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Are you happy with Edge? Would you buy Edge again?

Are you happy with Edge? Would you buy Edge again?  

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  1. 1. Are you happy with Edge? Would you buy Edge again?

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    • No
      19
    • I had to buy different trim level
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I can feel your pain with ripping music to an Apple device. I won an iPod several years ago and thought it would be great for portable music. I've been in IT since before the PC was invented so I have some experience with file management but I got so frustrated with trying to transfer my music to the iPod that I quickly tossed it into the trash. Ripping to a flash drive is a much simpler process - the initial rip process is all that is involved. There's no extra step of using iTunes or any other software, accounts or subscriptions. Each track becomes an MP3 file and you simply copy them wherever you need them just as you would with any other file. You might want to try that to see if it improves your opinion of using flash drives.

 

However, having to wait to record a CD you pick up while traveling is a non-sequitur - you just bought the CD so you can play it in the car whether you have a jukebox or not. BTW, I'm sure you won't care but leaving that music on the jukebox when you sell the vehicle is a violation of copyright law unless you also give them the original CDs.

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Why is it so hard for people to just say “I prefer that feature” without trying to justify it or make a case that it’s objectively better?

 

There are plenty of things I prefer that aren’t necessarily the best from an objective standpoint.

 

 

BTW - using iTunes is also simple. It only takes 1mouse click to rip a cd. From there you can copy songs to playlists and either copy the files from the iTunes library directly to the flash drive or I use a free program called iTunes export. Even if you don’t buy music online it’s still free and works well.

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I ripped all of my CDs using my PC at least a decade ago.

 

I encoded it all at 320 bitrate which generated files that were- at the time, huge. However, encoding at a 320 bitrate creates a nearly perfect sounding duplicate of the CD. All of my music (approx 2000 tracks) totals up close to 20 GB of data. At the time, that was a lot of space- but I knew how things went with storage. As expected, 10 years later, you can pick up compact 32GB flash drives all day long for $15.

 

I did download a few things I couldn't find CDs for- for those tracks/albums I used an ID tag editor so they were tagged just like the items I ripped myself.

 

Lastly, I used another program that would look at the levels of each album and track. It evened out the volume across all albums/tracks, while maintaining relative levels to each each other. Meaning, it would make all the albums pretty much the same as far as volume goes, but the quiet tracks remained quieter than the loud track within each album. It also looked for any track/album with clipping and corrected that. I forget the name of this piece of software but I could find it if someone is interested. This step is so important, and few ever do it, or even know they can do it. I can do a 'shuffle all' on my USB drive in the car and all the tracks are at the same volume level, no matter what it is.

 

It was a lot of work up front to get hem all correctly ripped, encoded, tagged and volume leveled. However, you only have to do it once assuming you are old enough to not be buying a ton of new music. I just copy and paste form one flash drive to another whenever I need a source of music to use in a new device/car/computer.

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Great. I just got over 8-track's. I suppose they'll discontinue cassettes next.

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Great. I just got over 8-track's. I suppose they'll discontinue cassettes next.

 

Was at my parents house last week, they still have a nice Technics turntable, a JVC tape deck, and a Sony reel-to-reel machine as well. His A/V receiver has a phono input as well. Noting that plays wax though!

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It seems that vinyl is making a comeback. Maybe Ford will reintroduce the record player they had in Lincolns in the 60s.

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Regrets...not really, but maybe disappointed that it should have been better. My tyres have worn out at 11k miles, I have some other faults too. But the design issues are bugging me most. The Sat nav voice control only allows a full address (house number, street and town. ) I would prefer to have other more important controls on the 'voice', such as "Demist Front Screen" etc.... although it does answer for the nearest coffer shop... but not the nearest fuel !!!. Ambient light colours are a bit pathetic, only noticeable if I point it out to people. Parcel shelf/torneo(sp) cover is poor. And the hand book looks so cheap, printed on toilet paper. (should I expect more from a £39 000 car?

I like the large space, heated and cooled seats, voice controlled audio. Would I buy another? I would rather a Landrover Discovery but the Edge is 2/3rds of the price.

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Not well documented but if you say "I need gas" the nav system will list nearby gas stations (I don't know if "petrol" works). Similarly, "I'm hungry" will list restaurants, "I'm thirsty" will list coffee shops, "I'm hurt" will list hospitals, but "I'm bleeding" will list police stations. :doh:

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Ummmm so what about "I'm horny"?

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Ummmm so what about "I'm horny"?

 

I've never tried it... it's my wife's vehicle and not worth the life sentence that would generate.

 

BTW, I also found that the appropriate profanity (as in "f-o") is the same as cancel. It happened when I was getting very frustrated trying to get it to respond to voice commands. Sometimes it seems like I can say "call home" and it will respond "deploying airbags".

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On 6/2/2016 at 10:57 AM, TheWizard said:

I rented a CUV last week which turned out to be a '16 Edge with only 5 miles on it. Paddles are great on a dual-clutch transmission that is designed for them but otherwise those who want manual shifting should buy a stick rather than pretending to shift an automatic.

 

And where in the sam H E double tooth pick are you going to buy a stick?  Some manufactures still offer sticks, but usually only in the lowest trim with the smallest engines.

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I have an 08 Lincoln (an Edge with lipstick) and wouldn't buy another.  In no particular order of what I don't like...

1) I find the seats uncomfortable and have caused severe back issues on 2 occasions.

2) I dislike the headrest angle compared to my other vehicle a GMC Envoy. It feels like its angles too far forward and on long trips my neck hurts.

3) The heated seats automagically switch off after 15 minutes. I like my butt warm and I'll decide when to shut the heat off. Took it to the dealer and they say they can't change the Auto Off option.

4)) I dislike the way addresses are entered into the Nav unit - but now I use my phone. Voice commands never did work and Ford admit their arrangement with Microsoft for that bit of software was lacking and have apparently moved to Blackberry. (I miss my BB).

4) The NAV maps are not being updated anymore. I have the 13P version from a few years ago but they are out of date. So Google maps are it generally now.

5) I also don't like that they never did address the PTU issue. (I drilled a hole and do regular PTU oil changes.)

6) I've had tranny shifting issues.

7) That 'courtesy wipe" that the wipers do (1 more wipe) after you shut them off. That screws up the timing of spray and wipe to clean the windshield.

 

So No - I wouldn't buy another Edge although I do like the look and the size (and perhaps any other Fords too) because of other issues I've had with a Mustang that Ford Service advisors just laugh at - like the 2 piece spark plug's that can break off in the head when removed - $1000 to fix if they all break!!! And the aluminum hoods that corrode on the front lip because of a manufacturing problem - but it doesn't perf in the warranty period so they don't address it. Their soluton is to paint the hood but that doesn't stop the initial cause of the corrosion so it continues.

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Yes, I would and I did. Had a 2010 Grey LTD, AWD and traded for a 2019 Ruby Red Metallic Titanium AWD. Loved the 2010, with no problems. Looking forward to the same with the new Edge. The technology advancements in 9 years is something.

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…"Would I buy Edge again?" Yes, absolutely without hesitating. :2thumbs:

 

Claude. 

 

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Would I buy the Edge again.  No.  But my wife likes it other then a few things and she drives it 98% of the time, so that's what counts.   I just have to get my own vehicle.  Hopefully next spring.  

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