Last post on Oct 15, 2008 at 2:06 PM
You are in the Ford Edge
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Ford Edge, Wagon, SUV
#1376 of 1442 Re: 2008 Ford Edge question [sandu]
Oct 02, 2007 (6:21 am)
No idea on the incentives, but as for Nav. units, both options have benefits. I prefer a portable unit for my use, but I'm sure plenty will disagree with me. If you want a built in unit go with factory.
I have a Garmin Nuvi 660 and love it. All the options of factory units, less than half the cost, and I can take it with me when I fly to use in rental cars. The only down side is that the kids always want to borrow it. Just updated to new maps, and it cost $50 and took less than an hour. Updates come out about once a year so also look at the cost of these. The updates give new or changed roads and new POIs so they are useful.
#1377 of 1442 Re: 2008 Ford Edge question [pnewby]
Oct 02, 2007 (2:43 pm)
I have both a Garmin Nuvii 350 and the one built into my Edge. I bought the Nuvii for my old Mariner. The Nuvii is still a little better than the one in the Edge and you can carry it with you on trips that require that you rent a car. As stated above, it is easer the update the maps in a Nuvii. Unless Ford offers an updated DVD, you are screwed and if they do offer one, I'll bet it cost a lot more than $50.00...
Also, the Nuvii is also a MP3 player. You can feed the headphone output into the MP3 AUX input and while playing MP3 Music, it will still mute the stereo when it is time for a turn. This makes the Nuvii operate more like an integrated unit.
Also, you can enter a destination while moving with the Nuvii. You cannot with the one in the Edge even if someone is sitting in the passenger seat. ( a lawyer thing... )
My vote is for a Nuvii....
#1378 of 1442 Garmin Nuvis
Oct 07, 2007 (11:23 am)
Ford also has officially licensed Nuvis for sale at the dealer so that you can roll the cost into the vehicle purchase if you choose.
#1379 of 1442 Re: Need information [mcq1]
Oct 13, 2007 (7:02 am)
Traded 05 Pilot for the Edge. I'm a Honda/Toyota/Mazda guy but this Edge caught my Eye! Drove the CRV, RAV - CX7 - Vera Cruz - Still came back to the Edge. Great year end rebates & Interest Rates. The SEL fully decked out are no way worth $33-34K but mid 20's for AWD hard to pass up. Took it for a 1500mi road trip the first week and cannot find a single flaw! Still hard for me to admit its a FORD!
#1380 of 1442 Re: Ford Edge issues. [mschmal]
Oct 13, 2007 (7:05 am)
Purchased a Jet Black Edge SE and the paint gloss is superior to my last Black Pilot or the previous Black Accord! I'm very satisified thus far!
#1381 of 1442 $33k+ too much for an Edge.
Oct 14, 2007 (10:04 am)
Thats weird, in NJ my dealer sells mostly SEL+s/Limiteds with 1/3 having both Nav and Vista Roof! We are fliping Edges in an average of 15 days!!!
We've had an SE though for over a month
TO say that Ford has a hit is a gross understatment. We sell Nissans out of the same building and the Nissan manager claims that Edge is the first Ford he ever lost a sale to.
#1382 of 1442 Transmission downshifting
Oct 16, 2007 (8:51 am)
5,000 miles on our Edge and we love it. The only negative is its tendency to downshift to 4th, skipping 5th entirely in the 55 to 65 mph range. Dealer checked it out and says everything is normal. Any one else notice this?
#1383 of 1442 Possible Paint Issue?
Oct 19, 2007 (6:30 am)
The paint has chipped on the driver and passenger door handles on my 2007 Edge SEL. Seems too high to be the result of another door, but if that's the case, I would have expected a dent, and not a chip. Unreasonable expectations? Any other experiences? I intend to take it to the dealer and thought I might see if I have a common problem. Thanks.
#1384 of 1442 Door handle chips
Oct 22, 2007 (8:10 am)
I represent Ford Motor Company and I am not aware of any concerns with the Edge door handles chipping. I would recommend that you take your vehicle to your dealership for an inspection. If not resolved by the dealership, please contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center at 800-392-3673 (FORD).
Oct 22, 2007 (8:13 am)
Had the Edge in for a tire rotation couple of weeks ago at one of the "chain" maintenance shops. Mechanic pointed out some pretty excessive wear on the front wheels. Only 9k on the vehicle. He recommended I have the dealer re-align it and "fight" to have it covered under warranty. He says no way it should be wearing like that after only 9k. Anybody else have an issue like this?