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  1. Which shows how much you know. Just when I think I have seen the ultimate cretin, someone tops it. 😆
  2. That is the silliest thing I have ever heard The size of the engine has nothing to do with engine braking Give me a break
  3. David, I could not agree more. Whoever engineered any vehicle with the inability to hold it in a low gear on a steep decline has never driven the mountains. It is a safety issue. I need to contact NHTSA. Also, anyone who thinks they can rely on their brakes and not engine braking is either an idiot or had never driven in serious mountain driving. I have been over nearly every paved mountain road in Colorado and some are a piece of cake and some are serious. I didn’t say scary, I said serious. (To a flatlander, they are all serious)
  4. It isn’t an engine braking issue or holding the car back with manual shifters wouldn’t work either. It is the inability to hold the transmission in a lower gear and hold it there. I drove an Edge at a dealership with the paddles and it held the car back just fine. I haven’t looked at all the automatics out there in 2019, but have driven several which have traditional manual lower gear configurations.
  5. It should be similar but it is not. The s mode won’t hold you back much at all.
  6. My wife purchased her 2019 Edge FWD and her mind was set, so I basically went along for the ride since it was her car. However, I feel sheepish that I didn’t research the car better for when we drive mountain roads in the summer. The inability to hold that car back on steep grades without riding the brakes is a safety issue in my book and I have notified the NHTSA. It is a major engineering gaffe and unacceptable. I tried to contact Ford but was unable to speak with anyone who could speak English understandably. Unbelievable. I have contacted two two dealerships and one where I know several people. They confirmed that is it not a car for the mountains. Strictly a flatlander’s car. For the record, I have played with it trying all kinds of things. In “s” mode if you brake below 20 mph you can get a tiny amount of engine braking. Hey, I have driven in the mountains for nearly 60 years including towing a 14000 pound 5er behind my 2000 Powerstroke. On it., I had to install an exhaust brake. Maybe that is what we need on this Edge. Lol. Inept engineering Ford!!!