Last post on Jun 13, 2012 at 7:02 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Audio, Car Buying, Wagon
#1 of 40 XM Radio only on the Outback???
Jun 20, 2007 (7:06 pm)
Im looking at vehicles right now (begrudgingly) and the Outback is one of them.
Im told they come with XM and no option of SIRIUS.
Is this true? If so, how much of a pain is it to switch the XM for SIRIUS?
I dont want XM.
#2 of 40 Re: XM Radio only on the Outback??? [wcc1968]
Jun 21, 2007 (6:38 am)
Get a Forester.
They come with an option for Sirius radio from the factory.
Weird, I know.
#3 of 40 Re: XM Radio only on the Outback??? [ateixeira]
Jun 21, 2007 (6:42 am)
I dont like the Forester.
I find it so stupid Subaru does this. WTF? Did they do some sort of research that said people interested in Forestoers would prefer SIRIUS to XM? And vice versa for Outback?
#4 of 40 Re: XM Radio only on the Outback??? [wcc1968]
Jun 21, 2007 (6:44 am)
We had a Forester and still own a Legacy, trust me the Forester is more fun.
I doubt it would be easy or cost effective to switch, though you could just use a portable one with an Aux input.
#5 of 40 Re: XM Radio only on the Outback??? [ateixeira]
Jun 21, 2007 (7:02 am)
Why is the F more fun???
I hate its styling. And not super crazy about the Outbacks to be honest.
#6 of 40 Re: XM Radio only on the Outback??? [wcc1968]
Jun 21, 2007 (9:23 am)
According to the Cars 101 website, the 08 Outback is wired for both XM and Sirius. The 07 is XM only.
#7 of 40 Re: XM Radio only on the Outback??? [wcc1968]
Jun 21, 2007 (11:02 am)
Shorter wheelbase, lighter, more tossable.
I tried like crazy to get my wife to trade her Legacy so we could keep the Forester but she's the boss.
#8 of 40 Re: XM Radio only on the Outback???
Aug 28, 2007 (5:18 am)
My Subaru dealer is quoting $250.00 to install an XM tuner in my new 08 Forester.
Does anyone know what the OEM radio comes in the 08 with the Premium package?
#9 of 40 Sirius Radio is Available on some Outbacks
Sep 08, 2007 (9:19 pm)
Sirius is not yet available on the 08 Outbacks that are on the dealer lots in my area, but the Subaru dealer from whom I am purchasing my Outback is special ordering the car with only the options I want - including Sirius.
#10 of 40 Sirius Radio on my '08 Legacy GT
Sep 08, 2007 (9:33 pm)
I got my dealer to order & install the Sirius package into my '08 Legacy. The radio that comes in the car is ready for a plug in of the XM or Sirius pack. I like the fact that it's part of the radio now, not an add on stuck on the windshield or elsewhere, but the music data does not scroll, it just sits
there with around 10-15 characters. I think that my dealer is
somewhat of an idiot (collectively, the management & svce mgrs.) I asked for my old Sirius add on from my trade in to be removed and returned to me and they just cut the wires & tried to give me the head only. They wound up paying me for the radio.