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Old 11-04-2006, 09:02 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Ford Edge is 4528 pounds...

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No, it isn't a full-size pickup.
No, it isn't a 7-passenger full-size SUV.
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It's Ford's answer to todays more fuel-miserly consumer.
It's Ford's answer to people that want something not quite the size of a real SUV.


It's the new Ford Edge crossover.


This beast - while nicely designed inside and out - weights 300 more than Ford's own 7-passenger Freestyle, and the Edge only seats 5. It weights 600 more than corporate cousin, the Mazda CX-7. Hell it weights in more than the body-on-frame Explorer - and body-on-frame trucks are supposed to be heavier than unibody construction (like the Edge).

No wonder it's EPA numbers are only 16/24, and in real-world testing C&D magazine got only 15 mpg!


What a shame too, cuz for a crossover, I really like the looks of it - and the inside looks like it is of high quality materials.
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Old 11-04-2006, 09:19 AM   #2
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Good job Ford, now that's innovation!
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Old 11-04-2006, 09:21 AM   #3
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And weight kills in so many areas from performance to fuel economy and emissions to handling and braking abilities. Bigger and heavier isn't always good. It would be nice to see auto manufacturers take that first year vehicle, now for the 2nd and 3rd years of a generation work to lop off extra weight.
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:43 AM   #4
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No wonder it's EPA numbers are only 16/24, and in real-world testing C&D magazine got only 15 mpg!
What's the EPA rating for the STi again?
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Old 11-04-2006, 11:09 AM   #5
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What's the EPA rating for the STi again?
But what is its output ?






This one is a fatass carrying a LOT of extra weight around. I can't imagine it doing anything but lumbering around like its fully loaded (even when empty of passengers and luggage).
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Old 11-04-2006, 11:15 AM   #6
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everyone should just stop posting things from ford... its pretty redundant (although sometimes comical) to keep watching a retarted kid hurt himself


wtf are they thinking... think new - innovation - style

they are so dumb
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Old 11-04-2006, 01:23 PM   #7
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damn my 425 hp 4800lb SUV still manages to average 14-16 mpg
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Old 11-04-2006, 02:07 PM   #8
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It weights 600 more than corporate cousin, the Mazda CX-7.
The Edge is more closely related to the CX-9.

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...d=117337?imw=Y
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:24 AM   #9
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Well, at least Fords styling department is getting with it...

They still need real management and engineers worth a ****
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:21 AM   #10
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lol...nice intro.

made me laugh.
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:58 PM   #11
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Another steamy pile from the Blue Oval Boys.

I don't know how much this POS will cost, but I could think of many other ways to get the job done if you need a mini-SUV-car-type-thing.
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Old 11-05-2006, 04:30 PM   #12
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They probably weighted it with two Ford highly paid fat cat excutives in the front seats.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:17 PM   #13
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hey guys, it takes BOLD MOVES! Everyday! to make crap cars!

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Old 11-05-2006, 06:31 PM   #14
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Cars are porkers these days, getting heavier by the day it seems. Bold moves indeed! good thing gas is back below $2
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:34 PM   #15
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What a shame too, cuz for a crossover, I really like the looks of it - and the inside looks like it is of high quality materials.
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Old 11-06-2006, 09:14 AM   #16
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Ford dropped one off about two months ago for our employees to drive. I only had about a fifteen minute test drive, but it sure didn't feel that heavy. The 6 speed transmission felt very nice and the v6 felt plenty strong. I am sure the MPG will be low, but not that low. Perhaps the C&D drivers were beeting on it. I personally liked the Edge, but again I only had fifteen minutes with it.
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:51 AM   #17
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I don't see what the big surprise is. There has been oversized/overweight SUV's on the market since I can remember. Surprisingly, this actually gets "decent" mpg for it's weight compared to most SUV's. Again, I'll bring up the STI or Tribeca EPA mpg raitings as a "case in point".
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:34 PM   #18
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Ford dropped one off about two months ago for our employees to drive. I only had about a fifteen minute test drive, but it sure didn't feel that heavy. The 6 speed transmission felt very nice and the v6 felt plenty strong. I am sure the MPG will be low, but not that low. Perhaps the C&D drivers were beeting on it. I personally liked the Edge, but again I only had fifteen minutes with it.
wow you should do reviews then. If you can get an idea of a vehicles MPG rating after a 15 min test drive then you got some serious talent.

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Old 11-06-2006, 02:24 PM   #19
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wow you should do reviews then. If you can get an idea of a vehicles MPG rating after a 15 min test drive then you got some serious talent.

I keed I keed.
Any car I test drive for only fifteen minutes usually gets about 5mpg. I am not easy on them...
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:29 PM   #20
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Where did you get 4528? I've seen reviews that put it at 4098, and one at 4282 lbs.

http://www.fordedge.org/

http://reviews.cnet.com/2007_Ford_Ed...-32121622.html

The specs here list the AWD at 4419, while the FWD is 4220.

http://www.carpages.ca/go/roadtest/2...e_preview.aspx

Considering the Tribeca weighs in at 4200+, this seems reasonable.

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Old 11-06-2006, 03:14 PM   #21
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It's not that heavy early reports always get that stuff wrong. I drove a fully loaded AWD one and it didn't seam that large and heavy. It's nice, I like it better than the Tribeca for most things. Ya I live in Detroit but the Edge is a really nice crossover. It's less Ford like than most Ford cars. The inside is good, the drive is nice. It's no STi but it has more pep than the Tribeca and handles almost as good with a bit more useable room. I don't like that whole crossover segment but I have driven most of the players it's just as good as the others I think.

By Ford like, I mean Taurus like, basic transportation, ok to get you from A-B but nothing cool. The 500 is very Ford like the Fusion less Ford like and the Edge is almost non Ford like but still is a Ford. Both the Fusion and Edge surprised me by being not bad cars. I'm by no means going to say those Fords are the best ever but they surprised me and not in a bad way. Those two are easy the best of the big three and hold up to the others in the segment. The Pacifica is quite possibly the worst car ever made, the Equinox feels like a Jimmy at 8/10th scale. Ford is still dieing but this car will surprise you if you're into that type of vehicle, but then again we are not those people (not counting Tribeca owners on the site).
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:40 PM   #22
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damn my 425 hp 4800lb SUV still manages to average 14-16 mpg
No way unless you drive like an 80 year old and if THAT is true, shame on your for owning that Jeep!!
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No way unless you drive like an 80 year old and if THAT is true, shame on your for owning that Jeep!!
on my commute to work i dont drive like an 80 year old. I drive like a normal person Meaning i go with the flow of traffic and I can curb my appetite for the 6.1 Hemi.

However at a stop light against Cayenne Turbos and cars of the like I have been known to let my presence be felt.
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