This truck is perfect. On the outside, it’s sleek and good looking, and it drives great, with better brakes and acceleration than my last car which was a minivan. The inside of this truck is everything I want, it has nice features like a touch screen that’s easy to navigate, but also an array of buttons so you aren’t stuck relying on a less responsive screen. The seats are large and comfortable and the interior is enormous.
The truck is everything I wanted. I'm looking to tow a large trailer/5th wheel and the diesel engine will pull strong without complaining. People comment on it's good looks and the leather interior is well done. The only complaint I have so far (6 months in) is the points of interest finder (gas stations, restaurants, etc) does not update as you drive down the road. It finds the closest places which may be behind you and doesn't continually update as you travel down the highway. It does give you current prices which is nice.
The diesel engine is strong and surprisingly fast for a truck this size. No worries about merging on the highway or passing slower vehicles. At 65-70 mph it averages nearly 20 mpg.
Is a great sized SUV. Bigger than the compact suvs, but not a monster. Gets great gas mileage, handles well, easy to park and maneuver. Wonderful for a family with a dog, plenty of cargo room for luggage and out 70lb dog. Look forward to having this Edge for years.
Bought used. Works very well for getting kids and all our stuff around. If I purchased new I would get leather and a limited slip rear end. Waiting to see how it does on bad roads... probably not good.
Lots of room for anything. Interiors are comfortable and clean. The v8 has ton of power and it sounds like a dream. Not bad on gas considering it’s a big truck. Can tow just about anything, and comfy enough to put my two toddlers in it every day.
This has been a great truck. The 6 liter power stroke has be nothing less than awesome. I did require a few aftermarket upgrades. But nothing too serious. Pulls and hauls with great ease. Very comfortable on long trips. Fun to drive. I do wish it had some modern tech in it. But it doesn’t need it to preform the job I have it for. I have added some tech that does what the new stuff does. It just don’t work from the steering controls. I think I can live. All I can say is. I’ve had it for 8 years and I still enjoy it just as much as the day I bought it. Best of all. No DEF fluid and regeneration cycle. Love it love it. Love it!!!
I bought this vehicle brand new off the showroom floor in 2000.
I owned an Escort prior to this and had no problems with it.
I had to drive the California freeways so I decided to trade up (or so I thought) to a Focus ZX3.
At 13k miles, I hear a grinding noise when applying the brakes. Took it into dealer and told the brake pads were shot.
From there, it was one recall or repair after another.
I could count on having to fix my brakes annually. The motor mounts went at 45k miles.
Mechanics told me at the time they were seeing a slew of Focus models coming in with brake problems. There was a design flaw in the car which caused the pads to wear quickly so before you knew it, you were metal on metal.
I called Ford corporate in Dearborn. They firmly denied a brake problem.
They couldn’t deny it for too long as a class action lawsuit was launched against Ford for the brake design flaw in 2000 & 2001 models. Accidents and costly repairs were the result of this design flaw. The lawsuit was settled a few years later.
Since I had sunk so much $ into this piece of crap car, I drove it into the ground - kept it 8.5 years. Let me tell you though...the experience soured me so much on Ford and its cars...I will never own a Ford again.
I doubt this car has improved in the years since.
Stay away from Focus - highly unreliable car.
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