On E-Bay, you will find Ford/Lincoln A6 Navigation SD cards in the $40-$50 range. I got one from a seller with a lot of sales ratings and 100% positive. It was in the same packaging and appeared the same as the OEM card, plugged it in and it works fine. If and when the A7 cards come out, I will be looking on E-bay again!Thanks Bradford and mmoretti. I looked at all the Amazon reviews of the A6 and it seems the updates aren't really worth the cost of buying the new card. So I guess we will stay put until some future date when more info. goes into the maps. We have lots of new roads in our area (Lower Mainland of BC) and most are missing on our A5. I appreciate the info you both provided.
So apparently Sync3 does not utilize a card (I looked all over the vehicle for it, then started googling to find its not there. We have a map version display in a new format. From what I have been able to figure out, map updates will be downloaded. Either applied via USB or at the dealer. And no, I am sure they will not be free. We will probably be paying for them just like we did when using the replacement memory card format.Did you notice map updates? Anyone know if the new 2016s are coming with the A6 or 7 card?
For me... buying a luxury automobile that has nav... I do not want to stick a garmin, tomtom, phone or any number of external devices up on my windshield, fussing with the cord, charging etc. I have nav directions in my center instrument cluster right there with my speedo... along with voice guidance if I am concerned about taking my eyes off the road.Keep in mind that several Garmin models offer lifetime map updates for free. Those updates typically occur about every 3 months, and often include information about roads under construction. Even with a smaller screen, placing our garmin vertically at the left edge of the windshield makes it better than having to take our eyes off the road to look at the in-dash nav.