New XM Sub question

mrpacs

Well-Known Member
Oct 11, 2008
2,993
78
48
Connecticut
My wife's new Honda Pilot includes a nice built In XM Radio. We're going to buy a 3 year XM Sub for it, (the length of her lease), and would like to add the Best of Sirius to the Sub. If we pre-pay 3 years for the XM Sub, how is The Best Of Sirius handled? Is that done month to month? Or, if can we also purchase that for 3 years upfront and hopefully get a discount.
Thanks!
 

goreds2

Well-Known Member
Oct 14, 2008
5,906
767
113
OH H.....EYE OH
My wife's new Honda Pilot includes a nice built In XM Radio. We're going to buy a 3 year XM Sub for it, (the length of her lease), and would like to add the Best of Sirius to the Sub. If we pre-pay 3 years for the XM Sub, how is The Best Of Sirius handled? Is that done month to month? Or, if can we also purchase that for 3 years upfront and hopefully get a discount.
Thanks!

Not sure, call 1800 XM Radio to be sure.
 
Oct 29, 2008
422
7
18
That is a awfully big commitment considering the situation this company is in right now. Buying a lifetime at this time. Would you expect a partial refund if they go under ? Just make a logical decision that's all I am saying. If you think the company has a bright future then go for it. Maybe you should give it a year only commitment to see how things pan out.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbet is NOT and NEVER WILL BE ice cream.
Oct 11, 2008
21,814
9,436
168
Toronto, ON
That is a awfully big commitment considering the situation this company is in right now. Buying a lifetime at this time. Would you expect a partial refund if they go under ? Just make a logical decision that's all I am saying. If you think the company has a bright future then go for it. Maybe you should give it a year only commitment to see how things pan out.

I was not advocating it one way or another. However, if they were going to go for a 3 year plan anyways, lifetime makes sense.
 

downsj

Member
Nov 17, 2008
49
1
8
Yeah, I would in no way sub for longer than a year at this point. That still gives you a pretty nice discount.
 

DAB

Mod Emeritus
Oct 9, 2008
9,434
149
63
Louisiana
good replies all, thanks. I'll probably end up going for the 1 year and see how things are then.

Yeah that is more reasonable given the way everything is playing right now. However, I am doing quarterly now and I usually always did yearly subs.

Your wife will enjoy the built in XM Radio, I know the one in my xB is really nice. I actually canceled it recently, but I am already wishing I had not. It has not been turned off yet, so I may just call them and recend that cancelation.
 

DAB

Mod Emeritus
Oct 9, 2008
9,434
149
63
Louisiana
She (and I ) are loving the built in receiver.

Does it have a good display for showing the sat radio info?

Here is a shot of mine;

 
Oct 29, 2008
422
7
18
Does it have a good display for showing the sat radio info?

Here is a shot of mine;


Is that the standard stereo that came with the xB, or the upgraded stereo ? I test drove a Xd, and ended up ordering one later. The salesman, and I talked about both Slacker, and sat radio. He never even mentioned anything about asking me if I wanted sat radio in the car. Isn't it available with Scion ? Eventually I said that I disliked the service, but prior to that he never tried selling me on it. Maybe that is just part of the no pressure sales style of Scion.
 

DAB

Mod Emeritus
Oct 9, 2008
9,434
149
63
Louisiana
Is that the standard stereo that came with the xB, or the upgraded stereo ? I test drove a Xd, and ended up ordering one later. The salesman, and I talked about both Slacker, and sat radio. He never even mentioned anything about asking me if I wanted sat radio in the car. Isn't it available with Scion ? Eventually I said that I disliked the service, but prior to that he never tried selling me on it. Maybe that is just part of the no pressure sales style of Scion.

That is the premium stereo which was released for the 2008 model year, though I think it is the same for the 2009 model. I was able to upgrade my 2006 radio to this model. Bought it off Ebay for a few bucks and could not be happier. I already had the xm sat radio option, so for me it was just basically doing a swap out.

Since you don't care for sat radio I think the slacker service via the aux-input would serve you best.
 
  • Like
Reactions: out of control

semipenguin

Cheeseburger Connoisseur
Oct 11, 2008
25,047
9,134
168
51
Janesville, MN
If you are considering a 3 year sub ($349), add $50 and make it a lifetime ($399). With BoS, its $499.

They must have just started offering they lifetime sub on the XM side because I didn't see it when I went to reactivate my Roady2 on the 4th...:right:

That's what I got. Three year sub for XM and BOS...:)

Maybe I can change it over like they do on the Sirius Side...:D
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbet is NOT and NEVER WILL BE ice cream.
Oct 11, 2008
21,814
9,436
168
Toronto, ON
They must have just started offering they lifetime sub on the XM side because I didn't see it when I went to reactivate my Roady2 on the 4th...:right:

That's what I got. Three year sub for XM and BOS...:)

Maybe I can change it over like they do on the Sirius Side...:D

Its in the last couple of weeks. They will pro-rate your unused sub toward it so you would only pay a bit more. Same restrictions as Sirius with regards to transfers, etc.
 
  • Like
Reactions: semipenguin