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#20 of 185 Re: Any 2011 updates? [craigmri]
Sep 06, 2010 (6:25 pm)
My dealer just got a few 2011 Ford Edges. He said Ford was stockpiling them until they had enough to broadcast to all dealers to make sure everyone had something. He also said there's a lot of demand for this car so there aren't any incentive offers just now. He thinks that after dealers clear out their remaining inventory of 2010 Edges there might be incentives for the 2011, depending on sales.
I test drove two Edge Limited's. I found the car generally lives up to its reputation from the reviews. The engine is strong enough to pull the car nicely, although there seems to be a lag of a few seconds between the time you press hard on the gas pedal and the engine revs mightily. And when it does you can definitely hear it. But then when you get up to speed it quiets down again. The brakes are incredibly strong, best I've experienced in a car.
Some other things that bug me. The power steering feels heavy to me. Some reviews called it "well weighted" and "taut," but I think it's kind of heavy. I was hoping for stronger power assist. The air flow from the air conditioner vents is only adequate, and becomes kind of weak when the A/C vents in the rear end of the front center console are open. The temperature is nice and cold but I think the cubic feet per minute should be a bit higher. The car has a high belt line, making me want to raise the driver seat to its highest position, otherwise you feel like you are sitting at a table on a seat that's too low and you find your chin resting on the table.
One thing I like is that Ford allows you to order the MyFord Touch as a standalone option instead of bundling it with expensive and useless (to me) extras like the Vista Roof. However, disappointingly, you can only get the High Intensity Discharge headllights as part of an expensive bundle.
I ordered a Limited with the Nav and MyFord Touch and a few other items. Out the door price will be $38K, not bad, except I really resent having to pay $50 for a tank of gas, $400 for "administrative fee" and $500 to cover Ford's damned advertising expenses. Delivery in six to eight weeks.
#21 of 185 Re: Any 2011 updates? [towsie2001]
Sep 06, 2010 (7:04 pm)
He said Ford was stockpiling them until they had enough to broadcast to all dealers to make sure everyone had something.
BS. They don't do this - they hold them until they're sure the production line is ready (they build vehicles with no flaws for 5 continuous days) then start shipping them. The ones that are built initially and need repairs get fixed then shipped. They do NOT hold vehicles to broadcast to all dealers.
#22 of 185 Re: Any 2011 updates? [towsie2001]
Sep 11, 2010 (4:22 pm)
I though Hid lights were only available on the Sport?
#23 of 185 Re: Any 2011 updates? [beerme1]
Sep 12, 2010 (1:56 pm)
Nope. The limited with Rapid Spec 302 has HID headlamps.
I drove one Friday, and like it enough to trade in my CX-9 and buy the 2011 Edge.
The one I'm getting is LOADED with everything except trailer tow. Color = white platinum metallic tri-coat, and medium light stone heated leather seats.
The light color and the BAMR will be a good combination for my 6 months in AZ.
Here's a question for you electronic geeks: How can I find out if headphones can be used with the entertainment system? The system has USB port and AV input.
#24 of 185 Re: Any 2011 updates? [lateralg]
Sep 12, 2010 (4:21 pm)
Gary - which entertainment system and what did you want to use the headphones for exactly?
#25 of 185 Headphones Possible?
Sep 12, 2010 (6:50 pm)
The top of the line Sony audio system with HD radio. It includes Sirius, travel link, & some other stuff. Also, Nav. system accepts SD card to display photos on the screen.
Often wife wants music or NPR while I prefer silence & the pleasure of driving.
#27 of 185 Re: Headphones Possible? [lateralg]
Sep 13, 2010 (8:44 am)
Being married I certainly understand the silence part.
But I don't think you get a headphone jack with either system. The DVD headrests offer wireless headphones but I don't know if it works with the radio or sync.
Check the entertainment system owner's manual - those aren't available online.
#28 of 185 Re: Headphones Possible? [akirby]
Sep 16, 2010 (12:32 pm)
My CX-9 has the rear seat entertainmet system that includes two headphones ... IR not RF. I suspect the same to be true with the DVD headrest systems.
I'll take a look at what Crutchfield has. If they don't have what I'm looking for, I doubt that it's available anywhere.
#29 of 185 Re: Headphones Possible? [lateralg]
Sep 16, 2010 (12:48 pm)
Being an engineer I know you appreciate simple solutions. Have you thought about these? They're on sale for $8.15.