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Ordering a 2016 - no vista roof

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I think I've nailed down exactly what I want, but I'm having second thoughts on a few things. I decided not to get the pano roof with the titanium 300A base package and save some $$$. I've always had sunroofs, but I hardly ever use them. I live in socal and most of the time its too hot or too bright to leave it open. Also they have a tendency to possibly have problems with rattles and leaks and I loathe taking my car in for service. I'm starting to have second thoughts though and wondering if I had it on the edge maybe I would use it more often? Anyone out there opt not to get the vista roof and regret it? or have one and wish they didn't?

 

Here's the build I'm thinking of going with. By going with the base titanium 300A and adding the technology package - I get the sync 3, sony audio, better seats. Pretty much all the useful extras minus the pano roof. With the 301a and 302a you HAVE to get the pano roof.

 

Edge Titanium 300A

2.0 ecoboost AWD

Magnetic color

technology package

Tow package

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Your sunroof decision makes perfect sense. I'm in Quebec and during the summer I never use it, as it gets too hot.

 

Right now my vista roof is opened all the time. The sun gives a very warm and nice feeling.

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If you don't use regular sunroofs now you probably won't use the vista roof. Had it on the 08 Edge and we used it just like a regular sunroof. The fact that it was bigger did not cause us to want to use it more often.

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I got the 2015 Sport with everything except the pano roof. Deciding factor for me was to get the extra couple inches of headroom.

 

I used the money I saved on the pano roof option for the 21" wheels instead :)

 

I've had cars with and without sunroof/moonroof, but don't really miss it.

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Big $$ for the BAMR. I hardly ever use mine as well but did order it as the wife wanted it.. I live out in the mountains and very dark at night. Lots of two lane blacktop. Nice to have it open at night. If I lived in a urban area I would have passed. It's just personal preference. I passed on the 21 inch rims although I really like them. To each his/her own. Enjoy whatever you decide to get......

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I have to wonder if Ford provided a Vista Roof delete for the 301A and 302A packages just how popular that option would be? I would take it for sure no matter how much credit I did or did not receive for it. Seems like Ford really likes to equip the Edge with the Vista Roof.

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I have the panoramic roof on my 2008 Limited and ordered it on my 2016 Sport Edge. It's my wife's car and we really do like it when we use it! We do not use it as much as we would like, mostly because we live in a rural setting, and it's a dustier environment. Even with the window shut and just the shade open, it adds a lot of interior light, especially the rear seat area.

 

I would think in most city driving, it would be very nice.

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Thanks everyone for the input. I ended up ordering it tonight, they are going to place the order tomorrow. Now the long wait 6-8 weeks! I'm going to miss my Focus ST.... Had to give it up - have kids now... But that's okay, the new Edge is awesome.

 

2016 Titanium 300A

Magnetic color

2.0 ecoboost /w AWD

Technology package

Tow package

 

X plan pricing

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Thanks everyone for the input. I ended up ordering it tonight, they are going to place the order tomorrow. Now the long wait 6-8 weeks! I'm going to miss my Focus ST.... Had to give it up - have kids now... But that's okay, the new Edge is awesome.

 

2016 Titanium 300A

Magnetic color

2.0 ecoboost /w AWD

Technology package

Tow package

 

X plan pricing

 

Congrats on getting your order in. Hope you don't have to wait long.

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Thanks everyone for the input. I ended up ordering it tonight, they are going to place the order tomorrow. Now the long wait 6-8 weeks! I'm going to miss my Focus ST.... Had to give it up - have kids now... But that's okay, the new Edge is awesome.

 

2016 Titanium 300A

Magnetic color

2.0 ecoboost /w AWD

Technology package

Tow package

 

X plan pricing

I'm still driving a 2 door coupe and I don't know what I am gong to do when I need to have 2 car seats. My wife is getting the Edge and I'm going to keep her old car as a winter beater, but I don't want to drive it all year long. If only I had won that powerball jackpot...

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Migh

 

Thanks everyone for the input. I ended up ordering it tonight, they are going to place the order tomorrow. Now the long wait 6-8 weeks! I'm going to miss my Focus ST.... Had to give it up - have kids now... But that's okay, the new Edge is awesome.

 

2016 Titanium 300A

Magnetic color

2.0 ecoboost /w AWD

Technology package

Tow package

 

X plan pricing

 

 

It might be faster to get your dealer to do a search to find what you want versus ordering...At least worth checking...

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I dont have the vista roof. My wife wanted one but sunroofs/panoramic roofs arent that popular in Hawaii cause the rain is so unpredictable

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I have always liked sun roofs until I purchased my 2013 Fusion with one. It is so small and useless. Now that I purchased an F150 with the pano, I love it. It allows so much light to enter and gives you the impression things are much more open. Main reason I order my edge with the pano...

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I ordered a 2016 Sport with everything except the sunroof. I've had a sunroof in all my cars and really only drove with them open maybe once a month. Also cars with sunroofs get hot much quicker in Hawaii

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I don't know how this would stand up to Hawaiian Heat, but a few folks I know have tinted their sunroofs to tackle that very problem in the southernmost mainland states.

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How so? Chemical composition, or rains very heavy, or ...?

Its not the heat thats an issue. Its the rain

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How so? Chemical composition, or rains very heavy, or ...?

It rains a lot to keep paradise green!!! No but honestly it's too unpredictable. It rains when the sun is out. It rains when it looks like clouds are nowhere near you. Hey the suns out, leave roof open and go into gas station and walk out to a flash flood 3 mins later. Plus driving. shit...this little 50x20 rock, driving down the highway and your destined to hit rain. Rains at my house everyday, my friend in honolulu never sees rain. It's just so odd here

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