My decision to go satellite was influenced by several factors
1) I commute 3 hours a day, so I listen to the radio a lot.
2) I like to listen to a wide variety of music, and searching the radio for a good tune or messing with cds got old.
3) Regular radio sucks. All those commercials and the constant bla bla bla of the djs (especially in the morning).....ugggggg.
4) I no longer need to buy cds, so this somewhat offsets the cost of the hardware/service
5) with Sirius, you can listen on-line. Iím on a pc all day, so combined with my 3 hour commute, Iím listening for 10+ hours a day. Some of the stations can get a little repetitive, but with 60 something to choose from, Iím never too far from good listening.
I got my hardware from Grubbs, receiver for 284.99, antenna 28.99, shipping 13.61 for a grand total of 327.5. Installed myself with the help of this site. I initially went with a 2 year service plan from Sirius (plus 3 free months from Grubbs, 3 free months from Sirius) for something like $250, but then I started thinkingÖwhat do I do when my 2.5 years are up? Sign up again? Another $250 for 2.5 years? So, for Ďonlyí (I know, itís not chump change) another $250, Iím now a lifetime subscriber (hurry, it looks like the lifetime plan is going away 6/30/05). Sirius allows you to change receivers 3 times (for a $50 charge each time). So when I need to, I can transfer to a different unit. Having the controls on the steering wheel is sweet, but it would also be nice to have a portable unit to take to the beach or use while biking/jogging/etc..
If you havenít figured it out by now, Iím really happy I did it.
Let us know what you decide.
'04 Silver AWD, Touring Pkg, Leather, Sunroof, JL Audio 300/4 and 300/2 Amps, JL Audio 12w3 Sub, MB Quart RCE216s front and rear, B-Quiet Extreme sound deadening, Sirius SAT lifetime member, Nissan Crossbars, Cloud Rider Screen, Valley Industries Class II Hitch, Nissan Tow Wire Harness