Why You Should Buy This Car:
Loverman: You want a reasonably priced, comfortable ride that is iPod-friendly, decent on gas and way up off the ground. You don't want to ever bend your knees when entering or exiting the vehicle. Your friends describe you as a serious on-roader. You look good in orange.
Austin: You want to buy American and not feel like you're trading down to do so. Or, as the Ford marketing people told us, your name is Phil and you're an active, on-the-go kind of guy who's social and likes to try new things.
Loverman: You know, Ted Bundy fit that description.
Why You Shouldn't Buy This Car:
Austin: You need three rows of seats. You don't own sunglasses dark enough to handle with the excess chrome. And finally, the usual anti-SUV argument: You can get better performance and more space in a station wagon. Then again, you would look like a huge nerd in a wagon.
Loverman: Dude, both Ted Bundy and the Night Stalker drove wagons. Phil would go for the AWD model with the Vistaroof and navigation but realizes $35,000 could get him into an Infiniti G coupe, a Shelby GT, a Dodge Magnum with a Hemi, an Audi A3 or a Subaru WRX Wagon with $10,000 worth of chips, catbacks and sway bars (sit and spin, Davey). Turns out Phil was dating Dave, and a gay man would never be caught dead in an Edge.
· Speed Merchants: No
· Fashion Victims: Yes
· Treehuggers: No
· Mack Daddies: No
· Tuner Crowd: No
· Hairdressers: Yes
· Penny Pinchers: No
· Euro Snobs: No
· Working Stiffs: No
· Technogeeks: No
· Poseurs: Yes
· Soccer Moms: Yes
· Nascar Dads: Yes
· Golfing Grandparents: Yes
· Manufacturer: Ford
· Model tested: Ford Edge SEL AWD
· Model year: 2007
· Price as Tested: $35,000 (estimate)
· Engine type: 3.5L V6
· Horsepower: 265 hp @ 6250 rpm
· Torque: 250lbs. ft. @ 4500
· Redline: 6250 rpm
· Wheels and Tires: 18" Polished Aluminum/Wheels wheels w/ Continental All Season tires
· Drive type: AWD
· 0 - 60: n/a
· 1/4 mile: n/a
· Fuel economy city/highway: 17/24
· NHTSA crash test rating front/side/rollover: n/a