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    Oil & Filter Questions

    I've always had my oil changed in my 2016 Edge 2.0 EcoBoost at the dealership. They use the Motorcraft synthetic blend and Motorcraft filter. My dealership is about 50 miles away and often takes two hours of sitting in their waiting room. Cost is $50. I've been thinking of changing to Costco brand full synthetic and a Wix XP oil filter. A local shop, 1 mile away, charges $25 labor if I bring my own oil and filter. So for about the same cost I can go with a full synthetic, better filter and not have to wait a couple of hours and drive for two hours round trip. I know the dealer service also includes a tire rotation but the tires I plan to buy at Costco when needed include tire rotations and balance. I drive about 5000 miles a year now so would like to extend oil changes to every 18-24 months which exceeds manufacture recommendations. The vehicle has 32,000 miles currently. Does this sound like a good option or should I stick with the dealership and a yearly oil change?
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    Oil & Filter Questions

    Thanks for the replies. You did remind me that I am still under factory warranty for the 5/50k powertrain warranty. I think I'll have the next service done at my dealership. For my 2008 Mercury Sable with 68,000 miles I think I'll change to the full syn and upgraded filter. Haven't been happy with the dealership and their service lately. They suffer from being able to recruit and maintain quality employees lately as do most places.
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    Paint durabilty question

    I have a 2008 Mercury Sable and a 2016 Edge. Both are driven under the same conditions, mostly city and occasional highway roadtrips. The paint on the Mercury still looks brand new while the paint on the Edge is showing wear and tear. Mostly lots of paint chips on the front of the hood and the front bumper. While the Mercury has a couple the Edge has literally dozens. Both have been washed and waxed in the same manner and time frame. Has something changed in the paint quality over the years? Yes I know I could have gotten the plastic wrap on the front of the hood and the bumper to prevent these and there are ceramic coatings that may have helped but I'm curious as to what is the difference in 2008 paint and 2016 paint.
  4. I have a 2016 Edge Titanium. One tail light was replaced by the dealer before I took delivery of the vehicle for condesation. The other one was replaced about a year ago under the 3 year 36000 mile warranty. Even with the replacements I still get occasion moisture but nothing like the originals.
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    Paint durabilty question

    The paint does seem to chip easily. If I were to get a new car I would definitely invest in a clear bra for the front bumper and front of the hood. My sister and her husband recently purchased a new Kia Telluride and had one put on it after seeing the damage to my Edge. Cost them around $600. http://www.invisiblemask.com/shield.html
  6. I need to update my maps, is this something the dealer has to do or can I do it?
  7. I too at first was annoyed by the honk. but in my case it happens when I leave my key in the vehicle and lock the doors. it alerts me that my keys are in the car and prevents the door from locking. When I go to the gym I purposely lock my keys and wallet in the car and will get the double honk if I lock the door out of habit using the button inside the car. I like that it reminds me that the door isn't locked. I then lock the door using the keypad on the outside of the door and use the keypad on the door to unlock the car to get in.
  8. I'm having an issue getting my wifi to connect and/or stay connected. Sometimes it will connect to my wifi, then when I go to check for sync updates it tells me I have to be connected to wifi even though I just connected. Sometimes it will search for updates but the screen will lock showing the searching icon forever. Other times it will search for wifi and not find anything, just show the searching icon forever even though I'm parked in the same spot that it will on occasion find it. More often than not it does not find available wifi. In addition sometimes the screen will freeze when using the Navigation and using the touchscreen. Not sure what is going on. I upgraded to version 3.0 last year and it seems that's when the problems started. Other than checking for updates what else is wifi used for? Any suggestions? I've tried disconnecting the battery for half an hour, no difference. Seems like I've read something about doing a system reset in sync but that will take it back to the original install, will have to update everything. Also read that holding the scan forward button and the power button for 10 seconds will restart sync, haven't tried that but is it any different than shutting down the vehicle and restarting? 2016 Edge, Sync 3 Version 3.0
  9. Received a PM from another member regarding trying an update to a newer build So I downloaded the latest update from owner.ford.com and did a master reset and then installed it. I was running version 3.0 build 18025, now it's version 3.0 build 18093. Connects to wifi consistently now and so far no screen freezes. 7 hour road trip today running android auto and everything worked fine.
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    2019 Edge sel FWD OTD price

    You're welcom zaidd. Ford's regional rebates can differ from area to area which can make a difference.
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    2019 Edge sel FWD OTD price

    The options on the vehicle can make a big difference in price. Watch out for dealer charges and markups. Also if financing know ahead of time what interest rate you qualify for based on your credit score by contacting your local bank to see what rate you can get. The finance guy will try to sell the highest rate he can. Don't fall in love with a vehicle and be prepared to get up and walk away. Here is a link to my local dealer that often times has good pricing https://stiversfordofmontgomery.com/sale/ford-edge-prattville-al
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    New Member '16 Titanium

    Welcome to the forum! That is "Bronzefire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat", same color I have on my 2016. What color is the interior?
  13. Any website available where I could enter a VIN number for a used Edge and view the original window sticker? The link below will show the configuration with options but not the full sticker with build date, gas mileage, safety ratings, and most importantly for my purposes the MSRP. https://removeandreplace.com/2013/03/24/find-your-cars-window-sticker-online/
  14. My mistake, on the Edge the interior color is Cognac. My 2016 Edge Titanium is the Bronzefire Metallic tinted clearcoat with the cognac interior. The Lincoln MKX offered the same interior color but called it Terra Cotta. IMO Ford really needs to offer something for the interior besides black or ceramic. Cognac is still available but very seldon found on dealer lots.
  15. I'd really like to see Ford bring back the metallic bronzefire tinted clearcoat, beautiful color. Goes well with the terra cotta interior.
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    2018 Titanium good deal?

    Glad all worked out for you. I agree with the chrome wheels, I prefer the polished aluminum.
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    2018 Titanium good deal?

    sounds like a decent deal to me. Depends if it has the options you want. after driving my edge for over two years I'm glad I have the front camera, I have a hard time judging where the front corners are. I could do without a sunroof but hard to find one without. Given the large inventory, end of model year with an upcoming update, dealer moving, I say you're in the drivers seat, (pun intended), get what you want at the price you're willing to pay. If financing insist on 0 to 1.9% rate.
  18. Going through my previous posts and saw that this one had zero replies. Any input?
  19. Well I've recently come into the 21st century with dropping the land line and getting a smart phone. I've downloaded the apps Android Auto, Ford + Alexa and Pandora and have them working with sync. I'm an Amazon Prime member with Prime Music Unlimited which pretty much will play any song you can think of that has ever been recorded. So far the Alexa app has become my go to for playing music. Create song lists on Amazon and pull them up. Even works with the sync voice control button on the steering wheel. Listen to any song that comes to mind. Pandora is great also for hearing music by artists I never knew were out there. So far Android auto is taking a back seat. I'll use it for Waze nav when I'm going to places unknown since Ford won't update their Nav maps. What do others use Android auto for? Any other apps out there that play well with Sync?
  20. didn't go out and check my edge but isn't the odometer always visible?
  21. My original OEM wipers are still going strong after almost 2-1/2 years. The 303 is working for me, never had wipers last more than a year in the hot summers with the blazing sun here in the sunny south. May not last forever but I'll take 3 years vs. 1 year.
  22. Well doh..... thanks guys!
  23. When I turn my radio on with Sirius playing, the preset bar will display for a few seconds and then go away. This is what it has always looked like until a few days ago: This is how it appears now. What caused the preset bar to disappear? I used it all the time.
  24. I've had the Nav try to take me off route because the road I was driving on was only three years old. Yes, the maps are that far out of date.
  25. Notice it mainly when going to screens which require scrolling down. Such as recent places or favorites in the navigation menus. When I bring up recent places the list will come up with the scroll bar, but the screen freezes for 20-30 seconds before the scroll bar will work. Even the back button in the top left corner doesn't work. Then after 20-30 seconds the list will perform the scroll I tried to do earlier.
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