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2007 Ford Edge



  • rbaughrbaugh Posts: 10
    It was a fully loaded SEL "plus" w/ the vista roof & NAV, carbon metallic w/ the stone interior. It had the 18" chrome wheels w/ Continental tires (can't recall the model).
    As I said it was a limited drive (a longer drive would be needed for a full impression), but the acceleration, powertrain, and handling were great! It was a nice day so the windows and Vista roof were open so it's hard to comment on how quiet the car is. Fit and finish was good and tight but did notice some loose plastic covering the seatbelt mechanism on the SEL on display. Both the front and back seat have plenty of room, but the back storage looks a little small and there is no way they could have a third row in this vehicle. I will say the Vista roof really gives the car a much bigger feel to the interior and that the Camel interior on the display model looked better than I thought it would from looking at the pictures. If you have any other questions let me know
  • beerme1beerme1 Posts: 66
    By chance did you happen to get a price on the loaded model you drove? Was it AWD? And were there any EPA ratings on it?

    Thanks for the info.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    Did you notice what size wheels it had? What brand of tires did it have?

    As I already posted the 17" tires are Hankooks and the 18" tires are Continentals.
  • rbaughrbaugh Posts: 10
    There was no pricing or EPA info. And honestly I'm not sure if was AWD or not. My guess is that it was not. :confuse:
  • beerme1beerme1 Posts: 66
    I still think this is a slap in the face. I don't understand why Ford would roll on Conti's after so many people with so many issues with that P O S tire on the Escape/Mariner. Hopefully it will be a different model.
  • albookalbook Posts: 1,282
    Ford needs to quit playing and design a freestyle replacement off the mazda cx9 platform. It's the perfect way to replace the'style which is too much station wagon! Sometimes it's good to improve ona good thing (500-has some potential) and sometimes it's good to bring w/ the new from the ground up!(see what happened whn ford tried to give 10 yr old Navi a face lift?) and i strongly doubt name would be fairlane
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    I take it you haven't heard about the Fairlane?
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    Um its called a Ford Edge, but no third row.

  • albookalbook Posts: 1,282
    Like I said, too much station wagon.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    too much station wagon

    That's a strange statement since we haven't seen any pictures of it yet. Maybe you're confusing Fairlane with the Freestyle?
  • Continental CrossContact for the 18" wheels.

    I just got an Edge NewsMag style ad in the mail today. All of the photos show a Copper SEL Plus with 18" Chrome Wheels sporting the Continental CrossContact.

    The two-page spread photo of the interior showed the Camel. That's the color of interior that I ordered. It doesn't appear that the color is too yellowish in hue. I am glad about that. It did show a two-toned interior - Camel & Graphite. Graphite inserts in the door, dash and console. Brushed Aluminum and chromed accents. Graphite contrast stitching on the seats and no preforated leather. Looked attractive overall.

    MPG reference mentioned mid-twenties. I assume that's hwy. Edge arrival - "Coming late fall 2006."

    The "marketing message" of the ad appealed to me. The target market of this ad was definitely not families. It spoke adventure, spontaneity, fun, creativity, and uniqueness.
  • 2000 Mountaineer interior was sticking my mind I guess. Please replace all references to Graphite with Charcoal.
  • albookalbook Posts: 1,282
    I was referring to the concept. I wonder what the public thought of it.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    I guess I didn't see much station wagon in the concept, that's why I thought you were confused.

  • albookalbook Posts: 1,282
    Not to squash anyones oppinnion, but I don't find a lot of attractive design in this concopt. was this at the show in 04 or 05?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    2005. And I don't think the production version will necessarily look like that. I'd expect a larger version of the Edge but more SUV like than the Freestyle.
  • I have an '06 Mercury Montego, FWD.
    I've been reading the suspension specs of the Montego & Edge; they seem to have the exact same suspension systems.
    Front Struts and linked independent supension.
    The reason I bring it up...I'm not thrilled with the Montego ride and am wondering,....would the rides be similar??!!
    I drive livery and when I have 5 passengers (including myself) in my Montego, it rides low; handles dips in the road poorly and bumps, such as bridge expansion/contraction spaces are hard hitting!
    Is there an upgraded suspension/springs I
    could add to the Edge, or am I not seeing something here??
    I know this vehicle weights almost 600 lbs more than my vehicle, so I guess I'm expecting a better ride with Edge's suspension.
    Thanks for any advice.
  • gene_vgene_v Posts: 235
    Think Range Rover will sue?
  • driverdmdriverdm Posts: 505
    Had to find some way to get some real money out of them.
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