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#5991 of 7386 Re: Nav System DVD Update [reallegend]- THAT"S JUST WRONG
Mar 07, 2005 (11:31 pm)
My car was also man. in Oct, though I have it since mid-Nov, but I think it's rediculous that they have an update and, perhaps, the current deliveries are getting this new version and we early believers are left out, or need to pay. I mean, they're still in this model year!!
I can see the 2008+ auto-trader now, listing "2005 Acura RL w/2nd gereration NAV CD". Geez! Just send us the update for god's sake!
Just my thoughts.
#5992 of 7386 Re: XM Radio Problem [carnaught]
Mar 08, 2005 (5:35 am)
I think you need to check your sales brochure and all the other promo literature. It clearly states that the RL comes with 12 months of XM radio compliments of Acura. Don't be taken with salesman mis-information.
#5993 of 7386 Re: XM Radio Problem [mungoac]
Mar 08, 2005 (5:43 am)
Great. I plan to speak with them today. If they offer extended options based on the current $9.99/month price, then I'll sign up as well. The letter I got was based on the new $12.99 price and offered 1,2,3,4,5 year plans.
Thanks for the reply and update.
Mar 08, 2005 (11:22 am)
12 months subscription free on the Acura RL
3 months subscription free on the Acura TL
It is stated in the brochures.
I agree $9.99 is a better price. I am not sure if I would even pay that much...I would like the choices of XM but with current FM radio and all the CDs I have, $10 and now $13 a month may not be worth it.
But to each his own...if you like it buy it...if you don't like it don't buy it.
But...it would not hurt to tell XM that the price increase is a bad idea (may not make them change...but let them know anyway)
#5995 of 7386 Re: XM [kfhmail]
Mar 08, 2005 (11:27 am)
Agreed. I have found very little on XM to justify the $10/mo rate, much less $13. I find the programing to be rudimentary on most stations. I have yet to find a country or rock station that is consistently as good or better than local radio. The only good stations are for the less mainstream radio station songs, such as jazz, etc...
I will certainly not renew my XM when it expires.
#5996 of 7386 Re: XM [liferules]
Mar 08, 2005 (11:50 am)
Sounds like we feel the same about XM.
I know some people that really love it..but...
However, if I was to get XM, the main reason would be for the "less mainstream" stations.
I would love to have access to the "blues" stations. We have one station in Hunstville Alabama that plays jazz and blues, but it is mostly jazz (WJAB).
The only other station(s) that I would like would be (i believe it is or was called deep cuts) is one that a friend told me about that plays deep cuts from classic rock artist.
There are plenty of classic rock stations around, but most seem to play "basically" a top 40. Very limited play list. The deep cuts plays many/most of the same artist, but it plays different album tracks than are normally played.
The group "Mountain" has many more great songs than just "Mississippi Queen".
and..."Steppenwolf" has more than 3 songs (Hey Lawdy Mama, Born To Be Wild, and Magic Carpet Ride).
#5997 of 7386 Re: XM [liferules]
Mar 08, 2005 (12:06 pm)
I agree in spades! I have a 2004 TL and when the 3 months ran out I did not sign up for any more. Ten dollars a month plus tax, no thanks. I dident listen to it that much while I did have it. I have hundreds of CD's and I much perfer listining to them. The XM idea is nice though if you live in a big city like Chicago where you get the traffic info. I live in rural Ohio though and still if I want radio I listen to FM otherwise it's my extensive CD collection. I would rather spend the now 12.99 + tax on a new cd every month. In Ohio they have to charge tax on the XM monthly fee!!!!
#5998 of 7386 XM Radio is a bargain
Mar 08, 2005 (1:08 pm)
Let me add a couple of pennies worth to the XM radio discussion. First, let it be said I love the service.
This is less because XM is divine than it is because std commercial radio has become such a hopeless pile of soundalike drivel.
When I first started driving across the country, on both sides of the Mississippi, car radio was a fabulous cultural treasure. As you crossed counties and states, radio (mostly AM than) gave you a terrific impression of the regions you traveled through, their feel, their politics, their dialects and their culture.
Now, tanks to the vision of the radio conglomerate Clear Channel and its ilk, what you pick up on the road is one endless, homogenous, putrid porridge. They all sound the same; they play the same, nearly indistinguishable, 40 idiotic songs; they carry the same newsfeeds, with the exception of a couple of minutes of rip-and-read that may or may not carry news of the community they serve. Radio in America is bordering on a lost art on the scale of competent shoe repair and mechanics at service stations.
This is where XM and/or Sirius offer a high quality alternative. My particular choice is XM, largely because of Ch. 73, Frank's Place, which does a marvelous job presenting pop standards -- lately more often referred to as "The American Songbook." The classical side is a little too reminiscent of a college peculiarity called "music appreciation," but it isn't all bad. The news and other information channels enables me to be away from major newsmedia for extended period while keeping up-t0-date. With over 100 channels, many of them fat-free, I find myself using CD's in the car less and less. And living in NYC, the traffic channel is a treasure.
And all this for 10 bux if you sign up right? Hell, I tip barkeeps 10 bux. If they're any good...
#5999 of 7386 Re: XM Radio is a bargain [mungoac]
Mar 08, 2005 (2:40 pm)
Franks Place alone is worth the cost.
Our crass culture, spouting 23 minutes of commercials every hour, has been shown the door!
#6000 of 7386 Re: XM Radio is a bargain [acuraphile]
Mar 08, 2005 (2:55 pm)
I'll have to agree to disagree. I find XM to have less commercials, but they aren't truly commercial free as they have frequent interruptions touting their "commercial free status" and advertising their stations. Kind of counter-productive IMO.
I would think XM would be beneficial for those NOT living in major metro regions who are starving for variety, rather than the other way around...
Anyway, I personally haven't found my favorite station. The decade stations are a great idea, but the programming is terrible. I find the decade station on Yahoo online much better. I like watercolors when I'm mellow, sometimes like the Hear Music station, but generally find myself flipping stations more than listening... I really like new age music and just don't like the Visions selections at all.