a 02 Mustang GT and now maybe the turn signal won't be as annoying to me, Ford has theirs a little higher than others.
I only have 1500 km on the Edge but, love the style the room in the back, the ease of folding the back seats, and there is quite a bit of room once you fold the seats. Hopefully it will not require a lot of repairs and will be trouble free, but my last two vehicles were Japanese and they were in the shop for repairs, the Nissan Maxima, had tons of work done and boy was I glad I took the extended warranty. I had over $7000 of work done on the extended warranty, and then there are the warranty maintenance visits, Nissan was outrageous, between $300 and $600 a visit other than the oil change visit, Honda $100 for oil change and tire rotation, A1 service reminder.
I prepaid my Edge maintenance for 3 years and it was $899, everything covered including brake pad, wipers and light bulbs, how can you beat that.
So far so good, comfortable and enjoy driving it.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:49 PM

The Edge/MKX siblings are the logical evolution of the Honda CRV. I do see some needed improvements in the Edge/MKX siblings, but they can be overlooked for now. I love the shape and style of both enough to get one (I haven't decided which one tho) over my 15 year loyalty to Honda. I could almost get one of each fully loaded if I bought 2007 models of either instead of getting a fully loaded 2010 MKX! Hmmm :party2: One for work and one for play?

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:36 PM

It was an easy decision. Wasn't really looking for a crossover, but I fell in love with the styling. The 22 inch wheels and body kit give it that custom look that I always look for in a vehicle. I have always leaned more towards buying American also, and Fords usually are my fav. The thing that pushed me over the Edge(LOL!) was the 0 percent APR for 60 month.

Now that I have it, we love it and zero regrets!

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 06:01 AM

I always liked the Ford Edge and was contemplating to buy it in 2008 when the cost here in Dubai for SEL AWD was USD $34,000. The budget was too steep for me at that time.
Due to the world economic crisis Ford Middle East have cut prices over 30% on the full Ford vehicle line up. I finally bought the 2009 Ford edge last week. Got the brand new SEL AWD for USD$27,000/- This price was inclusive with Free 1 year registration and comprehensive insurance. Also I get a 3 year 60K Kms free maintenance on spare parts and service and a 5 yr/ 120K Kms power train warranty. (Bumper to Bumper). They also gave the car with a full 20% tint from 3M. The competition does not offer half of this.
The very popular Nissan Murano which is Edge direct competitor retails at USD $42,000 in Dubai for the base model. Donít see the justification in the murano costing nearly USD$15,000 more. The Ford looks one of the best Crossover on the road. Bold and aggressive looks. Has superb safety features and roomy quite cabin. The sync system is very impressive.
Ford entered the middle east market only in the early 90's so it presence is not so strong as the Japanese, German & GM automobiles. But for its price and quality I suggest anyone to take a look into Edge. A lot of my friends are thinking of the Edge now after seeing mine. I love my purchase

Edited by Jumeirah, 20 August 2009 - 06:06 AM.

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:06 AM

I'm not the type of guy that runs through cars, in fact the last car I bought myself was a 2000 Explorer in 1999. My wife has a 2005 Subaru Forester and its a great little car, but we have a 2 year old and are trying for #2. I wanted something safer and it needed to be bigger than the Forester. I also wanted a crossover style vechile for the better gas economy. Since I have personally only ever owned Fords, the Edge fit the bill nicely.

I bought a fully loaded, blazing silver 2009 Limited and haven't regretted it one bit. The looks, safety rating, gas mileage, and size made it the easy choice.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:57 PM

We bought it in September 2009 when we were trying to find a new car to replace our 265k miles Cadillac Deville. The Edge has similar horse power and weight with the Deville. It's also roomy and good looking. My wife likes the vista roof and the big window. I also like Ford's quality. At that time, I knew Ford has better quality than Toyota.

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 08:13 AM

Why did I buy an Edge?

1. I've owned a long series of Fords, and have never had any significant quality problems of any kind.
2. Smooth ride.
3. Comfortable seats.
4. Mileage is almost as good as the last sedan I owned, and superior to prior SUVs.
5. Powerful engine.
6. Lots of back seat leg room.
7. AWD is great in snow and rain.
8. I drive a lot, and I feel very safe with the AWD, ABS,side air bags, etc.
9. Handling feels very car-like to me, but with an SUVs ride-height.
10. Was sold on the sporty looks the first time I saw one.
11. Kids think its cool.
12. Can play my MP-3 player through the stereo.
12. "Blazing Copper" is my favorite color of all time.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 07:21 PM


Some of the reasons we purchased an Edge?

1. Styling-love the look
2. Space-lots of room for cargo, and a great cargo package
3. Power on demand-but extremely quiet, esp. highway cruising
4. Comfort, whether as driver or passenger
5. Sync
6. Conveniences like power tailgate, rear seat release, partially reclining rear seat, sunroof
7. Ease of entry/exit, esp. for my wife as she has some mobility problems
8. Excellent dealership reputation
9. 0% financing for 60 months
7. $1000 discount because of Costco membership.
8. Ford 'Recylce Your Ride' program, which gave us more money for our used car than we could ever have sold it for.
9. Test drove the Toyota Venza-Edge came out ahead for us.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 04:07 PM

Hi everyone..

We, Edge enthusiasts, know why we bought and like our vehicle...

So I thought, in response to all the reviews and critics, we could state why we bought our Edge and what makes the Edge stand apart from its competitors.

It appears that actual owners are far more enthusiastic about the Edge than the car critics - here is your chance to state why you love your Edge and what made you choose it over its rivals.

We all know the Edge aint perfect - so tell us why you love the Edge.

Thanks all.. looking forward to reading all the replies...

PS - If you are a car critic reading this - take special note of the replies!!!

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 11:10 AM

I bought a low miles 2009 Edge SEL this week after 3 months of research and test driving.

I wanted a roomy crossover, and originally I wanted to get a Chevy Equinox or a GMC Terrain.

First issue - those GM vehicles are underpowered in 4 cylinder form. I waited months and none of my dealers got a 6-cylinder in because the demand was high for the 4.

On closer look, I wasn't sure I liked the front end styling of the Equinox, or the fake bulges of the side of the Terrain. They were also pretty narrow for a mid-sized crossover.

I didn't like the nose of the Murano, and I was really horrified at the interior build quality of the Toyota Venza. Had the Venza been nicer inside, I might have bought one of those although the steering was very loose.

Currently (July 2010), none of the GM dealers were dealing on the Equinox or Terrain. In fact, they added "market adjustment" padding to their prices, so a 4-cylinder mid-level car was listing for $26k but they were asking $29k. On paper, a 6 cylinder would be $30, but realistically $33k.

Venzas - they were willing to deal, but the interior quality and the still unresolved issue of Toyota electric steering bothered me. Corporately, I had issues with how they were handling their recalls.

Edge - scored very well in JDPowers for reliability, but it was a price class above the Equinox/Terrain, so didn't really consider it.

So what got me to buy my car... 2011 Ford Edge! As we get closer to the release date of that vehicle, all the current Edge's on the Ford lots were being heavily discounted.

My 2009 SEL was $32k new. They asked $26k 3 months ago. They dropped to $23k this month. And I made my deal this week for $20k - add leather.

So I got my 6-cylinder crossover with modern styling, the BAMR that just amazes me at night, love the reclining back seat, for a lot less than the GM offerings which seemed a little narrow as well.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 08:39 PM

In 2008 I bought a Saturn Sky Redline - VERY cool car! But, while I didn't regret that decision, my husband did. We live in an area with ALOT of pickups & SUVs and he worried about my safety pretty much all of the time so after 2 years he finally talked me into going bigger & safer. On 7/16 I took the plunge and bought a 2010 Edge - Platinum Metallic, THE ROOF, leather, heated seats, chrome wheels; pretty much everything except Nav which I don't need...I can read a map...or pull it up on my iPhone...LOL. While I've not had it for long, I LOVE it! First, it's beautiful, LOTS of personality, ride is great, it's nimble, peppy, comfortable, great sound system and air conditioner...I could go on & on about it. Anyone who has driven/owned this vehicle & does not love it either needs their head examined or is under the false impression that there is some 'perfect ride' out there. A couple of vehicles ago I had a very low mileage Benz CLK430 and had all kinds of problems with it...apparently the Germans need to get their electrical components in America. Anyway, the Edge is top of the heap in crossovers!! :rockon:

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