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Sirius/XM Radio in (ALL) Trim Levels of Vehicles

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Purchasing several dozen "New" Ford Vehicles over the past decades an more recently since the advent of Satellite Radio it always confused me why Ford refuses to include the Sirius/XM Module into its entire line of Audio Systems. Cost can't be that much of a factor once the switch is made for the minimal cost of both the component an the antenna. I'm sure that Sirius/XM which usually includes a Free Trial Period 5-6 months would (if necessary) share some of the costs to possibly secure a larger Subscriber Base. If Hyundai with its Base Model Accent an Kia with its Base Model Rio have made Sirius as Standard Equipment for years, why deny Ford Buyers who choose Base Trim Vehicles not to have this added feature as Standard Equipment especially now that they have decided to eliminate the CD Players from their Audio Units. Perhaps its the same stuborness that Ford has had making at least Programable Daytime Running Lights Standard on its entire Fleet as well until the recent slow transition?

Edited by phil1336

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Roger that on the CD players, Buick going same direction on elimination. My '13 Boss has no Satellite radio function whatsoever. AM/FM with no booster but still pretty nice and CD. Listen to my MP3 player mostly with built in equalizer. No display in that either but LaCrosse has both and the Sirius option. Probably fortunate to have a radio even, almost a stripped down car with all these racing features. Should of got a GT? Naw.

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Rich B. My issue is that if Hyundai an Kia can put both a CD Player & Sirius Satellite Radio into a 12K Accent or Rio, why the Hell can`t Ford put either one or the other or (both) in Vehicles that start at 20K!

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IMHO Sirius is a dying medium. I used to be a huge subscriber starting with XM in 2002 and up until last year had Sirius or XM. With the rising prices and declining sound quality I decided to seek out alternatives. Went with Google Play Music. I download stations over WiFi with better quality and play them in my car. It works great. I also get the added benefit of music anywhere for one low price.

 

Just bought a new Mustang. It came with 6 mo free Sirius. I think I've turned it on for maybe 2 hours total in the last month. Quality is bad and I miss the ability to skip songs. I'll not renew, opting for the $10/mo WiFi in the car for my streaming needs.

Edited by itguy09

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Its nice during the trial period but not worth the price of subscription. I listen to my own music or podcasts pretty much exclusively anyway

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I find Sirius to be pretty inexpensive. If you dont negotiate with them youre throwing money away. I pay like $99/year, which isnt bad for as much as I use it. Takes me 5 minutes each year to get the lower rate.

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I still prefer having my own library. Better quality and I can choose whatever Im in the mood for.

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Hyundai is no longer including SiriusXM as standard for base trims of 2018 Accent, 2018 Elantra sedan, 2018 Sonata and Sonata Hybrid, 2019 Veloster, 2018 Kona, 2019 Tucson, and 2019 Santa Fe. CD player has been eliminated across the board on almost all Hyundai cars. http://www.hyundainews.com/

Edited by rperez817

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Free Sirius till May 29th. Check it out! I'd never pay for it, but it's free till then.

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Some of us don't want to bother with downloading music. In addition, I also find most "hate" for satellite radio comes from those who live in major metro areas where you can drive for hours over flat terrain and/or city after city.

 

For those of us in "The West" (I know some of you find this hard to believe) you can drive for two or more hours and have zero cellphone reception-let alone anything but static over a AM/FM radio.

 

This is where satellite radio shines-And if one spends anytime on the Internet-one can know that this service can be had for $5.00/month.

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With Sirius I get the 5 months for $25 or 6 months for $30, whichever deal is available during the time I call. I have them connect me immediately to the cancellation dept and tell them either one of these 2 deals. If they don't I will cancel. If you call after your cancellation date and they begin a new billing cycle, they will try to get you to pay for the additional time accumulated at the full subscription price. I ask them to waive the additional fees and they always do

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