After driving Mercedes for 25 years, I didn't want to spend that kind of money again for a car, and I thought that American cars deserved a look. So, I did. I wanted a crossover for the size and the ease of entry (I'm now 62) and exit. Ford's rejection of government financial aid also came into the picture. I checked out the GM and Chrysler products and looked at Honda and VW because the dealerships were all in a row.
When I drove the Edge, that immediately eliminated the others. The car is solid as a rock, gets reasonably good gas mileage (I'd like it a bit better, though), and performs extremely well. The interior is tight and comfortable; the vista roof is wonderful when I get to be a passenger!; the back of the car holds all the groceries and Lowes' purchases easily; and the Ford service is pleasingly good. After being babied by Mercedes for so long, I felt like I had downgraded intially -- but the car is extremely well made, the price is right, the service is responsive and fast, and - best of all - I FINALLY have a cupholder! 25 years of Mercedes - and NO cupholder. If I can keep this car as long as I kept my last one (15 years), I'll be golden.
My recommendation is simple: Buy and Edge. Today, my 2009 has lost only $1500 of its initial value. I'd do it again and again.
easy buy and great service
2011 Ford Edgesarah p - aripeka, FL01/07/2017
Smaller that a regular SUV lots of room and many extras. We love the touch screen and all the amenities.
Just didn't work out
2012 Ford EdgeJ - Memphis, TN10/27/2014
Under the hood, this is a great vehicle. However, the Ford MyTouch system is not very good. It would freeze & shut down randomly. Syncing the Bluetooth was haphazard at times especially if I came in to the vehicle already on the phone. I knew going into this that some people had trouble with the MyTouch. I read that if you gave it time to start up when you turn on the ignition, this would help. I noticed that if I was in a hurry, the more the system acted up. So I intentionally slowed down to let the MyTouch system set up. When the system still locked randomly up or just shut off while giving it time, I was done. Thank God I could afford to get rid of the Edge. I purchased another Lexus.
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