Off Road Vehicles banner

1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,232 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Has anyone installed this into their rigs? Im wondering if its really worth all the money???

XM Unit: $300-$400
Activation fee: $15
Monthly access: $10 per month

There is something like 100 stations and 30 of them are commercial free, which sounds cool, but the thing is that I dont spend a whole lot of time in my truck! Only on the way to work (15 mins) and when Im out driving on the weekends...I dunno??? <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/dunno.gif">
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,227 Posts
Will the XM unit pick up standard AM/FM stations or play CDs if you want? If so, then that is a fair price for the head unit if it is otherwise comparable to a quality standard AM/FM/CD unit. Then if you find that you don't want the service anymore, quit paying the $10 and you don't need to swap head units again.

If the XM unit can NOT get regular stations or paly CDs, I am sure I could find something else to spend $400 on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,235 Posts
Pioneer has head units that connect to the antena. otherwise you have to buy some control box to plug in to your head unit. I also heard that the antena you have to put on your car/truck is HUGE and UGLY. Havent actually seen it though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
I can't wait to put it in my rig. you can still get AM and FM and CD as well.
<IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/bigthumbup.gif">

_________________
It's A JEEP THING PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,852 Posts
they only way i would even think about it is if i was a long haul trucker that would be abot the only way it would be worth it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
267 Posts
been there, done that. one of the best things about over the road driving is a searching for the next tolerable radio station. the monotany of always having what you want to listen to would get dull, i promise you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,235 Posts
either way you have to buy something. you can buy a unit to plug into your current head unit, or you can buy a new head unit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,385 Posts
it plugs into your head unit through the CD Changer hook up... if you dont have that, you have to buy a new head unit. If you have a CD Changer already.. it is suppose to be able to work with both. I dont know, If I was some one that was driving all day maybe, but I think it sounds like a waste of money to me! And the antennas are not that bad. One of the antenna options is like the "On Star" antenna on the new Silverado Pickups
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,232 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
i like the fact that its commercial free music and each station is music specific (ie: rock, soul, r&b, hip-hop, etc...) monthly payment is only $10/month. they also have units that are portable so you can use it in your home or car!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
295 Posts
I would get it if I knew it worked everywhere cause over half of my 45min commute is in a no radio station, no cell phone service area. I'm sick of listening to my CD's over and over again. But seeing as how nothing works around there, I'll bet it wouldn't work great there.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
255 Posts
Well, if I'm not mistaken, I believe it works via satellite so it should work unless you drive through a huge tunnel or something on your way.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
295 Posts
I don't drive in a tunnel. But I work in a canyon with big redwood trees all around. I already own about every CD I want. I just hate listening to the same person on a CD. And I hate changing CD's all the time, also I drive a very curvey single lane road so focusing on the radio is a bad idea.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,586 Posts
sounds like you need to get a cd burner and mix it up a little.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,057 Posts
Diesel,

If you're in the San Lorenzo valley (sounds that way), then forget XM radio. The hills will kill your line of sight FAST.

If you're around redwoods, unless you're on a southward-facing slope, you can just about forget it.
 
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
Top