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3rd Edge in a row

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For some reason I think the Edge is the perfect size/vehicle for my needs and I love everything about the Sport version. Hence the reason I have leased 3 Edge's in a row.

 

2015 Sport AWD Silver 401A

- Loved the power and looks

- Hated the constant creeks and rattles from the Vista roof

- Quite a few TSB's and SSM's on this early build model

 

2016 Titanium AWD 2.0L Magnetic 301A

- Regretted trading my Sport for the 4cyl model almost immediately

- Seemed underpowered to me

- Gas mileage not the greatest, 20mpg average mostly city driving

- Got out of my 3 year lease 22 months early as I disliked it that much

 

2018 Sport AWD White Platinum 401A

- My favorite one so far

- Love the power (still) and looks (still)

- Not one squeak or rattle (only 1000 miles so far)

- Don't care for the new chunky keyfob

- Wish it was available with Sync Connect

- Hope the windshield wiper de-icer keeps wipers clear of ice in winter

 

Some things I've noticed that have changed on the 2018 versus the earlier ones. Not sure if the changes began in 2017 or 2018

Losses:

- Ambient lightning no longer under the front seats shining on the back floor, no longer in the front door pockets either

- Little drawer below headlight switch has been replaced with a removable door to nowhere (looking to swap this out)

Additions

- Under certain temps when using the remote start, heated/cooled seats and heated wheel stay activated when vehicle turned on to drive

- Heated/cooled seats will revert to last setting the next time car is driven (If remote start not used first)

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Congrats on the new ride!

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Getting ST in 3 to 5 months?

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Getting ST in 3 to 5 months?

Most likely not. One of the other reasons that pushed me to an '18 is I don't care for the looks of the '19's. The 15-18's look more aggressive to me. The '19's look like a step back in the styling department. Plus I'm sure the price of the ST will be well over 50K. Mine stickered for just over 48K as it is. Also don't care for the rotary shifter as I like to rest my wrist on the shifter handle while screwin' with the radio. :)

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I have been considering Ford Edge. I am looking to keep this car quite some time as I am approaching retirement. I like the way the Edge looks but have some long-term reliability concerns.

 

The AWD has a checkered track record. I have not been able to find any confirming information that the PTU issue has been laid to rest. I don't like surprises that can hit right around the time the warranty expires. I know that I can buy and extended warranty right out of the gate.....but would to prefer to go with another vehicle if it comes down to that.

 

I can obviously avoid that issue by going FWD. Does anyone have any experience with FWD performance on snow?

 

Also I have not been able to find any information on long-term reliability of the new 4 cylinder. I have a 3.5 in current vehicle and it runs like new at 82K miles (2009 Sable Premier). Will likely keep it as a second car. I know that 2018 is the last year of 3.5 in Edge. I am not interested in the 2.7. I am fine with with performance of the 4cyl. Durability is the question.

 

Anyone have any thoughts on these quandaries?

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I can obviously avoid that issue by going FWD. Does anyone have any experience with FWD performance on snow?

I live in northern Indiana and we get a fair amount of snow in the winter. To be homest, the roads are kept clear most of the time, clear roads or plowed roads.

 

I have AWD and will be retiring in October. No worries about the AWD. Had a new unit put in under extended warranty but even if it fails after current ext warranty expires, it's still only ~$1700 to replace it.

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I have been considering Ford Edge. I am looking to keep this car quite some time as I am approaching retirement. I like the way the Edge looks but have some long-term reliability concerns.

 

The AWD has a checkered track record. I have not been able to find any confirming information that the PTU issue has been laid to rest. I don't like surprises that can hit right around the time the warranty expires. I know that I can buy and extended warranty right out of the gate.....but would to prefer to go with another vehicle if it comes down to that.

 

I can obviously avoid that issue by going FWD. Does anyone have any experience with FWD performance on snow?

 

Also I have not been able to find any information on long-term reliability of the new 4 cylinder. I have a 3.5 in current vehicle and it runs like new at 82K miles (2009 Sable Premier). Will likely keep it as a second car. I know that 2018 is the last year of 3.5 in Edge. I am not interested in the 2.7. I am fine with with performance of the 4cyl. Durability is the question.

 

Anyone have any thoughts on these quandaries?

 

 

Maybe it’s just me but your post is confusing. Do you actually have an Edge now? My 2016 PTU oil looked almost new when I drained it with 28 k on it.

 

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I live in northern Indiana and we get a fair amount of snow in the winter. To be homest, the roads are kept clear most of the time, clear roads or plowed roads.

 

I have AWD and will be retiring in October. No worries about the AWD. Had a new unit put in under extended warranty but even if it fails after current ext warranty expires, it's still only ~$1700 to replace it.

Thanks for the feedback! How many miles did you get off the original PTU? Is you Edge 2nd generation......2015 forward?

 

I live in Michigan and would strongly prefer AWD but the history of PTU problems 2007 to 2014 is a concerning.

 

Thanks again!

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I have been considering Ford Edge. I am looking to keep this car quite some time as I am approaching retirement. I like the way the Edge looks but have some long-term reliability concerns.

 

The AWD has a checkered track record. I have not been able to find any confirming information that the PTU issue has been laid to rest. I don't like surprises that can hit right around the time the warranty expires. I know that I can buy and extended warranty right out of the gate.....but would to prefer to go with another vehicle if it comes down to that.

 

I can obviously avoid that issue by going FWD. Does anyone have any experience with FWD performance on snow?

 

Also I have not been able to find any information on long-term reliability of the new 4 cylinder. I have a 3.5 in current vehicle and it runs like new at 82K miles (2009 Sable Premier). Will likely keep it as a second car. I know that 2018 is the last year of 3.5 in Edge. I am not interested in the 2.7. I am fine with with performance of the 4cyl. Durability is the question.

 

Anyone have any thoughts on these quandaries?

 

 

Maybe it’s just me but your post is confusing. Do you actually have an Edge now? My 2016 PTU oil looked almost new when I drained it with 28 k on it.

Thank for the info on your 2016 Edge PTU. It is encouraging that the fluid looked at 28K.

 

My question re the 3.5 vs the twin scroll is related to long term reliability. The 3.5 has a good track record but can't find much about the reliability of the twin scroll 4 turbo. We have the 3.5 in 2009 Mercury Sable that my wife still loves.

 

It would be great to get a little better gas mileage from the 4 but i am weighing long term reliability fairly heavily.

 

If I go with the Edge I will likely keep it quite a while. The vehicle it will replace is a 2003 Buick Rendezvous that only has 103,000 miles on it.

 

For now I typically use rental cars for anything related to business that involves over 200 miles or so round trip. I had a 2015 Edge rental last year and really liked it. It was a 3.5.

 

Thanks again for the info.

 

 

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