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Ford Edge, Wagon, SUV
#1252 of 1442 Edge Stereo Question
Apr 29, 2007 (6:49 pm)
I just bought a 2007 Ford Edge SEL+ AWD Redfire Metallic. It has a Vista Roof, DVD Nav, and most of the other toys. Its a blast to drive, and you see everyone looking at you when your going down the street. My question is about the stereo. I spaced off getting XM Stereo added to it when I bought the vehicle. Can this be added to the current radio, or do I have to buy something aftermarket. Like I said, I have the DVD Nav system with the radio. I didn't know if it was something they could program into it. Any help would be greatful.
#1253 of 1442 Re: Edge Stereo Question [kenziezach]
Apr 30, 2007 (6:37 am)
Ford has Sirius satellite radio available. You will have to add the antenna on the spoiler as well as a tuner that will plug into the radio. Once you add those items, your Nav radio will work just like you had the satellite radio on it from the start.
May 05, 2007 (12:45 pm)
You guys that have one - any significant problems or regrets? For a newly designed vehicle I do not see the typical slew of early build complaints, as I do for example with the Mistu. Outlander (bad bearings, wind noise, bad radios). Does the Edge seem tightly built?
#1255 of 1442 Edge vs. MKX
May 05, 2007 (4:01 pm)
I have sat in an Edge and will sit in the MKX soon. Looking online it doesn't appear that it is worth spending the extra money. I see a little longer warranty and air conditioned seats. I don't care about the styling differences or any exclusivity issues. Is there anything else that would make the MKX worth the extra? Is there better dealer treatment a la Lexus?
#1256 of 1442 Re: Edge vs. MKX [avery1]
May 06, 2007 (1:12 pm)
Dealers are hit and miss - depends on that specific dealer. You do usually get a free loaner at Lincoln dealers but it's not required.
There should be a noticeable difference in the sound deadening and ride quality in addition to what you can see and touch.
#1257 of 1442 Re: Edge vs. MKX [akirby]
May 06, 2007 (7:44 pm)
My L-M dealer simply points to the Hertz counter for warranty service cars.
#1258 of 1442 MKX vs. Edge.
May 07, 2007 (9:48 am)
At my dealer, the people are not comparing the 2 to each other. The customer is basically comparing the Edge to other vehicles in its price range and the MKX to more expensive lux. vehicles. BMW X5, Caddy SRwhatever, Lexus RX.
#1259 of 1442 Re: Edge SE. [heyjewel]
May 11, 2007 (8:36 pm)
How easy or hard is it to upgrade brakes?
#1260 of 1442 Re: Edge SE. [spaceman210]
May 12, 2007 (1:38 pm)
New pads (like the Porterfield R4S) can make a big difference. You can change them yourself for less than $200. Better tires will also help.
But don't assume it's a problem until you drive one. Those who've driven them don't seem to have a problem with the brakes.
#1261 of 1442 Re: Edge SE. [spaceman210]
May 12, 2007 (6:21 pm)
Were it not for the electronically controlled ABS activation it would be SUPER easy. With ABS the stronger you make the braking capability, brake HP, the quicker the ABS will activate to lower the new braking capability, often needlessly so if loss of directional control is not being threatened.