What about the Ford Edge? [Revised for 2015 model]

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What about the Ford Edge? [Revised for 2015 model]

Post by Browser » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:44 pm

[The OP has posted an update, specifically looking for the 2015 Edge. See below. --admin LadyGeek]

With all the talk on the board about BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, Volvo, and all the other high end imports, I'm wondering if anyone owns a lowly Ford Edge SUV? Looks like it might be a pretty nice vehicle, but I know nothing about it but am feeling a little contrarian about giving some American brands a look. I'm a little concerned about reliability, as Ford doesn't do terribly well in Consumer Reports ratings. What can you tell me about the Edge? Good car, bad car, worth considering along with the "prestige" brands that are getting all the press on the board?
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Sheepdog » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:09 pm

I have a 2010 Ford Edge which has been a wonderful, trouble free car...never a major repair or any kind. It has never been in a shop beyond preventative maintenance. I drive it on the highway at just above legal speed limits and in city driving. However, this model, although similar looking, is somewhat different to a present model, especially their Ford Touch on-board computer. According to Consumer Reports there have been problems with that, but improving. I would definitely consider an Edge if I was in need. (My wife has owned a Mercury since 2007, so we are Ford model fans. She has had no major problem with hers either...only a brake job last year.)
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by lthenderson » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:18 pm

We just test drove the Ford Escape in our car search and it would have been my first choice. Ultimately we were looking for a new car for the wife and she liked the RAV4 better simply because it had better sight lines to the road being she if vertically challenged. I thought the Escape rode a lot better and the whole computer interface seemed better. But all that is based upon a 3 minute test ride so not hardly conclusive.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Dolob » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:28 pm

In-laws own an Edge, they love it. I drove it a few times, nice ride easy handling - I'd recommend it

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Spirit Rider » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:32 pm

BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and Volvo may be fine examples of automotive engineering, but depending on model and years they have there own reliability problems.

With consumer reports you need to look at the detailed specifics of the reliability issues. I have a 2009 Ford Fusion that I consider an excellent vehicle. I have 80K miles and have not had a single reliability problem.

The recent declines in Ford reliability measures have been mostly about issues with the MyFord Touch system. It is a touch screen info-tainment system developed by "wait-for-it", Microsoft. My 2009 Fusion has the previous generation Ford Sync (also from Microsoft). It works pretty well and doesn't have any major glitches. The MyFord Touch system was introduced with the Ford Edge in 2011 and has rolled out to pretty much all models.

Think of Ford Sync (Windows 7), working perfectly fine until they screwed it up with MyFord Touch (Windows 8). I know it was improved by the 2013 model years, but I don't know how the 2015 model year stacks up and if there are any improvements scheduled for 2016.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by TradingPlaces » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:51 pm

I have owned a 2013 Ford Edge, SL, not 4 Wheel Drive, 6 cylinder model, for about 3 years, since Spring of 2012 (this is the absolutely lowest model). Note that the 4 cylinder iDrive or whatever is an upgrade. So is the 4 wheel drive.

Overall, it is a pretty good car. Despite being the bottom of the line model, it comes equipped with quite a bit: automatic everything: doors, windows, mirrors, pretty good electronics, Sync technology (can play music from cell phone, take calls, etc).

It is a very comfortable car. I had back pain in our previous car, and this one has a very back-friendly, ergonomic seat. The back is just hard enough, has support throughout.

Gas economy sucks. We pretty much do city driving and it is around 15 mpg. However, I took a trip about 2 years ago, in the cooler part of summer, probably 75 degrees, that was about 1000 miles, and I managed to get a solid 27 MPG on the drive. If you are a conscientious driver: carefully acceleration and breaking, coasting, avoiding air drag by getting support / hiding behind cards, you can certainly get a good gas mileage.

We have not had any maintenance issues, although the warranty just ran out.

We live in a condo, and on the garage floor where we park, there are: 4 BMWs, 3 or 4 Mercedes, 2 Acuras, 1 Lexus, and Porsche. So, our lowly Edge is the only non-luxury, non-foreign car. I feel pretty happy about this for several reasons: (1) we don't drive the car a lot, so a cheaper car is better, (2) we don't get as much depreciation as a much more expensive car.

I think Edge depreciates more than Honda CRV or Toyota RAV.

Overall, I am cautiously happy about the Edge.

When purchasing the next car, I might opt for a 3 or 4 years used, but in good condition, Audi or BMW. I would like to get about half of the original selling price (not MSRP), and get an extended warranty. If I can do that with an Audi or BMW, depending on the model, I might go with that. We drive very few miles, around 500 miles per month with trips, or 300-400 per month without trips, so during the ownership of a car, we will put less miles than average, thus keeping the car value somewhat better.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Browser » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:34 pm

Spirit Rider wrote:BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and Volvo may be fine examples of automotive engineering, but depending on model and years they have there own reliability problems.

With consumer reports you need to look at the detailed specifics of the reliability issues. I have a 2009 Ford Fusion that I consider an excellent vehicle. I have 80K miles and have not had a single reliability problem.

The recent declines in Ford reliability measures have been mostly about issues with the MyFord Touch system. It is a touch screen info-tainment system developed by "wait-for-it", Microsoft. My 2009 Fusion has the previous generation Ford Sync (also from Microsoft). It works pretty well and doesn't have any major glitches. The MyFord Touch system was introduced with the Ford Edge in 2011 and has rolled out to pretty much all models.

Think of Ford Sync (Windows 7), working perfectly fine until they screwed it up with MyFord Touch (Windows 8). I know it was improved by the 2013 model years, but I don't know how the 2015 model year stacks up and if there are any improvements scheduled for 2016.
I test drove an Escape with the Mytouch (or MyFord Touch?) and really hated it. The salesperson couldn't even figure out how to turn the dang A/C fan down from max since I guess everything has to be done via the touchscreen. Consumer Reports says they are coming out with something called Sync 3, which is supposed to replace the present system. Will be on the 2016 Escape and I assume the 2016 Edge as well. Don't know when these will roll out.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by dumbbunny » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:41 pm

Browser wrote:What can you tell me about the Edge? Good car, bad car, worth considering along with the "prestige" brands that are getting all the press on the board?
Rent one for a couple of days if you can. You might find some thing about it that stops the search. Check out Youtube for Ford Escape videos. Good luck.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by DSInvestor » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:44 pm

I'd go with a Subaru Outback instead.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by kjvmartin » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:55 pm

The service center at my local Ford dealer is *way* too busy with people that don't seem thrilled about their Fords. I bought my wife a low mileage '09 certified Focus in 2012, as we were on a very tight budget. I never spring for extended warranty plans, but I'm thrilled that I bought one for this car. It has died in traffic twice for the same issue, and has now been fixed twice for the same issue. It's paid for, but otherwise I'm not thrilled with it. They've also replaced the sway bars and a few other various odds & ends.

On the other hand, the updated 2012 Focus we were using as a loaner seemed like it was made by an entirely different company than our 2009, in the best possible way. Time will tell if these cars will stay running well.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by southbay » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:07 pm

DSInvestor wrote:I'd go with a Subaru Outback instead.
Agree. Look at Outback and Forester. Both excellent vehicles, and I would take either over an Edge.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by sunny_socal » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:53 pm

I've never driven an Edge before, but as someone else posted, every Ford I've ever owned has been bad:
- Tempo (ashamed to admit that one - about 4" of slop in the steering)
- Escort (ate suspension components for breakfast)
- Escape (the smallest interior of any car I've driven - my Honda Fit was about 2x the size)

Who knows, perhaps they have improved? I would consider a Ford simply because they didn't take the auto bailout.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Pinotage » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:17 am

southbay wrote:
DSInvestor wrote:I'd go with a Subaru Outback instead.
Agree. Look at Outback and Forester. Both excellent vehicles, and I would take either over an Edge.
Also consider the Acura RDX

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by stickman731 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:29 am

Sheepdog wrote:I have a 2010 Ford Edge which has been a wonderful, trouble free car...never a major repair or any kind. It has never been in a shop beyond preventative maintenance. I drive it on the highway at just above legal speed limits and in city driving.
Same here - 2010 Edge AWD with +100K miles without issues except tires and regular oil changes. Love how it hugs the road. Previously had 2 Ford Explorers also without issue. The only issue with it is the Edge smaller rear storage space than a Explorer. The Escape has even less.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by dickyboy » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:53 am

I have a 2011 Ford Edge that I bought new and it's been a great vehicle. Dependable, nice ride, handles well, and haven't had any problems or major concerns. I love the "all wheel drive" in the winter on icy road conditions. When I'm up for a trade I'll definitely be looking at another one.

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Post by Traveller » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:07 am

I've owned many Fords, most recently an Explorer and my current car is a 2010 Fusion Hybrid (now with 150k miles). Never had any issues with any of them and the hybrid still gets 40mpg all day long if I do my part. My brother has an Edge (2013 I believe) and absolutely loves it. No issues at all.

Go rent one for a weekend.

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Post by BW1985 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:25 am

2013 Escape owner, little smaller than the Edge but great vehicle.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Naismith » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:46 am

Actually the Edge is made across the river from Detroit in Canada, so it is a foreign car.

We have only rented this, but were particularly pleased with the maneuverability in city traffic. It seems to be a tad narrower than a lot of SUVs, so not a lane hog and also less pronounced blind spots.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by BW1985 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:13 am

Naismith wrote:Actually the Edge is made across the river from Detroit in Canada, so it is a foreign car.

We have only rented this, but were particularly pleased with the maneuverability in city traffic. It seems to be a tad narrower than a lot of SUVs, so not a lane hog and also less pronounced blind spots.
No, it's an American car because it was manufactured by an American company. Final assembly location (in this case Canada) is only one puzzle piece. A car is made of hundreds or thousands of parts sourced from different suppliers/locations. The design/engineering/etc for Ford is done in Dearborn, MI.

Just like Apple iPhones are American phones even though they're physically manufactured in China. Apple is headquartered in Cupertino, CA. You wouldn't call Apple a Chinese company because it's products are assembled there.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by rooms222 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:18 am

It's made in Oakville which is in the Greater Toronto Area. The Volkswagen Routan is made right across the river in Windsor.


Consumer Reports, which hated the last generation Edge, gave an extremely positive review of the latest generation one.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by dbr » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:18 am

southbay wrote:
DSInvestor wrote:I'd go with a Subaru Outback instead.
Agree. Look at Outback and Forester. Both excellent vehicles, and I would take either over an Edge.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by BanditKing » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:33 am

I own a 2012 Lincoln MKX, which is essentially a pimped-out Ford Edge.

I needed a car that I could tow with, and the Edge can pull 3500 lbs so was a good choice. I also considered a Highlander, Grand Cherokee, and Acura MDX. At the time the MDX was badly needing a refresh, and the cherokee wasn't getting good reliability reviews. I went with the lincoln over the toyota because it had a more-luxury interior and because of the SYNC electronics system.

For the most part I've been happy with the car. Mechanically it's been fine. However, I've come to feel I paid far far too much for it (Bogleheads thinking I've adopted) and most-recently Ford demanded $149 to update the maps on the nav system, which quite frankly so pissed me off I'll never seriously consider buying another Ford vehicle (this is after they turned off the ability to send nav destinations to the car from mapquest unless you paid $200/yr for their concierge service). Considering the premium for the built-in Nav, you'd think they'd do the same thing that every other GPS does these days and provide free map upgrades.

I even sent a letter to Ford expressing my unhappiness with the brand after that - got nothing back. I guess building loyalty isn't a concern.

The last thing I will say is that the electronics system, SYNC, was ahead of itself when it came out, and might still be compared to many others. However, Ford has essentially abandoned development on it and its never lived up to its promises. The idea that you could develop apps for it, upgrades to the software, new features, etc haven't happened at all. The last major update for my vehicle was in 2013.

TL;DR - nice car, but overpriced with limited ability to hold its value. Ford abandoned the electronics system and gouges you for map updates. Should have gotten the Toyota Highlander.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Jack FFR1846 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:36 am

If you want a reliable, AWD American built car, buy a Subaru Outback. The Edge is not built in the US and ford is pretty consistantly closing US factories and building new one outside the US.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by bottlecap » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:40 am

Over the years, Ford has been a more reliable vehicle brand than the othe American manufacturers in my extended family's experience (although some family Chevy enthusiasts refuse to admit it). I drive an old Ford, but do like the looks of the Chevy's better nowadays. Ford reliability is probably even better today than when I bought. if shopping again today, I would consider Toyoya and Honda, but if I went American, I'd likely buy Ford.

Don't know too much about the Edge, but I'd be concerned with the MyTouch system. I thought I read they reworked it this year for the better, though.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Louis Winthorpe III » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:57 am

sunny_socal wrote:I would consider a Ford simply because they didn't take the auto bailout.
(Or maybe they did...)
By the author's definition, the list of auto companies that were bailed out includes Ford, Nissan, and Tesla (DOE loans for capital expenditures to build more fuel efficient vehicles), and Ford, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Volkswagon, Mercedes and BMW (TALF financing) in addition to GM and Chrysler. If you exclude TALF issuers, I'm not sure who's left that you could buy a car from.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Jack FFR1846 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:32 am

Actually, ford did not take bailout money.

I do tend to poke fun at statements of "American cars". Heck, my mom bought a Fusion over a Camry because my late father would want her driving an American car. I don't have the heart to tell her that the Camry is built in the US and Fusion in Mexico. Or that had she bought the Ford's twin at the time, the Mazda 6, that it was built in Flat Rock, Michigan.

When cafe standards first came into play, there was a rule put into place excluding cars of some % foreign content. This was aimed at the big 3 bringing in mitsubishi, isuzu and the like and rebadging since that would have raised their corp fuel economy. Ford then made changes to raise the content to the crown vic to bring it above the % so it was excluded from the cafe calculation. Very nice.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by pochax » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:37 am

according to Consumer Reports the main gripe with Ford is with reliability and the MyFord infotainment (but i hear the latest version Sync3 is not so bad). so if you are okay with the reliability record and find the infotainment system usable, and you are okay with the Edge's looks, then you are probably getting your money's worth.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Riverstwo » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:44 am

Wasn't much for Ford until I bought a Ford Focus wagon. Best car ever, still going strong at 260,000 miles. Owes me nothing! I would go for the Edge.

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Post by dumbbunny » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:45 am

Consider a Hyundai SUV for the generous warranty if for no other reason.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Browser » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:55 am

Looks like the 2015 Edge has been re-engineered and is a different vehicle from the Gen 1 Edge. Supposed to have a more upscale interior, improved ride and quietness. Now built on the Fusion platform. That's the one I'm interested in, except for the MyFord Touch system. Looks like that has been slightly improved by adding some dash buttons for climate control and audio. However, the Sync 3 system is supposed to be much better than the existing MyFord Touch.
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Post by bloom2708 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:11 am

We have a 2007 Ford Edge. It now has 95k. It has been the best vehicle we have owned. No issues other than regular maintenance (brake pads, tires). Very smooth, comfortable ride.

Our next door neighbor had a 2015 Edge in the driveway for a test drive. I sat in it. Very impressed. It is a bit more "Escape" like in the look, but kept the best features of the previous gen Edge.

We also have a 2014 Explorer and a 2004 Taurus. Fords all around here. In the early 2000s I dabbled with a Toyota and a Honda for a couple years. I am sticking with Ford. :sharebeer
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Post by Browser » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:21 am

I have a lot of bad history with Ford to get past to buy another one, admittedly many years ago. I had two total krap cars in a row from Ford, including the car from Hell - the Mercury Capri. Too many flaws and scars to list. At that time I swore I'd never buy another Ford as long as I lived. Well, I'm getting close to keeping that promise at my stage of life. Can I go back on my word? I don't know. It will take a lot of convincing.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by workingstiff » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:28 am

lthenderson wrote:We just test drove the Ford Escape in our car search and it would have been my first choice. Ultimately we were looking for a new car for the wife and she liked the RAV4 better simply because it had better sight lines to the road being she if vertically challenged. I thought the Escape rode a lot better and the whole computer interface seemed better. But all that is based upon a 3 minute test ride so not hardly conclusive.
We have a 2003 Ford Escape that we love. It ain't perfect. It has more road noise than other cars, and has had a small oil leak for a few years. Not enough to drip on the drive way so I ignore it. I also don't like that I can't turn off the fan completely like I could in other cars. Nonetheless, it has done what I've needed for 12 years and is still going. It is now very much the family/business utility vehicle. I use it for hauling around kids, hauling around trade show displays, and hauling camping gear. It has also hauled a dozen Christmas trees home so far! Both my wife and I had always had Japanese cars (except my very first car which was a VW bug). The 2003 Escape was our first American car, and our first Ford. Although I was nervous, it felt good to buy American. I don't regret it at all. I am now a Ford fan. They aren't perfect, but they get the job done. When it is time to replace it, I would look at another Escape or the Edge. But in the meantime, every year we don't buy a new car (and don't have to), we just add a little more :moneybag to the piggy bank!
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by ljmcin » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:38 pm

My wife has a new 2015 Edge. They have just been available for the last couple of months. She has had hers for about a month now and loves it! It has a very solid comfortable ride, handles very well, and it looks great. I have known several people who have had Edge's in the past and thought they were great cars. The 2015 is a complete redesign.

I have been very happy with the Ford's that I have had over the years. I have a 2yr old Escape that I love.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by bubblehead » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:44 pm

We bought a new Ford Edge Limited/AWD in 2011 and have owned it ever since. Zero unscheduled maintenance thus far.

We looked at at lot of vehicles and, at the time, the features and price were unbeatable on the Edge. I'm not looking for a car at the moment though I would certainly put this vehicle on the list if I were.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by dognose » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:35 pm

Like Browser, I've had a lot of bad experiences with Ford products. Had an Explorer that lost its transmission within the first 1,000 miles. Had a F-150 that was in the shop more than it wasn't. Even had a Ford delivery van for my family's business that suddenly caught fire in a parking lot one morning, nearly killing the delivery drivers. Ford said that one was due to a poor fuel line design. All of this was years ago, but reputations really can be lost forever. No thanks, Ford.

Browser, I would buy the Acura RDX. The latest model is particularly sharp.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by havehad » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:46 pm

I've been looking at the Edge as well. Only in shopping center parking lots. Right now, I have a 2006 Hybrid Ford Escape which has 130,000 miles.
I put on new tires at 120K and a new regular battery last week. I have had no problems, get good mileage so intend to keep it. But realize that things happen. I rented a Ford Escape 2015 this spring on a trip out to Santa Fe and while it handled well, the cockpit design makes it seem smaller somehow.

So on an upcoming trip, I will rent the Edge to see if I like its size better. So please weigh in, if you have an opinion.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by DonM17 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:16 pm

I was actually considering the purchase of a new Edge but the water pump issue turned me off......normally a water pump is a relatively easy and inexpensive fix but Ford had a better idea - to install it inside of the engine making for a very expensive repair job.....so here are a couple of links that show what the repair cost is

$4,000 because it failed without warning the owner = as a result a new engine was needed
http://www.fordforum.com/forum/ford-edg ... ump-30978/

$1468 - for just the actual water pump replacement itself

http://www.driverside.com/car-repair-es ... 46-13208-0

Here is a link re a class action suit against Ford re this issue

http://www.consumer-action.org/index.ph ... e_products

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Browser » Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:42 pm

DonM17 wrote:I was actually considering the purchase of a new Edge but the water pump issue turned me off......normally a water pump is a relatively easy and inexpensive fix but Ford had a better idea - to install it inside of the engine making for a very expensive repair job.....so here are a couple of links that show what the repair cost is

$4,000 because it failed without warning the owner = as a result a new engine was needed
http://www.fordforum.com/forum/ford-edg ... ump-30978/

$1468 - for just the actual water pump replacement itself

http://www.driverside.com/car-repair-es ... 46-13208-0

Here is a link re a class action suit against Ford re this issue

http://www.consumer-action.org/index.ph ... e_products
Thanks for the heads-up. It appears that the problem affects the 3.5 litre V-6 engine. Any similar issue with the turbo-4 Ford powerplants? I've just about decided that's the engine I'd get if I bought the Edge, and it's the only choice for the Escape.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by cahusker » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:38 pm

I purchased a 2010 Edge new in 2009 for my wife. When we had less than 1500 miles on it, my wife was broad-sided by a young man driving a Ford Ranger pick up who was texting and ran a red light. The collision happened in front of the Ford Dealership who towed it in and rebuilt it to the tune of about $7,000. In March of this year, my wife and six-year old granddaughter were stopped on the dirt shoulder of an arterial street after the car in front of her suddenly stopped. A Tahoe following her rear-ended her at about 30 MPH. No significant injuries in either crash but back to the shop for another $6,000. Fortunately, we were not at fault in either crash and insurance covered everything. The Edge seems to get around 16 miles per gallon with our city driving but it is very comfortable for us. We have not had any mechanical issues other than the sliding mechanism on the panoramic roof failed and was fixed under warranty. This is only the fourth new vehicle we have ever had in our 47 years of marriage. True Boglehead fashion and I intend to keep the Edge until the wheels fall off. I'm still driving my 1985 Mustang that was also purchased brand new. Don't deal well with the depreciation issues. Bottom line in my opinion, the Ford Edge is a good car and safe.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by jrmillions » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:09 pm

We own two Ford vehicles in our household. The 2003 Ranger has 178,000 miles and the 2009 Explorer has 138,000. Both vehicles are 4 wheel drive and the gas mileage city is less than ideal. The Explorer does average 20 highway on long trips. Both vehicles have the 4.0 engine. The major issues we have had with both vehicles are the front hubs. Had to replace them several times. The Explorer's head rest are not comfortable either. Other than those issues we are happy with our vehicles.
I plan on buying a small economical car in the next year. I am looking at another Ford. They mAke good reliable vehicles. I just make sure the vehicle I buy is researched beforehand. Finally, since I belong to a union, I do like to buy vehicles made by union workers. Most Ford vehicles are union made.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by ssquared87 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:23 am

Anyone who has seen my posts knows I'm a fan of sporty european cars. I personally don't have a Ford, but of all the "American" manufacturers, I find their products to be the most appealing and well thought out. The have been producing some seriously fun cars that give VW, Subaru and BMW a run for the money.

One of my friends has a Focus ST and it's a lot of fun to drive. The only thing he complains about is the quality of the dealers. He has gone to two or three separate dealers for oil changes and he was extremely upset by how he was treated. One place wouldn't tell him the status of his car because his service advisor wasn't there and nobody else was allowed to talk to him. small stupid stuff like that.

I wouldn't let that dissuade you, just think about the quality of service at the local dealers by you and make sure you have one you feel comfortable with.

The styling on the new Edge is great btw.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by tim1999 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:21 am

livesoft wrote:[OT comment removed by admin LadyGeek.]
That Taurus really scarred you for life, didn't it? :P

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by noco-hawkeye » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:16 am

dbr wrote:
southbay wrote:
DSInvestor wrote:I'd go with a Subaru Outback instead.
Agree. Look at Outback and Forester. Both excellent vehicles, and I would take either over an Edge.
+1 (or is it +2?)
Another happy outback owner here. When we were shopping, the outback had more space inside it, better handling in the snow (4wd), and was more comfortable. I think the Ford Edge is still a decent car and have looked at them, though.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by livesoft » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:23 am

Cherokee8215 wrote:
livesoft wrote:[OT comment removed by admin LadyGeek.]
That Taurus really scarred you for life, didn't it? :P
And my next life, too. And the one after that as well.
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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by Germonico » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:51 am

Never drove an Edge, but bought a 2014 Escape. For the most part, I've enjoyed the driving experience. However, in recent weeks I noticed a high "whining" noise after I hit 45 MPH. Had it checked out last week and was told the noise was most likely "tire hum". Dealership mentioned Ford uses a softer tire on the Escape to create a smoother, quieter ride (for awhile anyway), but the softer tires wear faster and should be rotated every 5,000 miles. In this case, rotating the tires did indeed help minimize the "hum" but I suppose it will come back after the next rotation. So knowing this now and having to deal with a little extra cabin noise, I will probably not buy another Ford SUV style vehicle. In hindsight, I would have taken a closer look at the Subaru Outback or Forester.

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Re: What about the Ford Edge?

Post by JoeJohnson » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:06 am

Germonico wrote:Never drove an Edge, but bought a 2014 Escape. For the most part, I've enjoyed the driving experience. However, in recent weeks I noticed a high "whining" noise after I hit 45 MPH. Had it checked out last week and was told the noise was most likely "tire hum". Dealership mentioned Ford uses a softer tire on the Escape to create a smoother, quieter ride (for awhile anyway), but the softer tires wear faster and should be rotated every 5,000 miles. In this case, rotating the tires did indeed help minimize the "hum" but I suppose it will come back after the next rotation. So knowing this now and having to deal with a little extra cabin noise, I will probably not buy another Ford SUV style vehicle. In hindsight, I would have taken a closer look at the Subaru Outback or Forester.
Rotating tires is routine maintenance. It's not an issue with your Escape. It's the tires, not the vehicle.

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2015 Ford Edge

Post by Browser » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:03 am

[Thread merged into here, see below (page 2). --admin LadyGeek]

2015 Edge is a new model. Test drove one yesterday and am considering it. Ford is running some good incentives right now. I'm fishing BH lake to see if anyone else has checked the 2015 out or even has bought one and what your thoughts are. I'm still nervous about buying an American brand, particularly a Ford, since I was seriously burned many years ago and I am part elephant...
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Re: 2015 Ford Edge

Post by timboktoo » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:08 am

I've personally learned to stay away from American-made cars. I stick with Honda now.

- Tim

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