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#14 of 165 Re: Ford Edge Brakes [goatee]
Oct 17, 2007 (5:35 pm)
Actually, the front brakes on my 2007 AWD edge are vented and the rear discs are not....
It is my opinion that the braking issues on the 2007 Edge are related more to the suspension tuning, ABS programming and hard cooper tires...
Most people never think about the suspension in braking, but it can have a huge effect on stopping distances. Sharp nose dive in a vehicle transfers almost all of the weight to the front wheels. This cause the rear brakes have little ability to help stop due to lack of friction and the ABS kicks in to prevent wheel lockup. I have noticed that under sharp braking, the nose of my 2007 Edge dives sharply. I'll bet and hopfully prove in the near future that progressive spring and shocks will solve the braking issue...
I am willing to bet that the 2008 Edge has a little firmer front suspension tuning and better tires...
#15 of 165 2008 Fore Edge Brakes
Oct 18, 2007 (2:16 pm)
Thank you for the information. Why is the 2008 model year rollout taking so long? What are the issues?
#16 of 165 Re: Ford Edge Brakes [sranger]
Oct 19, 2007 (2:57 pm)
FWD and AWD have identical rear brakes, with vented drum/hat rotors. It's difficult to see the venting because there is an integrated parking brake back there. Look closer - they're vented!
btw - for most of the stop, the front/rear weight distribution is based only on the CG height and deceleration, not 'nose dive'...
#17 of 165 Re: 2008 Fore Edge Brakes [goatee]
Oct 22, 2007 (3:37 am)
No "issues" with the 2008 rollout. 2007 model year started late for the Edge so they ran it a little later. Last build date for the 2007's was mid September. 2008's are just now starting to hit the dealers.
#18 of 165 Nav and Sync?
Oct 27, 2007 (9:08 am)
Does anyone know if they are integrated beyond sharing the screen?
For example, does Sync work with the nav the same as it does with your cell phone and mp3 player? (Can you use Sync voice commands to control the nav to input street addresses while you're driving etc.)?
How much control over the nav system do you have while the vehicle is in motion?
I have also started a new discussion dedicated to Ford Sync topics:
#19 of 165 Re: Nav and Sync? [jaxs1]
Oct 27, 2007 (3:59 pm)
Looked heavily into the current Edge info on the Ford site - looks like the same type of voice commands will be used for the NAV. In fact there is a specific command that tells the NAV you are speaking to it. I must say that the technology really sounds great. As a dedicated IPod user the integration really appears to be 1st rate. Am looking strongly at a Limited for our retirement vehicle which I'll probably purchase next summer.
#20 of 165 Re: Nav and Sync? [jimmy2x]
Oct 27, 2007 (4:12 pm)
I don't see anything official that says Ford Sync does anything at all for the nav system. The nav system may have it's own built-in voice recognition, but it may be much more limited and basic than the type of voice recognition functionality available in Ford Sync. You can tell the stereo: "Play artist: Beyonce." or "Play track: The Pretender" but I don't think you can tell the nav "Go to 67654 North Mountain Bend Boulevard, Scottsdale Arizona" or "Go to the Chicago Target on Main Street.
All the Sync demos concern cell phones and mp3 players.
I hope you can enter complete street addresses into the nav system using voice commands, but I don't see that being one of the claims they make and they probably would have demoed that if it could be done.
This kind of functionality would be very useful. Maybe future versions of the nav and Ford Sync will be more closely integrated.
Anyone here try out the nav voice commands?
#21 of 165 Re: Nav and Sync? [jaxs1]
Oct 27, 2007 (6:41 pm)
Your are probably correct - little was said about voice control of the NAV. From what I have read on other forums (Acura, etc) it almost seems that aside from the basic "find restaurant/hospital, etc." that none of the existing systems are good for voice input of new destinations.
Given the cost of the built-in NAV, I may well decide to go the Garmin/TomTom route anyway.
#22 of 165 Re: Nav and Sync? [jimmy2x]
Oct 27, 2007 (6:51 pm)
The new 2008 Honda Accord factory nav does allow you to enter street addresses entirely via voice, so I thought it might be possible that the Ford nav would do that as well if it was fully integrated with Ford Sync, but it looks like they are not connected to each other at this time.
It would make sense for that to change with the Ford nav systems in the future instead of having two independent voice recognition systems in the vehicle with one being very advanced and one being very basic.
#23 of 165 Real world mileage and handling in snow
Oct 29, 2007 (5:34 am)
My girlfriend and I test drove a 2007 Edge SE AWD over the weekend. Loved it! However, I was wondering if any current owners could tell me what your mileage has been and how the Edge performs in snowy, slippery road conditions. I live in upstate, NY (Lewis County) and we have lots of snow every winter and AWD is essential. Does the Edge handle well in snow? Thanks for your help.