2008 Ford Edge
There are 22 user reviews for the SE FWD trim shown below
- Roomy, quiet cabin, durable
- Braking, steering, acceleration/power, A/c system, fuel economy
Purchased As New
This is a follow-up from the post I made about a year ago on the 2008 Edge SE FWD (Kira C.). Just passed the 2 yr anniversary with my baby, and things are still going good... mostly.
From late last yr, there was a problem with my A/c causing it not to cool down quickly/adequately. Because it was the cooler season, the Dealership/Servicing Dept suggested that I wait til the weather heated up. It averages 90 deg. now. :) The other day, they did a check and found that there was a leaking valve somewhere in the conduit which cools the system. Gonna get that fixed this week.
I've also been rear-ended a few times, and the Edge took it like a champ. Sure, I was @ 0mph each time, but the damage to my SUV was relatively far less than the other vehicles.
I still enjoy riding my 2008 Edge; it's still roomy and quiet once the windows are up, and it absorbs shocks reasonably well (we have a LOT of potholes/uneven surfaces on the roads where I'm from).
My issues are as listed above.
The braking was, and still is, not as responsive as one would like, but I've already adjusted to this. What I cannot get used to, is the lack of hill-start assist or some variant. I have to literally crawl up a hill, or do rapid switches b/w gas and brakes, if someone driving behind me gets too close during bumper-to-bumper traffic, just to avoid rolling back on them.
The steering can be a bit stiff at times, with sharp turns leaving me fighting with the wheel for smooth driving. The baby also has a veer-left preference if the wheel is left unattended.
The fuel economy is sadly lacking. While much better than the truck-based SUV's, it's no Honda CRV. :) The situation is not helped by the relatively weak engine which just can't handle the sheer size/weight of the Edge.
Luckily for those of you still shopping, the 2011 Edge aims to solve some of these problems. With new features like a range of more powerful and fuel-efficient engines, better brakes, larger tires, and a really sweet interior (including LCD-like dash displays, and redesigning the A/c vents to improve directed air flow), the makeover will make everyone turn heads. The only thing I dislike about the newest model is the front grill (should've left that one alone).
Advice: unless you plan to spend a small fortune at the car wash (or alternatively 2 hours/wk), don't get anything black - it does NOT hide dirt very well (Sterling Gray CC Metallic is BEAUTIFUL!).
Overall, the 2008 Edge is still a wonderful vehicle, and Ford appears ready to rise to the challenge of continuing to improve on their product. I'm not ready to trade in yet, however; if all goes well, I'll be driving this for at least another decade (w/ new 20" rims in 5 yrs XD )....read morehide
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- First week of ownership.16mpg in city great ride,beautiful paint job,seats hug you as you drive,
- brakes are soft but ample to stop.
Sync is great.Drives like a charm compared to my last vehicle a town and country minivan.Lots of pep, trans shifts great painted aluminum wheels resist brake dust.Alot of metal flake in paint job.Ipicked vapor silver because of that.Radio is adequate for me,but two more speakers would have been better.Short turning radius also a plus. BUY IT!!!!...read morehide
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- Sexy People-mover, roomy, mostly solid build, good basic features for price
- terrible gas mileage, slow braking, huge blind spots
I bought my SE 2WD model a bit over 2 mths ago, & I must say that Ford has made a valiant attempt at gaining the "edge" on the competition (pun fully intended). This is my 1st vehicle, so comparisons w/ other brands not possible, but overall, this is a great vehicle. I had researched midsize SUVs for MONTHS b4 I fell in love w/ the black Edge, which is THE hottest colour for it; and it's just beautiful to see on the road. Once, I was making 60mph & didn't feel it, the ride was that smooth, and the engine quiets once cruising. It's VERY spacious, w/ good leg room, and cubbyholes everywhere (I'm a pack-rat). My BIGGEST pet peeve though, is the mileage. I haven't calculated how many miles I get on the gallon, but @ current gas prices, it takes over US$100 to fill my tank, and I spend at least $50/wk of top-ups. That is simply ridiculous. Thus, I cant just go for drives like I want to; mainly to/from work. :-(( The braking took a bit to adjust to; not very responsive. My 1st wk driving it, I took several corners/curves skidding. Have a handle on that now, as well as reversing/parallel parking. If ur a generally good driver, the mirrors and the incessant "beep-beep" will keep u from bumping into things. Time will tell how the Edge works for me... and for Ford. Everyone who's seen it loves it, so, hey!...read morehide
31 out of 56 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Cool, Stylish, Powerful, Well-Built
- If anything, Brakes
Just got my Edge. I have to say, I am not typically a Ford fan but am really impressed with this vehicle. It has great style and drives better than most cars I have tried. When I first brought it back to my work, it was parked next to a BMW X3 and I liked the EDGE body style just as much if not more. I have only had the Edge for less than a week so I can't say too much yet about reliability, etc., but the car feels very well made, drives very comfortably and is powerful. So far, the gas mileage seems adequate (I traded in a VW Passat) and the gas mileage seems to be just as good if not better. I had read some complaints about the brakes and I have to say that it does feel like they could be a little better. My other vehicle is a large GMC Yukon so it is hard for me to compare as the Edge definitely stops faster than that beast, but I did feel a little lag in the stopping when I was driving down a hill a little too fast as I was just getting used to the car. I definitely wouldn't say the brakes are bad, but it does seem they could be a little better. Overall, I am very impressed and very pleased with the Edge's performance (plus it looks cool)!...read morehide
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- Great performance for the money.
- None so far
I have owned this car for three months and I am very satisfied with both the appearance and performance.
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- Comfortable, Quiet, nice drive, good looking
- Sync not perfect, brakes below par, gas mileage around town could be better and ventilation average
I've had the edge about 3 months now and overall I'm very happy with it, i traded an Mercedes E320 in for it so the driving position and height are a big plus for me, it has a great ride and is comfortable for 5 people.
I've struggled to get the quoted mileage from it but that may be down to my driving style rather than the car. The car looks great and has so far seems well put together. There are a few down sides though, the brakes work ok but could do with more power and a little more bite. The sync system often misunderstands the user (I've tried it with a few people) especially if you have people in your address book with similar names. The rear visibility is poor but the rear parking aid goes some way to making up for this. The cabin materials seem a little cheap but they are solid enough and higher trim levels may be better. My biggest problem is wih the ventilation system, when its hot i like to have cold air blowing on me, well the vents can't be pointed directly at the driver, it may be a minor thing for most people but the range of movement on the vents is much less than my last car.
All in all though i'm pretty satisfied with the vehicle and I think its the best of the current crop of crossover SUV's...read morehide
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- Consistent 24 MPG- mixed highway & in town-Cruises at 80 under 2000 RPM
Goes from rural to city -Crosses running AZ river every day- 120 miles daily on interstate, city, dirt bumpy roads, still solid- no rattles-
Maintenance minimal- love this auto- cannot say enough about my overall satisfaction
Roomy and versatile hauler- people , landscape & building matls from
home improvement center, saddles and horse gear, groceries, furniture...read morehide
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- Very comftable, drives smoothly, spacious.
- Could not find any.
It is a pure joy to drive this vehicle. It is reliable in all kinds of weather; snow, rain. With the music on you will feel like in heaven.
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- stylish, VERY QUITE, smooth, sound is good,excellent performance !
- still looking
I just bought my ice blue edge and I LOVE IT !!! It is definitely very comfortable ride.. can't wait to have a long drive.. my husband was very happy when the DVD has 30 games on it... it comes with 2 heaphones,remote how much luxury can you get ?
18 out of 25 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Smooth ride, roomy interior and cargo area
- HUGE blind spots, and the gas milage is not as good as represented. I am getting about 15 to 20 mpg
I really like my car, but the blind spots are pretty big, and the milage is poor. I was also disappointed with the input for my mp3 player as it can't be controlled with the cd/mp3 controller on the stereo, which I thought was a bit misleading. I also get a huge static shock every time I exit the car and go to close the door. When you accelerate rapidly, it is easy to peel out, and it sometimes feels a little unstable. It is a very comfy ride and the backseat has plenty of room for adults....read morehide
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