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Ford Edge?

My mother has been wanting a new-to-her car, an SUV preferably although open to options.

A vehicle that's been catching her eye is the Ford Edge SUV, not to be confused with and Edge trim level Ranger.

So, I ask, what do you guys think of the Edge? Any major problems to be heard of, just so-so or what?
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The last vehicle my grandmother has purchased was an Edge. I believe it's a 2014. They're really nice. The ride is very smooth and there is a good bit of space for passengers and cargo. Lots of features, but she got the top trim level so there better be a lot of features lol.
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Nice. She'll be happy to hear that.
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I have a cousin who has been pretty much a Chevy man all his life. He bought an Edge because his wife works for a Ford dealer and could get a good deal on the Edge. He absolutely loves the Edge.
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My mom used to have an 07 edge. It was a nice car- tons of interior room. Gas mileage wasn't all that great, but it is a "crossover". It also had a hell of a blind spot, but I don't know if the newer generations have the same issue. Over all I think she was happy with it. Definitely didn't scare her away from Ford or anything (she traded it in on a focus).
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A friend of mine has a 2011 Edge and loves it. Lots of toys and features, very comfortable. The only niggling little point that I have is that if you sit in the center of the back seat, you're sitting on seat belts with both sides of your butt, and I'm not a huge guy with a huge butt!

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When my parents were looking for a cross over/SUV they test drove one and I remember them saying they liked the room inside but they hated how it handled and my dad said it was kind of like a tank, just not much visibility. They ended up going with an Escape. We still have it and I'll tell you what...that things a brute. We've gone off roading in it during fishing trips, carries all our stuff, pretty good visibility, good power, and good suspension.
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Sounds like she may have two options as far as SUVs go. Whatever she ends up getting will ultimately be a grocery hauler 99 percent of the time, and the other 1% is our vehicle for road trips. Luggage and whatnot.

Thank you for all of your input.
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The edge has odd aerodynamics. Roll down one rear window while driving and you will hear an odd air displacement.
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My wife has an 08 edge. 100k on it so far and still running strong. Plenty of room, and about 22mpg highway. And tops out at 115mph.

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Not bad at all. Should I ask how you know where it tops out at? lol.
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Not bad at all. Should I ask how you know where it tops out at? lol.
If you knew him like I do, you would understand. lol.
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I've already got an idea. The one time I see where mine tops out at, it would be my luck......

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That's why you gotta do it at night, on a bridge on the interstate.
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I figured there was a trick to it. If I'd ever do that, it would be with a Hellcat though. As much of a Ford guy as I am, those things look like a good time on wheels. Too bad that motor wouldn't fit in our Rangers.
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The edge has odd aerodynamics. Roll down one rear window while driving and you will hear an odd air displacement.
I think that is true of many modern cars. I think there was a statement in the owners manual of my 2011 Fusion warning not to do that.
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Same goes for the 2003 Rendezvous. You'll get buffeted by air if you only have one window cracked/down. Gotta have two, any two, windows cracked or down, or any combination.
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I figured there was a trick to it. If I'd ever do that, it would be with a Hellcat though. As much of a Ford guy as I am, those things look like a good time on wheels. Too bad that motor wouldn't fit in our Rangers.
Speaking of a good time on wheels, my mom had a CTS-V coupe for awhile. That car was the epitome of a good time. The first time she let me drive it, I got it up to 170. Only slowed down because I was getting to the end of the interstate bridge. It was a hell of a girl magnet too

Then grandkids came along, and I tried to convince her to trade it straight up for my Fusion, but she wanted an SUV lol.
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I've always liked how those look. Didn't know they could go that fast though, lol.
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They're crazy fast. The governor on them is set at 194 IIRC. You can stomp the pedal at 110 and still get thrown to the back seat.
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