Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Crossovers
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Crossovers Edge, Taurus X, Freestyle, MKX, Flex etc.

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-19-2013, 06:58 AM
tseekins's Avatar
tseekins tseekins is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Posts: 19,842
tseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputation
Considering an Edge.

In a couple of years, we intend to replace the Expedition with something smaller, more economical and a bit more nimble. My wife likes the looks of the Edge.

My stepson had a 2011 rental for a few months while he was waiting for his company car to be delivered and we fell in love with it.

Pros / cons / advise?
__________________
Tim
SCPO United States Coast Guard Retired
2011 F-150 XLT 4x4 Ecoboost
2010 Ford Focus
2004 Expedition XLT 4x2

FTE Guidelines
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-19-2013, 09:04 PM
merlynr's Avatar
merlynr merlynr is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,062
merlynr is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
We purchased a used 07 SEL in 09 with 35k miles and the wife drives it 90% of the time as she loves it. It's fwd only and we've had 2 small problems. One was a front wheel bearing and the other was a bad tie rod end. It now has about 97k miles and runs just like it did when we bought it. One other thing the battery was new when we bought it according to the date code. It lasted 3 years(dead cell). The dealer wouldn't help me out any with warranty or anything, so I bought one from Autozone.
__________________
97 F250 4X4 7.5
71 F350 dump 360
99 Explr XLS 4.0
07 Edge SEL+ fwd
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-20-2013, 02:27 PM
steve(ill)'s Avatar
steve(ill) steve(ill) is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,262
steve(ill) has a good reputation on FTE.steve(ill) has a good reputation on FTE.steve(ill) has a good reputation on FTE.
Wife was driving a 2002 EXP. Parked it and bought a 2010 EDGE.. Great little vehicle. Not near the volumn inside, but it gets 23 MPG and plenty of pep.. WE have the 3.5 L V6.
__________________
2002 SuperCrew 4 x 4 5.4 XLT -115K miles -NEW
2010 EDGE FWD - V6 ----------40,000 miles
2002 Explorer 4 x 4 4.0 XLT --- 162,000 miles
2001 SuperCrew 4 x 4 5.4 XLT -235K miles -GONE
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-09-2013, 09:32 PM
jswartz84's Avatar
jswartz84 jswartz84 is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Roseburg, OR
Posts: 1,957
jswartz84 has a great reputation on FTE.jswartz84 has a great reputation on FTE.jswartz84 has a great reputation on FTE.jswartz84 has a great reputation on FTE.
I have a 2009 SEL AWD. Great car, gets 24 mpg on the highway. I bought it used with 18,000 miles on with the CPO warranty. At 60,000 the PTU(Power Transfer Unit) was shot. It didn't leave us stranded or anything just smelled of burning oil. Ford replaced the part for the $100 deductable. That's the only problem we have had, otherwise this car is great. We will probably go with an Explorer next time for more room and the option of 4x4.
__________________
Justin
2005 F-350 CCLB 6.0L, EGR Delete, Scangauge II,
Blue Spring Upgrade, STC Upgrade, CCV reroute, Riffraff Turbo Boots, 3" Leveling Kit with 35/13.00-18, Air bags
1977 F-150 4" lift 35/12.50-15 6 year project almost complete
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-11-2013, 05:17 AM
dbincolo dbincolo is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bastrop, Tx.
Posts: 20
dbincolo is starting off with a positive reputation.
We bought a new 2013 SEL a last month. We traded in a 2010 Escape that was disappointing. Wife loves the Edge compared to the Escape. Much better ride and comfort. Mileage has been around 22MPG so far.
__________________
2002 F250 XLT, Ext. Cab 4x4, AIH mod, Isspro trans temp, egt's, boost gauges, Afe stageII, Zoodad, HPX, MagnaFlow 4" exhaust w/3.5" downpipe, Overboost Annihilator Kit, DP tuner stock, 60T, 80T, 80E

2013 Ford Edge SEL
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-11-2013, 06:31 AM
tseekins's Avatar
tseekins tseekins is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Posts: 19,842
tseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputation
Nice reports guys, thank you. I was hoping for a little better overall MPG's.

The funny thing is, I could put my wife in a 4x2 Screw F-150 with the 3.7L V-6 and nearly match the MPG's of Ford midsize and larger crossovers and most likely come out better money wise to boot.

Decisions, decisions.
__________________
Tim
SCPO United States Coast Guard Retired
2011 F-150 XLT 4x4 Ecoboost
2010 Ford Focus
2004 Expedition XLT 4x2

FTE Guidelines
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-11-2013, 09:58 AM
FORD COASTIE's Avatar
FORD COASTIE FORD COASTIE is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 710
FORD COASTIE has a very good reputation on FTE.FORD COASTIE has a very good reputation on FTE.FORD COASTIE has a very good reputation on FTE.FORD COASTIE has a very good reputation on FTE.
Tim,

My mom had a 2010 Edge Limited. It was a very nice car and all, but I was disappointed by the fuel mileage for a vehicle of that size. Another thing is the cargo area is limited on space. I also didn't care for the amount of leg room it had.

Since you mention putting her in a Super Crew with the 3.7, have you thought of doing that and possibly putting a camper shell on the bed for dry cargo storage? Just a thought.
__________________
Corey
SCPO U. S. Coast Guard
2012 F-150 XLT Super Crew 5.0
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-11-2013, 10:06 PM
YoGeorge YoGeorge is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,700
YoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to beholdYoGeorge is a splendid one to behold
"Nimble" and "Super Crew" don't seem to be compatible concepts to me, Tim. My wife prefers a small car as her daily driver but can comfortably drive anything. I just follow the "when mama's happy everybody's happy" rule.

I suspect that you (she) would like an Edge just fine if the space worked for her needs.

Take care,
George
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-20-2013, 11:06 PM
cirrus365's Avatar
cirrus365 cirrus365 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Western WA
Posts: 505
cirrus365 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Check out the new 2015 Edge concept.

2015 Ford Edge Previewed By 2013 L.A. Auto Show Concept
__________________
2011 F250 KR 6.7l in Tuxedo Black!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-24-2013, 12:50 PM
PowerstrokeN08's Avatar
PowerstrokeN08 PowerstrokeN08 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: South Central, PA
Posts: 7
PowerstrokeN08 is starting off with a positive reputation.
My wife currently has a '11 Edge Limited AWD. She loves it! For our needs, the cargo room in the back is sufficient. If we need more room, we just take my truck.

She had a GMC Acadia for abt. a year before the Edge. She hated that thing. It felt like a fat pig on the road and the sunroof leaked like crazy. Took it to the GMC dealer to get it fixed and the service manager's response was to not park it in the rain. It was always garage kept except for when she was at work.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-24-2013, 04:58 PM
tseekins's Avatar
tseekins tseekins is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Posts: 19,842
tseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by cirrus365 View Post
Check out the new 2015 Edge concept.

2015 Ford Edge Previewed By 2013 L.A. Auto Show Concept
I'm liking that a lot.
__________________
Tim
SCPO United States Coast Guard Retired
2011 F-150 XLT 4x4 Ecoboost
2010 Ford Focus
2004 Expedition XLT 4x2

FTE Guidelines
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-25-2013, 07:35 AM
senix's Avatar
senix senix is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 20,734
senix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputation
I will be getting a Lincoln MKX myself. Holding out for the ecoboost for it. I think 2014 for that.

We looked at the Edge and then the sister MKX. The big differences in my eyes were with the edge you could get all the bells and whistles on it but it cost more then the Lincoln that automatically comes with all the stuff.

Lincoln has like three trim levels and that is it. Plus the nice vista roof.

we just like the interior better.
__________________
Scott-2013 F350 with a lot of tires.
2013 40' 4-slider stoneridge 5th wheel coming in at 15,400; 2015 Lincoln MKC
http://www.ford-trucks.com/guidelines.html

Previous Truck 2008 F250 6.4 with lots of upgrades and a suspension upgrade from Torklift International StableLoads
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-25-2013, 07:39 AM
tseekins's Avatar
tseekins tseekins is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Posts: 19,842
tseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputation
^^^

The lincoln may actually be the better choice and Ford is sucking hard right now against Caddy for sales. A better deal may be struck on the high end model.
__________________
Tim
SCPO United States Coast Guard Retired
2011 F-150 XLT 4x4 Ecoboost
2010 Ford Focus
2004 Expedition XLT 4x2

FTE Guidelines
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-25-2013, 10:17 AM
senix's Avatar
senix senix is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 20,734
senix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputation
I looked at one Sunday that has everything on it that we want (minus ecoboost) for a 48K msrp.

AWD too.

Same color as my truck, tri-coat white metallic.
__________________
Scott-2013 F350 with a lot of tires.
2013 40' 4-slider stoneridge 5th wheel coming in at 15,400; 2015 Lincoln MKC
http://www.ford-trucks.com/guidelines.html

Previous Truck 2008 F250 6.4 with lots of upgrades and a suspension upgrade from Torklift International StableLoads
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-25-2013, 10:49 AM
tseekins's Avatar
tseekins tseekins is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Posts: 19,842
tseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputationtseekins has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by senix View Post
I looked at one Sunday that has everything on it that we want (minus ecoboost) for a 48K msrp.

AWD too.

Same color as my truck, tri-coat white metallic.
I can assure you that I will not entertain such a hefty price on even a truck let alone a midsized crossover. The dealer would have to bribe me something wicked to win me over.
__________________
Tim
SCPO United States Coast Guard Retired
2011 F-150 XLT 4x4 Ecoboost
2010 Ford Focus
2004 Expedition XLT 4x2

FTE Guidelines
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2013, 10:49 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2011 Edge Sync Issue HossF250 Crossovers 5 11-17-2014 02:30 PM
Escape wheels on an Edge? voltson Crossovers 2 11-04-2013 10:43 AM
Traded off! skidooman Manitoba / Saskatchewan Chapter 26 03-18-2011 12:34 AM
Snow tires + ? 7.3 Rocket 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 6 11-19-2009 02:50 PM
Edge Attitude? David1990 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 2 01-15-2006 02:02 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Crossovers

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup