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Decent payload but I’d rather have a truck…

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My 14’ AWD Ltd has about a 909# payload (going from memory) and here’s a very recent 23 concrete 8x8x16 blocks pic.  
Rear end hardly sagged,  the newer shocks might have helped that a bit though that’s not their main function. Blocks weigh between 35-39 lb so that’s about an 800 lb load.

The poor car has had to haul way too much block, bagged stone, bark mulch and dirt, 8’ lumber (run up to windshield).  Need a truck but never can seem to make it happen, plus used truck prices have been crazy high for 2 years now.

 

A Uhaul added hitch has moved me a couple times now, tows a 6x12’ dual axle covered trailer just fine.

Overall I have no complaints about its usefulness as a “poor man’s truck”.

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Yeah I know, it’s shocking for someone to actually work a vehicle. Mostly they are prissy grocery getters…

As long as it cleans up well for outings, this blue-collar Edge seems to be ok.

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Had to pick up over 20 bags of stone recently. Each bag was 50 lbs. Was just under GVWR with me inside. Handled it fine, but did drive slow home. Was harder on me loading and unloading then the Edge. If I did it a lot, I would want a midsize or small pickup.

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You guys realize that this are cars, not trucks, right? These are CUVs not SUVs).

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Nah really? 

I've been using cars as trucks for decades. 

Props to people who can afford/justify a $50K pickup for the occasional nursery or lumberyard run. 

Whether it's 4 fat adults or 880 lbs of concrete block, the Edge doesn't know the difference.

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On 9/17/2022 at 3:50 PM, 14AWD3.5 said:

Nah really? 

I've been using cars as trucks for decades. 

Props to people who can afford/justify a $50K pickup for the occasional nursery or lumberyard run. 

Whether it's 4 fat adults or 880 lbs of concrete block, the Edge doesn't know the difference.

Funny. Use to have a 2000 Vette. The looks I got at home depot loading the hatch back were priceless. Even a few thumbs up.

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Hey, use what you got… Or, “dance with the one you brought”…

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