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#11 of 40 Re: XM Radio on my '08 Forester - not!
Sep 14, 2007 (5:59 am)
After much research, thru XM senior tech support, Crutchfields, and Subaru of America Customer Support, it appears that my dealer really blew it when he offered to and "installed" XM in my 08 Forester. It simply could not be done to work through the factory-installed Sirius console. The 09 Foresters will, in fact, permit either one, but that may be academic, as a result of the expected merger. After-market really sucks for satellite. So SOA is paying to have the XM after-market removed, and Sirius installed at no charge. BTW: XM tech support told me once the merger goes thru an original subscriber of one service will be able to choose whatever they want from the other service, and that they are already working on this to make it happen.
#12 of 40 Re: Sirius Radio on my '08 Legacy GT [artour]
Sep 17, 2007 (12:05 pm)
Am about to purchase a 2008 Outback, which is "Sirius compatible" and got a quote of $500 from the dealer to install the Sirius pack. This seems high, but I really have nothing to compare it to. I wondered what you paid for installation in your Legacy. Thanks much.
#13 of 40 Re: Sirius Radio on my '08 Legacy GT [jimmyrayp]
Sep 17, 2007 (3:48 pm)
I bargained down to $250 for the radio (installed) and $150 for the rear view mirror/compass/home link (installed).
Having the Sirius radio build in is all around neat but it doesn't scroll, which sucks.
#14 of 40 Re: Sirius Radio on my '08 Legacy GT [artour]
Sep 17, 2007 (4:00 pm)
Very helpful, appreciate it. Thanks again.
#15 of 40 Sirius now in my Forester
Sep 23, 2007 (7:01 am)
The XM was uninstalled and the Sirius installed last week as promised by the dealer. Activated and works great. Agree that it sucks that the screen does not scroll. But, since the radio and the install were at no charge, I am not complaining. Digital satellite sound is a whole new world compared to analog FM. Sirius tech support also confirmed the XM merger will be done by 1/08.
#16 of 40 XM Radio
Sep 19, 2008 (5:16 pm)
I don't mean to sound dumb with my question, but I just purchased an '09 Legacy 2.5i SE. On the sticker under standard features it says "XM/Sirius Satellite Radio Capable". I thought what this meant was that it had XM all we had to do was call XM and subscribe, but now I'm wondering if we have to purchase something additional (receiver) OR, do we already have a built-in receiver?? I'm thinking I may have to have something additional. Thanks in advance for any replies.
#17 of 40 Re: XM Radio [jdljr]
Sep 20, 2008 (9:36 am)
As you guessed, you need to buy a receiver and it costs maybe $400. You should also ask about receivers that will work with both XM and Sirius now that they have merged. The dealer should know about this.
#18 of 40 Re: XM Radio [jdljr]
Sep 22, 2008 (8:13 am)
"capable" means there is a wire cluster behind the dashboard with the plugs ready to go into a satellite radio. There is no radio. Last August 07 I demanded that the dealer install a factory-built Sirius into the dash, which he did at no charge to prevent me from canceling the deal. There was also a factory-installed upgraded sound-system included at the time. DO NOT buy an after-market radio. I bought a 3-yr subscription 9.95/mo.
After 13 months, I can say the satellite radio is the best thing about my 08 Forester. With 27K miles it runs like on Day #1, and I still get 30mpg highway.YMMV. There have been ZERO problems. My best car ever.
#20 of 40 Re: XM Radio [caliberchic]
Sep 23, 2008 (3:07 pm)
I just picked up my Legacy today with XM.
If you by another receiver (for home or carrying around) do you have to pay a separate monthly charge or is it covered by the original monthly fee.