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2007 Ford Edge

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  • Can you get the Sync installed in the o7 aftermarket?
  • hardhawkhardhawk Posts: 702
    Not as I understand it. Too much stuff to add and it all ties together. You have to buy a 2008 to get it. I can say from experience it is a very nice system. You do have to get some specific options to get it on some Edge models. It was standard on out Limited, but others have said you have to have certain packages on a SE or SEL to be able to order the SYNC system. Be sure to check that out to make sure you don't have to add unwanted items just to get SYNC.
  • baggs32baggs32 Posts: 3,213
    You do have to get some specific options to get it on some Edge models. It was standard on out Limited, but others have said you have to have certain packages on a SE or SEL to be able to order the SYNC system. Be sure to check that out to make sure you don't have to add unwanted items just to get SYNC.

    Only on the SE. You'll need to order the convenience group (#553) with the SE in order to get the Sync because it gives you the steering wheel mounted audio controls. You also get auto headlamps, a self-dimming rear-view mirror, and the illuminated entry keypad on the driver's door. All nice things to have and worth the few hundred $$ extra for them and the SYNC IMO.

    The convenience group is standard on the SEL and Limited so the SYNC is purely a $395 option on those trims.
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    The Sync system, like OnStar, is wired into ever electrical system in the vehicle. It cannot be installed after market.

    Mark
  • We just purchased a 2007 SE AWD and are averaging 14.1 mpg. We have had the vehicle for 3 weeks now. My wife drives it 15 miles each way to work on highway. Anyone have similar issues?

    Also, wipes freeze all the time. Seems that where they are is a pool for water and snow. Wipers freeze up with ice. Have to remember to manually break the ice off before driving. Bought off lot, don't even know if Edge offer heated wipers.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,688
    Ford duratec engines take 3k-5k to fully break in and return max mpg. Winter fuel formulas don't help, either. No heated wipers on the Edge or MKX.
  • mdchachimdchachi Posts: 275
    In a nav+sync vehicle, is there any way to access the Sync commands such as "play track" without first saying "user device" every time? A friend of mine said you could change some voice setting to allow this but I can't for the life of me figure it out.

    Thanks.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,688
    I think it's called advanced mode. It should all be explained in the owner's manual or Sync owner's guide.
  • mcq1mcq1 Posts: 103
    I believe that is correct. You have to go to advanced settings. I am still trying to learn what all can Sync do but I tell you Sync is a life saver.
  • Does the SYNC option for calling require a separate phone number or does it use your existing cell phone number?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,688
    What do you mean? It uses YOUR phone - it's no different than using a bluetooth earpiece. Sync is just a user interface.
  • Ok I get it. It is just a dashboard bluetooth device.

    I just mixed it up with the GM cars with OnStar and navigation which require a separate number.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,688
    True, but it does have a few more features than a regular bluetooth device like voice recognition and ability to read text messages.
  • mcq1mcq1 Posts: 103
    Sync is very cool. You can even continue the calls when you leave your car. Sync takes care of it all for you. I highly recommend getting the Sync option.
  • I just took a test ride in an Edge. Most features like the ride and handling were great. Good pickup also. One thing did seem a little different to me. When weather permits, I like to have the driver's side window down and rest my arm on the sill. I found the Edge's driver window sill at a unusually high position. For me to rest my arm on the open window sill required an almost perpendicular position for my arm. I was in an Edge with manually adjustable seats. After the test ride, I sat in another Edge with power seats which would raise me higher but then my head hits the roof.

    Is the high sill necessary for building a safer door?
  • baggs32baggs32 Posts: 3,213
    Is the high sill necessary for building a safer door?

    Not really IMO. The case of the high window bottom in the Edge most likely has to do with styling. The small greenhouse coupe-like look is in these day and the Edge is no exception. Had they made the windows larger it probably wouldn't have looked as good as it does. Just my $.02.
  • toomanyfumestoomanyfumes S.E. Wisconsin Posts: 894
    I had read that safety had something to do with a high window bottom. You see very few new cars with a low window sill.
  • baggs32baggs32 Posts: 3,213
    I had read that safety had something to do with a high window bottom. You see very few new cars with a low window sill.

    Being that cars sit lower than SUVs/CUVs I'd say that makes a lot of sense. However, something taller, like the Edge, can afford to have a larger greenhouse without sacrificing safety. I'm sure it does make the Edge safer to raise the window bottom like they seem to have done, but I still say styling had a lot to do with it too.
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 548
    The Chrysler 300 started this ganstra chopped roof styling gimmick a few years ago and other manufacturers followed. It is for styling only. I tried out a 300 and found the same thing-- you can't rest your arm on the window sill with the window down. Very annoying,
  • The high sills may have become popular on new cars but it was a surprise to me. The last time I went looking for a vehicle was at the end of 1998 and did not notice this "new" design coming into style. Now that I experienced the high sill during my test ride in the Edge, I am now observing a number of other vehicles where the driver's shoulder is barely above the bottom of the driver's window.

    I will have to sit it the Edge with power seats again to determine if my arm will be comfortable resting on the window sill.

    There is a plus side to not resting my arm on the sill. The fabric will not wear out on the inside of the door window sill like it always has on my vehicles.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,688
    The fabric will not wear out on the inside of the door window sill like it always has on my vehicles.

    Fabric? What fabric?
  • hardhawkhardhawk Posts: 702
    How about resting your arm on the driver's door armrest? That's what I did when I got my Dodge Magnum RT back in 2004. Doing the same thing in the new Edge. It was a big adjustment for me back in '04 but now that I am used to it there was no adjustment with the Edge.
  • My Grand Caravan has fabric on the driver's side door bottom window sill on the inside edge. This inside top edge on the door panel is what always wears out on me when I rest my arm.
  • If I get the Edge that is what I may need to do.

    I want to try the power seats to determine if I can raise the seat high enough to comfortably rest my arm on the sill. I think the Edge without the BAMR has the most headroom so the extra seat height may work. Will have to visit the dealer again.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,688
    There is a plus side to not resting my arm on the sill. The fabric will not wear out on the inside of the door window sill like it always has on my vehicles.

    My point was the Edge doesn't have fabric there so it won't matter.
  • Sorry, I missed your point about no fabric on the Edge's Door. I will cross off that "plus" for the Edge.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,688
    Didn't you notice that in your test drive? I'm not sure any new vehicles use fabric on that part of the door for the obvious reason that you stated - it wears too easily.
  • Did not notice on the test drive. On most of the cars I have driven from the 1950 Dodge Meadowbrook, which I learned to drive on, to the present have had fabric at that spot. I have always worn that spot down with my arm and have become used to it and expect it there.

    I may need help overcoming the traumatic change I will encounter from not having this familiar worn spot on the door.
  • hardhawkhardhawk Posts: 702
    My wife didn't want the BAMR so we didn't get it. You are right about the great headroom. I am 6'4" and have no headroom issues as all, unlike many other vehicles out there.
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    This may save you from getting skin cancer on your elbow.
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