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Old 11-21-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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I've been thinking about getting a new car. I know both Sirius and XM have partnerships with various car companies, but it seems like the trend is toward XM.

First, I was considering an Infiniti G35. They've offered both services, but as of this year, if you get navigation you can only get XM. My understanding is that as of next year, Sirius won't be available at all (for Infiniti as well as Nissan), only XM.

In a fantasy spending mood, I thought about a Porsche Cayman. It turns out you can't get either brand of satellite radio--only aftermarket with an FM modulator; there's not even an auxiliary input. (Of Porsche models, only the Cayenne SUV has satellite availablility, for either Sirius or XM. That will soon change, though, as Porsche just agreed to go with XM exclusively.) Now I'm thinking about a BMW, since they offer Sirius.

Am I the only one who sees this as an important part of choosing a car? I want to stick with Sirius (I have a lifetime subscription), and I'd rather not go the aftermarket route.

I'm sure the automakers get buckets of money when they sign these exclusive deals, but I wonder if they realize that some buyers may go elsewhere when they can't get the satellite service they want.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:27 PM   #2
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When dealing with the price of cars in the range you are looking at, it seems silly to me to base the desision on something that a few hundred dollars could easily remedy. Dedication is good, but it's gotta be cost-effective to me.

I see it more as an accessory to enhance the driving experience, not as a Sirius device that you can drive.
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Absolutely not. I love cars and would not let a satellite radio dictate what I would drive.

I prefer Cadillacs over MB and GMC's over Dodge's so the satellite radio of each company will not sway me at all.

I test drove the Honda Ridgeline and I was amazed at the fact that the salesman was telling me that it had XM which he thought was a selling feature to which I corrected him.

I really prefer Plug n Play units myself though.
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Not really. I've always preferred GM cars, even though I prefer Sirius. I haven't bought a new car yet, but when I do it will probably be a Chevy or Pontiac.
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Well I have 2 Buick Lucerns and they both Came with XM. I took the tuner out of one of them and switched it to Sirius. The other one has mysportster hooked up to it. I always go with GM. Because they have good quility and my father owns a dealship.
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It wouldn't have an affect on my choice. I'd just transfer my Sportster over to whatever new vehicle I buy. But.... if the vehicle I chose happened to offer Sirius I'd have to at least consider getting it with the car, depending on the quality of the radio system.
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I think the first year sub is built into the price of the vehicle if I'm not mistaken. After the first year, I'd go with my plug and play.
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When we were in the market for my wifes van it was a toss up between the Sienna and the Odyssey. If one would have offered Sirius then I would have gone that way.
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I think its just a matter of time before Sirius will be offered on all major car manufacturers. GM would not want to risk not selling a car because the owner had XM in it.
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I was recently car shopping and I would look to see which service was offered. However, I prefer a pnp. With a pnp, I know what features it has and what kind of display I'll be getting. Besides, with the new universal docking on the new receivers, its a waste of money to go with OEM IMO. So, no, it wouldn't sway my decision. Best case scenario would be a free XM trial with a Sirius pnp installed.
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When dealing with the price of cars in the range you are looking at, it seems silly to me to base the desision on something that a few hundred dollars could easily remedy.
I don't mind the money, but there's something attractive about having a fully integrated system, with the satellite radio info showing up on the information screen, and without that "tacked on" appearance.

By the way, regarding the money...for a Porsche it can be insanely expensive. The only way I've seen to directly wire Sirius (or XM) into a Cayman or 911 is to get the $3000 (!) navigation system, then add a $1000 satellite module from the Cayenne (the only Porsche model on which they offer satellite). The installation supposedly takes 8 hours of labor, although I'm not sure I believe it. All that just because they didn't include an auxiliary input (the CD changer apparently connects through a fiber optic bus, so that input can't be used). It's like they're actively discouraging satellite radio.
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I think it would dictate a choice or it would let me lean towards one direction. Also if my vehicle had the opportunity to obtain SIRIUS through the dash, that would help as well. A number of vehicles do have solutions to get SIRIUS through the factory radio.

Also it helps that I prefer the car companies that offer SIRIUS

BTW $4000 for SIRIUS in a Cayenne, YIKES!
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When dealing with the price of cars in the range you are looking at, it seems silly to me to base the desision on something that a few hundred dollars could easily remedy.
it seems silly to base the decision on which sat radio service it has in it. but it seems even sillier to consider buying a nice car that has to have a pnp stuck in the interior. personally i wouldnt think of buying a nice car that didnt have xmsr (or siri if thats what i liked) build in to it.

even though i think xm is much better than siri it isnt _that_ much better - that i would tolerate having an extra box stuck in my bmw hanging off the dash.
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Quick Answer:
IF i was looking for a car i would NOT let sirius or XM or any radio for that matter get in the way. I can add those myself later.
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This thread struck me as a coincidence

I just bought my wife a new VW Passat, the window sticker said Sirius Radio
but when we test drove it I flipped on the radio and it came up as an XM !

I asked the salesman about it and he said someone else had put a deposit on the car and wanted XM so they switched the radio from another vehicle but then the other buyer backed out of the deal.

I said if you want to sell it switch it back, so they did.
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