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Anyone drives a Ford EDGE?

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  1. grunt

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  2. School Teacher

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    Louisville, KY has two Ford plants (F250-350-450 trucks and the Explorer). The Edge is made in Canada. The local newspaper carried a review of it some time ago and the review was all praise for its build quality, fuel economy, roominess and ride qualities.

    The Ford Louisville Assembly plant makes the Explorer which is scheduled to cease production next year. The hope around here is that Louisville Assembly will get a vehicle like the Edge as it looks like a winner.

    The Edge platform will also be stretched to create a seven passenger crossover “people mover” that was also recently reviewed. I don’t remember the name of the new vehicle.

    Ed Ward
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

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    Ah, another imported Ford car made by foreign workers.<br>
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    Buy an American built Toyota or Honda instead.
     
  4. dverna

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    I got to ride in one.

    I was not very impressed. My friends Trailblazer rides better.

    Maybe it was a "Monday" car.

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  5. crusha

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    There are no profits to talk about, because Ford's passenger car division hasn't made a profit since 1996.
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

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    Rich, do you think profits for stockholders and corporate officers is more important than wages for the workers?
     
  7. crusha

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    ...or payments to the suppliers...or tool shops...
     
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    Dodge has a great vehicle in the crossover segment, the Journey.

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  9. cls

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    It's a lifetime "Powertrain" warranty yes. The Bumper-To-Bumper warranty is 3/36. It's available everywhere in the USA. cls
     
  10. kehrby

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    EE and all the rest of you whiny losers, MX is asking for first hand experience not a bunch of whiny political CRAP. WAAAAAAAH. Ford is at least still an American company and they have built cars in Canada forever!

    Yes, MX in my opinion the Edge is a good vehicle. I don't own one but I am a technician at a Ford dealer and I don't work on too many Edges, which means they don't have many problems. Owners I have talked to love them. Gas mileage isn't a whole lot better than the Explorer unfortunately but the car overall is excellent.

    Good luck
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    Just because they are hurting right now does not mean that they are not building a good product! Fords quality according to JD Powers has now surpassed Toyota. People just have this misguided perception that US cars are junk. GM is also in trouble, maybe worse than Ford. Their stock just happens to be higher right now.

    Steve
     
  12. crusha

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    Just to issue a correction...GM is NOT in worse condition than Ford...or even comparable...they are much better-positioned for the long term. GM is not where they want to be, but have a decent plan, supported by booming sales overseas. Ford is in real trouble.
     
  13. Delbert

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    Since Ford is losing money, the whiners should be happy that they are exporting their losses to Canada. LOL
     
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    MX8B... I test drove both the 2008 Ford Edge, and the Ford Escape. I can honestly say that both cars had exactly what I was looking for: Plenty of cargo space, lots of interior leg room, well appointed interiors, lots of custom options, and more than enough motor to do the job. After testing and comparing both, I opted for the Escape for a couple of reasons. For the price, the Escape came with all the Edge options as standard equipment. I got the Escape fully loaded for less than $22,500, out the door, including tax and license, and got 1.9% financing. I have put 2500 miles on the Escape and just love the car. For the difference in price, and features, between the two vehicles, going with the Escape was a no brainer for me........Just my experience....Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  15. Delbert

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    My wife has an Escapt too and loves it. It's now got 25,000 miles with no problems and no recalls. It must be though because Brian and EE say it is and they know everything about nothing.
     
  16. Brian in Oregon

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    Delbert, tell us how your Escape is doing at 250,000 miles.<br>
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    I can tell you that when I was in the market and compared vehicles, that the 2004 Escape was a noisy and tinny, with excessive road vibration, and a dash that looked like it was an import from the 1970's. And then Ford had the gall to price it up with better vehicles. We bought something else. A year later, Ford had substantially dropped the price to something more reasonable. I hope the newer Escapes are made better. I have a neighbor who is happy with his.<br>
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    As for Ford making a quality turn-around, I'm not looking at short term results. I'm waiting for long term results. Like 100,000 miles and up. Vehicles are too expensive for most people to trade them in every couple of years, before they start having serious problems. We keep ours a long time. So 25,000 miles does not tell me how it will do in the long run. (Though it can tell you if there are serious problems in the short term.) It is encouraging that Ford is ranking higher in short term quality surveys, though.<br>
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    GM is still using pistons for many of their engines that are "universal". Supposedly GM has the pistons and cylinder bores machined so accurately that they can put any piston into any bore and it will fit without extra honing having to be done, saving time. (And allowing under skilled labor like in Mexico to build it.) Unfortunately, this does not work 100% of the time. Many of complained to their GM dealer about piston slap and noise. GM used to honor this as a warranty claim. Now unless there is an engine failure (meaning pieces of piston skirt in the oil pan), you're SOL. I will never buy any GM product because they will not build the engine right, and worse, they will not stand behind it when it does not meet spec. And owners with very noisy engines are taking a ding when they try to sell them, because those buying them aren't suckers, which is what GM is taking their own buyers for. I haven't checked GM's short term quality rating, but around 2004 to 2005 one of the Korean car makers ranked higher. WTF is up with that, GM?<br>
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    As for "knowing everything about nothing", all I can say is it sounds like you purchase vehicles without bothering to check long term quality issues. So does that make you "knowing nothing about everything"?
     
  17. Delbert

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    Actually Brian I have no need to know how a vehicle will operate at 250,000 miles, however, if anybody tells me that they drove a vehice 250k miles with no problems I'd think them a liar.
     
  18. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Delbert, I have a 1994 Explorer with 287,000 on it with no motor, trans, or rears repair. Balljoints, shocks, brakes, drums, rotors, and the thermostat were replaced. I ran those miles up in 9 years going back and forth 80 miles a day before I retired. In 2003 I got a new Explorer and that one has 76,000 now with one brake change and a windshield wiper motor that was under warranty. I guess it all depends on how hard you drive.
     
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    If Delbert doesn't care about how a vehicle does at high mileage, that strongly suggests he is trading them in sooner and not keeping them for the long term. So his idea of quality - lasting until trade in - is different from someone who wants it to last a decade or more and go 100,000 to 250,000 miles or more.
     
  20. blizzard

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    Brian- The piston slap problem was only in the small cu. in. truck motors. I had one that was in a 2000 Silverado. It went away after well less than 30 seconds, and other than that, the truck was flawless and it hauled serious ass. 300hp and it averaged 20mpg. Used no oil. The "slap" was truly a non issue, and yes, I'm a car guy.



    I've never heard of piston slap in any other GM vehicle besides the 5.3 and 4.8 V8. By the way, that truck was built in Ft. Wayne.


    The 2008 Malibu that I just purchased is nicer than either the Accord or Camry.
     
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