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  1. Can the Ford Dealer determine if a 2013 Edge has ever had an airbag deployment by looking at the car's computer? I'm asking because I'm looking at a used 2013 Edge Limited that I'm about 99% convinced the front end sustained some prior damage even though it's not listed on the Car Fax report. Here are my clues: 1) Price is too low for mileage, condition, and options. About $2500 below what I would expect it to list for. 2) Limited with painted front grill which what not an option (painted grill is 1/2 the price of a chrome grill so I suspect someone had t replace it and opted for the least expensive fix) 3) Lines between the hood and front fender narrows on both sides as it sweeps down towards the front bumper. I plan to further inspect the car for other issues but would be really concerned if the airbags had been deployed. That would indicate some pretty serious damage. Not to mention the chance of substandard air bag replacements. I'm hoping it nothing more than the previous owner had minor damage and maybe had it repaired without going thru insurance therefore it never appeared on the Car Fax.
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    New Colors for 2011 Edge

    Kona Blue Metallic (new to the Edge anyway) Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic (aka Burgandy) (Is this a totally new color for Ford?) Earth Metallic (Is that kind of a Green Gray?) Mediterranean Blue Metallic (What where they thinking here?) I'm glad Ford is dropping the Sport Blue Metallic but they seem to be making a bigger mistake with Mediterranean Blue Metallic. I'd really like to see the Steel Blue Metallic on the Edge. Kona Blue Metallic should be reserved for the Mustang only. I'll be getting a new Edge around end of 2010 and probably a new Taurus in early 2011. Both my '08 Edge and '08 Fusion are Vapor Silver today which is a nice color but I'm tired of it and also bored with having 2 cars the same color. That further limits my choices since the Edge and Taurus share many of the same colors. Black, White, and Red are always out for me. I really like the Steel Blue Metallic on the 2010 Taurus but it appears they are dropping that as well, damn it. I could probably do Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic on either the Edge or the Taurus.
  3. I have a Job #1 2011 Edge and while I love the vehicle I am far from fully satisfied with the MFT. Especially coming off the 2008 Edge which had Navigation. The 2008 Nav touch screen response was very snappy if not instant for most functions. Plus that system did many similar functions as the new MFT. I don't know if the root cause of the MFT slow response time is the result of poor code writing or slow processor speed (or both) but compared to what I was used to in the 2008 model the 2011 MFT is very frustrating at times. The touch sensitivity has a distinct lack of confidence when touching the controls. Sometimes I touch and nothing happens and other times it responds only after a 2-3 delay. That's no way to control a system. Also, sometimes I put it in Reverse right after I start and am ready to backup of the rear-view camera isn't ready to display. I have a wait a few more seconds for it to catch up or even have to move it to Park and back to get it to respond. Call me impatient but I don't want to wait to back up. BTW, I have ver 2.4. As a side note, I also have a 2011 Explorer due to be delivered this week. It was loaded with MFT ver 2.7. I'm guessing based on the owner comments on the Ford Facebook page that I will have a similar experience as in the 2011 Edge. I really hope Ford can make some significant improvements on MFT performance.
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    Ford's Solution To The Wind Noise!

    So I have an Oct Job #1 build. Will they swap my mirrors out? The wind noise is pretty bad. I did not have this issue on my 2008 Edge.
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    Chrome clad rims = chrome clad junk

    I had the chrome clad on my 2008 Edge and again now on my 2011 Edge. I can tell you that you should not allow brake dust to sit on them too long. I went a couple months without washing it and the brake dust ate away at the chrome coating. I will not let the 2011 go unwashed for that long this time. I don't mind the chrome clad but also think a polished aluminum option would have been nice too. Polished aluminum doesn't have the same bling factor but still looks nicer than painted aluminum. By the way, I opted for the 20" painted aluminum rims on my 2011 Explorer because I like the design over the 20" Polished aluminum rims. Plus they come standard on the Limited anyway. Also, think of chrome clad rim like a women with breast impants, they look great and you think they are real until you touch them. :-)
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    2011 Edge/MKX My Touch and Sync Problems

    Come on really, no one sure have to be pulling fuses. That is simply ridiculous. Why are we putting up with this anyway?
  7. Can someone please provide the Residual and Money Factor for the following? 2 year 12k miles and 15k miles 3 year 12k miles and 15k miles These are published rates by Ford but can only be obtained at the dealer. Thanks.
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    Navigation 7P

    I am turning in my '08 Edge today. I don't need my copy of the 8P Nav disc any longer. PM if you want it for $15 shipped.
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    Navigation 7P

    It should have POI's, you just can't access the extended list of POI's when the car is in motion. When you put a new Nav Disc in it will take a couple minutes to install then it's ready to go. I don't know if there is actually a 9P out yet?
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    Navigation 7P

    Jordan, the map hasn't changed. At least not on your model with the 8P. I use 8P on the 2008 Edge and it looks the same as when I had the 4P map. It's just more up to date with data. I have seen some screen shots of the map on the 2011 Edge and that looks very different. I'm actually turning in my '08 on Friday for an '11.
  11. I didn't get the Vista Roof on my '08 because I opted for the DVD entertainment system. Now with the DVD being installed in the headrests I have options. My only worry is there may be added heat radiating from the ceiling when I have it closed and am trying to cool the vehicle (even with the sun shade closed). I'm guessing it's not insulated as well as a normal roof. What are your experiences with the heat factor?
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    Window locks

    In my 2008 the window lock feature that the Driver has access to will disable the rear window controls as well as the passenger side window control. This is actually a nusance as whomever is sitting in the front seat tries to roll down the window and can't without asking the driver. I get it that the feature is basically there to keep kids from rolling down the back windows but anyone old enough to ride in the front should have total control of that window. Even if I put a 12 year old in the front and they rolled down the window I'd just say roll it back up. Chances are a 12+ year old will listen as opposed to a 3 year old sitting in the back. If not then they are still withing slappying distance and I wouldn't even have to take my eyes off the road to do it. :-) Has this feature changed on the 2010? I'm in for the 2011 and hoping they will have changed it. Plus I think the passenger should have 1 touch auto up/down as well.
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    Window locks

    Did I mention I have kids?
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    Well that is the AWD model. It's going to get less MPG due to the added weight. The 3.5L FWD is 19 mpg / 27 mpg / 21 mpg combined
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    2011 Ford Edge "Fog Lights"

    So are these Fog Lights actually LED? That is different than that HID headlamps right?
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    Vista Roof in Florida

    I mean tin 2008 Ford didn't offer DVD Entertainment in the headrest from the factory. Sure there was aftermarket products but I never looked into that.
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    Disappointing MPG

    A 15k break in period. Now that is a little much.
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    2011 Ford Edge Introduced

    Anymore pics of the 2011 yet? The pics on the Autoblog link are all squished.
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    2011 Ford Edge Debuts 2.0L Turbo Eco Boost

    All this info and nothing on HP or Torque? Any ideas yet?
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    2011 Ford Edge Introduced

    I can't believe the RIM specs. The Limited must have 20" rims (not 18"). And what's the deal with those freaky ass fog lights?
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    2010 or wait for the 2011?

    I wouldn't expect too many bugs on the 2011. It's not like a totally new model. Mostly just improvements and refinements to existing design.
  22. Finally they got rid of those long rectangular center air vents. The steering wheel blocked most of the air flow. Now what is that stick jetting out of the right side of the steering wheel? I don't have that in my 2008 Edge. I don't like the vertical wood grain. Looks a little pimpish. I already know I am not going to like those flush center stack buttons. There is no tactile feedback...and yes I know some of the same buttons are on the steering wheel which is starting to look close to the standard 101 key keyboard. Looks like they eliminated that bulge in the door for water bottles. I never used it and it kind of gets in the way sometimes. New center stack design may look good but you end up with less storage space. It sucks how Lincoln gets the dash storage compartment and the Ford only gets an open tray. I could do without all the satin aluminum trim. It inevitably gets scratched anyway and cause glare from the sun. Yes it still causes some glare even though it's satin and now chrome. On that note, at least they dropped the chrome shifter baseplate with routinely blinds me at least once a day.
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    clad chrome wheels

    Where they replaced under warranty? If not, how much did you pay?
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    I thought the Lincoln MKX was already getting the 3.7L but apparently not. Am I thinking ot the Mazda CX-9 maybe? Does Ford even have a 3.7l version and it so, will it make it's way to the Edge/MKX?
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    2008 vs 2010 Edge

    My window sticker from my 2008 Edge Limited reads 16 city / 24 hwy. Thw window sticker on a 2010 Edge Limited reads 18 city / 25 hwy. What has changed to cause the EPA MPG to increase since 2008? If anything, I would have expected it to be lower since the EPA standards for measuring MPG have gotten tougher over the years.