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I would not know what actually will be updated on the versions. I assume 5 to 7 would have more upgraded information based on the number skip....and it may depend on where you live. Is it worth $85? I would say not sure ;for the reasons stated.
 

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I asked my dealer about that. He asked are you having any issues, I said no, he said I wouldn't mess with it. I agreed with him.
 
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The thing to remember is that ALL maps are inherently out of date simply because it takes time to apply changes. If you live or travel where a lot of construction or reconstruction is happening, you will find the maps and pois increasingly useless. Even my garmin, which gets free updates at least every 3 months, can be a year or more out of date in new residential areas.

I don't expect to ever choose to buy an update for a car's gps. Garmin's updates are free, and Inrix traffic on my iphone seems to be better at letting me see traffic problems ahead than waze.
 

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Hi all. new user here. Trying to do teh updates manually. Got hold of all A7 files from a guy and put on a SD card. Sync says something like invalid card. Ford parts guy (not same guy as source) said if i bouhgt a card from them it would be simpel plug and play , more like shrug and pray. Anyone tried this way with any sucess?
 

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Hi all. new user here. Trying to do teh updates manually. Got hold of all A7 files from a guy and put on a SD card. Sync says something like invalid card. Ford parts guy (not same guy as source) said if i bouhgt a card from them it would be simpel plug and play , more like shrug and pray. Anyone tried this way with any sucess?
I am guessing there must be some sort of encoding in the "real" SD card that keeps most folks from just copying the files to another SD card. I got an A7 SD card off E-Bay for around $50. Watch the prices there and you should be able to get one in the $50-$60 range. Better than the $150 the Navi people want.

It is a simple plug and play. I have one Lincoln with the A7 SD card and an older one with the A5 SD card. If I am going on a trip where I don't know the road, I just swap the new one into the car I am going to drive on that trip, so I have newer data. I have flip-flopped them back and forth 5 or 6 times in the last 6 months since I got the A7 SD card. Never a problem.
 

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I am guessing there must be some sort of encoding in the "real" SD card that keeps most folks from just copying the files to another SD card. I got an A7 SD card off E-Bay for around $50. Watch the prices there and you should be able to get one in the $50-$60 range. Better than the $150 the Navi people want.

It is a simple plug and play. I have one Lincoln with the A7 SD card and an older one with the A5 SD card. If I am going on a trip where I don't know the road, I just swap the new one into the car I am going to drive on that trip, so I have newer data. I have flip-flopped them back and forth 5 or 6 times in the last 6 months since I got the A7 SD card. Never a problem.
If you have a newer A7 card, why would you flip back and forth?
 

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If you have a newer A7 card, why would you flip back and forth?
Sorry, probably wasn't clear. I have two different Lincoln Cars (MKC and MKZ), one with an A7 and one with an A5. When going into unknown areas (or long trips) where I know I will be using the nav alot, I usually put the A7 in whatever car I am driving that day.
 
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